Romeo and Juliet’s Impermanences William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a tragic play between two star crossed lovers, portrays the death and impermanence of both Romeo and Juliet. Belonging to rival families, Romeo and Juliet must see each other in private. Romeo and Juliet, meeting at a party, fall deeply in love with each other and end up marrying. But due to the mindless killing of Juliet’s cousin, this marriage is short ended as the city exiles Romeo. This leads Juliet to fake her death to be with Romeo, but due to an misunderstanding, Romeo poisons himself.
Romeo and Juliet’s Decision Making Process A prologue reads: “From forth the fatal loins of these two foes /A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life” (1.1.5-6). This famous quote was echoed around the story of Romeo and Juliet and told of two families and their feuding relationship. Written by Shakespeare, the story contains the theme “Think through the choices you make.”
Humans are an extremely inquisitive species. We seek answers to any question we have. From the simplest of inquiries to those that are far beyond our comprehension. And this essay asks one of the greatest unanswered questions in existence, does fate or free will dictate our lives and the lives of the characters in Romeo and Juliet. But, before we can even consider this we have to understand what fate and free will are.
There are many examples of dramatic irony in the story Romeo And Juliet act IV. Dramatic irony is when the reader knows important facts that some of the characters in the story do not know. Some examples or dramatic irony would be when Juliet takes a position that would “ kill “ her for 42 hours but the situation was miss interpreted to where she was actually dead. That was an example of dramatic irony because Romeo didn’t know that Juliet was “ dead “ but Friar Lawrence knew. This leads to the audience knowing what happens but the characters do not.
How could a measly feeling like love possibly hurt someone’s life? The characters in the dramatic play Romeo and Juliet commit outrageous acts that ultimately ruin their lives, all in the name of love. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, impulsive passionate love leads to tragedy, which proves that love can drastically and negatively destroy people’s lives. In the play, Romeo and Juliet’s secret love for each other causes suffering and death in each other as the lives of characters careen out of control in unexpected ways.
“Come weep with me, past hope, past care, past help.” -Juliet (IV.i.46) In this tragic love story, Juliet’s suffering is inarguably greater than Romeo’s. Juliet is highly distraught because of her parents’ discussion of an arranged marriage with County Paris, her acquaintance and immediate love relationship with a Montague enemy, and because she is a female living during a time period where she has little control over her future. Juliet’s connections to the County Paris show a conflict not only between husbands, but also throughout the Capulet family.
Emotions Rather than Intelligence “To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid. ”(Unknown). Romeo and Juliet lose their young lives due to youth and inexperience. They were rash and reckless when it came to their actions which led to their sad ending. For instance, if they listened to the adults and recognized what could result from their love, they could have had a happier ending.
Fated to Ignore The American president Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.” Roosevelt reveals the idea that only man has control of his life. Romeo believes otherwise. He drops the reins of his life and expects fate to take over, when, in reality, fate does not help him and eventually his decision to surrender his life to fate becomes the reason of his demise.
People make thoughtless decisions when they are overcome by emotion and the outcome of their decisions are unlikely to end well. This is a recurring issue in the play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. The first poor decision made in the play is when Romeo is weeping over not being able to marry Rosaline, the love of his life. In an attempt to lift Romeo’s depressing mood, Benvolio creates a plan where he and Romeo will join the Capulet’s party so that Romeo’s eyes will be open and he will see how many other amazing girls are in Verona. During Act l Scene 4 when they arrive at the Capulet’s party, Romeo sees a girl, Juliet, and states “Did my heart love till now?
In the play Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare’s use of stylized language promotes a deeper understanding of Juliet’s struggle with her conflicting feelings for Romeo. Specifically, she shows her adversity through her monologue of paradox. In this scene, her nurse confesses to Juliet that Romeo, her beloved husband, has killed Tybalt, her kinsman. This leaves Juliet conflicted; she doesn’t know what to do, how to act, or who to choose.