Explain the doubts and fears Juliet expresses even as she realizes that Romeo loves her. Analyze how these doubts/fears create a better understanding of Juliet’s character. Support your ideas with text evidence. As Juliet realizes that Romeo loves her in the balcony scene, she reveals doubts she has about their love. While talking to Romeo, she states “If they do see thee they will murder the,”(II.ii.70).
Friar thought that Romeo did not love Juliet and was rushing into this to quickly. After thinking about what Romeo had said Friar decided to marry Romeo and Juliet, because he thought it would benefit himself, because the two families would finally be at
The advice and help he gives them not only affects their decisions, but also the outcome of the play itself. The first one to seek out Friar Lawrence 's advice is Romeo. Romeo confesses that he was talking with Juliet and that they had fallen in love. He was also hoping to receive Friar Lawrence 's consent to marry Juliet and himself. Friar Lawrence agrees to do so because he believes that their love may turn the two families hatred for each other into love.
In the play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet are at the mercy of the stars. This is shown through the fact that the two lovers are impacted by many circumstances beyond their control, essentially caused by the family feud between the Montague’s and the Capulet’s. However, Romeo and Juliet do choose to control their own lives by the decision’s they constitute and compose without the influence from someone else in the play, such as getting married in secret and taking their own lives. Despite this small amount of control they are still bound by fate shown by the reasons behind the secret marriage, Tybalts’ death and the suicides. Fate is one of the main thematic representations in the play Romeo and Juliet.
Prior to his meeting with Juliet, Romeo had no idea who Juliet was; nevertheless, both of their hearts’ desires were entangled through love. Romeo took a leap of faith. He believed dishonoring his family in order to please his heart was the right choice, instead of growing to be an old man filled with regret. He even eradicated Rosaline from his mind, the girl who was originally claimed as Romeo’s lover. At that time, Romeo’s life, established by his parents, was put on hold.
An impulsive action in Romeo and Juliet would be that the characters tend to jump to conclusions incredible fast, yet with adults they would think it through and think of the consequences of what the action might cause. “Well, in that hit you miss: she'll not be hit With Cupid's arrow; she hath Dian's wit; And, in strong proof of chastity well arm'd, From love's weak childish bow she lives uncharmed”-(shakespeare, 240). Love is a recurring topic in this play, so then that would mean that with their young lives, and desperate needs to be love, there is bound to be impulsive behaviors. With proper evidence and explanations, it
mind in the case of Shakespeare literature, Juliet’s (famous) speech during the balcony scene of the play Romeo and Juliet shows the theme of heart vs. mind. Romeo and Juliet is a romance play with the two-main character Romeo and Juliet being from rival families, however, the two are brought together by fate and must try and keep their forbidden love a secret. Juliet could be the more logical/ reasonable one of the two when it comes to not letting your emotions and passion for love get in the way, however, she does have her moments. For example, in this scene, Juliet is pouring her heart out about Romeo over the balcony of her bedroom not knowing that Romeo was listening. During this heartful speech about Romeo, the two see each other unexpectedly making Juliet recant her statements about her love for Romeo when she really did love him.
Juliet’s reluctance to get married shows that she does not feel ready for commitment, especially committing herself into a relationship with a person she hardly knows. However, Juliet’s mindset changes when she meets Romeo, whom she immediately falls in love with. Her love for Romeo causes her to agree to marry him, which later prevents her from willingly marrying Paris. This causes her to reveal that she would rather die than marry another man whom she does not love at all; Juliet feels that she would be betraying Romeo if she does. Besides showing how Juliet’s age affects her decisions, Shakespeare also emphasizes how love can be confused with infatuation.
13-15). With this statement, Mercutio cluelessly foreshadows Romeo’s death without realizing it. Even though Mercutio believes that Romeo is lovesick for Rosaline still, since he doesn’t know about Juliet, his accusation was correct. As stated from the beginning, Romeo and Juliet will fall in love and die together because of the
What change is here! (Shakespeare 410) The Friar only agrees to perform the ceremony due to the belief that this marriage will mend the rift between the two houses. This choice to marry so early on in their relationship is truly just plain irrational and unnecessary. They could have tried to make a mend between the two houses, could have tried to convince their parents to accept the idea, but instead decided to impulsively act on “true love” and