Juliet is responsible the tragedy within the play, Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. As a thirteen year-old, Juliet is overprotected by the Capulets which leads to her love with Romeo. However, her effort to not inform the Capulets about her love nor marriage due to the feud between the two families stimulated tremendous amounts of unnecessary conflicts. Neither Paris nor Lord Capulet know about the hidden marriage as they plan for the wedding on Thursday. In Excerpt Three, Paris states, “ Now , sir, her father counts it dangerous That she do give her sorrow so much sway, And in his wisdom hastes our marriage,” (4.1.9-10).
William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has been one of the most influential pieces of literature. Baz Luhrmann, a film director, is one of many who have attempted to recreate Shakespeare’s famous Romeo and Juliet. Luhrmann has added numerous changes to the film as can be expected however, throughout many of his scenes there is the element of water which leads to the question, what does water symbolize? Luhrmann has never told the viewers the importance of water, yet water is in almost every important scene. One of the most important scenes in Romeo and Juliet is the Balcony scene in Act Two.
Throughout Romeo and Juliet the theme of conflict is imparted in many forms, mostly through physical violence; a reflection of the Renaissance era in which there was political turmoil and a copious amount of European nations were at war. Shakespeare chose to dramatise the theme of conflict to showcase the ideology that conflict is inevitable and represent how “there can never be the good without the bad” (Hipponensi).Shakespeare successfully does so by exploring the theme of conflict in different forms; violence versus peace, parent versus child, sacred versus profane and inner conflict. The use of conflict in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is a vital aspect of the play and as with each conflict that is introduced drama is heightened. The theme of conflict
"Romeo and Juliet" emphasizes human's decision-making prowess and their judgment on making choices between what they aspire and what is righteous. Shakespeare's world renowned romantic tragedy, "Romeo & Juliet", is one of the most eminent plays ever written. Technically, the Bard was not the original writer that composed the play, but he was the one responsible for immortalizing it. The dispute centers around an age-old feud set in 14th century, Verona, among two families: the Capulets and Montagues. The children from the two families rapidly turn heads over heels after meeting each other for the first time.
Juliet is dis-empowered by the end of this play. Throughout Romeo and Juliet there are several factors that contribute to Juliet's dis-empowerment. First Juliet is dragged down by Romeo through almost the entirety of the play. Then she her lover is banished from Verona, which leaves Juliet to sit and cry in her room alone for hours. These factors lead to Juliet's dis-empowerment.
In Act I, Sc. 5 of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare utilizes light and religious imagery to characterize Romeo and Juliet’s love as worshipful. Shakespeare uses light to reflect their love by showing, through Romeo’s descriptions of Juliet, how Romeo sees Juliet as an illumination. In line 51, Romeo declares, “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright,” implying that her beauty and grace light up her surroundings. He adds, “And touching hers, make blessed my rude hand,” which displays his veneration for her. In the way Shakespeare crafts this scene, readers see that Romeo considers Juliet to be something akin to his North Star -- she guides him and illuminates his world.
1) The following is the dialogue that Romeo says in Act 1 Scene 5 when he first lays eyes on Juliet: Oh, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night Like a rich jewel in an Ethiope’s ear, Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear.
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has always been considered an engaging canonical masterpiece that explores universally-experienced themes. I propose an adaption of Shakespeare that allows a contemporary audience to relate even more to this literary genius. My genre – a drama focused on the modern business environment – will use the motifs of time and celestial imagery to support the theme of masculinity through a corporate setting. Romeo and Juliet works in line with the theme of masculinity through Shakespeare’s construction of his male characters. For example, the first male characters we meet are Sampson and Gregory – who immediately establish the social expectation of men: boisterous, ever-striving for dominance and holding the opinion
It is evident that the Officer’s actions were unimportant to the plot and they did not further the dispute between the Capulets and the Montagues, unlike Tybalt’s actions which led directly to violence. Anger is a dangerous emotion that often creates difficult situations for all parties involved in the conflict. The tense feeling of anger can easily spiral out of control, frequently forming an inevitable snowball of rage, that becomes nearly impossible to reverse. Once a feeling of profound fury is reached, the emotion generally does not go away for a very long time. A strong hatred between two families, the Capulets and the Montagues, had a great deal of impact on the families for countless years.
In Williams Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, the star crossed lovers share their differences, but love brings forth their similarities. Romeo is portrayed as irrational when he is affected by love. Following their first meeting, Romeo instantly falls for Juliet despite the feud between the two houses. He climbs over the orchard walls, and protest for them to “find me here// My life were better ended by their hate, //Than death prorogued, wanting of thy love” (2.2.80-83).
In the tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare tells a tragic story about how two forbidden lovers sacrifice is the only way to resolve the feud between their families. Even though Romeo and Juliet have a tragic ending, the road there is not that bad. In Act II, Scene ii, Shakespeare shows one of the lovers’ first conversations, which is painted by his very careful choice of words. He uses syntax, diction, and other narrative devices to depict the mood of Romeo and Juliet and In the passage, Shakespeare uses syntax to set the differing moods between Romeo and Juliet.