As their love began with simply being attracted to one another; it mutated into something so intense, that it would later destroy themselves and others in the process. Romeo & Juliet articulates the potency of love and how it is able cause destruction to everyone. Their bond depicts intimate love for each other, but in the end, it seemed like it was doomed from the very start. Separation was the key factor where love was evoked in Romeo & Juliet. Scenes in the play were able to highlight the beginnings of Romeo and Juliet’s romance.
How sweet is love itself possessed , when but love’s shadows are so rich in joy!” This displays the way Romeo dreamt of Juliet as her true love and how that love brings happiness to both of their lives. Dreaming about Juliet proves that Romeo and Juliet are truly in love with each
At first, he can not believe how quickly Romeo has adbonded Rosaline and fallen so quickly in love with Juliet, reminding him of the suddenness of his decisions. As Frair says, “Young men’s love then lies/Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.” (Act II.iii.) He only agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet in the hope that their marriage will repair the rift between the Montagues and the Capulets. As Friar Laurence says, “In one respect I’ll thy assisnt be,/For this alliance may so happy prove/To turn your households’ rancor to pure love.” (Act II.iii.) Further on into the story, Juliet finds out the marriage date between her and Paris has officially been made resulting in her seeking help from the two
This quote, which was hours after Romeo first met Juliet, explicitly shows how quick Romeo was to immediately fall for Juliet and want her to be his almost immediately. It is human instinct to want to jump immediately into romance when you truly begin to like someone, but by following this rush, Romeo only ended up hurting Juliet and his chances together. This could have been simply evaded by moving at a slow, calculated pace to appease their families and also to sort out a plan where the two can escape together. Following instinct only lead them to
"Did my heart love till now? forswear it sight! / For I ne 'er saw true beauty till this night." This quote only refers to how beautiful Juliet is ; Shakespeare 's choice of words confuse the audience, leading them to believe their love is only sexual and one-layered. Romeo evolving also affects his emotions, behaviour, personality and mental physique : this sexual love converts into true love... Romeo 's attitude towards others also varies from the beginning of the play, to after he meets Juliet.
The audience is able to see both of the lovers, but Juliet is not aware of Romeo’s presence. Both of them are insecure about the relationship. For once Juliet does not feel completely ready it is “too rash, too unadvised, too sudden” and “too like the lightning, which doth cease to be ere one can say ‘It lightens’.” (Act 2 Scene 2) for her. Juliet feels too overwhelmed by the sudden affection which is just like a lightning stroke. Yet Shakespeare displays an emancipatory access to woman kind, portrayed as Juliet, due to the reason that she stands up for her own created problems and in the long run matures as a self-confident woman.
How does Shakespeare’s Portrayal of Romeo and Juliet’s relationship become so captivating for the audience? Act 2 scene 2 is one of the most important and well known scenes in Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’. In this scene, Romeo and Juliet openly declare their love for each other for the first time in the play, which is done partially in soliloquy and partially in dialogue. The atmosphere that Shakespeare creates in Act 2 Scene ii is one of excitement, expectation and a little fear on the part of the audience. In this scene the audience is aware that Romeo is trespassing not only onto the private property of another family, but also onto one of his mortal enemies’, and if he were to get caught he would immediately be murdered by the Capulet
Romeo attends a party for the sake of seeing his one love, Rosaline. What he receives, however, is a new love blooming in his chest for Juliet. As the play unfolds, the audience watches in anticipation as Romeo and Juliet hide their affections from their respective families and try to become the runaway couple. Shakespeare establishes the theme of “Haste makes waste” by making many references to the path their future is heading down and the nature of their love. While Friar says and hints at many things about Romeo and Juliet’s love, a key phrase he says is, “These violent delights have violent ends/And in their triumph die, like fire and powder”(Shakespeare 2.6.9-10).
Yes, you can love others before you find the one, but did Romeo even really love Rosaline? No, he most certainly did not. Romeo was again only infatuated with Rosaline, as he was with Juliet. In the text it states “She hath, and in that sparing makes huge waste, for beauty, starved with her severity, Cuts beauty off from all posterity. She is too fair, too wise, wisely too fair, to merit bliss by making me despair.
The recurring theme of fate undermines all which appears destined for success. From the opening address, the chorus states the lovers to be “star-crossed” (P.6), a fate which controls their lives and destiny. This theme is woven into much of the characters’ dialogue and musings as Shakespeare drives the concept of ‘acknowledged fate’ - wherein the characters seem aware of their inevitable downfall. Prior to attending the Capulet ball, Romeo conveys to the audience his fear that something “hanging in the stars shall bitterly begin his fearful date”(1.4.108), premonition related directly to the prologue. Fate is not only fulfilled as a result of Romeo and Juliet’s actions, but by all events surrounding the lovers.