A classic work of art, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, strongly guides readers to the concept and memories of love at first sight. With clever dialogue, competition and rivalry, humorous teases, and insight to brave and passionate romance, Shakespeare demonstrates a powerful connection between emotion and justice. Set in Verona, two children from rivaling families, Romeo and Juliet, come together at a ball thrown by Capulet, instantly falling in love. The two vow to secretly get married when Romeo, from the Montague party, climbs Juliet’s balcony confessing their love. Through Romeo’s impulsive behavior, Tybalt’s compulsiveness, and Capulet’s frustrations, Shakespeare suggests that emotions without self reflection lead to poor and
In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare uses the decisions of Romeo, which are influenced by emotions to demonstrate that young people are impulsive. Shakespeare displays Romeo’s hastyness and impulsiveness when he begs Friar Laurence to marry him to Juliet. Just a few hours ago, Romeo was mooning over Rosaline, but immediately after meeting Juliet he decides to ask the friar to “...marry us[Romeo and Juliet] today”. Romeo has only met Juliet twice in the same day, and that in that same day wants to get married to her! This demonstrates the rushedness of Romeo in the form of love. Romeo is quite distraught when Juliet “dies”, so he quickly decides without thinking to “have a dram of poison” - and commits suicide juxtaposed to Juliet’s “dead” body.
(I, v, l.140-141). She decides her love is more importnat than her family and muses to Romeo, “Deny thy father and refuse thy name. Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.”( II, ii, l. 34-36) She still pursues and has intentions to continue her relationship as she says "this bud of love, by summer’s ripening breath, may prove a beauteous flower when next we meet."( II, ii, l. 121-122) She even agrees to get married to Romeo the very next day. Juliet’s rebellious streak is yet again evident when she says she will not marry Paris. In the patriarchal society that she lives in, she is expected to obey her father's . When Juliet says that Paris "shall not make me there a joyful bride". (III, v, l. 117) Her father, enraged by disobdience, says "An you be mine, I’ll give you to my friend.An you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets,For, by my soul, I’ll ne'er acknowledge thee...” (III, v, l. 193-196) By rebelling against her father, her mum immediately her. Even the Nurse who previously encouraged the romance between Juliet and Romeo, changes her mind and says she should marry Paris. Juliet's rebellion has serious repercussions which leads her to commit suicde over her
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.
“I’ll look to like, if looking liking move” (21). The conversation was about the arranged marriage in which Juliet don’t even know whom she is going to marry. Shakespeare demonstrates Juliet’s innocence through dialogue, metaphor and imagery.
Firstly, when he decides to marry Juliet, he is being impulsive. Before he loved Juliet, he loved Rosaline although she did not love him back. Romeo says about Rosaline, “She hath forsworn to love, and in that vow / Do I live dead, that I live to tell it now” (I.i.231-232). When he sees Juliet for the first time, Romeo describes Juliet as, “As a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear- / Beauty too rich for use, for Earth too dear” (I.iv.53-54). Then in Act II, Scene VI, they get married by Friar Lawrence. Friar
All teenagers act in a way which is unexplainable. In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the teenage characters act very irresponsibly. Throughout the years, scientists have tried to research why teens act in such a troublesome way, and they may have just found the answer. The characters in the play support this research in many different ways. Characters such as Romeo, Tybalt, and Juliet act in a way that is very teenage-like. Reading Romeo and Juliet may further the understanding as to why teens act a certain way and what is going on inside their brain during these awkward years. Although the characters in the play are from several years back, they still portray the certain characteristics
When Juliet and Romeo were faced with a conflict, they would act based upon their emotions rather than coming up with rational solutions that would benefit both parties. They were only thinking in the moment, and not of the future consequences. Unfortunately, their rash decisions led to tragic incidents and the deaths of friends, family, and themselves. The problematic impulsiveness from the main characters could be taken as a moral, that love can control one’s mind to behave recklessly, leading to troubling
The play Romeo and Juliet has many immature characters. Most of the decisions the individuals make are very childish and harm them. Many of the adults also just allow the kids to do whatever they want and comply with their decisions like the Nurse and Friar Lawrence. The adolescents and adults are not acting in an appropriate manner given because they are making bad and hasty decisions as if they don’t know how to make good ones.
