Throughout The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet disobey their parents multiple times. Two examples are when Juliet rejects marrying Paris and when Romeo and Juliet get married. When Juliet rejects marrying Paris, her parents get mad and tell her that she has to marry Paris anyways. “I pray you tell my lord and father, madam, I will not marry yet; and when I do, I swear It shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate, Rather than Paris. These are news indeed (III.v.
Another example that shows the parents are to blame is when Juliet’s father forces her to marry Paris. He threatens that she will not be part of the family and that he will hurt her. She goes to Friar Lawrence for advice and this is when he reveals his plan to her. If there hadn’t been a feud between the two families, Romeo and Juliet would not have felt like they needed to go to such drastic measures to be together. Another way the parents were to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s death was when Juliet’s parents moved the wedding up a day.
It is safe to say that the both of them were made mad by lovesickness, based on the way they acted. Crying about and lamenting their fates, sobbing helplessly. After the nurse and Friar Lawrence arranged a meeting the both of them reach a somewhat clearer state of mind, getting better to the point that they can both continue their love-talk. Romeo eventually has to leave, as dawn breaks and Juliet’s mother comes looking for her. At this point, Juliet still hasn’t told her mother that she loves Romeo, leave alone that she actually married him already.
He then performs the marriage of Romeo and Juliet and even fabricates a foolish plan to keep them together when Juliet is forced to marry Paris. He also leaves Juliet alone in the tomb after she awakens to find her beloved Romeo dead. Friar Lawrence is a moral man, but his hubris leads to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo considers the Friar someone he can confide in, and he tells the Friar of his newfound love for Juliet. The Friar’s excessive pride allows him to agree to wed Romeo and Juliet, hoping he can bring the Montagues and Capulets together, though these families hatred spans generations.
They talk and end up falling in love with each other, but their parents forbid them from being together. Their first act of desperation is when they are unable to talk to each other, and they find a hole in the wall separating their houses. Then the two decide to run away together, leaving their whole family and life behind- so they can be together. When Thisbe finds Pyramus dying, at first she cries, and then says “So, it was your own hand, Your love, that took your life away. I too Have a brave hand for this one thing, I too Have love enough, and this will give me strength for the last wound.
During Juliet’s conversation with Lady Capulet regarding the death of Tybalt, Capulet walks in to share news of Juliet's suitor, Paris. While Juliet appreciates the gesture of her father find a potential husband, she politely declines due to her relationship with Romeo. Capulet is outraged and disowns Juliet for apparent stubbornness, but Juliet attempts to justify her decision: “Proud can I never be of what I hate, but thankful even for hate that is meant love” (3.5.152-153). Juliet explains that she dreads the idea of Capulet arranging for Paris to marry her, secretly due to her complications with Romeo, but loves that same idea because she understands that her father’s intentions were only of care. Juliet is able to be empathetic to her father’s temporary anger since she knew it is only a result of his deep love and support.
“O Fortune, Fortune! All men call thee fickle./If thou art fickle, what dost thou with him.” (3.5.60-61). Juliet questions how men are calling her fickle and dedicating her life and her fate. She is referencing how her father, and thus the feud, have decided that she is not to marry a Montague, and instead suitor. Like above, Juliet is clearly unsatisfied by the undertakings of her parents, as a result of the feud.
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.
Juliet only loves Romeo so this drives her to go to Friar Laurence whereupon attempted suicide he prescribes a potion that will make her appear dead. Romeo and Juliet’s decision to be married starts a string of events including Juliet’s “death”, Romeo killing Paris, Romeo killing himself, and Juliet killing
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