“Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied, and vice sometime by action dignified” (2.3 27-28). This is a quote by Friar Laurence, a character in William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, and it means that good intentions may lead to bad consequences. This captures the essence of this tragedy, as the good intentions of flawed characters lead to the demise of the play’s main characters, Romeo and Juliet. Three characters best exemplify this observation – Juliet’s nurse, the Friar, and Romeo.
Romeo and Juliet is a love story written by William Shakespeare with a tragic ending. It is about a boy and a girl that are star crossed lovers. They are separated by two families that do not get along. Unfortunately at the end of the story both Romeo and Juliet commit suicide because their love is forbidden because of the feud. Many believe it is Romeo and Juliet’s fault for their own deaths, but there is more evidence that supports that the feud is the blame. The feud is to blame for the tragedy because it forced them to keep secrets, it caused them to come up with dangerous plans to avoid getting caught, and it set the storyline by causing lots of deaths.
He is very impetuous and he loses his self-control. This happening to Romeo led to everything that happens in Romeo and Juliet. Juliet is supposedly dead, but she really isn't. She drank a potion to seem like it so that Romeo could take her to Mantua and they could live together. Romeo doesn't hear the news however. Earlier Romeo went to Juliet's balcony and Juliet told him that her kinsmen would be coming for him. "Juliet: If they do see thee, they will murder thee. Romeo: Alack, there lies more peril in thine eye. Than twenty of their swords! Look thou but sweet, and I am proof against their enmity" (2.2.71-73). Romeo is saying let the kinsmen come he is not afraid of them. He says later he would rather die than be without Juliet. "Arms, take your last embrace! And, lips, O you the doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss a dateless bargain to engrossing death! Come, bitter conduct; come, unsavory guide! Thou desperate pilot, now at once run on the dashing rocks thy seasick weary bark! Here's to my love! O true Apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die" (5.3.113-121). Romeo finds Juliet supposedly dead and drinks poison to die with her. He kisses her then dies next to her. Then Juliet awakens and sees Romeo dead, so she takes his dagger and stabs herself and dies next to
Shakespeare’s theme about Romeo and Juliet is love. The message about love is that it is complicated. It is shown by Romeo trying to be with Rosaline and Juliet.
As is the case with many others, Romeo and Juliet fell in love accidentally in the story “Romeo and Juliet,” by William shakespeare. Romeo’s unreal love for Rosaline was soon cleared with the introduction of the capulets daughter, Juliet. As can be known with any tragedy, their love failed. While many reasons remain for this failure, including fate, young age and a no rationality, it will be argued in this essay that Friar Lawrence also played a role in their love’s failure. Without thinking, Romeo and Juliet became victims of their own love chargeable to Friar Lawrence, young age and fate.
William Shakespeare once said, “Death is a fearful thing”. This does not relate to the play Romeo and Juliet because they are willing to take risks that jeopardize their life. Juliet and Romeo are fine with taking their lives for each other because they are willing to do anything for each other. In the play, Romeo and Juliet are in love, but they have problems with their families having a feud with one another. They try to overcome their families hating each other, however, they cannot overcome it and eventually they die because of the feud. The people in the play take many risks because of love for each other.
In the moment Romeo was too quick to think with many things, but one being the greatest. When Romeo say juliet 's dead body he went right away to kill himself without thinking first. “Here 's to my love, (Drinks Poison) I will die quickly, but i will kiss you once more”(Shakespeare 5.3.119-120). Romeo sees
Romeo in his new home, receives news from his close friend that Juliet is dead, and was carried into the Capulet family tomb. Romeo instantly buys a poison potion from a local drug dealer, and rides on his horse to the Capulet household. He breaks his way into the tomb where he finds Paris, the man who was also supposed to marry Juliet. They engage in a battle, and Paris falls to the floor, dead. After this, Romeo finds Juliet and decides it is time to end his life to be with Juliet in heaven. Romeo states, “Thou desperate pilot, now at once run on the dashing rocks thy seasick weary bark! Here’s to my love. O true, apothecary, thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die” (5.3.117-120). Romeo drinks the poison, and kisses Juliet for the final time. What Romeo does not know is that Juliet is actually very much alive, and makes up not 5 minutes after Romeo kills himself. Consistent with his character, Romeo acts impulsively, and kills himself as he was blinded by love. If he had not acted impulsively here, He and Juliet would be together, both alive and well. This is yet another consequence experienced by Romeo for acting impulsively.
