Romeo and Juliet were from two different families with a long history of the rivalry when the two lovers meet and fall in love. Despite the warnings from a mutual friend, they are married and are left to face the consequences. This romantic tragedy depicts the that “the tragic end of Romeo and Juliet [was] inevitable” (Carter). Shakespeare utilizes the two main characters dreams to foreshadow the tragic ending to the play. William Shakespeare; poet, author, and playwright, demonstrates of fate through the dreams, characters, and dialogue within Romeo and Juliet.
Juliet doesn’t care if she needs to leave her own family for Rome’s love. She struggles with the conflict between her feelings for Romeo and her knowledge that he is an enemy of her family. In this quote Juliet says that ‘’ Wherefore art thou Romeo?’’. She is basically asking herself that why the love of her life needs to be from the Montague’s family. The fourth conflict happens when Romeo states his quote in Act V, Scene I, "Then I defy you, stars!”.
The conflict in this play affects the story as a whole making it end in a tragedy at the end all due to the feud between the Capulets and the Montague and the lack of trust the children have with their parents. In Act One, Scene One, William introduces Lady Capulet and Juliet and they seem very distant with each other especially when Juliet gives her mother one line answers and is very formal when speaking to her addressing her as ‘madam.’ This sets their relationship at a distant place giving the idea to the reader that there is something missing between their relationship. When Juliet is first introduced to the idea of marriage in Act One she is hesitant about the idea saying “It is an honor that I dream not of.”(1.3.68). During scene three is when the idea to marry Count Paris is brought up and discussed
Both couples of these stories share a deep connection and love for each other, but are forbidden to be together because of their parents. Shakespeare very quickly introduces the problem in the prologue of Romeo and Juliet, narrating, “A pair of star-cross 'd lovers take their life; Whose misadventured piteous overthrows Do with their death bury their parents ' strife”(Shakespeare 1.0.6-8). Romeo and Juliet’s parents’ long held adversity is directly explained to be what leads to the series of tragic events and death of the two lovers since they hold no power to be together. Likewise, in “Pyramus and Thisbe”, Ovid writes about Pyramus and Thisbe that, “Their nearness Made them acquainted, and love grew, in time, So that they would have married, but their parents Forbade it”(4-7). For Pyramus and Thisbe, the ability to be together is also taken away from them by their parents.
(Shakespeare 394) This impulsive decision opens a floodgate to a myriad of foolish decisions. Such as later in the play, after spending the night proclaiming his undying love for Juliet, Romeo comes to the friar looking to have him perform the ceremony to marry Romeo and Juliet. This decision was made without any regard to Juliet or her feelings as well as without the blessing of the parents of either lover. No one was told about this. But still, Romeo urges the friar who is surprised and hesitant: Romeo.
Later that night, Romeo sneaks out to Juliet’s house, where they plan a marriage. They get married in secret, with only the Friar and Nurse knowing. Romeo angrily kills Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt, causing him to be banned from Verona. Juliet mourns, and is forced to marry Paris by her parents in hopes of her happiness. Juliet does not want to marry him, so she desperately goes to the Friar
At the beginning of the play, there are two rival families and two lovers, Romeo and Juliet: “Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean, From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life” (1.1.1-6) Romeo and Juliet like each other and decide to get married, but her father wants her to have an arranged marriage: “If that thy bent of love be honorable, Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow, By one that I’ll procure to come to thee” (2.2.151-153). At the end of the play, Romeo and Juliet kill themselves and the rival families are no longer enemies: “Came to this vault to die and lie with Juliet. Where be these enemies? Capulet, Montague, See what a scourge is laid upon your hate, That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love!” (5.3.303-306). The theme of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is love should not be sought, it should be found.
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.
Characters behaviors change and mature, secrets are kept, and miscommunication will be the death of them. Romeo is the descendant of Montague and Lady Montague. Romeo lives in the central of a dispute between his family and the Capulets. Throughout Act 1, Romeo declares that he is unhappy numerous times. “Oh my, time goes by slowly when you’re sad” and “I have too much sadness already…” due to Romeo loving Rosaline and not having that love in return.
It affects many of the events and actions done by the characters. Juliet and Romeo are both adolescent; Romeo is 16 years old while Juliet is 13 years old. In the beginning of the play, Juliet’s attitude towards marriage is that of dismissal. She waves off that her parents, particularly her father, who wants her to marry Paris, a well-respected county. Juliet’s reluctance to get married shows that she does not feel ready for commitment, especially committing herself into a relationship with a person she hardly knows.
Throughout the internationally acclaimed novel, Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare conveys the theme of young love fabricating an ill-advised notion. First of all, Romeo and Juliet’s family and friends dislike one another, presuming a strenuous relationship. Furthermore, Romeo and Juliet constitute irrational decisions due to their spontaneous intimacy. From the beginning, the novel clearly demonstrates Romeo and Juliet’s family’s disgust for one another. Romeo and Juliet’s family animosity foreshadows difficulty for the young romance.