Romeo is ready to settle down and is looking for love; Juliet, young and naive knows nothing of love until she meets Romeo. The Families of both are well acquainted but not in a polite way, for the two families are at war with each other. This however did not hold back the two young lovers, they secretly got married. But this leads to hardship, one tragic event after another. Romeo and Juliet must fight for what they love, though proven throughout history not to be a true event.
The Prologue also shows the reader how hatred, violence and bloody conflict have affected the whole of Verona. What the two families just care about are their social identity and the name of the family, so they refuse the love affair between Romeo and Juliet because they think about how the society will view them. Although Juliet falls in love with Romeo without knowing his real identity, Juliet's love for Romeo recalls her family’s hatred for the Montague name. In this sense, Juliet's love works against her because the feud could not just die
Whether the Friar realizes it or not, he has just done something terrible that only strengthens the bond of these two lovers. This leads to several deaths along the way. This bond between Romeo and Juliet, fortified by Friar Lawrence and his hubris, causes a serious issue when Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin, challenges Romeo to a duel. Romeo refuses to fight as they are now family by marriage and says, “… But love thee better than thou
The Capulets were enraged by Tybalt’s death as it got in the way of the wedding. Romeo was trying to remain cordial, so that way he would have a higher chance of both families blessing in marriage. This hatred is the reason why Romeo and Juliet had to hide their love from their family. Their love was built upon the concept that it was forbidden due to feuding
Benvolio and Tybalt are good foils because they are such polar opposites. Benvolio is opposite of Tybalt because he is someone who wants peace throughout the city where as Tybalt would rather have all arguments and disputes settled through fighting. Throughout the play, the reader discovers that Benvolio is a family member of the Montagues and Tybalt is the son of Lady Capulet’s brother. The Montages and Capulets have disliked each other for many years, yet no one really understands why. In the beginning of the play, Shakespeare refers to their hatred towards each other as an “ancient grudge.” Because the Montagues and Capulets have such a hate for each other, the characters from each side but heads a lot, especially Benvolio and Tybalt.
Her beauty is what fires the “pistol shot” that makes Armand fall so quickly in love with her. He was taken aback by her beauty that he took no care of name, status, or reputation. It is easy for him to look into the eyes of the girl he loves and throw traditional societal values away, but impossible for him to do the same for his own child. While Desiree may lack high social status of her own, with his last name she is automatically given respect within the community. The child, on the other hand, no matter what the last name, will never be able to blend in or be accepted within their society.
Do you share my madness?” (Shelley 28). After everything he went through, Victor still thought that the quest for knowledge was worth the death of his entire family because male identity is tied to his romanticized quest, “Do not return to your families with the stigma of disgrace marked on your brows.” (215). We must ask, what shifts Victor’s purpose from a warning to a doubling down on his male hubris? In part, it is a refutation on his own feminine nature. His inability to except feminine qualities within himself causes him to fail at caring for his creation, to separate himself from the domestic life, and to view femininity as a
What the Capulets did to Juliet explains why they were selfish because instead of respecting Juliet’s decision they thrash on her and say things to force her to become a wife. This disconnect with their daughter is why they were not able to save Juliet from death. The other factor that caused the demise of Romeo and Juliet was their want for their desires. For instants, Romeo did not think about the consequences of meeting with Juliet even though he was being hunted. For example, the balcony scene where Romeo is confessing his love to Juliet.
“O Fortune, Fortune! All men call thee fickle./If thou art fickle, what dost thou with him.” (3.5.60-61). Juliet questions how men are calling her fickle and dedicating her life and her fate. She is referencing how her father, and thus the feud, have decided that she is not to marry a Montague, and instead suitor. Like above, Juliet is clearly unsatisfied by the undertakings of her parents, as a result of the feud.
If this feud of the Montagues and the Capulets never happened one one would have ever died, the story would be about something completely different. One of the most ironic things about this story is that they don't even know why they are fighting against each other. Lord Capulet is responsible why the story, Romeo and Juliet, ended the way it did because of his views on marriage, his haste, and the relationship with the Montague family. SInce the father of juliet, Capulet, wanted juliet to marry all of the sudden it made juliet want to commit suicide which did not help the situation at all. His haste also was a big factor in the marriage because it was part of the reason why juliet want to kill herself.