In William Shakespeare’s timeless play Romeo and Juliet, two star crossed lovers are faced with great adversity as they hide their romance from their feuding families. As author James Lane Allen once said, “Adversity does not build character, it reveals it”. Romeo, a Montague, struggles to hide his love for the Capulet daughter, Juliet, from his family and friends. The challenge of lying to his closest companions, and going against his family’s ways to secretly marry Juliet causes Romeo to act erratically and carelessly. Throughout Act 3 Scene One, Shakespeare exposes the lovestruck Romeo’s mercurial nature and impulsivity through his thoughtless actions.
In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare presents a story that provides many suspects as to who ultimately causes the disastrous suicide of the two young lovers. Despite being a grown man, Romeo is depicted as someone who is exceedingly unstable, dramatic and even impetuous in times of emotional distress. As a result of Romeo acting before he thinks, he tends to have a disregard for social boundaries. In Romeo’s relationships, he rejects the social standards at the time. Romeo’s disregard for established social boundaries in relationships, ultimately leads to the deaths of the lovers because Romeo adores Rosaline, a Capulet, goes to a Capulet party, and marries Juliet, who is also a Capulet.
Romeo and Juliet is a well-known play, which was written by William Shakespeare in 1594. A lot of different actors have performed this play throughout the years. One the most important characters in the play has to be Romeo because if wouldn’t have come up to Juliet the play would have been really different. Romeo is romantic, impulsive, and brave. To begin, Romeo is really romantic.
This clearly shows that Benvolio is a cautious, sensible and rational person who cherishes the idea of peace. Shakespeare’s choice of words and the fact that Benvolio can recognize the servants’ behaviour as foolish and irrational shows that Benvolio has a higher moral understanding than the servants. In this scene, we also get introduced to Tybalt for the first time. Tybalt is portrayed as a hot-headed man with a bad temper, which can be seen when Tybalt says “…and talk of peace? I hate the word, As I hate hell, all Montagues and thee” (1.1.61-63).
In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, he tells the story of two people who fall in love, Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet. Their families have been feuding for as long as they can remember, making their love for one another very dangerous. The two go to extreme lengths to be with each other, but this eventually results in both of them losing their lives. Throughout this story, Shakespeare conveys through his use of syntax and diction with wrathful tone that hatred can make people act irrationally loyal, and this hatred can cloud one’s morals. We first see Shakespeare demonstrate the dangers that come from fighting without proper reason in the very beginning between the characters Tybalt and Benvolio.
Throughout powerful classic stories, love has seemingly overpowered hate. Love is a powerful force that most believe has overpowered hate throughout time. Enclosed the play, Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare illustrates many relevant instances that prove love conquers hatred. Within the span of four days, Shakespeare effectively displays that Romeo and Juliet fall for each other regardless the feuding between the Capulets and Montagues. The young star-crossed lovers continue to be challenged by their family and all of Verona.
He was in the streets of Verona and runs into Benvolio and Mercutio, Romeo’s friends. They exchange insults before Romeo shows up. As Romeo approaches Tybalt and his friends, he can tell Tybalt is looking for a fight. “Romeo, the hate I bear thee can afford, No better than this—thou art a villain.” (3.1.59-60). Tybalt claims Romeo is the villain in this situation, which Romeo denies and tries to resist to fight Tybalt.
For instance, in Act 3 Scene 1, Romeo states, “In my behalf. My reputation stained/ With Tybalt’s slander- Tybalt that an hour” Tybalt’s lies damaged Romeo’s reputation. The people in Verona already thought of him, a Montague, as a nuisance because of the ancient grudge between their families. Now they think of him as worse because of the lies that escaped from Tybalt’s lips into the ears of the citizens. It became worse for Romeo when it was said that he was the one who had killed Tybalt.
Theme is a universal truth. Shakespeare took two families’ hate toward each other ending in the death of their children and having this hate affect the entire community to point out in the tragedy in Romeo and Juliet, that hate, in any form, is destructive. For example, bigotry, or hating people who are different, has a profound effect on how we interact and communicate, as well as how laws are written and enforced. The emotion of hate will never have positive endings. That is what Shakespeare was pointing out, that hate, in any form, only leads to waste and destruction.
The most commonly expressed theme in/of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare that has been seen throughout the acts is love. The play/novel expresses different types of love from friendships to romances. The first sign of love expressed was brotherly love/friendship. A pair of characters that express this love are romeo and mercutio. In Act III Scene I Mercutio dies for Romeo, because of Romeo not wanting to fight Tybalt.