Romeo and Juliet is a well-known play, which was written by William Shakespeare in 1594. A lot of different actors have performed this play throughout the years. One the most important characters in the play has to be Romeo because if wouldn’t have come up to Juliet the play would have been really different. Romeo is romantic, impulsive, and brave.
This play tells of how Romeo and Juliet fell in “love”. At the beginning Juliet tells us that she is against marriage if there is no love. After she meets Romeo she believes what is lust is truly love. This lust is what leads to their marriage, which Juliet proposes, and to their deaths. In the play Romeo and Juliet the playwright, William Shakespeare, helps us understand that lust is a violent form of love, by characterizing Juliet as someone who gives in to lust, thus leading to her death.
William Shakespeare once said, “Death is a fearful thing”. This does not relate to the play Romeo and Juliet because they are willing to take risks that jeopardize their life. Juliet and Romeo are fine with taking their lives for each other because they are willing to do anything for each other. In the play, Romeo and Juliet are in love, but they have problems with their families having a feud with one another. They try to overcome their families hating each other, however, they cannot overcome it and eventually they die because of the feud. The people in the play take many risks because of love for each other.
“To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid.”(Unknown). Romeo and Juliet lose their young lives due to youth and inexperience. They were rash and reckless when it came to their actions which led to their sad ending. For instance, if they listened to the adults and recognized what could result from their love, they could have had a happier ending. In other words, Romeo and Juliet waste their young lives and love for making decisions based on emotions instead of intelligence.
In Nick Cassavetes movie, "The Notebook," Allie and Noah exemplify the theme of head versus heart when two people fall in love but are tragically ripped apart by their families. Years later Allie is engaged with another man but falls in love with Noah again. Ultimately, they disobey what their head deems correct, and wind up choosing what their hearts desire. Similarly, Shakespeare uses the same theme of head versus heart in his book, “Romeo and Juliet,” exemplifying how the heart overruled the head. In this book, Shakespeare personifies the balance of head versus heart with Juliet and personifies the heart with Romeo. Due to lack of balance, and nature, the heart takes the victory over the head. This shows how passion
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. Let’s see for means.” This shows that his love for Juliet is so powerful that he cannot even consider
In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, is about two teenage children that fall in love with each other. Throughout the story, the young adults’ love is portrayed to be very powerful and intense. In many cases, love and lust can be confused with each other, and although these emotions are both similar, they are also very different. This was the case in Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet’s “love” can be proven false as lust in three different ways: Romeo’s love for Rosaline, time, and how their “loving” relationship was built on a foundation of sexual needs.
Love is a natural feeling that causes humans to do crazy and irrational things. For instance, in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the two main characters’ obsessive love for each other is the main cause of their downfall. Romeo, however, indulges in his passion much differently than Juliet. In the balcony scene in Act II, scene ii, of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is shown to be impulsive and immature. This is made clear in Romeo’s attitude toward love and his reactions to dangerous situations.
1. Shakespeare was truthful and accurate in the play Romeo and Juliet. During the time of the play, there was a bubonic plague. This plague was killing millions of people, destroying families, and causing there to be many fights amongst families of wealth. During the final Scene of the play Friar Lawrence caught the plague and he ended up not being able to transfer Romeo a message about the faked death of Juliet. As Friar John states in the play, “I could not send it—here it is again—,” Friar John also states, “So fearful were they of infection.” These quotes from Friar John show that Shakespeare's incorporation of the events going on at that time such as the bubonic plague were clearly accurate and related closely to what was going on outside
One of the most asked questions about the star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, is “Who is to blame for the untimely deaths of these young lovers?”. The play Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, is filled with very influential emotions. The tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet were brought about by many characters such as Lord Capulet, fate and a feud between two families.
In beautiful Verona, where our story takes place...A longstanding hatred between two families, Montague and Capulet, two unlucky children of their enemy families become lovers...and take their own lives. (prologue page 2) From Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. In Verona lays Juliet, a young lady age of 13, who is daughter of Lord and Lady Capulet. She is secretly married to Romeo, house of Montague and son of Lord and Lady Montague. By help of Friar Lawrence, a peaceful priest. The Montague and Capulet family are in an ancient family feud, but no one knows their children are both married to each other. The family of Juliet pressures her to marry Paris, a kinsman to the prince. They do not realize Juliet is in love with their enemy Romeo,
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
From the moment he sees her at the Capulet party, Romeo immediately falls in love with Juliet. They both fall head over heels for each other as the night progresses. During their time together, they completely put all things aside and forget everything about the world except for their love for one another. Most people seem to think this way about the romance between Romeo and Juliet, but in reality, they aren’t actually truly in love. Romeo and Juliet are not in love with each other because just a day before they met, he felt heartbroken because of a girl named Rosaline who didn 't love him, he pressures Juliet to profess her love to him, and after just barely meeting, they both agree to get married.
In reference to the bold statements of the younglings throughout the play, Romeo and Juliet, it could be said that they were willing to ‘risk it all’, despite the circumstances they were under. These two lovers, being described as “star-crossed”, propelled the storyline in a way that was facile for conflicts to form, all of which were a result of their forbidden love (Prologue 5). Over the short course of time during the period in which their story had taken place, Shakespeare asserted the impression that all these conflicts were caused by a cruel overwhelming fate, sheer accident, and by their own willfulness. All these facets of the plot coalesced and attributed to the bringing about of Romeo and Juliet’s untimely and unfortunate death.