“O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name; Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I'll no longer be a Capulet.”(Shakespeare 2.2.33-36), Juliet says to Romeo. In William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, Juliet has proven to be more loyal to Romeo than her family due to the numerous instances in which she has chosen to act more for her husband than her mother and father. As the Montague and Capulet families have an ongoing feud, and Romeo and Juliet belong to opposite sides, it is inevitable that Juliet will have to choose between her family and husband at some point.
Friar Lawrence agrees to get Romeo and Juliet married This was a happy day for Romeo and Juliet, So smile the heavens upon this holy act That after-hours with sorrow chide us not. (I.vii.1-2) Romeo asks Friar Lawrence to marry Juliet even though their family is enemies, he is very confused and against the idea, but eventually gets them both married because he thinks that it will cause an end to their family feud. The Montagues and the Capulets hated each other for a long period of time, by marrying the both young lovers he thinks that both families will be in peace. Friar Laurence has sacrificed by marrying both of them without any of their parent's permission. Therefore Friar Lawrence gets them married because of what he thinks might
Two notable love stories, known by many, can be shown through The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, by WIlliam Shakespeare, and The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. When it comes to the love for a woman, Gatsby devotes his entire life to gain the love from the woman of his dreams; likewise, Romeo is willing to do whatever it takes, even die, to be with the love of his life. Unlike Gatsby, Romeo is a poor man who must prove his love to Juliet through compassion and good deeds. Gatsby, on the other hand, not only proves his love through compassion but also throws extravagant parties to win Daisy over with his wealth. Though the two characters carried an unconditional love for another woman, both were forbidden from being with their companion.
In William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," Love is stronger than Hate in how Romeo and Juliet feel in love at first sight, Juliet drinks a potion for later to be with Romeo, and Romeo thinks Juliet is dead he buys some poison and heads to the tomb to join Juliet in death. One way love is shown to be stronger than Hate in”Romeo and Juliet.Romeo’s love her Juliet was Love at first sight. Another example that shows that Love is stronger than Hate is when Romeo expresses how he feels about Juliet. For example,Shakespeare shows that Love is stronger than Hate when Romeo seen Juliet for the first time at the Capulet's party. Another example that shows that Love is stronger than Hate is when Juliet drinks a potion for later to be with Romeo.Friar Laurence gave Juliet a potion that he had made from his herbs which will put her in a deathlike coma.Juliet is confused and frightened to drink the potion.Finally Juliet drinks the potion.The next morning the nurse finds Juliet on her bed apparently dead.
And thou and Romeo press one heavy bier.” (III.ii.60-61) In Act 3, Scene 3 Romeo much rather be dead than be banished and Friar Lawrence explains how ungrateful he is to be alive and that Juliet still loves him. Similarly, in Act 4, Scene 3 where Juliet is about to take the sleeping potion, she expresses how she would not mind if the potion killed her or caused her to go insane, but if she was alive and well she kill herself immediately. Doubleness is also part of theme in the story. Doubleness is deception or dissimulation. When Mercutio gets stabbed by Tybalt he says “Ay, ay, a scratch; marry ‘tis enough/ Where is my page?
Love at first sight is impossible because love only comes AFTER a couple knows each other for exactly who and what each other is. For example, Romeo swears to Benvolio and Friar Lawrence that he loves Rosaline, which he proves by describing her physical beauty. However, once he sees Juliet, he forgets that he ever knew Rosalline. He swears that he only loves Juliet, and that their love is real because she loves him back. How can either love the other when they know nothing about each other except what he/she looks like and how well he/she kisses?
The story of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare revolves around Romeo and his troubling love life. Romeo overcomes many obstacles and broken hearts on his journey to find the love of his life with his best friend Mercutio by his side. A young Juliet walks into Romeo’s life leaving him speechless and amazed, but their parent’s rivalry will end up being the reason why Romeo and Juliet kill themselves, so they won't have to live a life without each other. Although Romeo and Mercutio are best friends, they are both very different in the way they live their life. Although they both are very friendly and caring people, Mercutio and Romeo differ in their feelings about love and how serious they take life.
In Shakespeare 's Romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, show they are in love in many ways, such as the fact that they are willing to die for each other. Romeo demonstrates part of this willingness when he says, “Well, Juliet, I will lie with thee tonight. Let’s see for means. O mischief, thou art swift to enter the thoughts of desperate men!” (5.1.36-38). As a result of saying this, Romeo shows us that he is looking for a way to die in order to join Juliet in death, even though the audience is shown she is not really dead.
The Nurse in her simple-minded helps Romeo and Juliet continue their relationship, but betrays their love by telling Juliet to forget about Romeo and marry Paris. The Friar takes advantage of Romeo and Juliet’s love to start a peace between their two families, but as the feud worsens, his plot to unite Romeo and Juliet in life actually leads to their death. Finally, Romeo loves Juliet to the point of death. This sacrificial love may be pure and passionate. But, this love may also point to his selfishness and vanity, that he is willing to die to get what he wants rather consider what Juliet would want and what would be the best course of action for their love to survive given the feud that exists between their families.
Lord Capulet who also known as Juliet’s father, wants to make all Capulets happy from the grief of Tybalt’s death by using Juliet. But Juliet does not want to follow Lord Capulet’s order. Which is married to Paris, even it will be the good news for all Capulets. Juliet doesn’t want to marry Paris because she loves Romeo and both of them are already married by Friar Lawrence. So Juliet finds the way to avoid the wedding by Friar Lawrence’s helping.