Friar Lawrence gains awareness of this as he says this to Romeo the moment he informs Friar about this new Juliet: “Holy Saint Francis, what a change is here! Is Rosaline, that thou didst love so dear, so soon forsaken? Young men’s love the lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes” (2.3.69-72). As can be seen, Friar realizes how Romeo had had such a rapid change. His beloved Rosaline, which he could not make absent in his mind, has suddenly vanished from existence the moment Romeo gets a glimpse of the pretty face of Juliet.
When someone takes their own life there must be a reason, right? In Romeo and Juliet, a famous tragedy written by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet fall deeply in love with one another, even though their families have been sworn enemies for ages. While everything seems to be going alright at the beginning of the play, at the end of the play both, Romeo and Juliet, end up killing themselves. Even though Romeo and Juliet took their own lives, their deaths are ultimately caused by Friar Lawrence, because his small actions, at the time, had a huge impact on the lives of Romeo and Juliet. The marriage of Romeo and Juliet, overseen by Friar Lawrence, was the first of many mistakes Friar made.
Each and every day, people make sacrifices for their loved ones. Maybe they choose to get up earlier in order to do chores or miss an important meeting so that they would have time for each other. There is no greater example of sacrifices for loved ones than in Romeo and Juliet however, where Shakespeare explores two star-crossed lovers, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, who come from two families that have a deep hatred towards each other. The pair meet each other, secretly wed, and then in order to stay together, commit suicide out of despair and distress. Through Romeo and Juliet’s acts of defiance and sacrifice, Shakespeare proves that while hate has the power to destroy and kill, love is even more powerful as it has the power to transform.
Firstly, in Juliet's eavesdropped soliloquy scene, Shakespeare uses comedic language, and metaphors to show how Romeo would risk getting killed in order to see his love Juliet, contending that the heart overrules the head. Romeo intrudes the Capulet residence, creeping over to Juliet's room, where she is secretley professing her love for Romeo. Romeo eavesdrops and continues to talk to himself contemplating whether or not he should speak and reveal himself. Finally, he does and Juliet says,"How camest thou hither, tell me, and wherefore?/ The orchard walls are high and hard to climb,/And the place death, considering who thou art./ If any of my kinsmen find thee here." Romeo then states, "With love's light wings did I o'erperch these walls./ For stony limits cannot hold love out,/And what love can do that dares love attempt;/Therefore thy kinsmen are no let to me."
This leads Juliet to fake her death to be with Romeo, but due to an misunderstanding, Romeo poisons himself. Throughout the play, due to love, various acts of impermanence strike Romeo and Juliet through the change of love, the loss of trust, and the disowning of family. Romeo shows the impermanence of love as he drops his affection for Rosaline. In the beginning of the play, Romeo, with a deep passion, loves Rosaline before Juliet. Romeo describes his love with Rosaline as, "One fairer than my love?
As their love began with simply being attracted to one another; it mutated into something so intense, that it would later destroy themselves and others in the process. Romeo & Juliet articulates the potency of love and how it is able cause destruction to everyone. Their bond depicts intimate love for each other, but in the end, it seemed like it was doomed from the very start. Separation was the key factor where love was evoked in Romeo & Juliet. Scenes in the play were able to highlight the beginnings of Romeo and Juliet’s romance.
Is death worth proving love? In the play Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, all Romeo and Juliet do is try to prove their love to each other. A family feud between the Capulets and the Montagues continues to trail on, making Romeo and Juliet’s love forbidden, until death ends it all. Many are at fault such as: Juliet’s nurse that acts the messenger between the two teens, or Balthazar who goes behind Lord Montague’s back to keep the secret of Romeo and Juliet’s marriage. Nonetheless one person is at most to blame and his name is Friar Lawrence.
From that image, love took control of his brain, causing him to run back to Juliet. He did not have the free will to make his own decision by being underage and making irrational decisions before, along with acting with his heart and not his mind. Fate, in the form of love, forced him to come back to Juliet, not his own judgment. Later in the act, Romeo’s friends Mercutio and Benvolio, were looking for Romeo after he suddenly left the ball the night before. Benvolio tells Mercutio that Tybalt had sent a letter challenging Romeo to a duel, and that Romeo accepted.
In particular, his play Romeo and Juliet displayed feminism in a surprising and muffled way. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is now a world famous play that consists of two star-crossed lovers who form a connection making their forbidden romance fall into place. Juliet proves throughout the play that she is a feminist by pursuing Romeo at the Capulet ball. Throughout the play, Juliet does whatever she can to be with the man she knows she cannot have, including initiating their marriage. William Shakespeare creates Juliet as a fearless young woman who would do anything for her romance.
Romeo and Juliet claimed to love each other immensely, even though they just met. Whether this was true love or if it was more lust, either way it caused both of them to make lots of rash judgements; the final one leading to their own death. When Friar Lawrence offered her the potion to fake her death, Juliet immediately and desperately took the vial exclaiming “Love give me strength! And strength shall help afford. / Farewell, dear father!” (4.1.125-126).