After that he was banished from his homeland, Juliet is forced to marry and the two lovers found out that both supposedly died so they both commit suicide. Shakespeare makes a point that both Romeo and Juliet make impulsive decisions that lead to their death. During the second scene of Act II, Romeo and Juliet decide to get married after having met hours before at the Capulet party. In the scene that follows, Romeo asks Friar Lawrence, “but this I pray, That thou consent to marry us today” (Shakespeare 410). Here, Romeo is requesting that Friar Lawrence marry him and
Love can cause illusions and false realities that enhance the idea of perfection that does not really exist. Juliet’s idea of Romeo being a man of wax is questioned when Juliet learns that Romeo killed her cousin, Tybalt. She is conflicted as to whether she should hate Romeo or not for killing someone in her family. She exclaims, “Oh, that deceit should dwell/ In such a gorgeous palace!” (III II 91-92). She compares Romeo’s physique to a “gorgeous palace” but says that inside it, lives “deceit”.
Friar Lawrence was the one who caused all of this; he married Romeo and Juliet know that he had to marry Juliet and Paris. He knew he could be shamed for doing this; his confession to the prince even says, “Romeo, there dead, was husband to that Juliet, And she, there dead, that Romeo’s faithful wife.I married them, and their stol'n marriage day Was Tybalt’s doomsday, whose untimely death Banished the new-made bridegroom from the city— For whom, and not for Tybalt, Juliet pined. You, to remove that siege of grief from her, Betrothed and would have married her perforce To County Paris. Then comes she to me, And with wild looks bid me devise some mean To rid her from this second marriage, Or in my cell there would she kill herself. Then gave I her, so tutored by my art, A sleeping potion, which so took effect As I intended, for it wrought on
When Mercury comes down and tells Aeneas he has to follow his destiny; therefore, meaning he is going to abandon Queen Dido right after they got married. The worst part is that the couple got married in a cave; however, Aeneas had to go as soon as they got married. As soon as Queen Dido receives the news she officially becomes emotionally broken. The queen tells Aeneas: “Your mother was no goddess, you
Haemon is Antigone’s fiance and when he found out that his soon-to-be wife is going to be killed, he confronts his father about it. Sophocles foreshadows Haemon’s death when he says, “Bring out the wretch, that in his sight, at once, here, with her bridegroom by her, she may die!”(Sophocles 42). Haemon ends up killing himself because he did not want to live without Antigone, for he loved her too much. Once Eurydice found out what had happened to her son, she could not take it. “...a voice of woe to my own household pierces through my ears; and I sink backward on my handmaidens afaint for terror…” (Sophocles 64).
Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta. In the beginning of the book, we find out that Antigone’s brothers have killed each other in war. One of the brothers, Polyneices is considered a traitor and Creon, the king, refuses to give him a proper burial. Antigone decides to disobey the king and give her brother a proper burial. Antigone loves the idea of a noble death and it drives her decision-making at the end of her life.
Playwright, and actor, who is regarded as the best writer in the english language. His play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is about two star crossed lovers whose deaths end the long lasting feud between their two families the Capulets and the Montagues. Romeo was banished from Verona after killing Tybalt, Juliet's cousin. Back in Verona Capulet is compelling Juliet to marry Paris. Juliet is forced to come up with a plan that eventually ends the life of Romeo and Juliet.
The play, Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare consists of two teenage, star-crossed lovers, who fell in love and put their emotions over everything. Considering the rivalry between their families they thought it better to keep their relationship a secret. Within less than a week of knowing one another, they both ended their lives, which resulted in the demolishment of their family’s’ rivalry. Could Romeo and Juliet truly have fallen in love, or perhaps in lust? Even though it can be seen that Romeo and Juliet could not live without each other, lust definitely leads to fatal disasters.
“Romeo, who lies there dead, was the husband of that Juliet. And she, who lies there dead, was that Romeo’s faithful wife. I married them; their secret wedding day was the day Tybalt died. His untimely death caused the bridegroom to be banished from the city,”(5.3.281, Shakespeare) In William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, the deaths of the two title characters are both Romeo and Juliet. Much could have been done to prevent their suicides, but these “star-crossed lovers” ultimately are not able to avoid their destiny.
But he was not even capable of doing that! In act 5 scene 2 Friar John says “My speed to Mantua there stayed” (5.2, 12). This quote is stating is that Friar Lawrence entrusted the letter in someone who not capable of completing the task. This results in Romeo being ill informed and killing himself because he thinks Juliet is dead. As a repercussion of Romeo’s suicide, Juliet kills herself in vain of her lost lover.