Every day, people in the world make sacrifices for good and evil, resulting in good and bad outcomes. Sacrifices are made in times of war and peace, in times of desperation, and in times of love. Any sacrifice made should be thought out carefully and should have all the consequences weighed out. In Romeo and Juliet, almost every character has been met with the decision of making a sacrifice. Some are big and some are minuscule in comparison to others, but they all had one thing in common: their sacrifices had consequences and led to different outcomes. Romeo and Juliet made many sacrifices to be with each other. The decisions and sacrifices made every day in life can either be worth the sacrifice or lead to an individual’s demise, as well as the demise of others around them.
Romeo and Juliet’s decision to kiss and get married leads to the stress of having to hide their marriage from their families. Tybalt’s inflammable personality and Romeo’s passionate urge for revenge leads to the deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt. Finally, Romeo and Juliet’s impulsive decisions to kill themselves lead to woe for both the Capulets and the Montagues. This tragedy demonstrates to the audience what could happen if they make quick and impulsive decisions. It teaches them to make careful and well thought out choices, as well as to not make decisions based on emotions.
The Nurse in her simple-minded helps Romeo and Juliet continue their relationship, but betrays their love by telling Juliet to forget about Romeo and marry Paris. The Friar takes advantage of Romeo and Juliet’s love to start a peace between their two families, but as the feud worsens, his plot to unite Romeo and Juliet in life actually leads to their death. Finally, Romeo loves Juliet to the point of death. This sacrificial love may be pure and passionate. But, this love may also point to his selfishness and vanity, that he is willing to die to get what he wants rather consider what Juliet would want and what would be the best course of action for their love to survive given the feud that exists between their families.
Throughout the internationally acclaimed novel, Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare conveys the theme of young love fabricating an ill-advised notion. First of all, Romeo and Juliet’s family and friends dislike one another, presuming a strenuous relationship. Furthermore, Romeo and Juliet constitute irrational decisions due to their spontaneous intimacy. From the beginning, the novel clearly demonstrates Romeo and Juliet’s family’s disgust for one another. Romeo and Juliet’s family animosity foreshadows difficulty for the young romance.
William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a perfect example of how poor choices don’t only affect one’s own futures but also those of their communities. Romeo and Juliet fall in love despite their families, the Montagues and the Capulets, being enemies. The two marry in secret and plan to live a happy life together before a deadly fight breaks out between the Montagues and the Capulets and the lovers are separated. The heartbreaking story consists of risky decisions and bad timing. Romeo’s own impulsive nature, demonstrated when he kills Juliet’s kinsman, breaks Verona’s law of banishment, and suicidal act, all contribute to the tragic end of Romeo and Juliet.
Choices and Consequences in Romeo & Juliet (ROUGH DRAFT) Many choices in Romeo & Juliet lead to Romeo and Juliet’s deaths, but the most responsible are the decisions of Romeo and Juliet. Even though the choices of people like Friar Laurence, Tybalt, and Lord Capulet lead to the deaths of Romeo & Juliet, the choices Romeo and Juliet make throughout the play ultimately leads to their death because of Romeo and Juliet’s decision to be married and Romeo’s decision to go to the party. Romeo’s choice to go the Capulet party is the most influential and contributing to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Due to Romeo’s depression Mercutio & Benvolio convince him to go to the Capulet party.
William Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet” is about, two young people falling in love two different rivaling households. Having faced the utmost odds, Romeo and Juliet fall in love upon first sight, and pursue each other. However, while trying to be together, they make some unfortunate decisions that ultimately lead to the tragic end. In the story
“A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life, Whose misadventured piteous overthrows. Doth with their death bury their parents ' strife. The fearful passage of their death-marked love” (Prologue). The agonizing story of Romeo and Juliet is abounding with plot twists and destructive decisions. The star-crossed lovers’ deaths were unavoidable, no matter what decisions led up to them.
William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," is a timeless story about forbidden love and mankind's desperation for romance, no matter how daunting or humiliating the task. Our two lovers, named Romeo and Juliet as the title presents, are restricted by fate, as they each persist to a rival family. They see past their archaic feud and become secretly wed. The couple, along with a friar, devise a plan to run away together and escape the grasp of their families horrid clash. The plan goes awry as word of the plan does not reach Romeo, and results in the death of both him and his beloved Juliet.
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare has toyed with the emotions of its audience members for centuries. The play’s main characters, Romeo and Juliet, love one another in spite of the feud between their families and later on, in the wallows of grief, each take their own life. While the characters both meet their end tragically, it was their choices that realistically led them down that path. The cause of the two “star-crossed lovers” final end is not due to fate or destiny, but by their own foolish hands.
Loyalty and family pressures create inner conflict for human beings. In William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, readers are able to see fatal consequences; when personal desires and family ties conflict and blind. The characters Romeo, Tybalt and Juliet are faced with the dilemma of facing family loyalty versus self-integrities. Romeo and Juliet must face the consequences of choosing between love and family, influenced by age and social standings, whilst Tybalt is presented with the complication of testing how far he will let family pride drive him.
The story of Romeo and Juliet is the most well known and tragic tale of love to ever exist. Most say, that the two’s demise was written in the stars, that fate was the sole culprit of untimely death. However, this disregards other themes that take great precedent in the story, two powerful emotions, always warring, but without one the other could not exist. One on hand love, the word that embodies too many descriptions to ever communicate, but one will sacrifice anything and everything for it. Then there is hate.
The theme of love is often associated with peace and kindness. However, in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the two lovers’ suicidal impulse shows love as a cause of self-destructive violence, as seen through their thoughts, words and actions. Firstly, Romeo and Juliet’s suicidal thoughts reveal the violence caused by their love. In other words, it is their intense passion for each other that leads to their contemplation of suicide. For instance, when Romeo is told of Juliet’s supposed death, he immediately thinks of killing himself and begins to plan his suicide, as demonstrated by the following quote: “Well, Juliet, I will lie with thee tonight.
Tara Jahns Ms. Zita Szigeti Language and Literature Advanced 9 9th of March 2015 English Essay Summative Assessment of Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is such an interesting play because even now, five hundred years later we are still talking and learning about this play. It is so relatable till date because people fall in love now as Romeo and Juliet did, families fight, as the Montagues and Capulets did. We can relate to each character in some. Which is what makes this play so compelling and lets it live, five hundred years later. Romeo and Juliet is a tragic tale of two lovers, separated by an epic feud of their two houses (Romeo a Montague and Juliet a Capulet.)