The theme of love is often associated with peace and kindness. However, in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the two lovers’ suicidal impulse shows love as a cause of self-destructive violence, as seen through their thoughts, words and actions. Firstly, Romeo and Juliet’s suicidal thoughts reveal the violence caused by their love. In other words, it is their intense passion for each other that leads to their contemplation of suicide. For instance, when Romeo is told of Juliet’s supposed death, he immediately thinks of killing himself and begins to plan his suicide, as demonstrated by the following quote: “Well, Juliet, I will lie with thee tonight. Let’s see for means.” This shows that his love for Juliet is so powerful that he cannot even consider
The story is about a tragedy death of two star-crossed lovers, and how they fell in love falling in love. Romeo starts by going after a girl named Rosalina, and then falls madly in love when the beauty of Juliet. Romeo and Juliet meet at the Capulet’s party, and then fall instantly in love, with each other, and get married in the Friar Laurence office. While Romeo and Juliet physically committed the acts that ended there own lives, the long-stand family feuding and fate should be blamed for their deaths.
The death of Romeo is the result of his intense love and passion for Juliet as he refuses to exist in a world without his true love, “ The lean abhorrèd monster keeps thee here in dark to be his paramour? For fear of that, I still will stay with thee, And never from this palace of dim night depart again.” Romeo, Act 5, scene 3. Juliet 's death is the subsequent outcome of her remorse upon her realization of Romeo’s tragic death due to a slight mistake. Juliet then displayed the extreme extent of her love for Romeo and her mutual refusal to live in a world without her star-crossed lover. “O happy dagger, This is thy sheath ; there rust and let me die” - Juliet, Act 5, Scene 3 . Through their deaths, Romeo and Juliet perfectly exemplify the extreme degrees of sacrifice which they are determined to commit to for their love.
All men in the world do not appreciate their masculinity to be challenged, which goes against their own code of honor. In the play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Romeo, Tybalt and Mercutio disrupt each other’s codes of honor by their actions in Act III, scene i. These three men’s codes of honor contribute to the tragedy of the play because of their views on masculinity, such as when Tybalt kills Mercutio and when Romeo kills Tybalt.
In Act V, Scene I, lines 18-24, Balthasar tells Romeo that Juliet is dead. When Romeo asks Balthasar how Juliet is doing, he answers, “Then she is well and nothing can be ill. / Her body sleeps in Capel’s monument, / And her immortal part with angels lives” (V.i.18-20). Not long after he is told this, in Act V, Scene I, lines 37-60, he decides he will commit suicide by getting poison from the Apothecary. Romeo states, “Well, Juliet, I will lie with thee tonight. / Let’s see for means. O mischief, thou art swift / To enter the thoughts of desperate men. / I do remember an apothecary” (V.i.37-40). In Act V, Scene I, lines 61-89, Romeo goes to the Apothecary and convinces the Apothecary to sell him the poison. Romeo then explains what he will do with the poison, “Come cordial and not poison, go with me / To Juliet’s grave, for there must I use thee” (V.i.90-91). In Act V, Scene III, Romeo kisses Juliet and then says while drinking the poison, “Here’s to my love. [Drinking] O true apothecary, / The drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die” (V.iii.119-120). In Act V, Scene iii, lines 153-155, Juliet wakes up and asks where Romeo is. She asks, “O comfortable Friar, where is my lord? / I do remember well where I should be, / And there I am. Where is my Romeo?” (V.iii.153-155). After she sees that Romeo committed suicide, she takes Romeos dagger and kills herself as well. Before dying, she says, “Yea, noise? Then I’ll be brief. O, happy dagger, / This is my sheath. There rust, and let me die.” (V.iii.174-175). If Romeo was not impulsive, he would have thought about what he should have done. If he did think, he might have gone to Friar Lawrence for advice about what to do, and he would have told Romeo about his plan involving Juliet. This would have allowed Romeo to be with Juliet when she woke up, and which would make her not want to committed suicide. Therefore, Romeo’s impulsiveness when he decides to commits
“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.
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare has toyed with the emotions of its audience members for centuries. The play’s main characters, Romeo and Juliet, love one another in spite of the feud between their families and later on, in the wallows of grief, each take their own life. While the characters both meet their end tragically, it was their choices that realistically led them down that path. The cause of the two “star-crossed lovers” final end is not due to fate or destiny, but by their own foolish hands.