William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is an iconic tragedy composed of various characters. In this heartbreaking tale, the dashing Romeo Montague and beautiful Juliet Capulet form a perilous, yet alluring relationship with one another. Their strong love is tested throughout the course of the story, as lives are lost and characters are in vain. Shakespeare does a wonderful job portraying the feelings and impulses of two young adults in love, and the lengths they will go to in order to preserve it. In Romeo and Juliet, three characters who possess prominent traits are Lord Capulet, Tybalt, and Friar Lawrence. Along the course of Romeo and Juliet, Lord Capulet exerts the act of being controlling. This is clearly displayed in Act 3 Scene 5 …show more content…
A principal example of how Tybalt fails to act mature is when in Act 1 Scene 5 he degrades and insults Romeo to Lord Capulet. Tybalt remarks “This, by his voice, should be a Montague.—(to his PAGE) Fetch me my rapier, boy.—What, dares the slave. Come hither, cover'd with an antic face, to fleer and scorn at our solemnity? Now, by the stock and honor of my kin, to strike him dead I hold it not a sin.” This quote is illustrating that just because Romeo appeared at a Capulet feast, even though he was invited, Tybalt was ready to slaughter him. Romeo was harmless and unarmed, and Tybalt did not have anything against him at the time, therefore his anger was not justified at all. Tybalt was not mature and did not welcome Romeo at all. Instead, he let the feud and his temper get the better of him. In addition, Tybalt’s immaturity is executed is when in Act 1 scene 3 Tybalt provokes Romeo and Mercutio unnecessarily. He states “Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford. No better term than this: thou art a villain.” This quote clearly proves that Tybalt can not control his mouth, and has the need to taunt others, as he calls Romeo a “villain”. As a result of this statement, Mercutio feels enraged and tries to defend his friend (Romeo) and ends up getting killed in the process by Tybalt himself. If Tybalt had controlled his language and acted more mature, a death could have potentially been …show more content…
Friar Lawrence demonstrates the act of wisdom multiple times in the play. One prime instance Friar shows wisdom is in Act 3 Scene 3 when he scolds Romeo for losing feelings for Rosaline so quickly and acting quite shallow. He states “Holy Saint Francis, what a change is here! 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. Jesu Maria, what a deal of brine hath wash'd thy sallow cheeks for Rosaline! How much salt water thrown away in waste to season love that of it doth not taste! The sun not yet thy sighs from heaven clears, thy old groans ring yet in my ancient ears. Lo, here upon thy cheek the stain doth sit of an old tear that is not washed off yet. If e'er thou wast thyself and these woes thine, thou and these woes were all for Rosaline. and art thou changed? Pronounce this sentence then: Women may fall when there’s no strength in men.” Here, Friar is being wise by saying that Romeo must love a woman for her heart and not just for her looks. Romeo should not expect Juliet to be faithful, as he moved on from Rosaline almost instantly. Friar Lawrence is trying to make Romeo understand that he should love a woman for her personality, something he did not do with Rosaline. These words bring out the wisdom in Friar Lawrence. Another significant example is in Act 2 Scene 6 when Friar warns Romeo to love moderately,
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He is an advisor for Romeo and Juliet and he has tried to help both of them get together a lot of times. One of those times is when Friar Lawrence offers Juliet the vial, “If, rather than marry County Paris, / Thou hast the strength of will to slay thyself, /Then is it likely thou wilt undertake / A thing like death to chide away this shame, / That cop’st with death himself to scape from it; / And, if thou darest, I’ll give thee remedy.” (4.1.71-76)
The first person to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet is Lord Capulet because Lord Capulet being so strict about the person Juliet married, he leads a train of events causing the young Romeo and Juliet to commit suicide. Capulet wouldn't have been the only one to protest Romeo and Juliet's marriage, but he had the final say in Juliet life. Lord Capulet, “Send for the county. Go tell him of this. I'll have this knot knit up tomorrow morning” (4.2.23-24).
