One character trait that’s highlighted through Tybalt is Romeo’s complete awe and love for Juliet. While Romeo is single-mindedly focused on love, Tybalt is more focused on pride. When Romeo first meets Juliet he completely disregards their family fued and states, “I take thee at thy word. Call me but love, and I’ll be new baptized; Henceforth I never will be Romeo.” (II, ii, 49-51) Romeo is completely giving up his pride, his family name, and surrendering so he can love Juliet. Tybalt highlights this by disregarding anything that comes in the way of
In William Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet, both protagonist act impetuous, which alters their lives. They act without thinking and forget that there are consequences to their actions. Both Romeo and Juliet hide the fact that they were in love and married from their families. If Romeo and Juliet really love each other they would take their time to get to know each other. They also would talk things through, but they both have their flaws.
On the other hand, love can bring out the best in people. For example, the main foil we see in the beginning of the book is between Romeo and Tybalt. Tybalt, due to his arrogance, brings the best out of Romeo when he is attempting to engage Romeo in a duel (Shakespeare 3.1). Romeo denies Tybalt's offer to a fight, for obvious reasons. Tybalt continues to harass Romeo while Romeo is simply complementing Tybalt in return.We see the best is brought out of Romeo as he is showing maternity and respect for his ‘Family.’ Overall, love is a marvelous force for good because it is everlasting through time and hardships, it brings people together, and it has the potential to bring the best out of people.
Romeo is a complex character for many reasons, the last reason being that he helps to create and advance the theme of the story. The theme of the play, “Romeo and Juliet” is that love conquers all. Romeo helps prove the theme by doing whatever it takes to be with his one true love, Juliet. When Romeo learns about Juliet’s rival family, this doesn't stop him from seeking her out. He is led by his love for her and believes this will protect him from the wrath of their feuding families.
Romeo realizes that there are others far more fair than Rosaline, and that he should not pursue fake love. He realizes that it is better to love than be selfish and hateful. Romeo learns to love Juliet and to sacrifice everything for her. The hatred that is pent up inside him releases as he focuses on serving others and not just himself. Romeo’s hatred leads him to realize that being loving and caring works better than being
Mercutio: My invocation is fair and honest. In his mistress' name I conjure only but to raise up him. (2.1.27-29) Mercutio’s witty statement provides an exquisite example of dramatic irony because he and Benvolio reference Romeo’s mistress, with Rosaline in mind, and they are oblivious to the fact that Romeo now loves Juliet. Shakespeare incorporates dramatic irony at this specific point in the rising action as a discrete message to the audience that even those who remain super close to Romeo and Juliet are not aware of their secret romantic relationships. Two of Romeo’s best friends remain ou of the loop and are not informed when the love-srtricken Romeo find love and gets married.
William Shakespeare once said, “Death is a fearful thing”. This does not relate to the play Romeo and Juliet because they are willing to take risks that jeopardize their life. Juliet and Romeo are fine with taking their lives for each other because they are willing to do anything for each other. In the play, Romeo and Juliet are in love, but they have problems with their families having a feud with one another. They try to overcome their families hating each other, however, they cannot overcome it and eventually they die because of the feud.
Paradox in Romeo and Juliet shows that there are different kinds of characteristics in shakespeare. Shakespeare uses paradoxes to show differences between the two leading families in the story of romeo and juliet. For example “love and hate” shows that romeo and juliet are truly in love but the families are enemies and don't get alone with each other at all. Many of these feelings are opposite such as “loving hate” or “happiness and sadness” for example when juliet finds out that Romeo is a montague she exclaims that “My only love is sprung from my only hate” then that leads to a discussion with Friar Lawrence. Friar Lawrence uses paradox when he describes earths as a nature's tomb and womb because the tomb reflects images of death while a womb
When Romeo first sees Juliet, he judges her based off of her appearance, this shows that he is quick to jump to conclusions and is immature. Romeo is a complex character because he can be emotionally unstable, childish and vulnerable, in spite of trying to become an
Violence Stems from Animosity Brutal violence and impulsivity are used in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare to demonstrate how violence can quickly arise from animosity and how the characters using violence should be held accountable for their actions, even if they were impulsive. Shakespeare’s famous work Romeo and Juliet contains brutal violence with the purpose of portraying how brutal violence stems from prejudice. Sampson, a Capulet servant, says, “'Tis all one, I will show myself a tyrant: when I / have fought with the men, I will be cruel with the / maids, and cut off their heads” (1.1.19-21). Sampson and Gregory use violence against Balthasar and Abraham, fighting in a quarrel that isn’t theirs, but their masters. The hatred