Religious And Rushing Themes In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Religious and Rushing Themes in Romeo and Juliet All of William Shakespeare’s plays are celebrated for their complex and well developed ideas. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet continues to be no exception, especially since it’s considered to be the greatest story in all of english literature. Throughout the venturesome piece, Shakespeare proved countless times that every single thing he incorporated into the plot held a purpose in the legendary account. Two of these many things being: religious and rushing themes. Shakespeare was able to integrate these concepts into his story and was able to make readers imagine precisely what he wanted them to. The first notable appearance of a religious theme in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet occurs within…show more content…
Soon after Romeo and Juliet’s quick first encounter, Romeo learns that Juliet is a Capulet. Romeo sadly admits, “O dear account! My life is my foe’s debt” (1.5.119). Here, Romeo has only known Juliet for a few minutes, but he is already claiming that Juliet is his entire life and she just so happens to be his sworn enemy. Not long after this scene, Romeo sneaks onto Juliet’s balcony to visit her. Upon them meeting there, they decide to get married – the next day! Juliet tells Romeo, “If that thy bent of love be honorable, thy purpose of marriage, send me word tomorrow” (2.2.143). The fact that they have only known each other for a little over a couple hours and they are already engaged only provides evidence of how true their love for one another was. 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 most likely skipped over the wedding because Romeo and Juliet’s love had already been proven to be true

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