First, the author states, “From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,/Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.” (Prologue.3-4). Shakespeare attributes the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet as stemming from “ancient grudge”, which is the long-lasting feud between the two families. He then suggests that it is the “civil hands” or family members, who brought them to their deaths. In addition, Shakespeare gives the spoiler that, “A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life.” (Prologue.6). This is something a typical modern-day playwright wouldn’t do.
Why do you think Shakespeare gives away the play’s ending in the Prologue? He wants the readers to read on to find out how the feud between the two households is resolved and since they foreshadow death we all want to see know how it happens to Romeo and Juliet. Scene I - The Opening Brawl The very first scene of Romeo and Juliet is a brawl - why do you think that this start to the play is effective? It starts from two servants having a slightly aggressive conversation which leads to a fight and rapidly escalates as more and more people get involved finally the Prince comes to calm down the matter. It’s effective as it clearly shows the tension between the two opposing households.
Both romeo and juliet believed that they could not live without one another so when romeo mistakenly thought juliet died, he killed himself which led to the death of juliet. Throughout the story, the recurring problem of the rising tensions between the two families always makes things harder and harder for romeo and juliet. Both romeo and juliet hate being montagues and capulets, and it is very clear and easy to see this because it is shown during the story when Juliet says “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.’’ (2.2.34-36). Juliet doesn’t know that romeo is there but she is talking to herself and is wishing that they didn’t half to do deal with the feud anymore so that way her and Romeo could be together.
Romeo and Juliet Essay In life, it is important to consider the effects on others around you by your actions. In the story Romeo and Juliet, Lord Capulet and Lord Montague were unmindful of the way that their feud was affecting their children. Their deaths could have been caused by their outrageous actions, but those actions were the result of the tension between their two families. Lord Capulet and Lord Montague are the most at fault for the tragic fate of Romeo and Juliet, mostly because of the feud they started and kept alive for generations. Lord Capulet and Lord Montague created and maintained a very high-tension feud that caused Romeo and Juliet to not speak of their relationship, Romeo to kill Paris and Tybalt, and Juliet being forced to marry Paris, who she does not love, eventually leading to their deaths.
Themes of Romeo and Juliet~The Force of Fate The two star crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, had a fate that they could not escape. The play Romeo and Juliet was written by William Shakespeare. This play is written about two main characters, Romeo and Juliet. Their families have been fighting with each other which makes it so much harder for them to have an open relationship with there parents knowing. After the plot has thickened the couple gets separated but are soon reunited, but not in the way they had hoped.
The audience may feel tension as they can see Benvolio trying to warn Mercutio of what may occur and because Tybalt had a score to settle with Romeo for attending the Capulet party. This links to conflict as the weather is encouraging a fight by aggravating the characters. We also see physical conflict when Tybalt kills Mercutio. This shocks the audience and shows how bad the conflict between Capulet and Montague has become. Also, when Mercutio is dying, he curses the feuding families three times: 'A plague o' both your houses!'
The feud ends with numerous deaths including Romeo, Mercutio, Paris, Juliet, and Tybalt. Many of whom had nothing to do with the feud, but ended up in those situations because of the hate their parents instilled into their minds at such an early age. Of the many deaths in the play Mercutio’s was one of the most significant. His death occurred because he insisted on challenging Tybalt, who was looking for Romeo. Although his death may seem uneventful it is essential to the point that conflicts among families and friends only end tragically.
Choices and Consequences in Romeo & Juliet (ROUGH DRAFT) Many choices in Romeo & Juliet lead to Romeo and Juliet’s deaths, but the most responsible are the decisions of Romeo and Juliet. Even though the choices of people like Friar Laurence, Tybalt, and Lord Capulet lead to the deaths of Romeo & Juliet, the choices Romeo and Juliet make throughout the play ultimately leads to their death because of Romeo and Juliet’s decision to be married and Romeo’s decision to go to the party. Romeo’s choice to go the Capulet party is the most influential and contributing to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Due to Romeo’s depression Mercutio & Benvolio convince him to go to the Capulet party. Romeo agrees to go and sees Juliet, Lord Capulet’s daughter and falls in love instantly with “her true beauty” (Shakespeare.I.v.51) and pulls her into the other room where they kiss.
The story of Romeo and Juliet is the story of two star crossed lovers. Romeo and Juliet’s love is hidden because they are forbidden to date as they are from the two opposing houses in Verona; Capulet’s and Montague’s. Names are important in this tragedy as the reason there was so much tragedy is based on the two teenagers having to hide their love from everyone and the weight that responsibility bared on them. In this play names divide characters and define people as well as they divide the city in two based on your last name. In act 1, the hatred for the opposing families is quite clear, especially with Tybalt, who throughout the play, is the most vocal about his hatred and the clear division between the two families.
More often than not, when an unresolved and violent feud becomes present once again, the only result is more violence. For example, in the beginning of Romeo and Juliet, two kinsmen of the Capulets, Gregory and Sampson, are strolling through town, until they see two enemy kinsmen, Abram and his servingman. Then the Capulet kinsmen, Gregory, says: “Draw thy tool. Here comes the house of the Montagues” (I.i.32-33). This line from Gregory immediately marks the start of a large and violent brawl between the houses once again.