Romeo and Juliet fell in love and got married because of Romeo, knowing that their families would not accept the relationship, and that it may fuel the feud. In fact, deaths were caused by such unwise decisions taken by Romeo. There are many examples throughout the William Shakespeare 's tragedy Romeo and Juliet that illustrate the point that Romeo 's unwise choices lead to the six deaths in the play. Romeo is feeling melancholic because he is in love with a chist. He refuses to get over the one way relationship, so his cousin Benvolio helps him think through his thoughts.
In “Romeo and Juliet” most of the characters describe themselves in some way using indirect characterization. Shakespeare creates indirect characterization when he uses oxymorons, paradoxes, and juxtaposition to describe Romeo and Juliet’s complex “star-crossed” love. Through terms of contrast, Shakespeare characterizes Juliet as a loving, sweet, and passionate girl. Juliet is waiting for her wedding night and says, “... And learn me how to lose a winning match” (3.2.12). The juxtaposition talks about how Juliet is nervous, but excited about losing her virginity to Romeo the love of her life.
In fact, in the prologue it says “A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life;” the phrase star-crossed means full of bad luck. So this play is meant to have bad luck (or bad decisions?). When Romeo and Juliet decide to get married or Juliet decides to fake her death and not tell Romeo. Those decisions were foolish and self-centered decisions. Even Romeo stabbing himself after he finds Juliet was a rash decision.
“For never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” (740) William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, is the tale of two star-crossed lovers from Verona who love each other despite their feuding families, but ultimately meet their end. Romeo and Juliet are predestined to die because of fate, but the foolish mistakes and reliance on luck and chance by multiple characters are what contribute to the star-crossed lovers’ destinies coming true. Throughout the play, fate ensures that Romeo and Juliet will come to their demise. Romeo says this quote, “Alive, in triumph! And Mercutio slain!
It 's at the party that Juliet meets Romeo and falls for him at first sight. Everything about marriage with Paris has changed. It states “If that thy bent of love be honorable, thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow… (2.2.157). Juliet wants to marry Romeo which means she will have to defy her parents and keep her marriage a secret. This will cause problems with her parents in the long run.
He should not have agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet so quickly. Romeo wanted to marry Juliet after knowing her for less than twenty-four hours, which reveals his reckless personality. However, he marries them in hope that it will end the continuous feuding between the two families. When Romeo asks Friar Laurence to marry him with Juliet the Friar doesn't think that his love is true. "O, she knew well/Thy love did read by rote and could not spell."
Romeo Montague 's fatal flaw was his impulsiveness due to falling in love and marry Juliet, becoming a murderer, and taking his own life . One reason Romeo was impulsive is because he fell in love with Juliet and married her only a day after meeting her. Romeo claimed to be in love with Juliet the first time that he saw her and immediately began obsessing over her. He kissed her and began talking about marrying her the night that they met.
They weren't just looking for escapism from their families, but also Juliet was seeking for a way to escape marrying Paris. When Romeo figures out who Juliet is he says to himself, “My life is in the hands of my enemy.”(1.5.118). This is stating that his life depends on Juliet his worst enemy, which is also kind of stating that this might be his way of escaping from the family brawls. Also Juliet talks about how she is in love with her worst rival. But even before Juliet knew it was Romeo she said, “If he’s married, I think I’ll die rather than marry anyone else.”(1.5.134-135).
Shakespeare writes, “In one respect I’ll thy assistant be; for this alliance may so happy prove To turn your households’ to rancor to pure love” (Ⅱ.Ⅳ.90-92). The evidence shows Friar agreeing to wed the two because it could end the feud. Friar should have denied Romeo request because if they hadn’t gotten married, they could have been less overwhelmed and lived their whole life. The Friar had good intentions, but he just wasn’t realistic enough. Later in the play, Paris wanted to marry Juliet, so the parents arranged it and Juliet was not pleased.
Friar Laurence’s rash action in marrying Juliet, his hasty plan to avert Juliet from an unwanted marriage with Paris, and his failure to get his message delivered to Romeo in time all contribute to the death of Romeo and Juliet. When Romeo goes to see Friar Laurence after his new found love, they immediately begin to talk about marriage. Friar Laurence sees the opportunity to unite the two disputing families by marrying them. When Friar Laurence and Romeo are discussing a possible marriage, he tells Romeo “ wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast” (Shakespeare.2.3.95-96). Friar Laurence agrees to marry them knowing the danger in making such an immense commitment in just 24 hours.