The theme of love is often associated with peace and kindness. However, in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the two lovers’ suicidal impulse shows love as a cause of self-destructive violence, as seen through their thoughts, words and actions. Firstly, Romeo and Juliet’s suicidal thoughts reveal the violence caused by their love. In other words, it is their intense passion for each other that leads to their contemplation of suicide. For instance, when Romeo is told of Juliet’s supposed death, he immediately thinks of killing himself and begins to plan his suicide, as demonstrated by the following quote: “Well, Juliet, I will lie with thee tonight.
For instance when they got married they had to hide their marriage from their families and Juliet had to fake her death. The feud is the cause of the many deaths in Romeo and Juliet. It caused much chaos between the families for years and also held back many opportunities for Romeo and Juliet such as marriage for the two young lovers. “Three words dear Romeo and goodnight indeed if thy bent of love be honourable thy purpose marriage.” This is a quote from
(for reals this time) Juliet want to be with her husband “Yea, noise? Then I’ll be brief. O happy dagger, this is thy sheath. There rust and let me die. “(5.3) It show’s how now that romeo is dead because he didn’t get the memo that she was faking it, (because he was exiled) he killed himself.
Lord Montague states, “Alas, my liege, my wife is dead tonight! Grief of my son’s exile hath stopped her breath.” (Shakespeare 1142) Suicide is one of the last resorts Romeo and Juliet should not have resorted to that. Death is a very hard thing to deal with especially for parents. The loss of a child is one of the hardest things to cope with as a parent. It obviously took a toll on Romeo’s mother the pain of losing her son was too much to bear and it resulted in her death.
His only son, Haemon committed suicide when he witnessed Antigone’s own suicide in the cave she was sentenced to die of hunger. (Sophocles 1375-1377) Upon hearing of the terrible news, his wife Eurydice also committed suicide out of grief for her son. (Sophocles 1445-1452) Consequently, Creon became so engorged with sorrow at the tragedy of his own wife and son that he wished death upon himself. (Sophocles 1473-1474) If Creon had pushed aside his pride by reviewing his morals before sentencing Antigone to her death, his son's and wife’s fates could have changed drastically. (Sophocles
Another symbol is Madeline Usher. She symbolizes the evil side of a person. When she comes back to the house, Poe writes, “...fell heavily inward upon the person of her brother, and in her violent and now final death-agonies, bore him to the floor a corpse, and a victim to the terrors he had anticipated.” Madeline came back and killed her brother; adding a creepiness to how he died. In a big way, Poe uses symbolism to add a tone to the story and cast more fearful
Macbeth’s and Lady Macbeth’s mental health begins to suffer in the midst of the madness. Lady Macbeth commits suicide because she could no longer take the guilt. Macbeth’s reaction to his wife’s death solidifies how heartless and desensitized he has become: “She should have died hereafter; there would have been such a time for a word” (5:5:17-18). He thinks that it is bad timing for her death, and it should have taken place after the battle against Macduff. After her death, he puts on his armor and heads towards the battlefield to defend his castle and throne.
How is Love and Hate represented in Romeo and Juliet Essay Question: How are the themes of love and hate represented in the play ‘Romeo and Juliet’? “From ancient grudges break to new mutiny. Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean, from earth the fatal loins of these two foes. A pair of Star-crossed lovers takes their own lives.” The book ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare as an underlying conflict with the theme Love and Hate. Both Love and Hate are passionate and each has a reasoning for their behavior.
Those who hear the wailing are said to be marked for death. Maria is caught between the living world and the spiritual world. Maria drowned her two children because she wanted revenge; she married a young handsome man but they eventually grew apart. He would spend months away from town,