(Shakespeare 393 lines 54-59) What Tybalt is basically saying is that Romeo shouldn’t be at the house of the Capulets because he’s a Montague and he is dining with his enemies which if his father found out about it his father would be furious. Tybalt is hotheaded as shown in act III scene I “Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries / that thou hast done me; therefore turn and draw.” (Shakespeare 427 lines 63-64)
Friar Lawrence encourages Romeo to think of “how much salt water [was] thrown away in a waste,” and he advises that Romeo is still young and doesn’t know what love is (2.3.73). He is referencing love because the salt represents Romeo’s tears and Romeo has been continuously crying over his lost love. Romeo is an introvert and doesn’t have a group of friends he confides in, so he consults the Friar for counsel. Friar is an adult who could tell anyone anything at any time, and Romeo chose to trust him with his relationship complications. The friar is who Romeo tells everything rather than his cousin or best friend.
Tybalt is hot headed and rash. In the first act of Romeo and Juliet he is already starting fights as stated by him “What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word / As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee.”(1.1.63-64). Tybalt’s hate of peace is the most blatant example of his hot headed and rash actions. He is trying to get the Montagues riled up so that he can have a fight.
(1.5.80) Any man or child would not wish to undermine his or her elders authority especially when at their house so for Tybalt to say this is a very bold statement of his character. Not only is he hateful and bold but Tybalt is also very demanding to the people around him. He orders his servant to fetch his sword and in the olden days people were very mean and demanding of their servants. He also orders his uncle to get rid of Romeo at his uncles party.
Foreshadowing is evident as Tybalt wishes to strike Romeo dead showing that future conflict will arise between Romeo and Tybalt, and it later does. Tybalt's short tempered characteristics are also emphasised as he had no reason to fight Romeo in the first place, nor did he know Romeo. In addition, Tybalt is a catalyst for turning this love story into a tragedy. Tybalt's quick tempered and violent personality lead to his death as he is slain by Romeo after Tybalt's had just murdered Mercutio. As a result, the plot is escalated form here, as Romeo is banished from Verona.
The death of Tybalt is due to his own lack of foresight, since he began the
For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night” (I., v, 52-53). He matured a lot because he was not sitting in his bedroom pouting, he was out trying to be a better person. In Act 2, Scene 3 when Romeo informed Friar Lawrence of his love for Juliet, the Friar replied, “Holy Saint Francis! What a change is here!/ Is Rosaline, that thou didst love so dear,/
Romeos and Juliets Death Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play about two love-struck teens that eventually falls in love. They have to face obstacles just to find a way to be together and eventually have to secrednize their marriage. The characters Friar Lawrence, Romeo and Lord, Lady Capulet are primarily responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. They all have things they did that leads to Romeo and Juliet’s departness. Also, the decisions they made and the problems they caused such as ruining true love.
In a story one one line can affect the entire outcome of the story. The characters in Romeo and Juliet use very moving language to either show their love for someone or to warn them for the dangers ahead. Certain lines are used to emphasize something important. These are not always a direct explanation, it can be an indirect explanation when the character is trying to emphasize and make a point without directly saying it. The author of the story uses powerful lines like these to get the reader thinking and more invested and involved in the story.
But I believe that he needs to control his actions and think before he acts. Being cocky and full of yourself does not bring you a good result after all and that's exactly what happened to him. Another reason that Tybalt is bully because he feels a great sense of hatred towards the montague family because he believes that they are dangerous for the capulet family. His hatred is clear and certainly strong about the Montague on Act 1, scene I “What, drawn, and talk of
Tybalt believes that Romeo attended the fest to mock and show disgrace to the Capulet and therefore wanted to kill Romeo. however, which in fact is not true as Romeo came to meet Rosaline and is known in the city to be a very nice man. Tybalt’s feeling about Romeo is not due to his actions but because of his passionate hate for Romeo as he is a Montague a family enemy. In addition, Tybalt Mercutio has great hate towards the Capulets and along with his short temper has caused his death and gotten Romeo banished from