Romeo And Juliet Impermanence Analysis

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Romeo and Juliet’s Impermanences William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a tragic play between two star crossed lovers, portrays the death and impermanence of both Romeo and Juliet. Belonging to rival families, Romeo and Juliet must see each other in private. Romeo and Juliet, meeting at a party, fall deeply in love with each other and end up marrying. But due to the mindless killing of Juliet’s cousin, this marriage is short ended as the city exiles Romeo. This leads Juliet to fake her death to be with Romeo, but due to an misunderstanding, Romeo poisons himself. Throughout the play, due to love, various acts of impermanence strike Romeo and Juliet through the change of love, the loss of trust, and the disowning of family. Romeo shows the impermanence of love as he drops his affection for Rosaline. In the beginning of the play, Romeo, with a deep passion, loves Rosaline before Juliet. Romeo describes his love with Rosaline as, "One fairer than my love? The all-seeing sun Ne'er saw her match…show more content…
Due to Romeo and Juliet belonging to rival families, they must meet in secret. Juliet talks of Romeo not knowing he was eavesdropping explaining, “O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou 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.”(323) During that time period, breaking away from family was uncommon. Usually, people kicked out or who’ve broken family ties, were to be left in the streets and homeless. Knowing the consequences of disowning family, Juliet willingly would break family ties in exchange to be with Romeo. Juliet displays loves for Romeo to the point of risking her own social standing. If Romeo unwillingly does not want to disown his family, Juliet is willing to renounce her own family for him. Therefore, the impermanence of family occurs as Juliet chooses love over her own blood and
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