William Shakespeare’s, Romeo and Juliet, provides great foils for the main character, Romeo. Shakespeare includes many foils throughout his stories to make his character’s emotions, attitude, and characteristics more apparent. Romeo’s character traits, lovestruck, cowardness, and emotional are highlighted through his foils, best friend Mercutio, and enemy, Tybalt. Romeo’s foils help to make his character’s personality stronger and clear. One character trait that’s highlighted through Tybalt is Romeo’s complete awe and love for Juliet.
Romeo clearly subscribes to that belief, as can be seen when he states that his love for Juliet had made him “effeminate.” Once again, however, this statement can be seen as a battle between the private world of love and the public world of honor, duty, and friendship. The Romeo who duels with Tybalt is the Romeo who Mercutio would call the “true” Romeo. The Romeo who sought to avoid confrontation out of concern for his wife is the person Juliet would recognize as her loving Romeo. The word effeminate is applied by the public world of honor upon those things it does not respect. In using the term to describe his present state, Romeo accepts the responsibilities thrust upon him by the social institutions of honor and family
Romeo then states, "With love's light wings did I o'erperch these walls./ For stony limits cannot hold love out,/And what love can do that dares love attempt;/Therefore thy kinsmen are no let to me." Juliet tries to warn Romeo about the danger of seeing her but Romeo is so love-stricken that he uses comedic language such as, "With love's light wings did I o'erperch these walls." By this Romeo is using
The Capulet and Montague feud was not the source of Romeo and Juliet’s circumstance, but their narcissistic projection. Their love brought them temporary pleasure; however, that same love caused their permanent end. Romeo is the main factor behind the demise of Juliet and himself. Romeo is introduced as a passive man who deeply longs for romance. He is a slave to passion and romance and is obsessed with obtaining it with whoever is willing to reciprocate.
The theme of love and hate is obvious in both stories as it is the kind of love that is forbidden. The kind of love that resists everything even families and loyalties. The adoration Tony felt for Maria and Romeo for Juliet made them challenge their families, their companions and their society. Their adoration is strong and compelling, to such an extent that it made them rebel against themselves. The first instances where the love story begins in both stories is at a party.
Which kinds of love are most fulfilling? A smart man once said that “ Real love you feel it, you see it, you show it! Fake love is just words...”(~unknown) thus stating that real love is stating the truth while fake love is full of lies. This quote can be connected to The Great Gatsby due to it being full of counterfeit emotions, and can be attached to Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare by the excess amount of true love. The two are different due to one being a comedy while the other is full of tragedy, but both of the stories centers around love making it the main theme in both of these tales.
(Shakespeare 394) This impulsive decision opens a floodgate to a myriad of foolish decisions. Such as later in the play, after spending the night proclaiming his undying love for Juliet, Romeo comes to the friar looking to have him perform the ceremony to marry Romeo and Juliet. This decision was made without any regard to Juliet or her feelings as well as without the blessing of the parents of either lover. No one was told about this. But still, Romeo urges the friar who is surprised and hesitant: Romeo.
During the party, Romeo and Juliet could meet each other and fall in love. In this scene, his appearance was heroic and positive. If he did not stop his nephew, Romeo couldn’t avoid fighting with Tybalt and there might not be any chances to meet Juliet. He is a hero for them. A message of Romeo & Juliet is hatred causes tragic ending rather than the greatness of love.
Romeo is depressed about his hopeless love for Rosaline. Juliet is Romeo’s second love who is also part of the family that his family has an ancient rivalry with. Romeo’s different use of metaphors and diction when articulating his love for Rosaline and Juliet suggests that Romeo has a childish demeanor when it comes to love. An example of a difference between the ways that Romeo expresses his love for Rosaline versus Juliet is the metaphors that he uses. Romeo conveys his love for Rosaline by comparing her to the moon.
Tragedy or romance? Love or infatuation? The tale of Romeo and Juliet, written by Shakespeare, is about two star crossed lovers who have to secretly hide their love from their families because they are in conflict with each other (Shakespeare 2016). The two are met with multiple obstacles that are overcome by their deep affection for one another. The element of tragedy drives the plot in the story which deems the story to be a tragedy rather than romance.