Another somewhat minor mistake that changes the future is Romeo and Juliet’s mistake to pursue their love. Romeo and Juliet may be madly in love right from the start, but it wouldn’t have killed them to forget the idea of a forbidden love. “Holy Saint Francis, what a change is here! / Is Rosaline, whom thou [Romeo] didst love so dear, / So soon forsaken? Young men’s love then lies / Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes” (Shakespeare 2.3.65-68).
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
“Holy Saint Francis, what a change is here! Is Rosaline, whom thou didst love so dear, So soon forsaken? Young men’s love then lies Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes” (Shakespeare 2.3.65-68). After telling Friar about Juliet, Romeo said that he wanted Friar to marry them, but Friar was hesitant. Friar thought that Romeo did not love Juliet and was rushing into this to quickly.
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.
As a Friar, Friar Lawrence does not use his ability and skills wisely to marry the madly in love couple. He assumed that marrying the teenage Romeo and Juliet would stop the long-lasting feud between the Montagues and the Capulets. “But come, young waverer, come, go with me. In one respect I’ll thy assistant be, for this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households’ rancor to pure love.” (Shakespeare, 2.3) Not only did Friar Lawrence irresponsibly marry Romeo and Juliet after the naïve
Romeo only marries Juliet to get over Rosaline. In fact, the only reason he goes to the party where he meets Juliet is because he thinks that Rosaline might be there. This quote from shows that Romeo is still in love with Rosaline the day he meets Juliet. Romeo says, “Bid a sick man in sadness make his will. / Ah, word ill urged to one that is so ill!
Thesis: In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, uses comic relief to lighten up the mood after the dramatic encounter between Romeo and Juliet which we know is the beginning of their demise. 3C’s Function: In Act II Scene I, after the introducing of Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio and Benvolio search out for Romeo due to him nowhere to be found, they are unaware that Romeo has found a new love and are teasing him by describing Rosaline as a joke in hopes he were to come out. Mercutio says “I conjure thee by Rosaline's bright eyes, By her high forehead and her scarlet lip, By her fine foot, straight leg, and quivering thigh, And the demesnes that there adjacent lie.” (A 2, S 1, L 17-21). Shakespeare uses comic relief to relieve the audience from knowing that Romeo and Juliet will kill each other. Shakespeare using comic relief gives the audience a good break away from knowing that their will be a sad
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).
He chooses to marry Juliet only hours after he first lay eyes on her, and this rush into marriage is a reason Romeo and Juliet die at the end of the play. If they were not married, they would not have been so attached, and may not have killed themselves when they saw that the other was dead. In addition, Prince Escalus informs the feuding Capulets and Montagues that they will be punished for fighting each other, but Romeo ends up ignoring this rule and fights Tybalt. When Romeo interferes with Tybalt and Mercutio’s fight, getting Mercutio killed, he is filled with rage at Tybalt. Despite knowing that he will be punished for fighting and harming Tybalt, when Tybalt tells Romeo he is going to die, Romeo responds saying, “This shall determine that.” He then fights Tybalt and kills him.
After seeing each other for the first time, Romeo and Juliet immediately fall in love. Before even having a reasonable conversation, they kiss. Romeo says, “Then move not, while my prayer’s effect I take/ (Kisses her)/Thus from my lips, by thine, my sin is purged” (I.v.105-107). Romeo kisses Juliet who