In ‘Romeo and Juliet’ the Capulets and Montage's end their feud after the tragedy itself. “O brother Montague, give me thy hand” (Shakespeare 5.3 Page 13). Capulet has realized the harm and effects of the death of the ‘star-crossed lovers’ after losing his precious treasure he felt guilt due to all the cruel words he had said to Juliet. The feud is an important aspect of the book because it was the reason for all the deaths and secrecy. “Doth with their death bury their parents' strife.” (Shakespeare Prologue page 1.)
In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Ophelia’s love for Hamlet ultimately leads to her madness. In order for Ophelia to build her relationship with Hamlet, she must go against her father’s orders considering he strictly prohibited her from seeing him. Hamlet then breaks up with Ophelia saying, “I did love you once,” and then tells her to go “to a nunnery,” causing Ophelia to feel a great amount of betrayal. Ophelia is already heartbroken, and now Hamlet murders her father which was too much for her to handle. The love Ophelia had for Hamlet was one that is considered as infatuation; Ophelia was young and did not know much about love,
When Juliet tried to convince her father to cancel the wedding, Lord Capulet threatened to disown her. Juliet, lost as the Garden of Eden, seeks my help to repair her situation. For if I am unable to do so, she shall commit the sinful act to an eternity in the underworld by putting a knife through her heart. With a cloud of ignorance covering my eyes, I foolishly gave the naive Juliet a vile that makes her sleep for forty-eight hours making her seem dead. With all of Verona believing the young Capulet was deceased, I sent out a letter to the exiled Romeo saying his wife was alive and only sleeping.
The type of love felt by Hamlet and Laertes is quite different. Ophelia is the sister of Laertes and therefore he has brotherly love for her. Before leaving Denmark, Laertes advises against relations with Hamlet. He remarks on the love Hamlet has for Ophelia as being “The perfume and suppliance of a minute,/ No more.” (I, iii, 9-10) This is evidence of tension between Laertes and Hamlet and foreshadows the later confrontation between them. On the contrary, Hamlet feels romantic love for Ophelia.
He takes a risk of losing Titania, because he loves her. In conclusion the characters are risking love, for love. In A MidSummer Night’s Dream Shakespeare uses conflict to reveal the theme of lost lovers. Several books written by Shakespeare, possess characters that are willing to do anything for love. Various pieces in literature have characters that are willing to complete any task for love.
I would tell Hamlet to acknowledge the love he had for Ophelia and make it known to her because it would have greatly diminished tension between himself and many of the other characters. I believe that he truly did love Ophelia. Hamlet confesses this when he proclaims at her funeral, “ I loved Ophelia; forty thousand brothers/ Could not with all their quantity of love/ make up my sum. What wilt thou do for her?” (V.i.236-238) The use of the comparison to the brothers enforces the genuine tone of Hamlets profession. Although Hamlet does finally voice his feelings for Ophelia, he is too late.
Lord Montague states, “Alas, my liege, my wife is dead tonight! Grief of my son’s exile hath stopped her breath.” (Shakespeare 1142) Suicide is one of the last resorts Romeo and Juliet should not have resorted to that. Death is a very hard thing to deal with especially for parents. The loss of a child is one of the hardest things to cope with as a parent. It obviously took a toll on Romeo’s mother the pain of losing her son was too much to bear and it resulted in her death.
When Polonius was killed by Hamlet, she became vulnerable since she no longer had the person who decided everything for her. Her life in an instant became a disaster because it was Hamlet the one she loved, the person who had killed her father. Ophelia’s death is debated as an accident or a suicide, but I believe it was an accident that ended in a suicide since she lost her father and Hamlet killed him. Ophelia, was a dependant women from her father and her brother Laertes and she obeyed every demand she received from both. She was loyal to her family specially to his father.
I the beginning of the conversation Andromache expresses her fears of Hector dying in battle, widowing her in the process. Andromache says to Hector, “ …‘Pity me, please! Take your stand on the rampart here, before you orphan your son and make your wife a widow’..”( 6. 511-512). Hector responds to Andromache by saying “‘...All this weighs down my mind, too dear woman”(6.522).
After a few lines, it continues, “Doth with their death bury their parent’s strife./The fearful passage of dearth-marked love. (Prologue, 8, 9).” This quote tells the reader that the pair of star-crossed lovers (Romeo and Juliet) will die upon the rivalry between their two families. The worried tone here gives a hint to the reader that something bad will happen sometime in the future. Note that the play had not even begun yet, and there are already obvious clues to Romeo and Juliet’s death. Here, Shakespeare is trying to point out that young love overcame the values of Romeo and Juliet’s family.