He was entertaining and the turning point for the main theme that climaxed the bliss and tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. With Mercutio being such a skeptic, he mocks love and makes fun of his best friend Romeo when he finds out he has fallen in love with a Capulet; Mercutio states “Romeo, Humors! Madman! Passion! Lover!
In this case, Claudio has fallen in love with Leonato’s daughter, Hero. In this love-dazed state, Claudio seems thoroughly confused at Don Pedro’s plan to win Hero over on his behalf, due to being lied to about the actual plan by Don John. After Claudio asked him how he planned on doing that, Don Pedro states, “I will assume thy part in some
Without thinking, Romeo and Juliet became victims of their own love chargeable to Friar Lawrence, young age and fate. First, I believe Friar Laurence is to blame is of how unfaithful he was throughout the story. For example, “But come, young waverer, come, go with me. In one respect I'll thy assistant be, for this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households' rancor to pure love.” (2.3.96-99). This shows that Friar Laurence doesn't believe that Romeo's love for Juliet is authentic, but he agrees to marry them anyway.
During my assessment I will be exploring how Beatrice and Benedick’s relationship develops throughout the play ‘much ado about nothing’. I will also explore how their relationship follows the conventions of a relationship in the Elizabethan era. Also how their relationship subverts conventions due to the common idea of looking at the outside appearance to fall in love, however they fall in love with each other due to their intellect; Claudio and Hero fall in love because of beauty. In the beginning of the play we see through Beatrice’s witty remarks on love of how she subverts normal conventions of marriage: “I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me”. This emphasises how she subverts normal conventions, she does not want a man to love whereas most women seemed to want to marry.
Love is a feeling of deep affection and personal attachment which may or may not be mutual. In Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare predetermines the fate of two star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Their love for one another is unable to be expressed fully due to the bitter feud between their families, the Capulets and the Montagues, respectively. This leads the two teenagers to make rash decisions driven by their love which ultimately leads to both of their deaths. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare suggests that love can perpetuate a cycle of irrational choices and decisions which can lead to tragic consequences.
He quickly decides this in hopes of mending the Capulet-Montague rivalry, without considering its harmful consequences. Consequently, Friar Lawrence helps the couple dig into their doom impending relationship with his rashness. Both Friar Lawrence and the Nurse recklessly approve the marriage, leading Romeo and Juliet towards their unfortunate fates. In conclusion, hastiness leads Romeo, Juliet, Friar Lawrence, and the Nurse to their disastrous resolutions. Romeo and Juliet use their hastiness during their relationship, being too emotional to reflect on their actions.
(Shakespeare 2.2.50) From the quote, you can see that the decision of Romeo to go after Juliet after the dance helps them get closer to the tragic end. This is not the only careless decision from continuing to pursue each other. Romeo and Juliet start to make it a pattern of making poor decisions, like them waiting to be married. Juliet is speaking to Romeo about, “Thy purpose marriage” while Juliet is on her balcony and Romeo is below. (Shakespeare 2.2.144) The quote shown helps it to be seen that Romeo and Juliet going after each other is causing them to make not good decisions.
Bekah Atkins In Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare describes a feud between two families from which “two star-crossed lovers” came, who soon took their lives for what they thought was true love. Our star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, have their fair share of strengths along with weaknesses. Juliet’s strengths are her loyalty to those she loves and how she also defends them but, her weaknesses are how naïve she is and her poor communication skills. Respect and generosity are Romeo’s strong suits but his flaws are impulsivity and his over emotion. Romeo and Juliet are simply weak characters that are unable to accept reality and move on with their lives.
Chanely Castillo Prof. Bender ENGL 120 Themes in Othello by William Shakespeare In William Shakespeare 's famous play Othello, jealousy is a major theme which takes over the entire play and leads to its tragic ending. In the beginning of the story Othello shows no signs of jealousy. He is very much in love with his new wife Desdemona and is satisfied with those who surround him. Until Iago begins his manipulative scheming. Iago is aware of Othello 's “loving, noble nature” and he will use that to his advantage to arouse jealousy.
Shakespeare uses disguise in the play to show several confusions and internal conflicts between the characters, proving how malleable and deluded some human attractions can be. Shakespeare uses Viola (Cesario) as an example of a mechanism that can throw internal conflicts into temporary chaos. Viola willingly faces whatever comes in her way. Her love for Duke Orsino seems too constant and true, unlike the other characters in the play. The temporary chaos of the play is when Viola falls in love with Orsino, who falls in love with Olivia, who on the other hand falls in love with Viola’s disguise, Cesario.
By allowing Romeo’s persuasive words and undying passion for Juliet to persuade him to go along with the wedding, he put them both in a risky situation which led to their demise. Even though both Romeo and Friar hoped for a happy ending with the Montagues and Capulets, it did not end up that way. Despite their good intentions, both characters contributed to the deaths in this tragic play. All of the mistakes made prove enemies can never be
Claudio and Hero fall into a young love that they fall into easily. However, due to their lack of trust, suspense is built to sustain a plot. Just as the problem arises quickly, the complication is resolved just as simply with the marriage of the young lovers. Throughout the play, the relationship between Beatrice and Benedict serve as a comedic relief. There snarky replies are well crafted such as Benedict’s view on Beatrice’s replies: “she speaks poniards, and every word stabs: if her breath were as terrible as her terminations, there were no living near her; she would infect to the north star.” In the final act, audience find compassion that Benedict and Beatrice hate relationship settles to a love relationship.