Romeo and Juliet and Othello are some of Shakespeare's most famous works. Upon first glance, one would assume that one of the more prevalent themes in these plays is love. After all, what love story is more famous than Romeo and Juliet? Unfortunately, this is not the case. After further inspection, it's easy to see that hatred is a more prevalent theme. Because of how hate affects each character, whether it's their hate or someone else's, hate is a much clearer theme. Hate always seems to be at the root of the problem in each play. One reason why hate is a more prominent theme is in Romeo and Juliet because of how Romeo and Juliet's tragic actions are indirectly a result of the hatred the two families share for each other. An example of this …show more content…
The prince says, "Where be these enemies? - Capulet! Montague! / See what a scourge is laid upon your hate" (5. 3. 291-292). In the quote, the prince confronts both the Montagues and the Capulets about how their family feud has taken the lives of their children. He asks to see the families and promptly scolds them for allowing their hatred to take their children's lives. This exhibits how hate leads to Romeo and Juliet's death, to the point where even the prince himself calls the family out. Because Romeo and Juliet had to hide their love, they felt the pressure of the family weighing down on them, ultimately leading them to their demise. Similarly, another example of how hate leads to Romeo and Juliet's death is seen earlier in the play, when we stumble upon Juliet questioning why Romeo is a Montague. Juliet laments, "O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? / Deny thy father and refuse thy name. / Or if thou wilt not, be sworn by my love, / And I'll no longer be a Capulet" (2. 2. 33-36). Juliet is asking herself why Romeo is a Montague, stating that he should refuse his father's name and be Capulet. She makes this comment because she knows that he comes from the family her family feuds with. She hides her love for Romeo …show more content…
We see how hate affects the play's main villain Iago, driving him to emotionally manipulate Othello and harm many others. One example of this is when Iago is speaking to his co-conspirator, Rodrigo. Iago says, "Despise me / If I do not. Three great ones of the city / (In personal suit to make me his lieutenant) / Off-capped to him, and by the faith of the man / I know my price, I am worth no worse a place" (1. 1. 8-12). Iago is explaining why he hates Othello so much, to reassure Rodrigo that he'll help him take him down. We find out that Iago loathes Othello so much because, in his eyes, Othello stole Iago's job and rank from him. It's this hatred that leads Iago to emotionally manipulate Othello in an act of revenge, committing atrocious acts on the way. Similarly, it's revealed that there is another reason why Iago hates Othello so much. In act two, we see Iago lamenting to himself about his motivations. Iago says to himself, "For that I do suspect the lusty Moor / Hath leaped into my seat. The thought whereof / Doth, like a poisonous mineral, gnaw my inwards, / And nothing can or shall content my soul / Till I am evened with him, wife for wife" (2. 1. 289-293). Iago is saying that he hates Othello, or the "Moor" as he is referred to here because he thinks that his wife cheated on him with Othello. This serves as his motivation to make Othello believe that his wife Desdemona
Some may argue that the hatred between the two households is what caused the deaths of Romeo and Juliet which led to both the Montagues and Capulets coming together; essentially arguing that since hate is what caused it and was at the root of it all, hate is what ended it. However, Romeo and Juliet killed themselves out of love. They killed themselves to continue to be with one another in the afterlife. They also fell in love at first sight without all of the hateful influences from each other's family. Romeo and Juliet loved each other so much that they killed themselves just to be with each other.
Romeo and Juliet's families hate each other and have had a feud for many years. Without this ancient feud Romeo and Juliet would have been able to freely love each other without having to be secret. Romeo's death was influenced by the hate between the two families. The reader is able to inference this from the Montague's and the Capulet's ancient feud. "
In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, hate is to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s death. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, hate is to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s death. In the Prologue Shakespeare talks about the feud between the two families.
Hate from the two families is commonly seen through the story, the author of the book never actually tells us that the Montagues and Capulets hate each other but we assume they do since they are openly engaging in acts of hatred towards the other family such as biting of the thumb(1-1). Another significant form of hatred between the families is when Tybalt a
Romeo says this when he first lays eyes on Juliet. The love Romeo and Juliet share is passionate although it is based off physical attraction. no different than his passion for Rosaline because he is merely in love with the idea of being in love. Juliet finds out who Romeo is, she asks him why he can't deny his name and his family. Juliet knows she is suppose to hate the Montague's, but she is loves Romeo, no matter what is name is.
