Romeo and Juliet, written in 1595 by William Shakespeare, ended in tragedy. When the children of the feuding families, Montague and Capulet, fall in love with each other. Conflict arises when the two keep the relationship secret. Will their love for each other be enough to deal with the consequences? Characters behaviors change and mature, secrets are kept, and miscommunication will be the death of them.
Act 4 scene 5 gears the audience up for the catastrophe of the death of Romeo and Juliet. Juliet has just taken the vial of Friar Laurence’s potion and is in an almost dead state. The grief demonstrated by her family is intensified with her father’s personification of death. Capulet describes, “Death lies on her like an untimely frost / Upon the sweetest flower of the field” (4.5.28-29). Shakespeare describes Death like a human or personifies Death to dramatize the moment. In this scene, the personification of Death shows the audience her father’s deep grief for his daughter. He goes on to describe Death as Juliet’s husband who has taken her from him allowing us to feel his grief and almost imagine Death taking Juliet away (4.5.36-40). This
Love is complex in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare by making various characters dramatically illogical, significantly overjoyed, or incredibly angry.
Rosaline’s rejection makes Romeo lose faith in love. His behaviour is noticeable to his family and they do all they can to help him but it does not work. It seems like there is no hope for happiness to return into Romeo’s life. However, this changes when he sees Juliet. This event allows Romeo to change his mood from misery to euphoria. The mood shift in this event is very sudden and many people notice. One being Friar Lawrence and he asks Romeo about the abrupt change in Act 2 Scene 3 - “Holy Saint Francis, what a change is here! Is Rosaline, whom thou didst love so dear, So soon forsaken?” This behavioural change shows us how important the introduction of Juliet was for Romeo’s
Shakespeare shows love is complicated by Romeo and Rosaline. On page 909, “Ope her lap” Romeo wants to sleep with Rosalina. Romeo thinks that this is love but it is not. He will not be with Rosaline if he just wants that. On Page 909, “Teach me How I should forget to think!” Romeo is sad and depressed that Rosaline doesn 't love him. They both want to be together but for different reasons. Romeo thinks this is true love but it is lust. He is young and this also makes love complicated.
Often times, moments can be taken for granted instead of cherished. Within William Shakespeare’s love story Romeo and Juliet, Haste thinking is prominent during Romeo and Juliet’s love, Tybalt’s revenge and Juliet’s arranged marriage. By employing the literary device of haste within Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare creates a world consisting of a quick advancing, twisted plot that leads to the inevitable downfall of perplexed characters.
What is Romeo’s emotional state through act one? Through act one Romeo’s emotional state was demonstrated as sad, depressed and sorrowful, along with love, and happiness. He was very depressed and sorrowful, due to Rosaline’s rejection. We also, see Romeo’s mood revealed as a state of agony, when he describes love as the opposite of what it should actually be. Love should be a joyful, and beautiful emotion, but Romeo sees it as a very painful and sad emotion. We can see this when he says to Benvolio :
One reason Romeo and Juliet are not truly in love is that they fell in love right after they meet (lust at first sight). This is a reason because Romeo just got over Rosaline, when he sees Juliet he is somewhat using her as a rebound. “Out of her favor, where I am in love.” (act 1 scene 1 line 163) In this scene, Romeo is going on and on about how he loves Rosaline but she doesn’t love him back. Later on, he sees Juliet at the Capulet party and falls ‘in love’ with her. “If I profane with my unworthiest hand, this holy shrine, the gentle sin is this: my lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand to smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.”
One way Romeo’s thoughtlessness and immaturity causes the tragedy to occur is through his simplistic feelings of love. When Romeo is first introduced in the play he is a depressed and lovesick boy suffering from unrequited love. He is madly in love with Rosaline, a girl whom has sworn to live in chastity. Romeo barely knows Rosaline, but he has an infatuation with her that he calls love. Romeo exclaims to Benvolio, “Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health,/ Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is!/ This love feel I, that feel no love in this.” (1.1.174 - 176) Romeo is saying that love is everything except what it is, and that he feels so much love yet just as much unhappiness because his love is not reciprocated. Romeo is extremely sad because Rosaline does not love him, even though he barely knows her. When Romeo enters the Capulet’s party searching for Rosaline, he is still
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is a story known for being a tragedy and an incredible love story. However, is love more powerful than hate or is it the other way around in this story? Despite the violence and brutality of the book, you can find that love outweighs and is more powerful than hate in certain situations. Many examples can be found in the story and are not just with Romeo and Juliet together.
During the majority of the play, it is palpable that Romeo is a man that loves very easily and frequently. In the first act he is hopelessly in love with a woman named Rosaline who has sworn him off in an effort to stay chaste. He then becomes depressed and only thinks about her in his endeavors afterwards. He talks of her with incredible passion and infatuation by saying,
The first type of love shown in Romeo and Juliet is unrequited love. In one case Romeo talks about his unreturned love for Rosaline, saying, “Out of her favor, where i am in love” (1.1.158). Romeo is hinting at the point that Rosaline has nothing to do with him, yet, he is in love with her. In this case Rosaline will never return Romeo’s love for her, displaying unrequited love. This love is shown once again in another part of the story with Juliet. Juliet’s mother wants her to marry Paris (who also wants to marry juliet) But juliet displays her displeasure with marrying Paris in the story. Juliet says,
Most important, love is nothing if there is no respect in it and that is proven in Shakespeare’s piece. Likewise, though it is partially confused whether Romeo showed reverence in his love with Rosaline, but Romeo did treat Juliet with deep respect, because she insisted it. On the other hand, Juliet’s reverence in love to Romeo is clearly visible to the readers when she decides in getting secretly married to Romeo, because she wants their love to be pertained to as honorable instead of disgraceful.
Before Romeo meets Juliet at the Capulets’ party, Shakespeare portrays him as a romantic, melancholic, and emotional young man involved in an unrequited relationship with another young women. When a fight between Capulets and Montagues in Act One, Scene One finally disperses, Benvolio claims his cousin did not participate in the quarrel, and Montague acknowledges his son’s sorrow and that he encloses himself in his room, yet he does not know why [1.1.135-145]. This implies that Romeo, unlike the other young men of the two conflicting families, favors pacifism and keeps his issues secret. Montague adds, “But he, [his] own affections’ counselor” [1.1.150]. Although he is explicitly shown as depressed, Romeo does not share his concerns with
At the start of the play, Romeo shares his love for a girl named Rosaline. Romeo describes his love to Rosaline to be infinite and impossible to quench, but surprisingly enough, Romeo only talks about Rosaline’s physical beauty. Later on, Romeo meets Juliet. As soon as he sees her, Romeo forgets about Rosaline. Friar Lawrence questions Romeo on this matter, “Is Rosaline, whom thou didst love so dear, so soon forsaken? Young men's love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes” (1.3.66-69). The Friar questions Romeo about the authenticity of his