Imagine knowing you are going to meet the love of your life, but also knowing as a result of your love, you and your partner were both going to die. The story of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare takes us through the step by step story of the “star crossed lovers” and their passage of their “death-marked love”. Although there are many important figures in the story of Romeo and Juliet, two characters that play the most important role in their story of love are the Nurse and Friar Lawrence. The young teens each had their mentors who they looked up to and seeked guidance from throughout the story. They each played their specific role, as the Nurse tend to be a family member of the Capulets, while although Friar Lawrence did not have a role
The Nurse and Friar Laurence are mentors to Romeo and Juliet throughout the play and provide advice about their love. The Nurse provides advice to mainly Juliet and the advice is helpful up until Juliet stops trusting her after the Nurse saying she should marry Paris. Friar Laurence, on the other hand, provides advice and words of wisdom to Romeo and Juliet when new obstacles arise. When Romeo goes into exile, Friar Laurence mainly helps Juliet and her trying to avoid marrying Paris. Both Friar Laurence and the Nurse are helpful in Romeo and Juliet’s relationship because of their solutions and support for both lovers’ obstacles.
“Holy Saint Francis, what a change is here! Is Rosaline, whom thou didst love so dear, So soon forsaken? Young men’s love then lies Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes” (Shakespeare 2.3.65-68). After telling Friar about Juliet, Romeo said that he wanted Friar to marry them, but Friar was hesitant. Friar thought that Romeo did not love Juliet and was rushing into this to quickly.
The advice and help he gives them not only affects their decisions, but also the outcome of the play itself. The first one to seek out Friar Lawrence 's advice is Romeo. Romeo confesses that he was talking with Juliet and that they had fallen in love. He was also hoping to receive Friar Lawrence 's consent to marry Juliet and himself. Friar Lawrence agrees to do so because he believes that their love may turn the two families hatred for each other into love.
The pair truly love each other because they are willing to marriage. Romeo and Juliet were forbidden to even be friends/know each other, but that didn 't stop them. In Act ll, scene ll, Juliet states, “Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow. (2.2.144)” Juliet ask
Lord Capulet fails in the sense that he rushes Juliet into a marriage solely because he is of noble upbringing- “Of fair demesnes, youthful, and nobly trained” (Shakespeare 3.5.181). He does not take into account what hardships Juliet and Romeo might experience at such a young age. Capulet is repeatedly using his power and authority over Juliet in the benefit of only himself. At this time, it was normal in society for young girls to be married for the wealth and well being of the family, but he is very insensitive about her emotions. He insists that Juliet marry Paris, with the alternative being that he will disown her.
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare has toyed with the emotions of its audience members for centuries. The play’s main characters, Romeo and Juliet, love one another in spite of the feud between their families and later on, in the wallows of grief, each take their own life. While the characters both meet their end tragically, it was their choices that realistically led them down that path. The cause of the two “star-crossed lovers” final end is not due to fate or destiny, but by their own foolish hands. The play begins in the city of Verona which features a long standing rivalry between two houses: the house of the Montagues and the House of the Capulets.
Romeo’s best friend and cousin Benvolio, is always trying to make Romeo feel better, even when he ends up making things worse.Upon finding a gloomy, lovesick Romeo, Benvolio says to him, “Tut man, one fire burns out another’s burning” (1.2.46). Benvolio’s words of encouragement to go to the party and find a new love are what started the whole series of unfortunate events to begin in the first place. Juliet’s parents’ inability to actually know what their daughter wants pushes Juliet towards thinking that death is the only way out of her impossible situation. After Lord Capulet arranges Juliet’s marriage, Lady Capulet informs Juliet of the plans: “Marry, my child, early next Thursday morn, / The gallant, young, and noble gentleman, / The County Paris, at Saint Peter’s Church, / Shall happily make thee there a joyful bride” (3.5.112-115). Lord and Lady Capulet's marriage arrangement has the exact opposite effect than intended on Juliet, and actually makes her more upset and makes her feel out of options.
Luckily for both Juliet and her mother, they have the Nurse, Juliet’s servant. The Nurse acts as a motherly figure in Juliet’s life always attempting to do what is best for Juliet; she is caring and tries to be understanding towards Juliet, even when she finds out about the love Romeo and Juliet share for one another. Romeo and Juliet meet at a masquerade ball held by Juliet’s father, an event Romeo should not be attending. It is love at first sight ; however, because they are wearing masks, they are unable to tell who the other one is. When they realize one another’s identities, they know they should not be in love, but they need to see each other again.
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.