Romeo and Juliet's families hate each other. In the play Shakespeare states,"From Ancient grudge break to new mutiny, / Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. / From forth the fatal loins of these two foes / A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life; Whose misadventure'd piteous overthrows / Doth with their death bury their parents' strife. /
Because of all this hate, Romeo and Juliet end up having an unfortunate end, one that would not have happened if there was more love and thoughtfulness displayed with the characters. Because of the hate between basically everybody in Verona, Romeo and Juliet were doomed from the start. Right at the beginning of the story,
After Juliet learns who Romeo is, she is torn. She has to decide whether to go against what her family would want and love a Montague or do what she knows would be approved of and hate the Montague that has crawled his way into her life. In the end of the story after Romeo and Juliet have died, the Prince points out to their parents that this all happened because they felt they had to hide their love, “Capulet! Montague! Do you see what great evil results from your hate?
Leah Chiu Ms. Lovelace English 9 A1 30 March 2023 A Tragedy of Hate in Romeo and Juliet Hate is a strong emotion that is always around us and sometimes it is hard to resolve. In modern day, this emotion is often seen in different places like school, businesses, and in relationships; eventually it will be expressed in ways that are hurtful to people and can affect people’s emotions. In the famous play Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare tells the tragic story of two lovers, both children of the Capulet and Montague family that can not fall in love because of their families long past of hatred. Despite their family’s hate, they still love each other and wish to escape, still it did not turn out that way.
In the play Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare articulates the typical human behaviour of the conflict between love and hate. Shakespeare represents this with the continuous hatred in the family’s feuding that results in the death of people they love, their children Romeo and Juliet, which causes an ending to the love between the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. In the Prologue it states “Two households, both alike in dignity, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny” this reveals the family’s primordial feuds which are provoked by a strong hatred. When Tybalt is feuding in a brawl with Benvolio “What, drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word, As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee.”
In William Shakespeare’s he writes a play telling a dramatic event of two lovers ‘’Romeo and Juliet’’ that have to keep their love a secret because of their family hatred for each other that will lead to a tragic event that will cause the two lovers to die. In William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” hate is shown to be stronger than love because Romeo kills Tybalt, Juliet dad was going to throw her in the streets and let her starve, die of hunger if she didn't marry Paris, and Romeo and Juliet die because of hate. One way hate is shown to be stronger than love in “Romeo and Juliet” is Romeo killed Tybalt. In Act 3 Scene 1 Tybalt wanted to fight Romeo because he hated him, but Romeo Tybalt. In Act 3 Scene 1 Tybalt wanted to fight Romeo
After Juliet learns that Romeo murdered Tybalt, states with shock that Romeo is a “damned saint [and] an honorable villain” (III.ii.79). Juliet's feelings for Romeo are very conflicting; he killed her cousin, but he also stole her heart. She knows not if she should love Romeo or hate him for what he has done. Accordingly, Shakespeare utilizes the motif of love and hate in “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” to enhance the theme, personalities, and characters’ internal
Hate is an overwhelming emotion that is an integral portion of society; expressed greatly in media such as literature. This emotion is additionally vital in a play written by William Shakespeare. A famous poet during the Elizabethan era, one of William Shakespeare’s plays entitled, Romeo and Juliet demonstrated the impact hatred has on the people it surrounds. Romeo and Juliet is a play set in Verona, Italy in which two people, infatuated with each other, venture to extreme lengths to complete their desires in opposition to the venom held between their families, conclusively leading to their demise. This feeling of detest blinds entities from morality and influences them to commit regrettable mistakes, much present in modern society through
In the play Romeo and Juliet hate is a major role in the story/play. The hate revolves around the hatred between the Montague’s and the Capulet’s. Hatred is shown throughout Romeo and Juliet as shown by peoples’ acts of violence. The story does not reveal why the hatred began, only that it was an ongoing conflict between the two families.
In “Romeo and Juliet” written by Shakespeare, the themes are very important to the play. They have a tremendous impact when the reader is trying to follow along with these characters. The contrasting themes of Love and Hate are significant to Romeo and Juliets situation throughout the play. Love can manipulate and control a person to take actions that they would not normally do. Loving and