What is masculinity? Masculinity is a set of attributes, behaviors and roles generally associated with boys and men. In today's society, the perception of masculinity has been reinvented much like many other social issues. Studies show older generations still believe in the idea of masculinity whilst newer generations are breaking away from this very restrictive mold. William Shakespeare's work, Romeo and Juliet, presents readers with the huge part masculinity plays within society due to the characters constant need to prove themselves, Romeo’s struggle to balance his sensitive and tough side, and the role of women.
In William Shakespeare’s timeless play Romeo and Juliet, two star crossed lovers are faced with great adversity as they hide their romance from their feuding families. As author James Lane Allen once said, “Adversity does not build character, it reveals it”. Romeo, a Montague, struggles to hide his love for the Capulet daughter, Juliet, from his family and friends. The challenge of lying to his closest companions, and going against his family’s ways to secretly marry Juliet causes Romeo to act erratically and carelessly. Throughout Act 3 Scene One, Shakespeare exposes the lovestruck Romeo’s mercurial nature and impulsivity through his thoughtless actions.
Romeo is to blame for Mercutio’s death in Act III of Romeo and Juliet. First of all, Romeo did not fight back when Tybalt insulted him. Tybalt calls Romeo a villain and other various names, but Romeo responds by saying (paraphrase), “I love you more than you believe for we are family, even if you are oblivious to this fact. I love the name Capulet as much as I love my own name”(3.1.72-75). When Romeo says this, Tybalt becomes confused and enraged. He wants to fight, but Romeo is not budging, for he does not want to harm Juliet’s cousin. So instead of Romeo fighting Tybalt, Mercutio fights Tybalt because Romeo will not fight for himself. Romeo steps between them and tries to stop the duel, but Tybalt manages to stab Mercutio underneath Romeo’s
We perceive that Romeo is innocent due to his apparent love for Tybalt and his clear disesteem to the brawl unfolding. He wanted to advent the violence thrust upon him by his love (Tybalt). He cared too much to fight him but when a good life-long friend, Mercutio, is murdered in front of his very eyes he is shaken to the core. He did this while not in the correct state of mind, cleary in a haze of sorrow and guilt not yet fully comprehending the effects of his actions. His gentle altercation with Tybalt defines his love for his friends and family.
“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.
Throughout William Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo has a difficult time controlling his actions because of his emotions. Characters Romeo cares about, such as Mercutio, Tybalt, and Juliet, are affected by his behavior and actions. The choices Romeo makes are very impulsive and cause many characters throughout the story to be victimized.
“A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life, Whose misadventured piteous overthrows. Doth with their death bury their parents ' strife. The fearful passage of their death-marked love” (Prologue). The agonizing story of Romeo and Juliet is abounding with plot twists and destructive decisions. The star-crossed lovers’ deaths were unavoidable, no matter what decisions led up to them. Without a doubt, the most destruction was made by Mercutio. Mercutio was Romeo’s best friend, which led to Romeo’s underestimation transform into angry rage once Tybalt killed Mercutio. His decision to fight Tybalt put himself amid an ongoing quarrel between Romeo and Tybalt, causing tension between the Capulets and Montagues, and disconnecting Romeo from Juliet.
In the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, I deduce that the male characters have made the most dramatic influence to its readers, thus far, in Acts I and II. In my perspective, the men bestow their standpoints profoundly and they are the initiators of numerous quarrels, which impacts the plot by amplifying suspense. To begin, Romeo commences conflict overall, by having the audacity to love the daughter of his sole enemy. "My name, dear saint, is hateful to myself, Because it is an enemy to thee. Had I it written, I would tear the word"(1024). Correspondingly, the fondness that Romeo possesses for Juliet does not care about the passionate feud that subsists amid their two families. Along with Romeo 's perpetual love, Mercutio contributes to a surplus
Acting quickly when making critical decisions without thinking logically can have severe consequences in all acts of life. In Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, there are several times throughout the play when a character lets their emotions get the best of them. Almost every time someone makes the decision to act on impulse, it causes a chain reaction that gets worse as the play goes on. Throughout Romeo and Juliet, the characters don’t give themselves enough time to think about their actions, and their impulsive actions lead to Romeo and Juliet’s marriage, fights between the families, and the deaths of the two lovers.
From the moment children are born, their actions begin to have an exponential effect on the lives of those around them. No action is free of consequences, and the decisions made throughout an individuals life can make or break the following course of events. 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 opening of the story of Romeo and Juliet, the Prince's kindness is being displayed. This scene is about a fight between the Montagues and the Capulets in the streets of Verona. Prince breaks up the fight and then says, “If ever you disturb our streets again, Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace.“ (I.1.89) The Prince is showing kindness by not making them pay with their lives even though they have already fought a couple of times before. The Prince could’ve easily taken whomever involved in the fight and threw them in jail especially Tybalt. If the Prince had threw Tybalt in jail Tybalt would’ve never been able to challenge Romeo because he would be in jail, but since Tybalt was free and roaming as he pleases he then challenges Romeo but Romeo refuses and then Mercutio had stepped up to fight Tybalt. Romeo tries to intervene in the fight but Mercutio still gets killed and later on Romeo comes for vengeance by killing Tybalt. The Prince finds out that Tybalt was killed by Romeo and banishes his from Verona, word had got out and Juliet was informed that Romeo was banished and she
A fight breaks out in Verona, between the servants of Capulet and Montague. Prince Escalus, the ruler of Verona, attempts to prevent any further conflicts between the families by decreeing death for any individual who disturbs the peace in the future.Romeo, the son of Montague, runs into his cousin
Oh, noble prince of the seas, I can be tellin' ye everythin' 'bout th' tradagy that occurred her, 'tis deadly saber skirmish. Tybalt killed ye relative, buccaneer Mercutio. Prince Benvolio, who started this skirmish? Benvolio Tybalt started th' saber skirmish. Romeo spoke to Tybalt nicely 'n told him how childish 'tis argument was. He
In the first scene, Romeo, Mercutio, and Tybalt were talking. Tybalt demanded that Romeo draw his sword. Hearing this, Romeo says that he will not draw his sword. With this, Mercutio says that he will fight Tybalt if Romeo didn’t. Enraged, Tybalt and Mercutio fight. Romeo, trying to stop this battle, ends up getting between the two fighters. Tybalt uses this to his advantage and stabs Mercutio. Mercutio dies, and Romeo draws his sword and kills Tybalt.
Passion is a powerful emotion that plays a huge part in the decisions we make. Passion may seem beneficial, but ultimately leads to destruction, and it doesn't matter whether it is love or hate both can make an individual reckless and blind. In William Shakespeare's play “Romeo and Juliet”, many of the characters make rash choices because passion interferes with their capability to reason and this not only affects the individual but also others around them. This thesis will be proven by the analysis of Romeo, Tybalt, Mercutio, actions that are driven by passionate love or hate and how it has affected the other characters of the play. The power of passionate love is illustrated in the play through Romeo’s love for Rosaline and Juliet, which let him to make certain decisions