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.
In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the couple absolutely demonstrates true love for one another. This is proven through Romeo and Juliet in the ending who has taken their life because they truly loved each other, Romeo and Juliet 's relationship difficulties because of Montagues and Capulets, and when Romeo killed Tybalt and was sent to exile but when Romeo hears about Juliet’s death, he went back to see Juliet one last time. True love has been shown in many romantic plays and books, however, in the play of Romeo and Juliet, true love is blind. The love that Romeo and Juliet shared was true as it has blinded them from the consequences of death. In the final stages of the play, Romeo drinks poison when he finds juliet dead and right after the death of Romeo, Juliet wakes up from her sleep, the first thing that she does is ask where Romeo is.
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
This is the scene where she finds out Romeo has killed Tybalt and she does not know whether to hate him or to be happy and love him that he was not killed in the fight. Another scene that shows the situations Juliet is put in is in act 3, scene 5 when Juliet does not know whether to feel hatred toward her dad for marrying her off to someone she does not love or to feel love towards him because she knows he did it out of his love for her. Romeo and Juliet’s characters demonstrating this contrast is very important to the play as a whole because it shows how they have to struggle with the pressures of their family’s and society's expectations that they can't keep up with. These expectations are so impossible for them to keep up with, that it leads to both of the character’s tragic demise. Not only are Romeo and Juliet’s deaths due to impossible expectations they face, but also due to them no longer wanting to have to fight between their emotions of love and hate, when they just want to be
“This form of conflict affects today’s ' society where many people experience inner conflict because of their struggles or belief”, In Act II Scene II Juliet goes in and out of her balcony three times which highlights that she is “unsure where her loyalty lies” - with her family, or Romeo, who is the enemy of the Capulet family but is her love (UK, 2013). Without Juliet revaluating her situation and contemplating the consequences that might occur the story would lose the dramatic tension that has been built up over the last two acts. The structure is a major part in the build-up of conflict; it highlights conflict taking place in the beginning, middle and end. The outset of the play contains physical violence and the threat conflict from the Prince and eventually leads to Mercutio’s death. There are two conflicting genres of ‘Romeo and Juliet-comedy and tragedy.
In the play, Romeo and Juliet all show love and goodness of light versus dark. In this play, light versus dark is the most motifs often repeated in Romeo and Juliet because it involves light versus dark throughout the whole play. Romeo compares Juliet to light in the entire play. The light versus dark in the play deals with marriage, thumb biting, poison, death, sunlight, nighttime, sex, and last but not least plants. Light is presents as darkness is to hope, love, and purity.
Under this point of view, Romeo and Juliet is a very modern drama of split loyalties. As argued before, Shakespeare is closer to Machiavelli than what he may think, showing us the very Machiavellian dilemma between public and private spheres, leaving the reader to wonder if it is possible to be both a good citizen and a happy
Though the story of Romeo and Juliet is considered one of love, it is evident that the opposite is true based on the fact that they are strangers, they are dramatic, and rash. It is clear that throughout the play Romeo and Juliet have little to no knowledge about each other, therefore not only were they, strangers when they first met they remain strangers after. On the first day, that Romeo and Juliet meet they know nothing about each other or their situations as evidenced by this quote, “ ‘What is her mother?’ ‘Marry bachelor, her mother is the lady of the house...’ ‘Is she a Capulet? ...” The above quote is a conversation between Romeo and Nurse in where he asks who Juliet is and Nurse answers that Juliet is the daughter of Lady Capulet and Romeo is shocked by this news. It is obvious that though they have only had one conversation
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is one of the most famous tragic plays written between 1594 and 1595. Romeo and Juliet is a play that portraits the force of authority and power in the face of love and happiness. Many Critics classify this play as a true tragedy because of the way it is created. Aristotle defines tragedy as " an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude; … with incidents arousing pity and fear" (Else 224). People often read Romeo and Juliet as just a romantic play, but to be more accurate this play is a real romantic tragedy.
Throughout this play, Shakespeare has given countless examples of how fate has a larger and more in-depth grasp on the story than other themes or ideas. Fate has brought the two “star crossed lovers” together, and it also spells their end. By the first scene, the reader is already given an idea of how big of a role fate has in this story from Romeo’s aside, and this is only further enhanced as the story progresses. The relationships between characters throughout the story have tiny details of how fate has a more prominent role. Relationships between Romeo, Juliet and the Friar are some of the most potent and detailed in Romeo and Juliet.