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.
Personal desire and choosing to conform is a battle between right and wrong, shown in the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, because Juliet chooses Romeo over everyone else, pursuing what she wants to make herself happy, but everyone else in the family views this as wrong. Juliet wants to do the right thing, which is doing what makes her happy. Lady Capulet wants to know Juliet’s idea of getting married but Juliet does not want to get married, which upsets her family and the nurse. “It is an honour that I dream not of.”
Think Think Think William Shakespeare wrote in one of his other works,”Go wisely and slow. Those who rush stumble and fall,” This theme of thinking before you act and before you speak are both revalent themes in Romeo and Juliet. In Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, the characters of Romeo and Juliet teach the readers three important lessons in their tragic love story. These characters show the importance to communicate effectively, thinking before an action, and understanding that all actions have consequences.
Stop and think is what everyone in the modern life should do because life is long, so we should take our time and think through what we are doing. Many say “ you only live once,” and use it as a valid reason to make decisions without thinking, or do foolish actions. Some believe that you should take it slow and thoroughly think out your decision. To support our opinion we should use examples from modern life and Romeo and Juliet. Acting fast in Romeo and Juliet is acceptable because their lives are short, and if they think too hard it might take them a while, and they will accomplish nothing in their lives.
In the world that we live in today, there are many things that we face daily. Whether it be illness, love or just bad decisions, everybody encounters them and many more. Rash decisions are made on a very common basis among people. A lot of stuff affect the decisions you make. May it be, being too young and not having enough experience to make good decisions, or just the lack of care of the outcome.
Head Versus Heart In Nick Cassavetes movie, "The Notebook," Allie and Noah exemplify the theme of head versus heart when two people fall in love but are tragically ripped apart by their families. Years later Allie is engaged with another man but falls in love with Noah again. Ultimately, they disobey what their head deems correct, and wind up choosing what their hearts desire. Similarly, Shakespeare uses the same theme of head versus heart in his book, “Romeo and Juliet,” exemplifying how the heart overruled the head.
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.
Emotions are what propel you forward to reach your goal, but what also stop you from breaking your limits. They are what weigh into our decisions and help lead us to the choices we forever live with. Not only can they determine what we do, but also when and how we do it. At times they are stronger than others, pulling us forward or throwing us back as if we have absolutely no control. Just like in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the entire lives of two teenagers led by the emotions that they couldn’t ignore.
When Juliet and Romeo were faced with a conflict, they would act based upon their emotions rather than coming up with rational solutions that would benefit both parties. They were only thinking in the moment, and not of the future consequences. Unfortunately, their rash decisions led to tragic incidents and the deaths of friends, family, and themselves. The problematic impulsiveness from the main characters could be taken as a moral, that love can control one’s mind to behave recklessly, leading to troubling
Both Romeo and Juliet and The First Stone come from different genres and time periods; yet readers come off very surprised when they read the two books and find out that they have many similarities in common. Acting before thinking causes regret in the future but everything happens for a reason, and that reason can change your life forever. Acting before thinking can cause ones life to change forever without a reason whereas thinking before acting makes everything happen for a reason. In the play Romeo and Juliet, the two lovers act before thinking and did not think about the consequences in the future and it changes their life. Both lovers knew they were from families that were enemies and yet they continued their forbidden love and even agreed to
Romeo and Juliet: Love or Lust? Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy composed by the English writer, playwright, and actor, William Shakespeare. It tells the story of two young star crossed lovers that meet against all odds at a Capulet party. Romeo and Juliet are not examples of true love because they were too immature, too problematic, and they had been experiencing only a shallow attraction toward one another.
It is an aspect of human nature to desire the ability to take decisive action, since often the choices individuals make display their beliefs and establish self worth. When making these decisions, successful outcomes are determined by the individual’s resolve to stay committed to the decided course of action or completely abandon it. Individuals who posses this ability display confidence in their intuition have a strong sense of personal identity and self confidence. If they stray from the path of their choosing, they may often become confused, doubt their judgment, and lose sight of their goals. In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Hamlet becomes conflicted between action and inaction after learning the details of his father’s death.
In Romeo and Juliet, a play written by William Shakespeare in 1595, has a common theme of Free Will vs. Fate throughout the play. We see it in Act I, III, and IV of the play. It doesn’t just happen between the two main characters of Romeo and Juliet; but also Paris, the man intended to marry Juliet, Lord and Lady Capulet, and Friar Lawrence. The first clear portrayal of this theme is in Act I Scene II, when Lord Capulet is talking to Paris of marrying Juliet. This is the first time we hear of Juliet losing her free will.
My verbal-visual focuses on the theme passion versus common sense in the tragic play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. As you can see my visual is separated into two equal sections. The left side represents passion while the right side represents reason. In the upper left corner, I have drawn a heart opposing a brain, in the upper right corner, in a fight. The heart represents passion whereas the brain represents reason.