Romeo and Juliet
“Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.” (Phillips Brooks) Many avoidable tragedies and deaths take place in Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet” due to people’s inability to comprehend the effects their actions have on others. This the play starts with a fight scene between the Montagues and Capulets in which both parties are guilty of pride and vengeance. Had they considered the long term consequences of their actions or the fact that their behavior at the moment did nothing to resolve the issue at hand, things may have ended differently. The theme Shakespeare tries to portray in of Romeo and Juliet is not to allow your actions to be influenced by your …show more content…
The play begins with a fight scene between some of the Montagues and Capulets. There was no big incident that set off the fight, it was based purely off of hate for each other. What, drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word. As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee. Have at thee, coward! (1.1.60) This quote said by Tybalt shows that he has no intention of keeping peace and that he hates the Montagues for their name not for the person. Later in the play Tybalt is seeking revenge on Romeo for showing up to their party he asks Mercutio where Romeo is but he is reluctant to help and starts instigating a fight. Before a fight can begin Romeo shows up and Tybalt starts attacking. Romeo does nothing to fight back so Mercutio steps up and fight Tybalt but loses his life in doing so. After Mercutio dies Romeo is full of anger and craves vengeance, he immediately chases after Tybalt and kills him. Romeo starts off not wanting to fight but after the death of Mercutio he is conflicted with so many different emotions and he only listens to one, anger. Mercutio lost his life defending Romeo who refused to fight Tybalt, but his death made Romeo do the exact thing he lost his life for. In the end both Romeo and Juliet take their own because they rather not live than live without each other. Together they do this out of love, but they also do it because of the hate. Their entire lives are surrounded by hate and constant death of loved ones due to this hate. Finally they both realize that the only way they could be together in all of that hate was in
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Shakespeare uses Romeo’s interactions with the Mercutio and Tybalt in Act 111 scene 1 to reveal his conflict motivations during the fued. In the story it shows that Romeo is really trying to make peace between the two families “Tybalt I have a reason to love you that lets me put aside the rage I should feel and excuse that insult” 3.1.18 and 19. The quote means that Romeo wants to have peace between the Montague and the Capulets because of how in love he is with Juliet, he is willing to be civil to be in love with Juliet and it be accepted. This quote is very important because it shows how much he wants to be with Juliet and how much he cares, if he did not care this much he would not be trying to make peace between the two families and try
Members of the Capulet and Montague families were fighting in the streets of Verona. Tybalt says,” What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word/As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee”(1.1.65-66). Tybalt has extreme hatred for the Montague family and will want to fight them. Tybalt played a very prominent role in the hatred between the Capuelt and Montague families.
I.v.100-103).The aforementioned quote illustrates Tybalt’s hatred towards all Montagues, including ones that haven’t made any moves against him, this hatred is initially dismissed by Capulet and this causes Tybalt to commit a terrible offense that later forces Romeo to be banished from the kingdom.
A point in which the Friar has a limited period of time to reunite Juliet with Romeo in opposition to his new title of a criminal. For example, Lady Capulet stands at the scene where Tybalt's lifeless body lays, she declares that Romeo, being a Montague, “ speaks not true” pleading the Prince for justice as she believes that since “ Romeo slew Tybalt” he “ must not live”( 3. 1. 169-174). Tension increases and Romeo’s life is threatened by the Capulets’; his presence much despised. As Romeo is banished, Juliet falls into sorrow.
Fate and choices tie hand in hand with the theme of Romeo and Juliet and an example of how they tie hand in hand is when Tybalt and Mercutio fight. In Act 3 Scene 1 line 37-38 Tybalt says, “Boy, your words can’t excuse the harm you’ve done to me. So now turn and draw your sword.” In this scene, Tybalt is upset because he feels as though Romeo is dishonoring him.
