How strange is it if adults were acting as kids and kids were acting like adults? Ironically, this situation happens in the Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a sad and tragic story. Throughout the story, Juliet, one of the protagonists of the story, begins showing signs that she was coming of age. In the beginning of the story, Juliet is described as the only daughter of the Capulets and she always depended on the Nurse, her mother, and her father. This all changed after Juliet fell in love with Romeo. When she met Romeo, she starts to change her behavior and begins to mature. Juliet clearly comes of age throughout the story as she begins as a naïve youth, who struggles to overcome challenges and begins making mature decisions.
In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Juliet's persistently changing feelings toward Romeo after she finds out that he killed Tybalt show that she has trouble deciding whether to abide as Romeo's wife or to be loyal to her family as a Capulet. Juliet is going back and forth between taking Romeo's side or her family's side and says; "But wherefore, villain, didst thou kill my cousin? / That villain cousin would have killed my husband"(Shakespeare, 3.2.100-101). Juliet is having internal conflict to decide whether to be faithful to her family, or to her husband whom she is tied to in marriage. Juliet feels deceived because Romeo killed Tybalt and she thought that she married a good person, not someone evil. She suppresses her emotions that
Act 2 scene 2 line 70 “ If they see you they’ll murder you”. This shows that because they fight so much they will murder him. This forces them to be secretive and not tell anyone therefore leading to more pressure on Juliet to not marry Paris. “three times now riots have broken out in this city all casual word from you old capulet and Montague” Act 1 scene 1 line 83-86. This shows that they fight with each other so much and this makes it hard for Romeo and Juliet to make their marriage public so they must keep it a secret since the families are mortal foes. This meant that Juliet could not admit she was already married to Romeo her “enemy”. “He’s alive and victorious, and Mercutio’s dead . Enough time with mercy and consideration”act 3 scene 1 line 1. This shows that Tybalt had killed Mercutio because Mercutio hung with Romeo and hated Montagues. This lead to the death of Mercutio. Then leading to banishment of Romeo because he was enraged and killed Tybalt. Readers can connect to this because once in life one has had a love. All because the parents simply hated each other and unknowingly causing their lovely children and unlovely demise. It reminds me of the 1997 film Titanic about a man who offers his fiancé an adventurous life. They board the Titanic only to sink to their deaths. Sometimes the constant fighting can make one very
Romeo and Juliet is a well-known play written by William Shakespeare. Even though it is famous for being a love story, Shakespeare demonstrates that rebellion is closely tied together either it through the characters: Juliet, Romeo and Tybalt. By defying their families, authority and society's expectations, they set in motion the events in this tragedy.
Parents. Everyone has them, and everyone either loves them or hates them. They give their children a house to live in, provide food and water, raise and teach them valuable lessons. But do they know what's best for them? Parents don't know the answer to everything whether they have been in the situation before or not. Shakespeare shows that in the different situations their parents were put in, they either did or they didn't know what to do. Romeo’s parents know what to do when he is sad and even when he almost gets killed for avenging Mercutio. Juliet’s parents don’t know what to do when they forced her to make the choice to marry Paris and when they didn't let her have her own opinion. In some situations, parents don't know what to do for
The question of who is most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet can be complicated. Almost everybody in the play can be blamed because everybody has pitched in a little. There are many characters in the play by William Shakespeare who wronged Romeo and Juliet. The characters that contributed the most to Romeo’s and Juliet’s deaths are Friar Laurence, Lord Capulet and Paris.
Frederick Douglas once said, “‘[i]t is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men’” (Brainy Quotes) proving that a child’s experience growing up will determine who they are when they reach adulthood be. Parents with excessive requirement that seem unachievable are what create figuratively “broken” men and women throughout time. Romeo and Juliet, the tragic play written by William Shakespeare in the 1500s, is about a bitter feud between families that results in devastating effects on their children. Two teenagers from opposing families, Juliet and Romeo, fall in love throughout the play and show their perpetual love for each other by trying to overcome family obstacles that are keeping them apart. Shattering Glass by Gail Giles
Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to talk to someone but you couldn 't due to problems in the past? If you can relate to this, I would recommend reading Romeo and Juliet. In the story Romeo and Juliet, Lord and Lady Montague and Lord and Lady Capulet are ultimately at fault for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Due to lord and lady capulet and montague continuing their everlasting feud, romeo and juliet both ended up committing suicide. Both romeo and juliet believed that they could not live without one another so when romeo mistakenly thought juliet died, he killed himself which led to the death of juliet.
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.
Indirect characterization is a literary skill that most authors, or playwrights, use to give information about a character to the audience without directly saying it. Juxtaposition contributes greatly to the indirect characterization of a character by showing off their complexity and how they react to a situation. By using juxtaposition to give show a character’s style, an author could show the audience the character’s thinking pattern, reactions, and all other aspects of that character. William Shakespeare, the playwright of many famous plays, is known for using both juxtaposition and indirect characterization in his work, especially in one of his most famous titles, Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare indirectly characterizes Romeo, Juliet, and Friar Laurence by using juxtaposition to reveal their
Do humans have free will? Or, is our every action decided on by other people? In reality, almost every decision we make with our own individual conscious. The play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, is about two lovers, Romeo and Juliet, from rival families whose love caused unfortunate consequences for everyone around them. Romeo and Juliet were tragic heroes whose deaths are caused by their own faults and inability to make decisions without minor characters telling them what to do.
Adults have great influence over the young impressionable minds of children, especially as parents or parental figures. It is their responsibility to help lead and guide them down a safe, successful path. However, many misuse this power, intentionally or not, causing more harm than good. In the play, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet’s lives are ended early due to the poor choices made by two adults they’d trusted: Friar Lawrence and Juliet’s father, Capulet. Romeo and Juliet’s tragic deaths are caused by the ignorance, leading to rash decisions, of Friar Lawrence, and the abuse of parental power and unrelenting demands for Juliet from Capulet. First of all, Friar Lawrence’s plan to help Juliet was dangerous
Author Stieg Larsson once wrote, “Impulsive actions led to trouble, and trouble could have unpleasant consequences.” In the play Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, each characters have a flaw that are used against their circumstances. Very rarely does a character in this story thought about the consequences of their actions before they did something, resulting in devastating outcomes. Granted, the main characters of the story have a noticeable weakness that contributes to their tragic ends. Romeo and Juliet both have a fatal flaw of being too impulsive when it comes to love and decisions.
“They have to make their own decisions and make their own lives.” states Mike Gonzalez. A famous play, Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare highlights Juliet’s controlling parents. Juliet’s parents, the Capulets, want Juliet to marry Paris, and they tell her that if you don’t marry Paris, you will live on the streets alone. Most parents in modern day society are very controlling over their children. The topic of parenting is related in both Romeo and Juliet and modern society because parents often control their children. However, the topic of parenting in Romeo and Juliet emphasizes a forced marriage, whereas modern society focuses on driving control of teens.
In Romeo and Juliet, there are many people who are responsible for the fate of the two “star-crossed lovers”. Most of the blame has been faced towards the families forever lasting feud. However, some blame has also been give to Friar Lawrence and Lord and Lady Capulet. As a result of Romeo and Juliet’s death, Prince Escalus of Verona is asking who should be held accountable for these actions. Fate is the only thing that one could blame for this tragedy. says to Romeo, “These violent delights have violent ends”. This is foreshadowing both Romeo and Juliet’s death by saying that the heavens have given Romeo a blessing, but every delight must come to an end. As Friar Lawrence tries to help Juliet, he could come to make things worse instead of better. His plan has many complex situations that could lead to having a bigger problem. When Juliet is about to drink the vial