He then performs the marriage of Romeo and Juliet and even fabricates a foolish plan to keep them together when Juliet is forced to marry Paris. He also leaves Juliet alone in the tomb after she awakens to find her beloved Romeo dead. Friar Lawrence is a moral man, but his hubris leads to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo considers the Friar someone he can confide in, and he tells the Friar of his newfound love for Juliet. The Friar’s excessive pride allows him to agree to wed Romeo and Juliet, hoping he can bring the Montagues and Capulets together, though these families hatred spans generations.
Drinking. O true apothecary, Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss, I die.” (5.3.88-120) Romeo has just committed suicide because of the love he has for Juliet . The “drugs” that he is talking about have two meanings, one of which is that the drugs represent his deathly emotions of love, on the other hand, he has just drunk a poison because of the thought of not being with Juliet . When saying “with a kiss I die.” Shakespeare uses the kiss to represent that this is what is killing him, so in other words, Romeo’s love for Juliet is worth dying for.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a play depicting the tragedy of two star-crossed lovers devotion to each other. Their families feud kept the two from being together. The two’s immense loyalty to each other resulted in their deaths. A major theme in this book is “love conquers all” and this leads to an important argument; was the story’s devastating ending fate or free will? Romeo and Juliet’s actions lead to their demise and the story was most definitely driven by free will.
The audience knows that Juliet only took a sleeping potion, but Romeo thinks she is dead and he created a plan to kill himself. “Let me have/A dram of poison, such soon-speeding gear/ As will disperse itself through all the veins/That the life-weary taker may fall dead,/And that the trunk may be discharged of breath/As violently as hasty powder fired/Doth hurry from the fatal cannon’s
Romeo’s love for Juliet has grown strong, illustrated when he says, “But my true love is grown to such excess / I cannot sum up some of half my wealth” (3.1.33–34). Romeo's banishment and inability to see Juliet is Romeo's worst fear come true. “Calling death ‘banished,’ / Thou cutt’st my head off with a golden ax / And smilest upon the stroke that murders me” is a metaphor comparing banishment with death by a golden ax, used to display how dreadful Romeo’s punishment is to him, a theme heavily emphasized (Shakespeare III.iii. 22-24). Being apart from Juliet is a miserable life for Romeo, especially when he is the only one unable to see her.
In Romeo and Juliet it is obvious they loved each other due to = many reasons. First of all, they decided to kill themselves for each other because they longed so much for each other. THis is demonstrated when Romeo says,”Here 's to my love!¨ (5.3.119) he then proceeds to drink. This means that right before he drank, he wished his last words to his love Juliet. Before he had found Juliet dead unknowing of the trick the friar pulled.
Romeo and Juliet purposely tie the themes of love and death together; specifically, how family and friends react to the star-crossed lover 's impulsive decisions and how foreshadowing the inevitable tragedy of their death-marked love proves how strong Romeo and Juliet 's bond is. Throughout the play we see Benvolio, Mercutio and Romeo showing signs of love through their words and actions for each other. Benvolio makes multiple attempts to help Romeo out of his sadness by socializing with him. This is portrayed to overcome Romeo’s hasty love, Rosaline. The significance of this event is clear because
Once in fair Verona, a bloody feud took the lives of two attractive young lovers and some of their family and friends. The Montague/Capulet feud will forever go down in literary history as an ingenious vehicle to embody fate and fortune. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare uses literary devices, such as foreshadowing, repetition, and symbolism, to show how the Montague/Capulet feud is a means by which the inevitability of fate functions and causes the bad fortune of the lovers. To start with, Shakespeare uses the prologue to foretell future events as a direct result of the feud. First, the author states, “From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,/Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.” (Prologue.3-4).
First, her boyfriend dumps her, then he calls her vulgar names, and lastly, he kills her father. Just one of these traumatic events could make a character go mad, but the combination of the three justifies Ophelia’s madness. The use of these three tragic events in Ophelia’s life makes her madness reasonable. The first event to happen that changes Ophelia’s demeanor is her relationship problems with her boyfriend, Hamlet. In Act III, Scene I of the play, Ophelia says to Hamlet “My lord, I have remembrances of yours, That I have longed long
In the original play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, two star-crossed lovers find themselves racing against death in the dangerous game of love with the aid of a corrupted Friar. The prize of endless bliss and passion would have been bestowed upon the two if they were not so reactive towards the events in the plot. The tragic flaw of impetuosity is depicted through the entire play through the actions and words of Friar Lawrence, Juliet and Romeo. The first time the reader gets a glimpse of Romeo’s impetuosity is in Scene V, Act I, where he is seen admiring Juliet from afar. In Scene I of Act I, Romeo is constantly moping about his failed romantic dream, Rosalind, but his emotions seem to take a rather sudden turn upon the appearance of Juliet.
This echos Friar Lawrence’s comments about the flower because the flower will strengthen you if you smell it but will kill you if you eat it. It has two very different effects just like Romeo made Juliet so angry and sad because he killed Tybalt, but at the same time he made her so happy and she loved him so much. Juliet convinces herself to support and forgive Romeo for killing her cousin by realizing that if Romeo hadn’t killed Tybalt then Tybalt would have killed Romeo. She decides that she would rather have Romeo alive and that Tybalt was the villain for trying to kill her husband. She forgives him because he was defending his own
Once Romeo believes that Juliet is no longer alive, he makes another rash decision to bribe an apothecary for poison. Later in the tragedy, Romeo sees Juliet dead in the mausoleum, and decides to express his love for her, then drink the poison. Once Juliet awakes from her deep sleep and sees Romeo dead, she takes her own life with a dagger. Both Juliet and Romeo’s tragic downfall could have been avoided if Romeo thought about the consequences before he murdered Tybalt. Romeo’s rash behaviors in Romeo and Juliet resulted in many negative consequences, and he consistently acted impetuously that impacted others in an unnecessary way.
Romeo and Juliet is a novel written by Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet are two star crossed lovers. Romeo gets banished because of his killing behavior. Juliet is very depressed because of his behavior and killing, Lord Capulet decides that it would be a good idea for Juliet to marry Paris. Juliet doesn’t want to marry him because she is already married to Romeo, so she and the Friar devise a plan to let Romeo and Juliet live happily ever after.
In William Shakespeare 's classic play, Romeo and Juliet, there are two families that have a bitter rivalry but, there is a little love in the air that ends with severe depression. There is one person to blame for letting the depression get worse. Friar Lawrence thinks that everyone should like each other and not dislike anyone. He also makes potions to change people and not letting time change them. Friar Lawrence is undoubtedly to blame for the tragic, depressing events that unfold the “loving” play, Romeo and Juliet.
Romeo 's personality of peace, loving, yet vengeful caused his own doom once he was exiled for killing Tybalt who killed Mercutio. Thus 'evidently causing pain for Juliet who lost both her lover and cousin. Juliet 's father arranging Juliet 's marriage to Paris made her mourning worse, already being married to Romeo yet being separated made her to reason with Friar Laurence. The plan that was supposed to reunite both Lovers indefinetly brought upon their own doom. Juliet herself drank the sleeping potion when Romeo was on his way earlier than anticipated, whom bought poison upon hearing of her "death" , planning to kill himslef on her tomb alongside her.