Love is not always filled with happiness with rainbows and unicorns, instead, at times, love is filled devastating twists and turns. In the famous play, Romeo and Juliet, which is written by William Shakespeare, shows many examples of the struggles with love. The genre of this play would be a tragedy that takes place in Verona, Italy. The play is about two main characters, Romeo and Juliet, who keep a secret relationship from their parents. Unfortunately, life is not easy and instead, their parents are actually in a feud. Juliet is from House Capulet, while Romeo is from House Montague. After a shocking twist in the play, Romeo is exiled from Verona. Heartbroken, Juliet hatches a plan in order
¨Bullying is a national epidemic” (Macklemore) bullying has always been a problem but no one seems to try and stop it. In the novel Shattering Glass and the play Romeo and Juliet the evolution of bullying can be seen, but yet no one had tried to stop it in either of the books. In the play Romeo and Juliet the families bully each other around until eventually their own kids take their lives, because they could not be together due to the feud. In the book Shattering Glass by Gail Giles the characters touch a little bit on cyberbullying, but mainly they verbally and physically abuse people in the story to help them achieve what the characters want.
Romeo, the handsome, intelligent and sensitive young boy, makes very careless and quick decisions before thinking them through. For example, in the beginning of the play, Romeo, without considering the consequences and knowing that Tybalt would be there, uninvitedly attended the party at the house of Capulet's. This was a silly thing for Romeo to do. The Capulet's already don’t get along, yet Romeo didn’t think before he attended. Romeo also acts very impulsively when he meets Juliet and many other times throughout the play. He has only known her for a few days and asks her to marry him. Keep in mind that they are still, barely teenagers. A few short days later, Tybalt kills Mercutio and Romeo is quick to retaliate. Then we have Juliet, the beautiful, loyal and emotional young girl
In Romeo and Juliet, the teenage characters make poor decisions throughout the play. David Dobbs, the author of “Beautiful Brains”, elucidates to us that the teen brain sometimes tends to do things perfunctory. Due to teenager’s age, their brain is not fully developed, so they would not know the full consequences of their actions. This continuously happens in the story, and many choices that they make are kept secret, which is even worse for them to do. The articles, “Beautiful Brains” and “Insight into the Teenage Brain”, helps us further understand why they are making these decision and why they don’t know when to stop.
Determined to marry Juliet, Romeo states his case to the Friar, in hopes of marrying them. The friar agrees to do so, reasoning, “For this alliance may so happy prove, to turn your households’ rancor to pure love” (Shakespeare 89).Throughout the scene, Friar Lawrence showcases a strong emotion driving him to make this decision: hope. The friar is obviously hopeful of what this marriage can bring to Verona, in terms of a peace between the Capulets and Montagues. However, the Friar most obviously agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet solely based off of that hope, and does so impulsively. One can easily see that the Friar does not think of the possible consequences of the union, the worst of which seem to transpire of the rest of the book. This lack of forethought in an important situation is a key sign of immaturity. The Friar is allowed to be immature, though, because of an enhanced reliance of church in this time period/society. For example, in Elizabethan Society, Catholics would burn Protestants for following the wrong denomination. This highlights the strong beliefs towards the church. So, in a setting like Verona, with a prominent church, no one would dare oppose the town’s only holy figure. With a lack of opposition throughout life, the Friar has no real atonement for his mistakes, as seen when he is seen near Juliet’s new grave, and faces no
The aim of this essay is to define the nature of the feud in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and to discuss its function in the dramatic development of the play. The conflict between the families of Montagues and Capuletes is presented as the outcome of an ultimate expression of patriarchal society in Verona which promotes virility at any cost and obscene sexual innuendo targeting women. However, the love of Romeo and Juliet comes to prove the young people’s indifference towards the feud but at the same time the patriarchy’s tremendous power over them. Finally, the family’s feud combined with the contribution of fate makes the timing of events such, that a tragic resolution cannot be prevented.