She is able to deceive the Nurse from suspecting that she fell in love with Romeo. Furthermore, Juliet struggles with another problem when her parents decide that she was to marry the Count Paris when she was already married to Romeo. When Juliet refuses to marry Paris, she states, “I will not even marry yet, and when I do I swear it shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate, rather than Paris.” (III.v.126). She is not obedient to her parents like she used to.
When Juliet’s parents tell her she must marry Paris, Juliet goes to Father Lawrence to get a potion that will allow her to avoid marriage to Paris; skeptical of its efficacy, she puts those doubts to rest when she pulls out her knife and says, “No, no, this shall forbid it”(4.3.24). With this declaration, Juliet shows her brave willingness to die to not be with Paris in order to only be with Romeo. Her bravery is more important because she still has doubts about everything that could go wrong with the potion, listing them all :“How if, when I am laid into the tomb/, I wake before the time that Romeo/ Come to redeem me?”(4.3.32). Due to her love for Romeo, facing these troubles, Juliet goes ahead with her plan and overcomes those fears due to her love for Romeo. Shakespeare’s portrayal of Juliet in this manner reverses traditional gender roles and by setting up a dramatic final scene in which Juliet makes the ultimate sacrifice for Romeo.
86) that reinforces male dominance and female submission. As a young girl, these movies shaped my thoughts in a way that made me believe I needed a man to rescue me, protect me, make me feel beautiful and complete me. Vickery (2009) states that “romantic scripts such as ‘prince charming’ and ‘waiting for the one’ are carefully embedded within so many mediated scripts of sexuality” (p. 50). For example: Cinderella is a damsel in distress and when the Prince saves her, her life is fulfilled and everything falls into place. The story of Cinderella lead me to believe two things: in order to have a better life, I must have a boyfriend and that makeovers fix everything.
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s relationship caused many chaotic outcomes, but in the end it proved to be fatal. In the beginning of Macbeth, the readers are already aware of the fascinating relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth received a letter from her husband about the witches’ prophecies. He wrote, “This have I thought good to to deliver thee, my dearest partner of greatness.”
“Without you, I am torn like a sail in a storm,” insists We the Kings in their song, “Sad Song”. Romeo is a Montague, Juliet is a Capulet, their families are enemies, but this won’t stop them from being with each other. During this time and age for women, their father’s would choose their husband for them, and they have to obey their command. However, Juliet doesn’t obey her father, and falls in love with a man named Romeo. Being separated for Romeo and Juliet only makes their connection fow stronger.
They are both ambitious and superstitious. In the play, it says, “Stay, you imperfect speakers, tell me more…. With such prophetic greeting, speak, I charge you. (1.3.71,79).” When the witches tell Macbeth that he is going to be a future king, he believes them, asking for more details and believing that one day he will become the ruler.
Romeo and Juliet is a classic romance story by William Shakespeare about two star-crossed lovers, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, falling in love. Nevertheless, their two families have a vendetta against each other, making it difficult for Romeo and Juliet to ever truly be together. This romantic set-up has been used multiple times after Shakespeare, such as West Side Story. The story itself has very romantic and light-hearted moments, but a lot of issues that aren’t paid as much attention to can be calamitous. Despite a lot of the play exploring the positives and the beauty of love and romance, the real lessons from the story are found in the primitive and belligerent nature of the characters.
For most of the play, he has contemplated suicide and questioned his actions. He decided not to kill Claudius as he was praying and this makes him feel as though he has failed in his quest for revenge. Hamlet wants to show Queen Gertrude the error in her decision to marry Claudius and tells his mother: Come, Come, and sit you down; you shall not budge; You go not till I set you up a glass; Where you may see the inmost part of you.
At the ball, Romeo and Juliet discover that they are from feuding families, and Romeo runs away. Juliet sits on her terrace in the morning, wondering why Romeo has to be a Montague when Romeo comes and scares her. When asked how Romeo found his way back to Juliet, he stated that love showed him the way. He claims that love “lent me counsel, and I lent him eyes. I am no pilot, yet, wert thou as far as that vast shore...I would adventure” (II.ii. 81-84).
Through Juliet 's conversation of Romeo and Tybalt with her mother, Shakespeare again reveals that love is closely followed by violence. Juliet’s mother enters Juliet’s room the moment after Romeo leaves. She speaks with Juliet about her plans to kill Romeo. During their conversation Juliet speaks of Romeo in a loving way without Lady Capulet noticing. Lady Capulet asks if killing Romeo will make her happy and Juliet replies saying “Indeed, I never shall be satisfied / With Romeo till I behold him—dead— Is my poor heart, so for a kinsman vexed” (3.5.98-100).
Because of this scene Romeo is able to see Juliet for the first at the feast that the Capulets have erected. Finally after most of the men scenes showing that they are the “dominant” gender, the matriarchs and other women are introduced in scene three where Lady Capulet calls for Juliet and her Nurse to explain to her what Paris has offered and what her father would like her to do. The Nurse, who is practically Juliet’s mother, begins to go on a rant with sexual jokes that describe what Juliet may do on the night of her wedding day. Juliet is at the age of thirteen and does not yet fathom the concept of marriage and sarcastically agrees to what her parents have set before
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Thesis: Juliet’s risky actions and defiance progress throughout the play as she falls in love with Romeo, and William Shakespeare uses Juliet’s development in Romeo and Juliet to illustrate the forcefulness of love. Body Paragraph One: In the Capulet household, life seems to revolve around Juliet. Her parents are Lady and Lord Capulet, and many times they depend on her to hold the Capulet name to a high standard. Her love life creates controversy and tension in the family but also brings about reconciliation.
Friar Lawrence is responsible for all six deaths that occurred over four days. If Friar Lawrence had gotten the letter to Romeo in time, Romeo would have known that Juliet is just sleeping. When Romeo believes that Juliet is dead, he says “Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die” (Shakespeare V.iii.120); subsequently, Friar Lawrence must be held accountable for the end result of his action.
Romeo and Juliet died at the end of Act 5 of the play. The death of the two lovers had several reasons and people that lead up to this moment. The people that were the most responsible for the the deaths are three members of Capulet family. With the father, mother, and nurse to Juliet all having an influence by being unsupportive, uncaring, and uptight, they are to blame for Romeo and Juliet's deaths.