This extract presents a foreshadowing to the hurried way Romeo and Juliet engage in their wedding, indicating that something terrible is bound to happen. This extract is an insight that reveals it’s meaning in a clearer way than Friar Lawrence’s previous quote. Juliet’s engagement to Paris causes them to make the radical decision to get married. Neither of them considers what outcome is likely to happen because of their marriage, like the reactions of their families’ and Paris. Their marriage causes upsetting fatalities leading to their deaths.
Angel Salazar Mr. Young English I Have you made a bad decision, then wondered what the opposite decision would be? In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, bad decisions are everywhere. These include the main characters getting married after knowing each other for less than a day, killing themselves, and letting lust run their lives. Nevertheless, even after all these bad decisions some still believe it was fate that led to this tragedy, because Romeo and Juliet would have never met if not for fate. One perspective is that we can't control fate, and the reason for everything is fate.
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.
The Nurse is to Blame for Juliet's Predicament in Romeo and Juliet Everyone is faced with a difficult situation sometime in their life where the two different choices will result in totally different outcomes. A situation where once a decision is made they can’t go back. In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet are from feuding families. They meet, fall in love, and get married with help from Juliet’s nurse and Friar Laurence. After an incident on the street Romeo is exiled from the city of Verona.
Paris says, “That she doth give her sorrow so much sway, and in his wisdom hastes our marriage, to stop the inundation of her tears.” (708) when he is talking to Friar Laurence about him and Juliet getting married. In others words, Paris and Capulet think that Juliet is lamenting over Tybalt’s death and Paris wants to get married quickly in order to make Juliet happy again. This shows that neither Paris nor Capulet knows how Juliet actually feels and what is really going on. Capulet most likely has an ulterior motive in the sense that now that Tybalt is dead he wants to have another relation to Prince Escalus, which in this case would be through Paris. It is because of fate that Capulet decides to have the marriage so soon.
The conflict between fate and free will manifests itself through the turmoil caused by the lovers in Romeo and Juliet to go against what is expected. The two families in the play have a longstanding feud, when two children from different sides fall in love by chance. These starcrossed lovers go to extreme lengths to be together, even going against what seems to be their apparent fate of never being together. This eventually results in their demise. Their apparent fate is that they will forever love each other, but never be able to be together.
At this point, Romeo is infatuation with Rosaline, Lord Capulet’s niece and a girl who sworn to remain chaste, is still present. However, as soon as Romeo lays eyes on Juliet, he forgets entirely of his previous love for Rosaline. In fact, Romeo begins to question whether he was actually in love with Rosaline. This establishes that Romeo already makes hasty decisions when it comes to love. Next, while speaking to Romeo in secret on her balcony, Juliet proposes the idea of marriage: “If thy bent of love be honorable / thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow” (2.2.143-144).
Loss: The Ultimate Game Changer “The course of true love never did run smooth” William Shakespeare. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet are faced with many obstacles to overcome in order for their love to prevail. One of the most prevalent obstacles in the play is loss. The experience of loss forces change on the characters in Romeo and Juliet. This can be seen throughout the play through Tybalt’s presence threatening he loss of Juliet in Romeo’s live, Romeo’s banishment causing the loss of him in Juliet’s life, and Romeo and Juliet’s deaths at the end of the play.
In an attempt to relieve his sorrow, he attends a Capulet party where he meets Juliet. Upon meeting Juliet, the relationship starts. “Is she a Capulet?/ O dear account! My life is my foe’s debt”(1.5.119-120). Romeo realizes that there are others far more fair than Rosaline, and that he should not pursue fake love.
Romeo and Juliet met one day and then got married the next they were reckless about their love and life not getting the chance to know each other first. In The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet they are so naive about love and life. Juliet makes many references to thinking she can manipulate the time so it will go by faster. This is shown when Juliet talks about Phaethon, “As Phaethon would whip you to the west / And bring in cloudy night immediately”(