After a few lines, it continues, “Doth with their death bury their parent’s strife./The fearful passage of dearth-marked love. (Prologue, 8, 9).” This quote tells the reader that the pair of star-crossed lovers (Romeo and Juliet) will die upon the rivalry between their two families. The worried tone here gives a hint to the reader that something bad will happen sometime in the future. Note that the play had not even begun yet, and there are already obvious clues to Romeo and Juliet’s death. Here, Shakespeare is trying to point out that young love overcame the values of Romeo and Juliet’s family.
Friar Laurence’s rash action in marrying Juliet, his hasty plan to avert Juliet from an unwanted marriage with Paris, and his failure to get his message delivered to Romeo in time all contribute to the death of Romeo and Juliet. When Romeo goes to see Friar Laurence after his new found love, they immediately begin to talk about marriage. Friar Laurence sees the opportunity to unite the two disputing families by marrying them. When Friar Laurence and Romeo are discussing a possible marriage, he tells Romeo “ wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast” (Shakespeare.2.3.95-96). Friar Laurence agrees to marry them knowing the danger in making such an immense commitment in just 24 hours.
“For never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” (740) William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, is the tale of two star-crossed lovers from Verona who love each other despite their feuding families, but ultimately meet their end. Romeo and Juliet are predestined to die because of fate, but the foolish mistakes and reliance on luck and chance by multiple characters are what contribute to the star-crossed lovers’ destinies coming true. Throughout the play, fate ensures that Romeo and Juliet will come to their demise. Romeo says this quote, “Alive, in triumph! And Mercutio slain!
Romeo meets Juliet and promptly falls in love with her. They later get married after knowing each other for a short time. Neither of them considers the struggles their love could bring. Friar Lawrence’s quote expresses that those who rush expose themselves to complications, which is confirmed by the events Romeo and Juliet encounter. Prior to Friar Lawrence’s prophetic insight, Romeo immediately falls in love with Juliet, which leads to their doomed fate by laying the foundation of their struggles.
A major factor in the smoothness of a relationship of love would be the people outside of the actual relationship. There is more then just two people the two people in love involved, because there is always someone trying to get involved in the relationship one way or another, which takes a toll on the smoothness of the course of love. When Claudio first explains his feelings of love for Hero at the beginning of the play, Benedick asks Claudio “But I hope you have no intent to turn husband, have you?” (Shakespeare 17). He doesn’t want Claudio to marry because then he will lose his best friend. Claudio now has to think about his best friend as well as his lover in making the decision of whether or not to marry.
In ‘Romeo and Juliet’ the Capulets and Montage's end their feud after the tragedy itself. “O brother Montague, give me thy hand” (Shakespeare 5.3 Page 13). Capulet has realized the harm and effects of the death of the ‘star-crossed lovers’ after losing his precious treasure he felt guilt due to all the cruel words he had said to Juliet. The feud is an important aspect of the book because it was the reason for all the deaths and secrecy. “Doth with their death bury their parents' strife.” (Shakespeare Prologue page 1.)
At the beginning of the play, Romeo goes to Friar Lawrence in hopes that he will marry him and Juliet the next day. The Friar agrees, but only in hopes that uniting Romeo and Juliet, will unite the Montague and Capulet families at last, ending their feud. “For this alliance may so happy prove, To turn your households’ rancour to pure love” (II, iii, 91-92). After the marriage of Romeo and Juliet, many things go wrong; such as when Romeo gets exiled for killing Tybalt, when Capulet engages Juliet to Paris, when Balthasar delivers news of Juliet’s death to Romeo, and many deaths that could have been prevented, including Juliet and Romeo’s. After the Prince’s watchmen discover Romeo and Juliet dead in the Capulet family tomb, Friar Lawrence admits to marrying them and tells the Prince of Romeo and Juliet’s story: “Romeo, there dead, was husband to that Juliet; And she, there dead, that Romeo’s faithful wife.
Shakespeare writes, “In one respect I’ll thy assistant be; for this alliance may so happy prove To turn your households’ to rancor to pure love” (Ⅱ.Ⅳ.90-92). The evidence shows Friar agreeing to wed the two because it could end the feud. Friar should have denied Romeo request because if they hadn’t gotten married, they could have been less overwhelmed and lived their whole life. The Friar had good intentions, but he just wasn’t realistic enough. Later in the play, Paris wanted to marry Juliet, so the parents arranged it and Juliet was not pleased.
“Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare is about Romeo and Juliet, who fall in love but they are from two separate parties that have a feud. They get married anyways but it is very hard to see each other. So they ask Friar Lawrence to help them so he makes a complex plan to get the two to Mantua unharmed and easily in his eyes. That was not the case unfortunately because it failed and Romeo and Juliet both kill themselves because they couldn’t live without each other. Loyalty is one of the major themes of this book.
“Romeo, who lies there dead, was the husband of that Juliet. And she, who lies there dead, was that Romeo’s faithful wife. I married them; their secret wedding day was the day Tybalt died. His untimely death caused the bridegroom to be banished from the city,”(5.3.281, Shakespeare) In William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, the deaths of the two title characters are both Romeo and Juliet. Much could have been done to prevent their suicides, but these “star-crossed lovers” ultimately are not able to avoid their destiny.