Revenge can be defined as an action done to harm others for something bad they did. Revenge is a feeling that not only affects the people who hate each other, but also those who aren’t directly involved. In the play “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”, written by William Shakespeare, the topic of revenge and family rivalry is mentioned throughout the entire story. The play portrays different aspects of revenge through the use of two characters, which in this case are Romeo and Tybalt. As we know, revenge is a feeling that can lead a person to commit acts that they wouldn’t typically do if they were conscious of their actions.
The biggest thematic concern in this was faith. An example is used when Romeo yells out, “O, I am fortune’s fool!”(3.1.131). This refers specifically to his unluckiness in being forced to kill his new wife’s cousin. It also recalls the sense of fate that hangs over the play. Mercutio’s response to his fate, however, is notable in the ways it differs from Romeo’s response.
With his father just being murdered by his uncle Claudius and Polonius banning the relationship between him and Ophelia, the only thought running through Hamlet’s mind was anger and revenge. The acts of violence throughout the play comes in three different forms; murder, suicide, and combat. Polonius is unexpectedly murdered, Ophelia goes mad and commits suicide, and Hamlet provokes a battle with Laertes that ends poorly for both men. All three of these violent acts can be traced back to clouded judgements, indecisiveness, anger, revenge, and heartbreak. Shakespeare created such acts of violence to keep the readers on their toes and informed, but also to invoke questions.
He takes revenge for Mercutio and kills Tybalt. This causes Romeo to get banished out of Verona meaning he and Juliet can 't be together. Later in the play, Juliet wakes up and finds out from Friar Lawrence that Romeo is dead. She decides to kill herself instead of running away. “Yea noise?
After Mercutio dies in Romeo’s arm, Romeo confronts Tybalt, seeking revenge for the death of his friend. Ultimately, he kills Tybalt before realizing his actions. Prince, trying to settle the scene, says, “His fault concludes but what the law should end, the life of Tybalt. (3.1.147)” Prince explains that because Tybalt murdered Mercutio, death was his punishment. However, because Romeo killed Tybalt, Romeo’s punishment is to be banished from Verona.
First, her boyfriend dumps her, then he calls her vulgar names, and lastly, he kills her father. Just one of these traumatic events could make a character go mad, but the combination of the three justifies Ophelia’s madness. The use of these three tragic events in Ophelia’s life makes her madness reasonable. The first event to happen that changes Ophelia’s demeanor is her relationship problems with her boyfriend, Hamlet. In Act III, Scene I of the play, Ophelia says to Hamlet “My lord, I have remembrances of yours, That I have longed long
An alternative claim that could be made is that the violence is for love, but in Act 5 scene 3, when Juliet wakes up to discover Romeo dead, she says “O, happy dagger, This is thy sheath. There rust, and let me die,” (5.3.174-175) while this may seem she is only doing this to join her dead lover, she is only using violence to, indirectly, solve violence by killing herself. The deaths of the two lovers finally brings an end to the long feud but at the expense of the rationality of the violence. While some may think that Romeo and Juliet killing themselves for love and ending the feud is rational violence, it causes all of the other violence in the book to simply be
“A man with too much ambition cannot sleep in peace” as stated by Maxx Mitchell. This statement describes that the people will have some trade off in order to pursue something they have, to give up on something. However, the goal is really the choice It could lead to different consequences either positive or negative. Shakespeare 's play Macbeth is described as a tragic character and his action has been influenced by his wife. Shakespeare believes that ambition, when taken too far leads to our destruction as shown through Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
Shakespeare depicts the theme of both fear and shock that Romeo feels when exiled in Act 3, Scene 3 of Romeo and Juliet. Immediately into the scene, Shakespeare uses personification when Romeo asks, “What sorrow craves acquaintance at my hand / That I yet know not?” (Shakespeare III.iii.5-6). Shakespeare sets the tone of fear using this literary device to show how there are to be harsh consequences for killing Tybalt. This theme is further explored when Romeo asks, “Doth she not think me an old murderer, / Now I have stained the childhood of our joy / With blood removed but little from her own?” (Shakespeare III.iii. 103-105).
In the play, Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, the author claims that revenge and madness are related because the need for revenge can cause one to go insane trying to get their revenge. This comparison comes up when Hamlet kills Polonius, Ophelia goes insane, and when Laertes attempts to do anything to avenge his father and Ophelia. Shakespeare’s claims that madness and revenge are related are not true today because people generally get revenge through the legal system, and rarely have issues as large as those in Hamlet where they would feel such a strong need for revenge. These modern comparisons show up in workplace revenge, the people who generally seek revenge, and the effect revenge has on people. The first way Shakespeare expresses the
In the play Romeo and Juliet Romeo is to blame for his and Juliet 's death. This is shown first in the play when Romeo kills Tyblalt, In the play Romeo says " Tybalt the reason i have to love thee doth much excuse the appertaing rage to such a greeting villain am i none" act three scene 1 lines 55-60. This causes Tybalt to become angry because he he doesn 't know that Romeo is married to Juliet. This shows Romeo at fault because he should not have been in such a loving mood towards someone who hates him ,and doesn 't yet know that they are related now. This is all pinned on Romeo and Juliet 's death because it causes a fight which the prince said would lead to death which shows that Romeo did not think out his actions.