Romeo and Juliet is a well-known play, which was written by William Shakespeare in 1594. A lot of different actors have performed this play throughout the years. One the most important characters in the play has to be Romeo because if wouldn’t have come up to Juliet the play would have been really different. Romeo is romantic, impulsive, and brave.
The impulse decisions made by Romeo and Juliet and the actions displayed for their “love” are emotionally charged and are based on initial feelings, therefore, their love is not true. Romeo and Juliet both have affection for each other, but it is truly only from the physical appearances they base their love on.
True love is a defendable emotion worth personally sacrificing for. In William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo Montague falls in love with Juliet Capulet, the Capulets being revivals of the Montague family. In the late 1400’s, when the two families are fighting, there is a strict, no contact pact between the two families set by the Prince of the town they reside in: Verona, Italy. From meeting and marrying Juliet, illegally returning from Mantua out of exile to see his supposedly dead wife, and taking his own life to be in heaven where she appears to be, Romeo shows that he is truly in love with Juliet and that he is willing to do anything to be with her. Romeo’s heart drives him to make, at times, irrational decisions to be with his one true love.
Juxtaposition is defined as a side by side contrast. Shakespeare uses this literary device throughout many of his works to demonstrate the intricacies of his characters. He uses juxtaposition in Romeo and Juliet to show the chararcters’ complexity and inner conflict.
In William Shakespeare’s timeless play Romeo and Juliet, two star crossed lovers are faced with great adversity as they hide their romance from their feuding families. As author James Lane Allen once said, “Adversity does not build character, it reveals it”. Romeo, a Montague, struggles to hide his love for the Capulet daughter, Juliet, from his family and friends. The challenge of lying to his closest companions, and going against his family’s ways to secretly marry Juliet causes Romeo to act erratically and carelessly. Throughout Act 3 Scene One, Shakespeare exposes the lovestruck Romeo’s mercurial nature and impulsivity through his thoughtless actions.
Healthy and successful relationships are based on a mutual respect, appreciation and a deep love rooted in trust. Most couples establish a sustainable relationship over a long period of time, rather than fixating on physical attraction and carnal desires. In truth, love is often mistaken for lust. In Romeo and Juliet, one can see the misinterpretation of infatuation for true love. Lust overcomes the couple’s actions and causes them to continuously make rash decisions without any consideration of the consequences. Romeo becomes infatuated with Juliet and even before meeting her, claims to love her. However, his love is based on her beauty which causes him to uncontrollably profess his love for her: “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight, For
Figurative language helps add dimension to writing. Authors incorporate oxymorons, and juxtapositions into their writings when indirectly characterizing. When reading sentences with figurative language in them, it makes it feel like the characters are real life people. William Shakespeare’s characters in Romeo and Juliet are more interesting because they have more real life dialogue filled with figurative language. William Shakespeare makes his characters complex by incorporating oxymorons and juxtapositions.
How does Shakespeare’s Portrayal of Romeo and Juliet’s relationship become so captivating for the audience?
In the play Romeo and Juliet, by Shakespeare, there are many important moments leading to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet’s fatalities at the end of the play were caused by a variety of actions, yet the trait of greed is the most prominent. The characteristic of greed is built into every character in the play. However, the characters are greedy in different ways. Montague and Capulet are greedy because they refused to end their dispute even though it brought harm to their family and citizens. Friar Lawrence is greedy because he cared more about himself than anyone else. Greed is also present in Romeo and Juliet because they refused to be satisfied with the things they did have and focused on what they couldn’t have --
In Nick Cassavetes movie, "The Notebook," Allie and Noah exemplify the theme of head versus heart when two people fall in love but are tragically ripped apart by their families. Years later Allie is engaged with another man but falls in love with Noah again. Ultimately, they disobey what their head deems correct, and wind up choosing what their hearts desire. Similarly, Shakespeare uses the same theme of head versus heart in his book, “Romeo and Juliet,” exemplifying how the heart overruled the head. In this book, Shakespeare personifies the balance of head versus heart with Juliet and personifies the heart with Romeo. Due to lack of balance, and nature, the heart takes the victory over the head. This shows how passion
At the beginning of this popular Shakespeare play, Romeo claims to be in love with a girl named Rosaline. He cries for days about her before he meets Juliet because she rejected his love for her. When Romeo first appears in the play, he appears to be too distracted with his heartache from Rosaline’s disenchantment of Romeo’s affection. His dwelling over his “love [for Rosaline], feel no love...”(Shakespeare, Act I, line:177) seems to take up all his attention, making him only want to talk about how glum he is rather than the carnage of the town after the fight between the Montagues and Capulets that happened just moments prior to his arrival. When he says this, he means that no matter how much he loves her, she is not interested and does not love him back. This gives insight
In any tragedy, the tragic hero is a great character with a tragic flaw and is destined for downfall, suffering, or defeat. The tragic hero conclusively can sometimes cause death upon himself due to his tragic flaw. Three main theories of the tragic hero are the Aristotelian model, the Shakespearean model, and the modern tragic hero. Each model has five defining characteristics, which are nobility, hamartia, downfall, anagnorisis, and suffering. In the Shakespearean mode of the tragedy, the play Romeo and Juliet best models the tragic hero. For instance, nobility is characterized by being upper class and having elevated character. Romeo satisfies both of these criteria through his position as an heir to the Montagues who are revealed as
In William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo’s love and loyalty for Juliet is proven, but his impulsive and foolish acts later lead to the tragic death of both himself and his one true love. Romeo shows his loyalty for Juliet by never wanting to spend a moment without her, but it’s that loyalty, that turns into impulsiveness. Because he never wants to be without Juliet, Romeo makes many decision that are viewed as foolish. He makes his choices depending on Juliet and not himself. He tends to forget that his actions do have consequences, and his consequences not only hurt himself, but the others around him.
Romeo is a young and playful character who embodies youth and naiveté. He is not yet learned in wisdom and forming accurate decisions and shows his impetuosity many times throughout the play.
Does a parent's personality affect their child's personality? Some children act exactly like their parents while some act completely differently. In Shakespeare’s most well-known play Romeo and Juliet, Juliet makes many confusing choices during the duration of the play. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Juliet is influenced by Lord Capulet which plays a dramatic role in the play