Each and every day, people make sacrifices for their loved ones. Maybe they choose to get up earlier in order to do chores or miss an important meeting so that they would have time for each other. There is no greater example of sacrifices for loved ones than in Romeo and Juliet however, where Shakespeare explores two star-crossed lovers, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, who come from two families that have a deep hatred towards each other. The pair meet each other, secretly wed, and then in order to stay together, commit suicide out of despair and distress. Through Romeo and Juliet’s acts of defiance and sacrifice, Shakespeare proves that while hate has the power to destroy and kill, love is even more powerful as it has the power to transform.
With the feud between Romeo and Juliets opposite families, one could say that their young love is set up to fail before it even begins. The Capulets from Juliet’s side of the family and the Montagues from Romeo’s dislike each other with a passion. This makes it difficult for Romeo and Juliet to see each other. This also forces them to marry in secret by Friar Lawrence. In the beginning of the play Romeo confesses his love to Juliet to a friend.
Romeo was furious that Tybalt had killed one of his best friends, so he decided to jump in. However, The Montagues and Capulets aren't supposed to brawl in the public, so Romeo got banished from Verona because of his behavior. He blames the killing of Tybalt on fate because he believed it was “destined to happen” even though it was Romeo’s decision to continue the violence. Similarly, at the beginning of the play, once Juliet laid eyes on Romeo, she wanted to marry him. She directs the nurse to go find out Romeo’s identity and if he had a wife.
In the beginning of the play Romeo and Juliet, Romeo predicts his own fate as his “mind misgives” (1.4 104). The two young lovers are “star-crossed lovers who take their life” because they care about each other very deeply and their love is doomed by fate as they are not allowed to be with one another due to the family feud between the Montague’s and the Capulet’s who will avert them from being with one another. This creates a barrier to their happiness because of their
For them to spot each other from across the room in a place where Romeo would normally have been forbidden, is concrete proof that fate was in full command. There are many deaths in the story of Romeo and Juliet. Mercutio’s and Tybalt’s had been one of those that were most influential to the story. The passing of Tybalt created chaos between the two families, especially the two lovers. With Romeo banished, Juliet came to the resort of faking her death so that Romeo could save her, but as we all know, that plan
However, many small decisions made by numerous people caused Romeo and Juliet to end tragically. To begin with, the most guilty to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet would be the family feud. At the start of the play, the audience is introduced to a long-standing feud between the houses. If Capulet and Montague had not been at war with each other Romeo and Juliet 's marriage would not have had to be done in secret. The Prince exclaims, “See what a scourge is laid upon your hate,” (Act Ⅴ, scene 3, Line 302).
Hamlet’s relationship with Ophelia is a subjective, however, even though Hamlet may appears to loathe Ophelia. In , in reality, he proves he truly loves herthat truly loves her and vise versa. Throughout the course of the play, Shakespeare displays Hamlet and Ophelia’s relationship as a typical Shakespearean love story. A man and a woman fall in love, but life obstacles prevent them from marrying each other. For example, Ophelia’s brother, Laertes, and father, Polonius, forbid her from seeing Hamlet because Hamlet is a prince and is ought to marry a princess; Laertes describes Hamlet’s love to Ophelia as, “Forward, not permanent, sweet, not lasting, The perfume and suppliance of a minute-No more” (1.
I think that Juliet’s parents were a big part of it because they wouldn’t let Romeo and Juliet be together and they were going to force her to marry Paris. They didn’t give her the freedom to grow old with the man she loves. Juliet became upset and had decided to take matters into her own hands and talk to Friar so she could be with Romeo. They had threatened to have her kicked out of the
/ I pray you, tell my lord and father, madam / I will not marry yet, and when I do I swear / it shall be to Romeo, whom I know you hate / Rather than Paris.” Juliet begged her mother to accept the fact that she doesn’t want to marry Paris, and wants to marry Romeo. Not taking their daughter into consideration when making her decisions, Juliet’s Parents threaten to disown Juliet if she doesn’t marry Paris. This obviously makes Juliet feel as if she can’t live with her own family since she is married to Romeo, leading to her eventual death. Critics may argue that Tybalt, a Capulet, was the most responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet because of a fight between the two families that lead to Romeo’s banishment. This argument is flawed because the fight wouldn 't have happened if the parents had ended the
The scene of suffering is a painful or harmful action, such as injuries or the death of one or more characters. Aristotle believed that this scene of suffering should help the characters realize their weaknesses that led to their defeat. In Act V Scene 3, both Romeo and Juliet suffer. Romeo suffers from shock and sadness when he is misinformed of Juliet’s death and dies as a result of drinking poison. Juliet sees him lying dead, suffers in shock as well, and stabs herself.