Have you ever been pushed to make a decision? Is there someone in your life who acts before thinking? In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, two love-struck teenagers were desperately in need of proper advice from trustworthy adults to prevent disaster. Friar Lawrence was one of the main characters who offered poor advice to Romeo and Juliet throughout their misadventure. First, he married Romeo and Juliet quickly after they met without their parents’ knowledge.
First, Romeo acts on how he’s feeling at that moment. Then, Juliet is so self-conscious that she threatens to kill herself over a guy she barely knows and just met. Finally, they both take an irrational risk by going behind their parents backing by getting married, knowing the consequences. Adolescent brain development is explaining the way adolescents brains work and develop, “Romeo and Juliet” is just an example of how adolescent brain works and some of the things that it may
From that image, love took control of his brain, causing him to run back to Juliet. He did not have the free will to make his own decision by being underage and making irrational decisions before, along with acting with his heart and not his mind. Fate, in the form of love, forced him to come back to Juliet, not his own judgment. Later in the act, Romeo’s friends Mercutio and Benvolio, were looking for Romeo after he suddenly left the ball the night before. Benvolio tells Mercutio that Tybalt had sent a letter challenging Romeo to a duel, and that Romeo accepted.
Juliet, Lady and Lord Capulet’s only daughter needs to get married based on the parents deadline. Juliet being younger than fourteen years old was unexceriend in the real world and not getting what she deserves. Paris shows up to Capulet asking for Juliet’s hand in marriage, yet Capulet believes that they think it should be Juliet’s own decision. Capulet throws a feast with the beautiful ladies that live in Verona to show Paris he really does not love Juliet. Meanwhile on the streets Romeo Montague was depressed over Rosaline, because she wants to stay a virgin and not have children.
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.
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.
The first reason why Friar Laurence is to blame is because he married Romeo and Juliet. After they decided they wanted to get married right away, Romeo and Juliet go to Friar’s cell to get married. Friar first questions the love because Romeo was in love with another women only a few hours ago. He only agrees to marry them because he thinks it will end the family tension. “In one respect I’ll thy assistant be; / For this alliance may be so happy prove / To turn your households’ rancor to pure love” (II.iii.90-92).
Some evidence to support this argument would be this quote. "Romeo 's friends, who wish to see him lifted above his melancholy, urge him to stop philosophizing about his lost love and to seek another young lady as a new object of his affections." (Dupler 1). This quote is basically describing what is going on before Lord Capulet 's party starts. Essentially what is going on during this time is that Mercutio and Benvolio are forcing Romeo to go to a party so he can invest his time in a new girl instead of moping about Rosaline, who is the girl Romeo loved before.
The Maturities of Romeo and Juliet It is a controversial topic whether youth is capable of handling a mature love. Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare by 1595, epitomizes this common topic. The main characters of the play are two teenagers who fall in love at the first sight, however, the hatred between the families of the two leads to their death in the end. In the adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet in 1996, Romeo and Juliet are portrayed more mature than in that of Baz Luhrmann in 1968. This can be evident in three aspects: the styles of the acting of the actors, the reaction of Juliet after learning about the death of Tybalt, and the setting of certain scenes.
Power of love Romeo , romeo , romeo and Juliet , Juliet , Juliet was once were lived in seprate house and didn’t even know each other romeo loved another girl and her name was Rosaline. Rosealine swear a other that she will never marry/be a nun and romeo is know upset. Now romeo is going to a party and about to meet Juliet and this were we began the story of how Power of love is so power full in this story. Mercutio brings romeo to this party to find a different girl and their is other girls out their for him to have. So romeo see Juleit from across the room and just falls in love with her deep love and so they kiss a few and then Juilet says that “ You kiss by the book” Act 1 Scene 5.
Ever since they laid eye’s on one another, Romeo and Juliet continuously formulate careless decisions, such as determining to get married. Romeo and Juliet make the rash decision on “Thy purpose marriage,” and Romeo must “send [Juliet] word tomorrow,” (2.2.149). During the couples discreet encounter, Juliet audaciously agrees to send someone at nine o’clock the next day to discuss marital arrangements with Romeo. This lackadaisical decision to marry one another express the recklessness behind the young romance. Young love causes people to devise imprudent decisions without pondering the ramifications it may
Upon seeing Juliet for the first time, he fell completely in love with her. Within his first conversation with Juliet, he confessed his love for her by saying, “I ne’er saw true beauty till this night”(Romeo & Juliet. 1.5.51). He then goes on to propose the idea of marriage, and, later in the play, marries her. The fact that Romeo fails to comply with the rule that a Montague and Capulet cannot marry shows his impulsivity.
Describe the novel’s settings by choosing an act and explain the significance of each scene: In the first act of the play it explains the family feud, gender role, and how Romeo and Juliet’s young love was composed. The first scene has a fight as it’s opening to not only attract the audience, but to describe the Capulets and Montagues family feud. Then following the fight, Romeo enters and speaks to Benvolio about how he is infatuated about a girl, Rosaline, who doesn’t desire him. Following the first scene, Lord Capulet is talking to Paris, a suitor in the play, about letting him marry his daughter. During this conversation Paris had convinced Lord Capulet and made a plan for Juliet to fall in love with Paris by inviting him to a feast.