With Mercutio being such a skeptic, he mocks love and makes fun of his best friend Romeo when he finds out he has fallen in love with a Capulet; Mercutio states “Romeo, Humors! Madman! Passion! Lover! Appear thou in the likeness of a sigh, speak but one rhyme and I am satisfied.” When Romeo is distressed by his love for Rosaline, he states
Without thinking, Romeo and Juliet became victims of their own love chargeable to Friar Lawrence, young age and fate. First, I believe Friar Laurence is to blame is of how unfaithful he was throughout the story. For example, “But come, young waverer, come, go with me. In one respect I'll thy assistant be, for this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households' rancor to pure love.” (2.3.96-99). This shows that Friar Laurence doesn't believe that Romeo's love for Juliet is authentic, but he agrees to marry them anyway.
Shakespeare frequently uses examples of terms of contrast to create indirect characterization in Romeo and Juliet. Juliet uses her terms of contrast to indirectly characterize herself as romantic and Romeo as perfect, but when she is betrayed by him, Juliet characterizes Romeo as an untrustworthy traitor. She uses an example of juxtaposition when she remarks, “thou day in night” about Romeo (3.2.17). Juliet’s juxtaposition characterizes Romeo as perfect because it shows him as being the only light in
Romeo and Juliet fell in love and got married because of Romeo, knowing that their families would not accept the relationship, and that it may fuel the feud. In fact, deaths were caused by such unwise decisions taken by Romeo. There are many examples throughout the William Shakespeare 's tragedy Romeo and Juliet that illustrate the point that Romeo 's unwise choices lead to the six deaths in the play. Romeo is feeling melancholic because he is in love with a chist. He refuses to get over the one way relationship, so his cousin Benvolio helps him think through his thoughts.
When Romeo came in to ask Friar to marry him the Friar says that Romeo saw him previously saying that he couldn’t live without Rosaline. Then he instantly thinks that marrying a Montague to a Capulet would end the feud. This decision affects most of the outcome in this play. “To turn your households’ rancor to pure love.” Now the feuding families eventually stopped but only because Romeo and Juliet died. This was mainly because of the Friar.
Romeo was always romantic on the inside he just needed Juliet for his romantic side to come out. In Romeo and Juliet, juxtaposition is used to indirectly characterize the characters and their personalities. William Shakespeare used many types of figurative language to go into more detail. Juxtaposition was used to let the readers know that Juliet was desperate for love, Friar Laurence was ignorant when it came to love, and Romeo was always a romantic on the inside. Although these characteristics were never blankly said, the readers could still infer them.
Another example would be when Romeo is banished from Verona and says that being banished from Verona is worse than death. Romeo says this because his love for Juliet has caused him into believing that he rather die then not being able to see Juliet. Another key point is when Romeo commits suicide because he can not live without Juliet. Not only does Romeo commit suicide, but so does Juliet when she wakes up form a deep sleep and finds Romeo dead right next to
The Friar said to Romeo, “Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall.” After seeing how madly in love Romeo is with Juliet, the Friar agrees to secretly marry the two lovers in hopes that their matrimony will turn their families’ hatred into love. However, the Friar still thinks that Romeo is rushing into love with Juliet. In both Presley’s song and Shakespeare’s play, two people are deeply in love with each other but their love is considered a “sin.” Romeo would dedicate “Can’t help falling in love” by Elvis Presley to
When Romeo learns of Juliet’s death he straight out exclaims his anger with the gods, “Then I defy you, stars!” and starts to think up his plan to kill himself, denying the gods in a more subtle way (V.I.25). These instances of rejection of heaven are rash because they know that displeasing the gods would only lead to bad things, but they do it anyway, displaying the rash side of their decisions and setting the scene for the ending. One last example of this is at the party, “This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this” when Romeo kisses Juliet despite his obsession with Rosaline, silently crossing the wishes of the gods who gave him that obsession
Romeo uses the word passing to suggest that Rosaline is out of reach for him because she is becoming a nun. Romeo does not wait for Rosaline he just moves on in the course of less than a day to a new crush. On the other hand, Romeo is willing to almost anything to be with Juliet. When in Juliet’s garden talking to Juliet Romeo says, “For stony limits cannot hold love out” (2.2.72). By going to see Juliet Romeo practically risks his life due to the rivalry that their families have.
The most profound example of not thinking before an action is from Romeo Montague. Romeo was not thinking ahead when he killed himself, because he believed the love of his life was dead. Romeo quickly concludes there is no point to living anymore when he states, “From this world-wearied flesh. Eyes, look your last. Arms, take your last embrace.