In Romeo and Juliet it is the ball held at the Capulet’s house, where Romeo and his friends sneak into to enjoy the fun until Romeo catches sight of this beautiful girl, Juliet, who he cannot keep his eyes off of. Similarly, the dance party in West Side Story where both the gangs are present, even though they cannot stand either one of them, the representatives from each gang first meet, Tony and Maria, and fall in love. Both scenarios display the connection of ‘love at first sight’. The love story doesn 't begin until the balcony scenes in both stories where the male protagonists, Tony and Romeo, climb up or meet outside the female protagonist’s balcony, Maria and Juliet, to chat and confess their love. From this point on, their tragic love stories begin to the point of climax, which is their
And in this case, she doesn't think for herself, she follows the group. Lizabeth's immaturity takes a toll on her character. Lizabeth has many different sides to herself. She is immature, wild, and conflictual at times. In the short story "Marigolds" she uses those traits in transitioning from child to woman.
In the short story “Marigolds” by Eugenia Collier, a woman named Lizabeth tells the story about her 14-year-old self maturing into the woman she is now while having to deal with the Great Depression. This story tells the events that occurred in Lizabeth’s childhood that causes her to mature, it takes place in a town that struggles with poverty. Although Lizabeth’s adolescence affects her actions when she would disrespect Miss Lottie and her garden, her adult perspective in the story reveals that she learned that one can’t have both compassion and innocence. An important aspect to the story is adolescence and how it plays an important role to how Lizabeth would act and treat others. In the story, Lizabeth wouldn’t think twice of how her actions would affect others before doing them.
She pushes the swing door and goes with it, not looking back” (34,35). The fact that Lise gains the attention of men, in this case Bill, yet wants nothing to do with them shows her power. It makes her a feminist character because it showcases her as a powerful woman who refuses to let men dominate her. From a broader perspective, Lise is strong willed, however this is explored more in how she specifically controls men in the
Evidence to support this would be when Romeo and Juliet decide that they have an undying love for each other, on the same night they meet. It is certainly true that this could be seen as a bad decision. However, the fact that Romeo and Juliet met under complete ironic circumstances, helps prove that fate led to the tragedy. How Romeo and Juliet met all started when a servant of the Capulet house asks Romeo to read the list of people to invite to the Capulet party. Shortly after this, the Montague boys plan to go to the party, this is where Romeo meets Juliet.
Shakespeare is able to make readers see how deeply in love the couple was though they had only known each other for a short amount of time. Finally, Romeo and Juliet get Friar Laurence to marry them. The only proof of this is Friar Laurence saying, “But come on, inconsistent young man, come with me. I’ll help you with your secret wedding” (2.3.89). The wedding is so extremely rushed that in the play, there is no direct statement that shows that they actually got married.
Shakespeare has written many plays which were very well-known and popular and inculding this one was Romeo and Juliet’s love story. Romeo and Juliet’s love story takes place in Verona. Where the both families are enemies. The Capulet, which are Juliet’s families and The Montuage’s, which were Romeo’s families. This story is a sad story which uses literary devices to make the story move as well as give us hints.
Romeo and Juliet think that they fell in love as soon as they met each other. Did they decide to take their own lives as determined by their fate? Or did they choose to end it all for love? First, people believed that Romeo and Juliet fell in love to fulfil their fate. That their love would help their families resolve their feud.
The way in which the two lovers meet one another is very similar. In Romeo and Juliet, the two lovers meet at a party held by Juliet's parents (Note that Tony and Maria’s parents are not mentioned in WSS). In Westside Story, Tony and Maria meet at a party, but fall in love when they start dancing together. Both stories tell of a feud between two groups. Capulets vs Montagues in R&J, and Sharks vs Jets in WSS.
The film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet mirrors this notion. After the Capulet’s dinner party, Romeo seeks out Juliet, ultimately arriving on her patio. Upon his arrival, a light turns on, causing him to search for a hiding place. In