“Romeo and Juliet”, a tragedy written by William Shakespeare, is held in Verona, Italy. The play portrays the reality of a trascurring feud between two households, Montagues and Capulets, which resulted in tragic consequences for the main characters, Romeo and Juliet. The events contrast hate with love, forcing the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly and die tragically in despair. The theme of hate is shown through the transcurring feud of both households; the reason behind all six deaths in the play and the prohibition of the love of two star cross 'd lovers. Shakespeare does not reveal why the families hate each other, but one of the many possible reasons could be that the feud is so longstanding that the families themselves don 't know why it started.
Loyalty and family pressures create inner conflict for human beings. In William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, readers are able to see fatal consequences; when personal desires and family ties conflict and blind. The characters Romeo, Tybalt and Juliet are faced with the dilemma of facing family loyalty versus self-integrities. Romeo and Juliet must face the consequences of choosing between love and family, influenced by age and social standings, whilst Tybalt is presented with the complication of testing how far he will let family pride drive him.
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.
In the tragedy Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare there are two young lovers. They are Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. The Montagues and Capulets are two feuding families in Verona who have hated each other for centuries. However, Romeo and Juliet love each other which will produce problems. The two lovers die in the end because of Romeo's loss of self-control.
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet The ‘’Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet’’ by Shakespeare is a play about two protagonist lovers from different families who fell in love with each other and as the play goes on they have to deal with many consequences. The most difficult conflict that they have to deal with is their family feud that has been going on for years. The family feud is worse than any other conflicts and most important the feud between two familes can ruin the relationship between Romeo and Juliet. If the Capulets and Montagues had resolved their differences, both Romeo and Juliet would have live to have a happy life.
Frederick Douglas once said, “‘[i]t is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men’” (Brainy Quotes) proving that a child’s experience growing up will determine who they are when they reach adulthood be. Parents with excessive requirement that seem unachievable are what create figuratively “broken” men and women throughout time. Romeo and Juliet, the tragic play written by William Shakespeare in the 1500s, is about a bitter feud between families that results in devastating effects on their children. Two teenagers from opposing families, Juliet and Romeo, fall in love throughout the play and show their perpetual love for each other by trying to overcome family obstacles that are keeping them apart. Shattering Glass by Gail Giles
In the play “Romeo and Juliet” written by William Shakespeare, Is about the two star-crossed lovers (Romeo and Juliet) dying over their love for each other. Friar John, Capulet and the family feud are to blame for their deaths. Friar John didn’t deliver the message to Romeo that Juliet wasn’t really dead and she was just sleeping, Capulet is passionate about Juliet marrying Paris so this puts too much pressure on her. If there were no family feud there would be no need to hide their love for each other.
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.)
The story of Romeo and Juliet is the story of two star crossed lovers. Romeo and Juliet’s love was hidden because they were forbidden to date as they were from the two opposing houses in Verona; Capulet’s and Montague’s. Names are important in this tragedy as the reason there was so much tragedy was based on the two teenagers having to hide their love from everyone and the weight that responsibility bared on them. In this play names divide characters and define people as well as they divide the city in two based on your last name. Before the play even begins, the prologue immediately in act 1, the hatred for the opposing families is made clear especially with Tybalt, who throughout the play, is the most vocal about his hatred and the clear division between the two families.
In Romeo and Juliet, the two households were the Capulets and the Montagues. These two families were well known for their quarrels and public riots as seen when the Prince exclaims, “Three civil brawls, bred of an airy word, By thee, old Capulet, and Montague” (1.5.80-81). Remarkably, Romeo and Juliet were able to see past these differences and fall in love; however in order to be secretive, they required the assistance of a dependable parental figure. Friar Laurence, who was neither Capulet or Montague, fit this role. Wanting to end the feud, the Friar frequently helped the couple stay together as seen when he married them and later on set out a plan for their eternal love away from Verona.
William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a perfect example of how poor choices don’t only affect one’s own futures but also those of their communities. Romeo and Juliet fall in love despite their families, the Montagues and the Capulets, being enemies. The two marry in secret and plan to live a happy life together before a deadly fight breaks out between the Montagues and the Capulets and the lovers are separated. The heartbreaking story consists of risky decisions and bad timing. Romeo’s own impulsive nature, demonstrated when he kills Juliet’s kinsman, breaks Verona’s law of banishment, and suicidal act, all contribute to the tragic end of Romeo and Juliet.
In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare presents a story that provides many suspects as to who ultimately causes the disastrous suicide of the two young lovers. Despite being a grown man, Romeo is depicted as someone who is exceedingly unstable, dramatic and even impetuous in times of emotional distress. As a result of Romeo acting before he thinks, he tends to have a disregard for social boundaries. In Romeo’s relationships, he rejects the social standards at the time. Romeo’s disregard for established social boundaries in relationships, ultimately leads to the deaths of the lovers because Romeo adores Rosaline, a Capulet, goes to a Capulet party, and marries Juliet, who is also a Capulet.
Are you so loyal to someone or something that you are willing to devote most of your time to that one person or thing? How much would you sacrifice for that one person or thing? In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare the two star-crossed lovers are loyal to each other but are they too loyal? Loyalty can be both good and bad. It can allow a person to rely on someone or something to help them get through tough times or that person can be too loyal causing unfortunate circumstances.
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
Friendships are tested in many ways. Often, close friends, will come to each other with their darkest secrets, secrets that could be harmful to themself or others, for example, an eating disorder. In these times, the recipient of the secret is faced with a dangerous choice- to betray the friends loyalty and trust by seeking help, or stand back and watch the situation unfold, potentially ending in calamity. Oftentimes, teenagers especially feel bound to keep the others secret, no matter what problems arise. This is an example of the perils of excessive loyalty. In the play Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare warns about the dangers of extreme loyalty through the behavior of Romeo and Juliet.