Would situations turn out better if emotions were not a factor? How many decisions are made irrationally and without real thought? In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet the characters are constantly making decisions based on their emotions. Romeo and Juliet were thrown into tough situations with no easy outcomes. Not only were they from rival families, but they were also young teenagers.
To begin with, the two families were in a feud. The grudge between the two families made Romeo and Juliet want to hide their love to prevent any further damage to the broken relationship. It was clear that because of the feud, both families would not approve of the bond between the two children. Juliet's father claimed that he would disown her if she didn't marry who he wanted and will disapprove of anyone else. The family riot caused the children to continue their doings in secrecy to avert problematic situations.
To begin with, the grudge between the two families, Montague and Capulet, resulted in the children making their love discrete. It was clear that because of the feud, both families would not approve of the act. Juliet's father claims he will disown her if she doesn't marry the designated person who he deemed right to become her husband. He gave off the impression that he will disapprove of anyone else. The family riot has caused Romeo and Juliet's love to continue in secrecy which lead to foolish deeds and unfortunate death.
Confliction or Conviction? After learning of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s exile, Juliet feels conflicted about her loyalties, which reveals her internal struggle. Romeo and Juliet are two star-crossed lovers, but their love is forbidden because their families have a lasting feud. In a heat of a moment instance, Romeo kills Juliet’s cousin because he, Tybalt, had killed Romeo’s best friend.
In Romeo and Juliet the need for secrecy was due to the fact that their love was never supposed to happen, it was forbidden. Romeo and Juliet’s love was forbidden because their family differences.(1.5.136-139) Their secret was their relationship and the fact that they had gotten married, but, only four people knew two of those which included Romeo and Juliet, and the other two being the Nurse and Friar Lawrence. Both Juliet’s and Romeo’s parents would not have approved of them being together because of their feud but this didn 't stop Romeo and Juliet from going against the rules of their parents’ beliefs. (2.2.64-79) The effect the keeping of the secret in the story is that it resulted in many deaths, including those such as Mercutio, Tybalt, Paris, and Lady Montague.
Juliet's attitude toward love and marriage changes throughout Romeo and Juliet due to her falling in love with Romeo, marrying him in secret and committing suicide. Juliet’s attitude towards love changes when Juliet meets Romeo. By meeting Romeo Juliet falls in love with him and Romeo falls in love with Juliet that changes Juliet’s attitude towards love. Juliet’s attitude towards marriage changes when Juliet marries Romeo in secret. Juliet at first thought of marriage as an honor, but Juliet did not want to get married, Romeo changes that.
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is a story known for being a tragedy and an incredible love story. However, is love more powerful than hate or is it the other way around in this story? Despite the violence and brutality of the book, you can find that love outweighs and is more powerful than hate in certain situations. Many examples can be found in the story and are not just with Romeo and Juliet together. Not surprisingly, Romeo and Juliet are the strongest example that love overpowers hate in the story.
In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Juliet's persistently changing feelings toward Romeo after she finds out that he killed Tybalt show that she has trouble deciding whether to abide as Romeo's wife or to be loyal to her family as a Capulet. Juliet is going back and forth between taking Romeo's side or her family's side and says; "But wherefore, villain, didst thou kill my cousin? / That villain cousin would have killed my husband"(Shakespeare, 3.2.100-101). Juliet is having internal conflict to decide whether to be faithful to her family, or to her husband whom she is tied to in marriage. Juliet feels deceived because Romeo killed Tybalt
The bottle of potion suggests the theme of love vs. hate, death, and grief in the play. Romeo, one of the main characters, is a very good looking, smart, and sympathetic person. While in love with Juliet, he finds himself in a mess. Romeo got the news of Juliet's death back in Verona. Romeo is devastated and cannot live without his wife, Juliet.
Emotions are what propel you forward to reach your goal, but what also stop you from breaking your limits. They are what weigh into our decisions and help lead us to the choices we forever live with. Not only can they determine what we do, but also when and how we do it. At times they are stronger than others, pulling us forward or throwing us back as if we have absolutely no control. Just like in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the entire lives of two teenagers led by the emotions that they couldn’t ignore.
Romeo and Juliet represents two families of similar social economic status and wealth but are in an interpersonal conflict between a flourishing love and a gory family feud. Juliet immensely changes during the course of the movie from a young girl to a mature young lady because she must deal with a forced marriage, abusive parents, and the banishment of Romeo. However, Romeo is a flat character focusing more on love than understanding the seriousness of the feud. When the two beloved children die, the dynamic changes as both families have empathy towards each other, therefore peace emerges from the tragic loss. Romeo and Juliet, the star-crossed lovers are very relatable and that is why we still read and watch his play four-hundred years
Romeo and Juliet Passion Essay Passion is a powerful emotion that plays a huge part in the decisions we make. Passion may seem beneficial, but ultimately leads to destruction, and it doesn't matter whether it is love or hate both can make an individual reckless and blind. In William Shakespeare's play “Romeo and Juliet”, many of the characters make rash choices because passion interferes with their capability to reason and this not only affects the individual but also others around them. This thesis will be proven by the analysis of Romeo, Tybalt, Mercutio, actions that are driven by passionate love or hate and how it has affected the other characters of the play. The power of passionate love is illustrated in the play through Romeo’s love for Rosaline and Juliet, which let him to make certain decisions
Tara Jahns Ms. Zita Szigeti Language and Literature Advanced 9 9th of March 2015 English Essay Summative Assessment of Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is such an interesting play because even now, five hundred years later we are still talking and learning about this play. It is so relatable till date because people fall in love now as Romeo and Juliet did, families fight, as the Montagues and Capulets did. We can relate to each character in some. Which is what makes this play so compelling and lets it live, five hundred years later. Romeo and Juliet is a tragic tale of two lovers, separated by an epic feud of their two houses (Romeo a Montague and Juliet a Capulet.)
Throughout Romeo and Juliet the theme of conflict is imparted in many forms, mostly through physical violence; a reflection of the Renaissance era in which there was political turmoil and a copious amount of European nations were at war. Shakespeare chose to dramatise the theme of conflict to showcase the ideology that conflict is inevitable and represent how “there can never be the good without the bad” (Hipponensi).Shakespeare successfully does so by exploring the theme of conflict in different forms; violence versus peace, parent versus child, sacred versus profane and inner conflict. The use of conflict in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is a vital aspect of the play and as with each conflict that is introduced drama is heightened. The theme of conflict
The Maturities of Romeo and Juliet It is a controversial topic whether youth is capable of handling a mature love. Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare by 1595, epitomizes this common topic. The main characters of the play are two teenagers who fall in love at the first sight, however, the hatred between the families of the two leads to their death in the end. In the adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet in 1996, Romeo and Juliet are portrayed more mature than in that of Baz Luhrmann in 1968.