“O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name; Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I'll no longer be a Capulet.”(Shakespeare 2.2.33-36), Juliet says to Romeo. In William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, Juliet has proven to be more loyal to Romeo than her family due to the numerous instances in which she has chosen to act more for her husband than her mother and father. As the Montague and Capulet families have an ongoing feud, and Romeo and Juliet belong to opposite sides, it is inevitable that Juliet will have to choose between her family and husband at some point.
The Nurse and Friar Lawrence are responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The Friar was one of Romeo's most important role models. Romeo looked up to him and respected his opinions. No matter what the Friar could have said to Romeo and Juliet, they still would have gotten married, but the Friar could have helped them find a better way to go about it. The Friar thought that marrying the two kids of the feuding houses would help put an end to their parents' fight, "Thy love did read by rote, that could not spell.
In each story we find two young people who are in love, sadly though, both loves have been forbad. Our main point here is the divider which separates the lovers. In Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare writes, “from ancient grudge break to new mutiny” (1.1.2). Then in “Pyramus and Thisbe” Ovid writes “They longed to marry, but their parents forbade.” (947). Now that the divider has been brought to attention, we must also know that when love is restrained, it finds a way to come through.
In addition to Calypso falling in love with Odysseus, so did the enchantress Circe, who also kept him on her island and away from his home. Homer states “Odysseus and his men beg Circe to help them return home” (Homer, 935). Although Odysseus was given two chances to stay with a beautiful woman and become immortal, his love for Penelope, never ceased. Odysseus maintained his loyalty to his beloved because Homer wanted Odysseus to have heroic traits to make him more appealing as a role model in
Romeo knows Juliet is from the Capulet family, his only “enemy,” and yet he is still devoted to her. Another example of loyalty being portrayed in Romeo and Juliet is when Juliet finds out that her husband, Romeo, has killed her cousin Tybalt. At first she is angry with Romeo but remembers that he is her husband and decides to stay loyal to him even when it seems she shouldn’t. She proves her loyalty to him by saying to the nurse “He was not born to shame. Upon his brow shame is ashamed to sit, For ’tis a throne where honor may be crowned.
In the play, Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, violence is a big key point. Quarrels between the Montague’s and the Capulet’s are led to many of the characters’ deaths. Romeo and Juliet were obviously in love with each other, but their feuding families shortly ended this love fantasy. The Prince embodies Shakespeare’s message and philosophy because he was never on the Capulet’s side or the Montague’s side; he always tried to make things as fair as possible. Outbreaks of fights between the Montague’s and the Capulet’s have happened many times in the city of Verona, Italy.
The Friar and nurse knew that they were married because they helped them do it and helped them while the parents just made things worse. For example Lord Capulet making Juliet marry Paris when she clearly did not want to. Both of the children also trusted the caretakers much more than the parents.This proves that family is the theme because everything leads back to problems in the family or between the two families. Clearly the family feud causes Romeo and Juliet to kill themselves with their love still a secret. They wouldn’t have had to lie if the parents would have just been more involved with what the kids were doing.
Admittedly Friar Lawrence did agree to marry Romeo and Juliet in secret in Act II, but he did this in hopes that it would end the feud, and his intentions can be seen in this quote, “ In one respect all thy assistant be; For this alliance may so happy prove, to turn your households’ rancor to pure love”(Act II scene iii). The feud is a major reason for Friar Lawrence allowing Romeo and Juliet to be married. Friar Lawrence's actions disprove the claim that he is responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths since his actions were ultimately caused by the feud. Therefore, Friar Lawrence did not cause the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, and the claim that he is responsible is invalid. In spite of this, the feud is still the cause of Romeo and Juliet’s
“She did deceive her father, marrying you, And when she seemed to shake and fear your looks, She loved them most.”(3,3,211-213) Iago talks down about Desdemona for not following her father’s commands. Therefore Iago uses that as a reason for Othello to not completely trust Desdemona. “Be as your fancies teach you. Whate'er you be, I am obedient.” (3,3,89) Desdemona accepts the fact that she is obedient to her husband. He can do whatever he wants without questions being asked.
One of the main themes of this play is that love conquers hate. Throughout the play, both Romeo and Juliet face many conflicts in their love. The most long-lasting conflict was the family feud. However l, tge ending of Romeo and Juliet 's lives also shows the ending if the family feud. Shakespeare, the playwright, showed us many instances in which he emphasized how unstoppable this hatred was.