In the tragic drama “Romeo and Juliet“, written by William Shakespeare between 1591 and 1595, displays the rivalry of two households, in the midst of this drama Romeo and Juliet falls in love with each other. The drama plays in far Verona, where two very powerful families the Capulets and the Montagues are bitter arch-rivals and whenever they get the chance they will fight against each other. In the first scene Benvolio tries to break apart the fight but as soon as Tybalt comes into the scene. They start fighting again, which is stopped by the Prince of Verona, Escalus, who sentences to punish public fighting with the death penalty. Romeo appears and he is melancholic about his unhappily infatuation with Rosaline, who does not reciprocate his feelings. Henceforth, Romeo feels rejected since Rosaline won’t answer his affection thus leading to his insecurities. Benvolio suggests his cousin to forget about …show more content…
He proposes that she should agree with her father and marry Paris. However, he will give her a sleep potion which will make her seem dead. And when she wakes up in the family vault, he will send Romeo to pick her up. She will then return to Mantua with Romeo and both of them will be freed from the family feud.
She gives in her father’s proposal and promises to marry Paris. The Capulets prepare the wedding and Juliet takes the potion. In the next morning, Juliet won’t wake up and Friar Lawrence claims her as ‘dead’ – knowing that she is only sleeping.
In Mantua Romeo receives the news that Juliet is death, however he did not get a letter from Friar Lawrence in which the plan of her pretend death is described. He makes up his mind and wants to lie down next to her in the family tomb. He bribes a poor apothecary who sells him a bottle of poison.
Friar Lawrence is informed that his letter to Romeo was not delivered. He is furious that his plan might not work
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“I will not do such with a filthy man like you Paris, you are nothing like the man I love,” Juliet stated. The Capulets arrived filled with joy seeing their daughter alive after they had just said goodbye for the final time. “Daughter let’s return home and everything will be better and you will. Never have to worry again. You and Paris married and happily be together and we can pick up just where we left off.”
In Act 4, Scene 1, Friar Lawrence devises a plan that requires Juliet to drink a potion that would induce a death-like sleep. Juliet would then be placed in the Capulet tomb, where Romeo would rescue her after receiving a letter from Friar John detailing the plan: “No warmth, no breath shall testify thou livest” (4.1.98); “Shall Romeo by my letters know our drift” (4.1.114). However, the plan is highly flawed and risky, putting both Romeo and Juliet in danger. It relies heavily on assumptions and leaves little room for error. Firstly, Juliet has to drink a potentially deadly potion and wake up at the right time, assuming she wakes up at all.
Friar Lawrence is talking to Juliet when she goes to his cell, after Juliet tells Friar Lawrence her problem he comes up with the plan to give her a sleeping potion to make her appear dead so that Romo can meet her at the tomb when she wakes up, Romeo can take Juliet to Mantua. " A cold and drowsy humor, for no pulse / Shal, keep this native progress, but surcease. / No warmth, no breath shall testify thou livest. / the roses in thy lips and cheeks shall fade / To play ashes, thy eyes' windows fall / Like death when he shuts up the day of life."
Romeo and Juliet represents two families of similar social economic status and wealth but are in an interpersonal conflict between a flourishing love and a gory family feud. Juliet immensely changes during the course of the movie from a young girl to a mature young lady because she must deal with a forced marriage, abusive parents, and the banishment of Romeo. However, Romeo is a flat character focusing more on love than understanding the seriousness of the feud. When the two beloved children die, the dynamic changes as both families have empathy towards each other, therefore peace emerges from the tragic loss. Romeo and Juliet, the star-crossed lovers are very relatable and that is why we still read and watch his play four-hundred years
If Rosaline would have done the littlest by just talking to him Romeo would have been happy and not moved on. Romeo was also more open to love trying to get over Rosaline so this made him more open to fall in
“And this distilled liquor drink thou off; When presently through all thy veins shall run. A cold and drowsy humor, for no pulse,” (S.S, pg. 453). Friar Lawrence quoted that he would help Juliet fake her death. This is why Friar Lawrence is the one to blame for causing the most trouble in Romeo and Juliet. Yes, there are many other characters in the story to blame, but Friar Lawrence helped with a series of events that led to Juliet's death.
Friar Lawrence is in the Capulet's Tomb where Juliet is awakening, but notices that Romeo is dead on the ground. Juliet starts to emerge from her deep sleep, and also notices Romeo dead. Juliet is heartbroken, seeing her true love dead next to where she was laying. Suddenly, Friar hears noise coming from outside Capulet's Tomb. He is startled by the noise and runs away, leaving Juliet with dead Romeo.
Adults have great influence over the young impressionable minds of children, especially as parents or parental figures. It is their responsibility to help lead and guide them down a safe, successful path. However, many misuse this power, intentionally or not, causing more harm than good. In the play, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet’s lives are ended early due to the poor choices made by two adults they’d trusted: Friar Lawrence and Juliet’s father, Capulet.
In the play Romeo and Juliet hate is a major role in the story/play. The hate revolves around the hatred between the Montague’s and the Capulet’s. Hatred is shown throughout Romeo and Juliet as shown by peoples’ acts of violence. The story does not reveal why the hatred began, only that it was an ongoing conflict between the two families.
Seeking to flee her father’s demands about marrying Paris, Juliet ran to Friar Lawrence in pursuit of a plan, or else threatening to take her own life. Once Friar Lawrence finally gave in to Juliet’s pleas, he comforted her by saying, “Let not the Nurse lie with thee in thy chamber. / Take thou this vial, being then in bed, / And this distilling liquor drink thou off” (4.1.92-94). This proposition made the entire Capulet family believe that Juliet was dead, but unfortunately it was not passed on to Romeo in the right means, which made him believe that Juliet was truly dead.
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.
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. Not surprisingly, Romeo and Juliet are the strongest example that love overpowers hate in the story.
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.
The Feud in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet The aim of this essay is to define the nature of the feud in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and to discuss its function in the dramatic development of the play. The conflict between the families of Montagues and Capuletes is presented as the outcome of an ultimate expression of patriarchal society in Verona which promotes virility at any cost and obscene sexual innuendo targeting women. However, the love of Romeo and Juliet comes to prove the young people’s indifference towards the feud but at the same time the patriarchy’s tremendous power over them. Finally, the family’s feud combined with the contribution of fate makes the timing of events such, that a tragic resolution cannot be prevented.
Tara Jahns Ms. Zita Szigeti Language and Literature Advanced 9 9th of March 2015 English Essay Summative Assessment of Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is such an interesting play because even now, five hundred years later we are still talking and learning about this play. It is so relatable till date because people fall in love now as Romeo and Juliet did, families fight, as the Montagues and Capulets did. We can relate to each character in some. Which is what makes this play so compelling and lets it live, five hundred years later. Romeo and Juliet is a tragic tale of two lovers, separated by an epic feud of their two houses (Romeo a Montague and Juliet a Capulet.)