The paradox shows that Juliet is talking to herself but he cannot hear her. This means that Romeo is confused of whether or not she knows he is there. Romeo uses juxtaposition and paradox to show his love for Rosaline, and how he wants to love Juliet. This characterizes Juliet as perfect, and Romeo as loving. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, juxtaposition, paradox, and oxymoron are used to create characterization.
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.
Maturity gives a person understanding, understanding that allows for prosperity, and with prosperity, survival. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, two people, born as enemies, defy their statuses to be together in love. Immaturity killed the two lovers, as immaturity had affected their ability to make plans and decisions. Juliet's immaturity affected her ability to make good plans in a negative way, as she had been rash when dealing with problems that arose. This can be seen in Act 4 of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, where after Friar Lawrence presented his plan to allow Juliet to avoid her arranged marriage, Juliet says, "Give me, give me!
For then I hope thou wilt not keep him long, But send him back" (Shakespeare Act 3. Scene 5. Line 60-64). Juliet acknowledges fate and pleads it return Romeo to her safely, also meaning for their love to not be mangled and for fate to evade them. Fate is the determined cause of Romeo and Juliet's demise, for it is fate which construes these means of complication for our heroes' undying love.
She did not want to settle for Paris, the man so easily obtainable, which is why she went after Romeo. The thrill of going against her parents pushed Juliet towards Romeo and away from Paris. “Romeo and Juliet centered on whether the play is a tragedy of fate or of character, that is, of
Because he wouldn’t fight Tybalt, Romeo should’ve told the truth. Juliet has to stay true to Romeo and reject Paris because of their lies. Romeo and Juliet happen to be loyal to each other because of their lies, not love. In Act 3, each lie causes more problems. Love couldn’t compete against lies for Romeo and Juliet, however some people argue that love could compete against the lies.
Thus, Friar Laurence should have made sure Romeo should have known the plan before poisoning Juliet. Moreover, he didn’t get his message in time to Romeo so he couldn’t be informed of Juliet's situation. Friar Laurence marries Romeo and Juliet even
Romeo was always romantic on the inside he just needed Juliet for his romantic side to come out. In Romeo and Juliet, juxtaposition is used to indirectly characterize the characters and their personalities. William Shakespeare used many types of figurative language to go into more detail. Juxtaposition was used to let the readers know that Juliet was desperate for love, Friar Laurence was ignorant when it came to love, and Romeo was always a romantic on the inside. Although these characteristics were never blankly said, the readers could still infer them.
Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name; Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I'll no longer be a Capulet’’. In this quote Juliet is trying to say to Romeo that forget about who you are, who you’re father is, and where do you belong. Or else, if he doesn’t change his name so she swear that she will stop being a Capulet. Juliet doesn’t care if she needs to leave her own family for Rome’s love.
But they are completely unaware that it is actually their free will and their own actions in which they are in control of. Though the characters in the play seem to believe and to be completely convinced that something greater, such as “fate,” is controlling them, they only choose to do so since they do not want to take responsibility for the actions they have done. Throughout the play, Shakespeare argues between fate and free will acting upon the characters. Early in the play, the chorus immediately introduces the readers to a pair of “star-crossed lovers,” who later take their lives as quoted in the Prologue. The role of fate in the play is described to the reader as a “greater power” that’s complied within the characters and that is out of their reach and already “written in the stars.” The characters in the play do not want to take responsibility for their own actions, blaming it on fate.
They would back their statement with how Romeo would do anything for Juliet. While that may be true considering that he died to be with her, that evidence is not strong enough to prove that he was in love with Juliet. The only reason he is with Juliet is because she was the one that returned his love. Here is an example of how Romeo knows only infatuation and not love. At the Capulet ball, he said, “Did my heart love till now?
Friar Laurence states ¨in one respect I´ll assist be; For this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households rancor to pure love¨(980) This is saying that not knowing what marrying Romeo and Juliet could cause, but he did it anyway. Little did he know that is would wound up with both of them dead. He thought that if they were married, nothing could go wrong. The friar thought there would be a happily ever after. If he never married them, then Juliet would learn that she has to do what she told, and not go behind her parents back.
By allowing Romeo’s persuasive words and undying passion for Juliet to persuade him to go along with the wedding, he put them both in a risky situation which led to their demise. Even though both Romeo and Friar hoped for a happy ending with the Montagues and Capulets, it did not end up that way. Despite their good intentions, both characters contributed to the deaths in this tragic play. All of the mistakes made prove enemies can never be
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.