Fate’s Cruel Trick Using courage to overcome conflict and to create harmony in life is one theme in Romeo and Juliet, a famous story by William Shakespeare. To conquer their families’ feud, two forbidden lovers stop the conflicts with the power of courage. At the annual Capulet ball, Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love at first sight, which causes the conflict between the Capulets and Montagues to grow. Next, Friar Laurence discovers the two forbidden lovers affection, and has the courage to marry them hoping to create harmony, however it created more conflict. Following the wedding, an angry mob arrives in the streets, where Tybalt slays Mercutio, and in revenge Romeo murders Tybalt.
A study on how decisions are made, conducted by University of Texas at Austin, discovered that decisions are greatly influenced by past experiences and memories. The story of Romeo and Juliet is often remembered as a love story gone wrong because the two protagonists are met with a dreadful death after a series of poor decisions. Romeo and Juliet were “star-crossed lovers,” but their deaths could have been avoided if it weren't for their own costly mistakes and the mistakes of others. While some of the events that led to Romeo and Juliet’s death were inevitable, others could have been avoided if some of the characters made better decisions. The two characters who made the worst mistakes were Friar Laurence and Romeo.
In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, many choices are made and some of them were the wrong ones. Actions are taken and abused in all the wrong ways. If they would have thought about what they are about to do before they did it, the outcomes may have been completely opposite. Early in Act III, Tybalt and Mercutio are conversing in the middle of Verona. By this part in the play, both families, Capulet and Montague, have been warned to never fight again in the streets or both families will be punished.
Tybalt, in Romeo and Juliet pondered over a feud and let his words and actions speak on behalf of other Capulets. He says “What, drawn and talk of peace! I hate the word as I hate hell all Montagues, and thee. Have at Thee, coward. ”(1,1,63-65) Since Tybalt said those hateful things, his words lead to a fight, adding even more demise to the feud, then which already existed.
Tybalt In the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, Tybalt is a hot-tempered man who acts solely on his instincts to protect the Capulet name. He has been taught to kill all Montagues since he was a child and helps support the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. In the novel, Tybalt notices that Romeo has snuck into the Capulet’s party, and see’s this as an act of spite.
During the balcony scene, she pushes Romeo into a marriage by constantly questioning his love for her, “If thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow”. It is because of decisions like these that the rest of the events of the play follow. If Romeo had not made the decision to visit Juliet after the ball and if Juliet had not decided to rush Romeo into a marriage, then they never would have become tragic heroes. However, these flawed characters should not be blamed for their misfortunes.
As the tale of Romeo and Juliet comes to a close, it has ended with the loss of two beloved, innocent youths, as a result of the dreadful Capulet and Montague feud. Now, several once respectable citizens of Verona must face the consequences of their actions in the feud. The Nurse, Friar Lawrence, and Lord Capulet will be punished due to their inexcusable faults. Lady Capulet on the other hand, will be excused for her faults. I, the Prince of Verona, herby punish the Friar Lawrence, and strip him of his position of Friar, therefore demote him to a Friar’s apprentice.
The close friendship between Romeo, Mercutio and Benvolio manifests into destructive love. When Tybalt calls Romeo “a villain”, Mercutio fights him and dies. Romeo is filled with grief and anger as evidenced in the quote: “And fire-eyed fury be my conduct now!” Romeo never fights, but when he does, his impulsive actions result in violence which is “wild” and irrepressible. Shakespeare’s use of fricative alliteration highlights Romeo’s aggressive behaviour, which foreshadows the forthcoming event.
Tybalt challenges Romeo to a duel and he declines the challenge and insists that he won’t fight Tybalt. Mercutio is angered by Romeo’s “cowardice” and takes on Tybalt himself. Romeo wants Mercutio to stop fighting Tybalt so he decides that it’d be a good idea to block his arm in mid combat and Tybalt stabs Mercutio from under Romeo’s arm and Mercutio falls dead after rambling about plagues and a pun or two. Romeo doesn’t realize that it is his own fault that Mercutio died after Mercutio even blamed his wound on him. Romeo lets his emotions decide his actions and becomes enraged and ignores that Tybalt is now his family and fails to see that he was the reason Mercutio was killed.