As soon as Romeo realized that Juliet was a Capulet, he wanted her even more. Romeo was purely being driven by greed. However, Romeo is not the only one at fault. Juliet was especially greedy. Capulet gave Juliet a wealthy, handsome, generous man that wanted to marry her, but Juliet wanted more.
At the beginning of this popular Shakespeare play, Romeo claims to be in love with a girl named Rosaline. He cries for days about her before he meets Juliet because she rejected his love for her. When Romeo first appears in the play, he appears to be too distracted with his heartache from Rosaline’s disenchantment of Romeo’s affection. His dwelling over his “love [for Rosaline], feel no love...
What does it take for two “star-crossed” lovers to realize that their plans for love will not work out? In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, one does not really know. The choices that Romeo and Juliet make in William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet refute that they are “star-crossed” lovers. Although mentioned several times in the play, fate has nothing to do with the death of the two doomed lovers. The choices that they make ultimately lead to their destruction.
Romeo and Juliet Compare/Contrast Sometimes, people are just not meant to be together. Romeo and Juliet are two different types of lovers. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, is about two teenagers who make quick decisions and it ends up coming back to haunt them. Romeo and Juliet are from to feuding families but somehow end up falling in love.
Many people know that William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was a tragedy about two lovers who can’t be together because of fate. That is most definitely not the way it went. The “star-crossed” lovers make bad, impulsive decisions along the way. Romeo and Juliet are not victims of fate; it was the “star-crossed” lovers’ decisions that led to the tragic end.
This displays her impulsive nature because it is unlikely that she would even know Romeo, let alone love him--only hours after they meet. Therefore, she is exaggerating the fact that she truly loves Romeo, and he is the only one she loves. Secondly, situational irony is shown in the two words “love” and “hate”. It contrasts the reader’s expectations in the way that an only love could allegedly never be the same person as a former mortal enemy. It exemplifies Juliet’s lack of thought before her actions she would have taken her time to think about attempting to hold a romantic relationship with her supposed mortal enemy if she was wiser.
The reason they would choose suicide to be together is because of 3 reasons. These reasons were Romeo’s banishment, Juliet forced to marry paris, both believe the other is dead. Romeo’s banishment was a tragic thing for Juliet and the Montague family because no they won’t be able to see each other. Romeo doesn’t like it one bit that he says he would kill himself and Juliet thinks the same way too. The way this happened was Romeo killed Tybalt for Tybalt killing Mercutio.
This situation shows once again their naive and impulsive tendencies when it comes to their love, and how their decisions had multiple disastrous outcomes. As we are able to see through examples in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, acting with haste rarely works in our favour. We can see this in how Balthasar’s haste
Though the story of Romeo and Juliet is considered one of love, it is evident that the opposite is true based on the fact that they are strangers, they are dramatic, and rash. It is clear that throughout the play Romeo and Juliet have little to no knowledge about each other, therefore not only were they, strangers when they first met they remain strangers after. On the first day, that Romeo and Juliet meet they know nothing about each other or their situations as evidenced by this quote, “ ‘What is her mother?’ ‘Marry bachelor, her mother is the lady of the house...’ ‘Is she a Capulet? ...”
If we were to remove Friar Lawrence there would be a happy ending, because Romeo would have got cheated on and then he’d move on to a different girl. The tragedies that happened in Romeo and Juliet are truly dark and depressing. Friar Lawrence is to blame for these events. He tried to change the feelings of people even though he was no professional who knew how the brain worked.
Even though Romeo advances from a family of Montagues and Juliet appears from a family of Capulets, who totally loathe each other, he will not let that stand in the way of love. Juliet emphasizes that Romeo should not care about their opposing families and just “Deny thy father and refuse thy name; What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet” (2.2.40). Romeo may love Juliet nonetheless but with rash decisions comes severe consequences. Senselessly, Romeo risks his life by encountering Juliet.
In Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, the love between Romeo and Juliet is the main feature of the play. While the love acts as the comic potential between the two characters, it is also the force that steers the star crossed lovers towards the tragic ending. One key factor that plays a role in the use love to steer the play towards tragedy is the theme of religion. Because religion plays an important role in the play by sacrilegiously using, sin as a metaphor for their first kiss, having Romeo abandon Rosaline, and Juliet for leave her fiance for Romeo, Romeo and Juliet's relationship is doomed to end in tragedy. One of the key representations of religion in Romeo and Juliet, is the character of Friar Lawrence.