In the play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet are at the mercy of the stars. This is shown through the fact that the two lovers are impacted by many circumstances beyond their control, essentially caused by the family feud between the Montague’s and the Capulet’s. However, Romeo and Juliet do choose to control their own lives by the decision’s they constitute and compose without the influence from someone else in the play, such as getting married in secret and taking their own lives. Despite this small amount of control they are still bound by fate shown by the reasons behind the secret marriage, Tybalts’ death and the suicides. Fate is one of the main thematic representations in the play Romeo and Juliet.
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. The Montagues and Capulets realize their mistakes of their ways a little too late.
Choices Changing the Future in Romeo and Juliet In life everyone has to make important choices, and act upon those choices. Different decisions can have different outcomes, but what if the wrong choice is made? If the wrong choice is made the future can take a turn for the worst. In William Shakespeare’s famous play, Romeo and Juliet, the characters have a heavy weight on their shoulders to make the right decision. The choices we make and the actions we take determine our future, but will the characters of Romeo and Juliet make the right ones?
In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the use of free will throughout the play would give Romeo and Juliet a one way ticket to their deaths. Their “fate” was determined by events that could have been prevented by some people’s decisions. Romeo and Juliet led towards the path of death because of their own choices! Times in the play when the characters use their free will include Tybalt’s decision to fight Mercutio, the Prince ordering Romeo to be banished (instead of being executed), and, Juliet’s decision to disobey her parents to marry Romeo. One example of the character’s decisions made out of free will is the fight between Tybalt and Mercutio.
In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo finds the love of his life, little does he know that she belongs to the Capulets which means that he cannot be with her. In the play the prologue reads “Two households, both alike in dignity from ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where evil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the
There are multiple occasions where fate gets in the way of Romeo and Juliet such as when Romeo killed Tybalt, Romeo being banished, Juliet being forced to marry Paris, the failure of Romeo being informed of Juliet’s fake death and Romeo killing himself. The first occasion of fate getting in
It is clearly evident that these three characters fail the protagonists, Romeo and Juliet. Failures occurs because of strict laws, timing periods, and parental figures. These lead them to make the mistakes and pursued their end. Overall the tragic ending to the story teaches a lesson of the consequences being impulsive along with learning that in life, we have challenges that we face but in reason being that we should be ready to face those challenges, even if it is wrong choosing to stand up for what we believe in, just as the two lovers do when they choose to stand by their love no matter how many people and how many obstacles come between them. Therefore, if both households solved their conflicts, Romeo and Juliet would live a happy restful
Driven by Fate or Choice? People thought the main characters in the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare were driven by fate, not choice. Others think that Romeo and Juliet are driven by their choice. In the Prologue, we learn that the “star-crossed lovers” will “ take their own life.” (Shmoop Editorial Team) That was their destined fate, as predicted throughout the play. Romeo and Juliet think that they fell in love as soon as they met each other.
If the story were lacking this strong female part, there is a chance Romeo and Juliet would not have made their marriage successful at all, as she often delivers messages back and forth between the “star-crossed lovers” when they are unable to themselves as well. The third, final, and feasibly most important part dramatically in “Romeo and Juliet” is found in the title, Juliet herself. She is referred to as Romeo’s “bright angel” in his own words, during the balcony scene and provides an essential character for this tragic script. Moreover, Juliet is willing to give up her family and her life, though these actions are considered hasty by many readers and characters alike, to be with Romeo. In summary, the female characters in the play “Romeo and Juliet” have a more dramatic impact because of the roles they play- Rosaline essentially drives Romeo to Juliet, Juliet’s Nurse insures the success (no matter how short) of Romeo and Juliet’s marriage, and one of the main characters, Juliet herself, is
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.)