This love feel I, that feel no love in this.” (1.1.174-176). The oxymoronic enumeration of Romeo’s citing is utilised to express and exaggerate his contradictory perspective of love, which further suggest to readers about Romeo’s love-sickness. As the sympathetic person Benvolio is, he advises Romeo to notice other girls, contrary of what Romeo expected. In this way, Benvolio shows
Drinking. O true apothecary, Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss, I die.” (5.3.88-120) Romeo has just committed suicide because of the love he has for Juliet . The “drugs” that he is talking about have two meanings, one of which is that the drugs represent his deathly emotions of love, on the other hand, he has just drunk a poison because of the thought of not being with Juliet . When saying “with a kiss I die.” Shakespeare uses the kiss to represent that this is what is killing him, so in other words, Romeo’s love for Juliet is worth dying for.
Firstly, Shakespeare uses verbal irony to add humor to the story. For instance, Juliet was already married to Romeo, and her father fixed her marriage with County Paris. She met Paris in Friar Lawrence's cell, and she can't tell him that she is already married. She instead has to hide that fact,
While Juliet debates to take the potion she decides,”Romeo, Romeo, Romeo! Here’s drink. I drink to thee.” (IV.III.58)This is when Juliet decides to take the sleeping potion despite wondering if it will be poison and she sees it as the only way to see Romeo again. Juliet is then put in the family tomb and Romeo finds out she is “dead”. Friar John returns and Friar Lawrence says this of him not delivering the letter,”Unhappy fortune!
After memorializing, Romeo takes out the poison, “Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.”(Act 4, Scene 3 Line 131) Romeo was so focused on dying to be with Juliet that the missed something very important. Another moment that signifies Romeo’s emotions clouding his actions. By the time Romeo had gotten done talking to Juliet the potion had started to wear of and she was starting to wake up. This is one of the biggest times that Romeo let his emotions get the best of him, and this time it cost him his life.
He then performs the marriage of Romeo and Juliet and even fabricates a foolish plan to keep them together when Juliet is forced to marry Paris. He also leaves Juliet alone in the tomb after she awakens to find her beloved Romeo dead. Friar Lawrence is a moral man, but his hubris leads to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo considers the Friar someone he can confide in, and he tells the Friar of his newfound love for Juliet. 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.
Romeo only marries Juliet to get over Rosaline. In fact, the only reason he goes to the party where he meets Juliet is because he thinks that Rosaline might be there. This quote from shows that Romeo is still in love with Rosaline the day he meets Juliet. Romeo says, “Bid a sick man in sadness make his will. / Ah, word ill urged to one that is so ill!
Is love stronger than hate or is hate stronger than love in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet? My claim is that love is Stronger than hate. In this essay I will explain why love is stronger than hate and these are some of the reasons why. Even though there is much hate in Romeo and Juliet love still shines through and cancels out the hate. For example out of love for their now dead kids the montagues and capulets come to an agreement and end their feud.
Are people absolutely good or evil by nature, or do both inhabit everyone? This is a question that Shakespeare explores in his play Romeo and Juliet, where a forbidden romance between two teenagers, and a violent feud between their families results in the death of both lovers. In Act II, Scene iii, Romeo’s wise mentor, Friar Lawrence, discusses the uses of medicinal herbs, to suggest that no one is absolutely evil or absolutely good by nature however one can be more dominant than the other. Throughout the passage, Shakespeare uses an extended metaphor to indicate that both good and evil inhabit human nature. While commenting on the various uses of a medicinal flower, Friar Lawrence says that “Within the infant rind of this weak flower, poison hath residence and medicine power” (II.iii.23-24).
Shakespeare depicts the theme of both fear and shock that Romeo feels when exiled in Act 3, Scene 3 of Romeo and Juliet. Immediately into the scene, Shakespeare uses personification when Romeo asks, “What sorrow craves acquaintance at my hand / That I yet know not?” (Shakespeare III.iii.5-6). Shakespeare sets the tone of fear using this literary device to show how there are to be harsh consequences for killing Tybalt. This theme is further explored when Romeo asks, “Doth she not think me an old murderer, / Now I have stained the childhood of our joy / With blood removed but little from her own?” (Shakespeare III.iii. 103-105).
This shows how heedless Romeo is and also how affectionate his love is for her. The last unwise decision is made Juliet when she takes a potion to temporarily kill her. As she drinks the potion she feels “a faint cold fear thrills through my [juliet 's] veins” (pg. ) then soon after she meet death. This shows how foolish she is because she takes a lethal potion not completely sure if she would survive
Once Romeo believes that Juliet is no longer alive, he makes another rash decision to bribe an apothecary for poison. Later in the tragedy, Romeo sees Juliet dead in the mausoleum, and decides to express his love for her, then drink the poison. Once Juliet awakes from her deep sleep and sees Romeo dead, she takes her own life with a dagger. Both Juliet and Romeo’s tragic downfall could have been avoided if Romeo thought about the consequences before he murdered Tybalt. Romeo’s rash behaviors in Romeo and Juliet resulted in many negative consequences, and he consistently acted impetuously that impacted others in an unnecessary way.
This echos Friar Lawrence’s comments about the flower because the flower will strengthen you if you smell it but will kill you if you eat it. It has two very different effects just like Romeo made Juliet so angry and sad because he killed Tybalt, but at the same time he made her so happy and she loved him so much. Juliet convinces herself to support and forgive Romeo for killing her cousin by realizing that if Romeo hadn’t killed Tybalt then Tybalt would have killed Romeo. She decides that she would rather have Romeo alive and that Tybalt was the villain for trying to kill her husband. She forgives him because he was defending his own