Romeo and Juliet, a play, a tale of two, sane, mundane lovers, and of course their wonderful in-laws, yes? No for what would such a story be without any drama? The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, by famed Renaissance playwright William Shakespeare, lacks such content and carries quite the opposite. These two lovers through a lack of communication and short-sighted choices dig themselves and their relatives down the rabbit hole to the extent of their deaths. However, it is the impulsivity of Lord Capulet and his daughter Juliet throughout the play that creates troubling situations for these young adults, resulting in the tragedy of young people being forced to make adult decisions.
First, she married Romeo which was a big mistake. She knows well the feud happening between their families, but continues the relationship with Romeo even though it will upset her family. “ Come, come with me, and we will make short work; For, by your leaves, you shall not stay alone Till Holy Church incorporate two in one.”( Act 2. Scene 6. Lines 35-37).
Many believe Shakespeare should have ended his play in a different way. Shakespeare believes he expresses the fight for love to work. Romeo and Juliet are not meant to be together, yet they believe it is fate. Juliet is a young girl who does not go out often except for church. Therefore, she is unaware that Romeo has been forbidden from Verona for killing a man named, Tybalt.
Shakespeare has suggested that their love has the potential to bridge the hatred between the two families and because of this Friar Lawrence agrees to wed Romeo and Juliet in secret.He thinks that the hate between the Montagues and the capulets has gone on for too long and should have nothing to do with if they should love each other or not and they cannot control their feelings and the marriage maybe could fix all the fighting and end it all.Also, Shakespeare has suggested that the fight became the reaction that leads to Romeo's exile and the quickly rushed
Lear believes that his daughter does not care for him and so takes away her inheritance, while Claudio believes that his betrothed has been unfaithful and so shames her on their wedding day. The final similarity is Shakespeare’s use of ‘funny characters,’ those whose value seems to be nothing more than to provide the audience, usually the groundlings, with same base form of amusement. Lear has his jester, and the maid Margaret plays the part in Much Ado. However, often these characters will be given deeply philosophical lines and essential parts in the furthering of the plot, which go unseen by the average, non-academic viewer. “While we might think little of the buffoonery of a Nick Bottom or the witticisms of a Feste, Shakespeare, his contemporaries in the early modern professional theatre and especially his audiences, valued clowning highly – and scrutinised it carefully in its
Since Juliet and Romeo are sworn enemies it is forbidden to date Romeo but Juliet thinks otherwise. Juliet has strong feelings for Romeo and pours her heart for him because she loves him dearly but yet is never going to see him. Juliet so in love with Romeo makes her think quickly when he reveals that he is in her courtyard trying to reach her. Juliet so in love and so confused makes a drastic decision to prove her love towards Romeo. “If that thy bent of love be honorable/Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow”-Juliet (2.2.143-144).
Juliet doesn’t care if she needs to leave her own family for Rome’s love. She struggles with the conflict between her feelings for Romeo and her knowledge that he is an enemy of her family. In this quote Juliet says that ‘’ Wherefore art thou Romeo?’’. She is basically asking herself that why the love of her life needs to be from the Montague’s family. The fourth conflict happens when Romeo states his quote in Act V, Scene I, "Then I defy you, stars!”.
In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare writes of a budding love between two adolescent lovers. However, their destiny is to never come together because of the enmity among their families. They deem it impossible to survive without one another, so they rob their mortal bodies on the souls that occupy them. The tragedy of their deaths brings the two noble homes together to unify for their children. Many people conclude that Friar Lawrence or the parents are at fault but in reality Friar Lawrence just does as Romeo and Juliet ask.
Juliet is troubled by Romeo’s banishment and wants the nurse to comfort her. She wants people to work in her favor and honor her. For Juliet, anything that disappoints her is wrong. She never considers the conflict she will create because of her own decisions. Another example of Juliet’s egocentric personality is when she threatens Friar Lawrence to help her escape her marriage with Paris.
After Juliet’s party, Romeo sneaks into the Capulets’ garden to be with Juliet. She says that because they are of rival families, they cannot openly love one another. In response to Juliet, Romeo declares, “Call me but love, and I’ll be new baptized. / Henceforth I never will be Romeo” (2.2.54-55). Romeo vows he loves Juliet with so much devotion that he would deny his name for her.