William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is a classic love story that ends in a tragedy. Unable to overcome the hatred that plagues both of their families, Romeo and Juliet ultimately commit suicide. This tragedy is often viewed as a product of Verona's society. While the family feud between the Montague and the Capulets did play a major role in the early deaths of the protagonist, individual characters also contributed to their demise. Perhaps the character who played this biggest part in the tragedy was Lord Capulet, Juliet's father.
Religious and Rushing Themes in Romeo and Juliet All of William Shakespeare’s plays are celebrated for their complex and well developed ideas. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet continues to be no exception, especially since it’s considered to be the greatest story in all of english literature. Throughout the venturesome piece, Shakespeare proved countless times that every single thing he incorporated into the plot held a purpose in the legendary account. Two of these many things being: religious and rushing themes. Shakespeare was able to integrate these concepts into his story and was able to make readers imagine precisely what he wanted them to.
After a few lines, it continues, “Doth with their death bury their parent’s strife./The fearful passage of dearth-marked love. (Prologue, 8, 9).” This quote tells the reader that the pair of star-crossed lovers (Romeo and Juliet) will die upon the rivalry between their two families. The worried tone here gives a hint to the reader that something bad will happen sometime in the future. Note that the play had not even begun yet, and there are already obvious clues to Romeo and Juliet’s death. Here, Shakespeare is trying to point out that young love overcame the values of Romeo and Juliet’s family.
For example, Tybalt and Mercutio draw their swords against each other in order to fight for their houses’ honor, and finally both are killed for this reason. Romeo on the other side at first avoids fighting due to his marriage with Juliet, but when he thinks himself as an offspring of Montagues murders Tybald to take revenge for Mercutio’s death. Consequently and according to Coppelia Kahn, “the play is constantly critical of the feud as the medium through which criteria of patriarchally oriented masculinity are voiced”. Moreover, the fact that Mercutio takes part in the feud although he is neither a Capulet nor a Montague reveals that “feuding has become the normal social pursuit for young men in Verona” (176). Lastly, the nature of the feud involves obscene sexual innuendo towards women, something that becomes evident when someone considers the puns the Capulet servants make with language referring to sexuality, such as their wordplay regarding Montague’s women virginity: “I will cut off their heads…Ay, the heads of the maids, or their maidenheads; take / it in what sense thou wilt” (1.1.20-24).
In William Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, two lovers are bound to death by fate, and the audience is informed of this fact by the large amount of foreshadowing seen throughout the play. In each scene, at least one example of foreshadowing can be seen. This literary device is used to help form the tone of the story and give readers a feeling for what is going to happen next. For example, before the Capulet party, Romeo says that he had a dream, in which he had died, and that his death in the dream was linked to his attending the Capulet party. Mercutio says that dreams mean nothing, and pressures him into going to the party anyways.
Are our lives already determined by fate? Or do our choices affect our lives. In William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet there are many tragic events, that seeme to happen by fate, but if fate wasn’t the cause then what or who was was the cause? Lord Capulet is the character most to blame for the tragic events in Romeo and Juliet because he was one of the main people who kept the feud going, it was his party that Romeo crashed, and he was the one who was forcing Juliet to marry Paris, causing her to want to make rash decisions. Lord Capulet is the most to blame for the events that occur in Romeo and Juliet because he was one of the main people who kept the feud going This feud has been going on for years, Lord Capulet has been keeping it going it the prologue of act one it says “From ancient grudge break to new mutiny” and from what this is saying it hasn't been getting any better.
Though Capulet didn’t realize it, he was the reason behind many of Romeo and Juliet’s decisions and fate. His feud led to the death of both Romeo and Juliet, his sparing of Romeo led to the union of the couple, and his rash words against his daughter led to Juliet’s imprudent actions. All of these events led to the untimely and violent deaths of both Romeo and Juliet. Therefore, even though Lord Capulet’s role is a small role to act out, his part in lives of both kids is very
Throughout the great tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, many of the characters acted carelessly, without considering the consequences of their actions. Shakespeare used these characters to effectively emphasize the understanding of how important it is to act with caution and reasoning. The characters in the story often had not accurately analyzed decisions and issues that needed to be resolved, and would often make weak choices, ending in them meeting their fate, or greatly impacted the lives of their surrounding companions or family. Is it problematic to make resolutions without legitimate understanding of the hypothetical outcomes? Based on the words of William Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet, he proves this point adequately.
Don 't most people love romance stories that warm your heart? Shakespeare is a writer from the 16th century who wrote The Tragedy Romeo and Juliet. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is about two lovers who come from different families that hate each other and, they try to find way to be with each other without their families disapproving of their love. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare uses his scenes in the play to show how two or more themes which are love, loyalty, revenge, grief, and forgiveness are explored during the same moments in the text. In Act 3 Scene 1 the two themes that are explored are loyalty and revenge.
In William Shakespeare’s, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, there is controversy over whether lovers died due to fate or freedom of choice. There is more evidence proving that freedom of choice influenced their death over fate. Benevolilo and Mercutio urge Romeo, Mr. Montague’s son, to meet someone, so that his mind would be distracted from Rosaline, Romeo’s former lover. Romeo decides to go to the party in spite of the servant who told him: “if you be not of the house of/ Montagues, I pray come and crash a cup of wine.”(Shakespeare 385). He found another woman at the party and as he gazed across the room, he voiced: O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!/It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night/As rich a jewel in an Ethip’s ear/Beauty to rich for use, for earth to dear!/So