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.
The impulse decisions made by Romeo and Juliet and the actions displayed for their “love” are emotionally charged and are based on initial feelings, therefore, their love is not true. Romeo and Juliet both have affection for each other, but it is truly only from the physical appearances they base their love on.
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. Consequently, this leads them to make decisions that are irreversible, and significant. Decisions that change the lives of not only themselves, but the ones who love them. It opened the eyes of those who had been blinded by hatred, changing the way they viewed the delicate concept of life and death. The power of their emotions was so strong, that there was no escaping them. In the play, Shakespeare displays the power of emotions by the actions of not only Romeo and Juliet, but their families as well. The strength of their emotions are strong enough to cause them happiness, chaos, and eventually tragedy.
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
The heart wants what it wants. Before this obvious, but quite metaphorical statement , became a well known saying, it isn’t always true as pride in the way of the authenticity of love. In William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, he shows a clear exposition of this. Love can only grow if an individual is able to set aside their pride and allow themselves to be both vulnerable and receptive to authentic feelings. Benedick depicts that although many people fall in love and enjoy it, he will not be vulnerable to give himself to the world of love.
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.
A poetic irony - Shakespeare gives one of the most thoughtful lines in the play, to the least thoughtful of characters. Bottom says it all; sometimes there is no reason to justify true love. Often, when one’s mind becomes obstructed by love, most reason, logic and rationale goes away in order to fulfill that love. Therefore love really keeps little company to reason, and can become very foolish and filled with
Romeo and Juliet Anyone who’s ever heard about Romeo and Juliet think it’s about two star-crossed lovers so in love they're willing to die for each other. Those who read it know it’s more to it. In “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare, one of the underlying themes is the fickleness and inconsistency of young love. Throughout the story it shows the two star crossed lovers expressing what truly is young love. Romeo goes to Friar Lawrence's cell to tell him about the new love of his life, Juliet.
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.
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.
The bottle of potion suggests the theme of love vs. hate, death, and grief in the play. Romeo, one of the main characters, is a very good looking, smart, and sympathetic person. While in love with Juliet, he finds himself in a mess. Romeo got the news of Juliet's death back in Verona. Romeo is devastated and cannot live without his wife, Juliet. After his fight with Paris in the middle of the night, Romeo says to himself, “Come Bitter conduct, come, unsavory guide! Thou desperate pilot, how at once run on the dashing Rocks thy seasick weary bark! Here’s to my love. [DRINKING.] O true apothecary, Thy drugs are quick. Thus a kiss I die” (5.3.116). Romeo experiences the feeling of grief with his wife's death and needs to be with her. The family
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
“Impulsive actions lead to trouble, and trouble could have unpleasant consequences” -Stieg Larsson. In the Book Shattering Glass by Gail Giles and the play The The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, teenage characters experience impulse control. Rather, these characters experience the lack of control over their impulse. Impulse is when a person or animal have a sudden urge to do or say something, usually brought on by emotion. Romeo in the play Romeo and Juliet has many moments where he has the impulse to do something and cannot resist the urge to stop. In the book “Shattering Glass” Rob Hayes and Bob have a very extreme moment in which they cannot hold back their impulses. There are many scientific reasons for having this
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 modern life we have the ability to take our time to make decisions because our lives are much longer, and the mobility we have throughout the world is impeccable.