Since Juliet can't leave her home without a male guard or anyone by her side, she has Romeo and the nurse to help her . Romeo is like most guys now because no matter how much their families don’t get along his still aspires to marry Juliet with or without her parents blessings. Most guys now do not ask for a blessing and honestly do not care if he’s hated by the family he will still go along and marry. Romeo is a good character that could relate to today’s audience. The character Romeo in the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is the most realistic character because people can relate to the way he speaks and the things he says and does to Juliet.
While Romeo is mourning over Rosaline, Mercutio attempts to enlighten him with his perception of love. Mockingly, Mercutio suggests, “If love be rough with you, be rough with love: Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down” (1.4.28-29). Mercutio advises Romeo to overcome his hamartia of impulsively falling in love, as it can be a significant internal conflict that leads to the protagonists’ downfalls. The metaphoric comparison of a thorn to love describes that love can be rough like a thorn, proving to readers that Romeo is experiencing love detrimentally. Mercutio teaches Romeo how to handle this, and for that reason is able comfort Romeo in his times of need.
Shakespeare uses both romantic and identity crushes to show that parents should take teenage crushes seriously by providing examples of stories and lessons he put together into his plays. For example, One of his many famous plays he has created that is a great example of both romantic and identity crushes is Romeo and Juliet. A romantic crushes is formed by finding someone whom they find powerfully attractive; moreover, someone who they feel excited to be around, and with whom they want to spend a lot of time. Parents most often know not to take these romantic crushes serious because they know sooner or later their children will outgrow these crushes and move onto the next crush: “Most romantic crushes don’t last very long because once the
The Friar’s excessive pride allows him to agree to wed Romeo and Juliet, hoping he can bring the Montagues and Capulets together, though these families hatred spans generations. He even states his goal. “For this alliance so happy prove / To turn your households’ rancor to pure love” (2.3. 91-92). Whether the Friar realizes it or not, he has just done something terrible that only strengthens the bond of these two lovers.
An example of this is when Romeo was so depressed because the woman he loved, Rosaline, didn’t love him back, but once he met Juliet he was happy again.”No, I have forgotten that name and that name’s woe.” (2.3.46) Romeo only comes back from his depression because he met Juliet and realized she was the one he truly loved. This shows how love is a force of good as it got Romeo out of his depression and happier than he was before. The creation of joy is another reason why love is a force for good and doesn’t inflict
Every character in literary works has weaknesses and strengths. In Romeo and Juliet, it is not hard to figure out the strengths and weaknesses of Romeo. Romeo’s strong points are his strong sincerity and willingness to go against his family to be with someone he loves. He showed great affection for the people he cared about. For instance, he gave all of his love to Juliet.
First, the Nurse scouted out Romeo to approve of him herself. “...Gentlemen, can any of you tell me where I may/find the young Romeo?”(Ⅱ,ⅳ,112-113) The nurse was searching for Romeo so that she could interrogate him and judge if he would be the proper man for her beloved Juliet, that she raised from a child. The Nurse just needed to see for herself if Romeo would be correct, as Juliet already hinted at the fact that she loves him. The Nurse approves of him believing in true love and tells Juliet. Now with the approval from the Nurse Juliet also learns of the marriage that the Nurse selflessly set up for Juliet to get married to her true love Romeo.
Another point to consider is the consummation of love cited in the original writing; Even though the love between the two was passionate, the couple only consummates their love after they are married, something that prevents them from losing the sympathy of the public. It is possible that Romeo and Juliet function as an equation of love and sex, with death. Throughout the tragedy, he and she fantasize about this "fulminating equality", usually attributed to a lover. For example, Mr. Capulet is the one who first realizes Julieta 's "death", comparing this factor with the deflowering of his daughter, and, a little later, Julieta compares, erotically, Romeo with death. Just before committing suicide, he decides to use
When the friar says this, he is warning Romeo that what he is viewing as all good may turn out to be all bad. Romeo is also impulsive. Since Romeo is a dreamer, he allows his emotions to directly influence his decisions and that makes him impulsive. Once Romeo feels something, he usually acts upon the feeling without thinking of the consequences. This is seen when the day after Romeo and Juliet meet he wants to be married to her.
Mercutio knows Romeo better than any other characters and because Mercutio and Romeo are foils, it is easy for Mercutio to tell that Romeo is in love. Mercutio also is able to tell who Romeo’s new found love and is quick to tell him that Romeo and Juliet getting married will cause more problems between their families. (Padgett Mercutio) Mercutio foreshadows the fate and tragic end to the story while he is dying he says “ A plague o’ both your houses!” (A3si) he states this at Romeo and Tybalt and at the Montagues and the Capulets, telling them that their family feud will not end until “a plague” has destroyed each house. Knowing the ending of the story, readers know that he is referring to the death of the child from each house. While Mercutio is dying Romeo is deciding what he wants to do to Tybalt for killing his friend.