The acts of violence throughout the play comes in three different forms; murder, suicide, and combat. Polonius is unexpectedly murdered, Ophelia goes mad and commits suicide, and Hamlet provokes a battle with Laertes that ends poorly for both men. All three of these violent acts can be traced back to clouded judgements, indecisiveness, anger, revenge, and heartbreak. Shakespeare created such acts of violence to keep the readers on their toes and informed, but also to invoke questions. Is Hamlet Insane?
Just one of these traumatic events could make a character go mad, but the combination of the three justifies Ophelia’s madness. The use of these three tragic events in Ophelia’s life makes her madness reasonable. The first event to happen that changes Ophelia’s demeanor is her relationship problems with her boyfriend, Hamlet. In Act III, Scene I of the play, Ophelia says to Hamlet “My lord, I have remembrances of yours, That I have longed long
The biggest thematic concern in this was faith. An example is used when Romeo yells out, “O, I am fortune’s fool!”(3.1.131). This refers specifically to his unluckiness in being forced to kill his new wife’s cousin. It also recalls the sense of fate that hangs over the play. Mercutio’s response to his fate, however, is notable in the ways it differs from Romeo’s response.
An alternative claim that could be made is that the violence is for love, but in Act 5 scene 3, when Juliet wakes up to discover Romeo dead, she says “O, happy dagger, This is thy sheath. There rust, and let me die,” (5.3.174-175) while this may seem she is only doing this to join her dead lover, she is only using violence to, indirectly, solve violence by killing herself. The deaths of the two lovers finally brings an end to the long feud but at the expense of the rationality of the violence. While some may think that Romeo and Juliet killing themselves for love and ending the feud is rational violence, it causes all of the other violence in the book to simply be
“For never was a story of more woe / Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” (Shakespeare V.iii.569-570). How did the decisions and mindsets of the characters lead to such a tragic ending? Hence, Romeo and Juliet, the classic play about two star-crossed lovers from feuding families, written by William Shakespeare, illustrates how the consequences of our actions can often be far worse than imagined. The play opens as they fall in love and get married, but Romeo faces exile for killing Juliet’s cousin in a fight and they both eventually commit suicide when they are not able to be together, leading their families to finally make peace.
The audience knows that Juliet only took a sleeping potion, but Romeo thinks she is dead and he created a plan to kill himself. “Let me have/A dram of poison, such soon-speeding gear/ As will disperse itself through all the veins/That the life-weary taker may fall dead,/And that the trunk may be discharged of breath/As violently as hasty powder fired/Doth hurry from the fatal cannon’s
169-171). This scene occurs after Romeo drinks poison and kills himself. When Juliet wakes up and sees this, she decides to kill herself. In the Elizabethan times, women were considered the weaker gender. When Juliet stabs herself with Romeo knife she created situational irony, as stabbing yourself with a dagger is considered a very painful death.
Now, Tybalt, take the ‘villain’ back again that late thou gavest me.” This symbolizes Romeo killing the “villain” of hate (hate for the opposing family). Romeo’s intentions were virtuous as he thought he needed to break up the fight to keep the peace. However, it only increased tension between the Capulets and Montagues. The Capulets were enraged by Tybalt’s death as it got in the way of the wedding.
And in my temper soft’ned valor’s steel!” (3.1.115-117). In this quote, Romeo is expressing how Juliet’s beauty weakened him. He feels almost a hatred towards her for making him cowardly and not able to save Mercutio’s life. Since being strong is an expected characteristic of men, Romeo feels that the absence of his bravery is to blame for the tragedy.
Juliet proceeds in saying, “ a cup closed in my true love’s hand? To make me die with a restorative. Thy lips warm” (5.3.166-172). This means that in Juliet’s last moments she wanted to die with her final act being a kiss on Romeos lips. This quote, showing us Juliet has discovered Romeo is dead after killing himself for her and instantly is flooded with grief and turns to killing herself to join
Romeo 's personality of peace, loving, yet vengeful caused his own doom once he was exiled for killing Tybalt who killed Mercutio. Thus 'evidently causing pain for Juliet who lost both her lover and cousin. Juliet 's father arranging Juliet 's marriage to Paris made her mourning worse, already being married to Romeo yet being separated made her to reason with Friar Laurence. The plan that was supposed to reunite both Lovers indefinetly brought upon their own doom. Juliet herself drank the sleeping potion when Romeo was on his way earlier than anticipated, whom bought poison upon hearing of her "death" , planning to kill himslef on her tomb alongside her.
Why is someone’s identity important? Perhaps because who someone is can help determine his or her destiny. People with different characteristics, actions, and backgrounds often have different futures. Consider Romeo Montague, for instance. Romeo is one of the protagonists in the well-known tragedy Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.
In the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, Romeo is responsible for the way the play unfolds. To begin with Romeo Kills Tybalt When Romeo sees his friend Mercutio slain by Tybalt, he express his anger by declaring “Alive in triumph, and Mercutio slain? Away to heaven respective lenity, And fire-eyed fury be my conduct now! Now, Tybalt, take the ‘villain’ back again That late thou gavest me, for Mercutio’s soul Is but a little way above our heads, Staying for thine to keep him company. Either thou or I, or both, must go with him” (3.1.129-136).
Act three, scene one of Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, explores the key ideas of conflict, fate and the circle of life. Throughout lines one to one hundred and thirty five, things are starting to heat up between the characters. Benvolio and Mercutio are roaming the streets of Verona, trading insults and mocking the Capulets. Trouble arises when Tybalt is trying to find Romeo, so he can get back at him for crashing the Capulet’s party. Benvolio, who is a peacemaker and wants everyone to be friends, warns the guys not to fight in a “public hunt of men”.
In the tragedy Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare there are two young lovers. They are Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. The Montagues and Capulets are two feuding families in Verona who have hated each other for centuries. However, Romeo and Juliet love each other which will produce problems. The two lovers die in the end because of Romeo's loss of self-control.