While Romeo is mourning over Rosaline, Mercutio attempts to enlighten him with his perception of love. Mockingly, Mercutio suggests, “If love be rough with you, be rough with love: Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down” (1.4.28-29). Mercutio advises Romeo to overcome his hamartia of impulsively falling in love, as it can be a significant internal conflict that leads to the protagonists’ downfalls. The metaphoric comparison of a thorn to love describes that love can be rough like a thorn, proving to readers that Romeo is experiencing love detrimentally. Mercutio teaches Romeo how to handle this, and for that reason is able comfort Romeo in his times of need.
Whether the Friar realizes it or not, he has just done something terrible that only strengthens the bond of these two lovers. This leads to several deaths along the way. This bond between Romeo and Juliet, fortified by Friar Lawrence and his hubris, causes a serious issue when Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin, challenges Romeo to a duel. Romeo refuses to fight as they are now family by marriage and says, “… But love thee better than thou
Romeo is so infatuated by Rosaline that he has sunk into a deep depression. Adriana Galvan notes that the teenage is responsive to the environment and this shows in Romeos despondent reaction to Rosaline not loving him back. Later in Act I, Romeo meets Juliet and immediately falls in love with her calling her a “Holy shrine” and kissing her moments into their first meeting (Shakespeare I, v, 93). Just as Galvan also describes, the teenage brain become excited for new emotions and experiences and Romeo loses all rational thought when he first sees Juliet. As Romeo and Juliet falls in love with each other within seconds, this displays the lack of development of the teenage brain and how it could cause Romeo and Juliet to fall victim to irrational, reward centered thinking.
Romeo and Juliet is a well known tragic love story, written by William Shakespeare. The Montagues and Capulets’ fighting causes the death of their own children, because their poor parenting and lack of involvement in the children’s lives leads to Juliet and Romeo to keep this secret. The children knew their families would never let them marry; otherwise, they would have revealed their relationship to their parents. Aside from the main pair, it appears that Romeo and his friend Mercutio, have a relationship that leads to tragedy as well, through the murder of Mercutio. In this situation, Tybalt’s taught hatred of the Montagues lead him to start the fight in the first place, and he and Mercutio suffered at the hand of the Montagues and Capulets
In the start of the play, Romeo can be seen upset or saddened. He declares that he is devastated over Rosaline, the one who had his heart in her grip. Rosaline, however, can’t return the love since she has chosen a life of chastity. Her choice to not have physical relations with anyone leaves Romeo feeling alive, but dead, he claims. As I see it, Romeo’s feelings are indeed, infatuation, which is firmly linked to physical attraction.
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is about Romeo, a Montague, falls in love with Juliet, a Capulet, and they cannot be together because their families have a long-lasting family feud. Before everyone reads Romeo and Juliet, they think that Romeo and Juliet are in love from the beginning of the story. However, Romeo is sad and heartbroken because Rosaline didn’t want to be his lover. While Romeo is sad, Mercutio, the cousin of the prince, grows in strength and happiness. Their foil is the more Romeo is sad, the more Mercutio is joyful and tries to make Romeo happier.
Therefore, Romeo matured from adolescence to adulthood as a result of his love for Juliet. Before he met Juliet, he locked himself in his room, basically pouting, about Rosaline, who he thought he loved, but actually knows nothing of real love. When he sees Juliet at the Capulet party he thinks maybe he had never loved until then. Romeo says, “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!/ For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night” (I., v, 52-53).
In Act III Scene I Mercutio dies for Romeo, because of Romeo not wanting to fight Tybalt. Mercutio having such a good relationship with Romeo, he fought for him. Another sign of brotherly/friendly love that is expressed is by Romeo and Benvolio. When Romeo gets his heart broken by Rosaline, Benvolio advises Romeo to go to the supper/feast/party at the Capulets home to take his mind of Rosaline. Another sign
Since being strong is an expected characteristic of men, Romeo feels that the absence of his bravery is to blame for the tragedy. In another instance to showcase the problems caused when the perfect traits are not exhibited, Lord Capulet has a bad reaction to Juliet’s refusal to marry Paris. At the start of Paris’ courtship, Lord Capulet has a particularly relaxed outlook on the marriage, and insists that Paris woos her and she wants to go into the marriage. After fleeting days of
The story of Romeo and Juliet is the story of two star crossed lovers. Romeo and Juliet’s love is hidden because they are forbidden to date as they are from the two opposing houses in Verona; Capulet’s and Montague’s. Names are important in this tragedy as the reason there was so much tragedy is based on the two teenagers having to hide their love from everyone and the weight that responsibility bared on them. In this play names divide characters and define people as well as they divide the city in two based on your last name. In act 1, the hatred for the opposing families is quite clear, especially with Tybalt, who throughout the play, is the most vocal about his hatred and the clear division between the two families.
Romeo tells Friar the news that he has “been feasting with [his] enemy,” and has fallen for her ( Shakespeare 2.3.48). Romeo is unwilling to tell his parents because he knows their pride over their names will trump their judgment over acceptance. He feels safe confiding with Friar because he knows that Friar will actually pay him attention and listen to his problems. He is pushed into following Friar’s advice because his parents are pushing him away. The difference of Friar and Romeo’s parents is that he will “give [Romeo]... adversity’s sweet milk, philosophy, to comfort [him] through tho [he] is banished” (Shakespeare 3.3.54-56).
Romeo and Juliet By: William Shakespeare How much trouble would you go through to find love? At the beginning of the book Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Romeo decided to go to a Capulet 's party because he had seen that the girl he liked was on the guest list for the party. He was so in love with Rosaline but he knew she didn 't love him back so he then fell in love with Juliet. Later on in the story Romeo killed Mercutio, Tybalt, Paris, his mother, Juliet and himself. The main argument is that Romeo shouldn 't have went to the party, fall in love with another girl, and killed the 5 people including himself.