Forswear it, sight!/ For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night” (I., v, 52-53). He matured a lot because he was not sitting in his bedroom pouting, he was out trying to be a better person. In Act 2, Scene 3 when Romeo informed Friar Lawrence of his love for Juliet, the Friar replied, “Holy Saint Francis! What a change is here!/ Is Rosaline, that thou didst love so dear,/ So soon forsaken? Young men’s love then lies/ Not truly in their heart, but in their eyes” (II., iii, 65-68).
Friar Lawrence gains awareness of this as he says this to Romeo the moment he informs Friar about this new Juliet: “Holy Saint Francis, what a change is here! Is Rosaline, that thou didst love so dear, so soon forsaken? Young men’s love the lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes” (2.3.69-72). As can be seen, Friar realizes how Romeo had had such a rapid change. His beloved Rosaline, which he could not make absent in his mind, has suddenly vanished from existence the moment Romeo gets a glimpse of the pretty face of Juliet.
Intro Romeo and Juliet is a tragic love story about two star-crossed lovers. This play involves love, hate, death, violence, vengeance, and betrayal. Before Romeo and Juliet met, Romeo was in love with another girl called Rosalind. He was quite heartbroken when he was rejected as shown in this sentence in Act 1 Scene 1 “Out of her favour, where I am in love.” and “Alas, that love, whose view is muffled still, Should, without eyes, see pathways to his will!”. Juliet was going to be married to count Paris before they met.
Romeo shows this contrast between love and hate many times throughout the play but the scene in which he best demonstrates this contrast is in scene 1, act 3. This scene demonstrates this contrast in Romeo’s character as it shows how he has to battle his love for Juliet and his close friend Mercutio with his hate for the Capulet’s and Tybalt after he kills Mercutio. Juliet is the other character that best demonstrates this contrast because she goes through many situations where she is torn between her emotions of love and hate. One scene that best captures these situations is act 3, scene 2, where Juliet becomes torn between feeling hate or love for what she has just discovered has happened. This is the scene where she finds out Romeo has killed Tybalt and she does not know whether to hate him or to be happy and love him that he was not killed in the fight.
The Friar could easily manipulate the story to make it sound as if he is responsible for solving the town’s major conflict, and he would receive praise from those around him, thus labeling him a hero. At first, when Romeo approaches Friar Lawrence about marrying him and Juliet, the Friar is taken aback by the lack of time it takes for Romeo to move on from Rosaline. He later sees the motivation in marrying the two lovers: But come, young waverer, come, go with
Throughout this play, Shakespeare has given countless examples of how fate has a larger and more in-depth grasp on the story than other themes or ideas. Fate has brought the two “star crossed lovers” together, and it also spells their end. By the first scene, the reader is already given an idea of how big of a role fate has in this story from Romeo’s aside, and this is only further enhanced as the story progresses. The relationships between characters throughout the story have tiny details of how fate has a more prominent role. Relationships between Romeo, Juliet and the Friar are some of the most potent and detailed in Romeo and Juliet.
In the play, Romeo and Juliet all show love and goodness of light versus dark. In this play, light versus dark is the most motifs often repeated in Romeo and Juliet because it involves light versus dark throughout the whole play. Romeo compares Juliet to light in the entire play. The light versus dark in the play deals with marriage, thumb biting, poison, death, sunlight, nighttime, sex, and last but not least plants. Light is presents as darkness is to hope, love, and purity.
In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the couple absolutely demonstrates true love for one another. This is proven through Romeo and Juliet in the ending who has taken their life because they truly loved each other, Romeo and Juliet 's relationship difficulties because of Montagues and Capulets, and when Romeo killed Tybalt and was sent to exile but when Romeo hears about Juliet’s death, he went back to see Juliet one last time. True love has been shown in many romantic plays and books, however, in the play of Romeo and Juliet, true love is blind. The love that Romeo and Juliet shared was true as it has blinded them from the consequences of death. In the final stages of the play, Romeo drinks poison when he finds juliet dead and right after the death of Romeo, Juliet wakes up from her sleep, the first thing that she does is ask where Romeo is.
Under this point of view, Romeo and Juliet is a very modern drama of split loyalties. As argued before, Shakespeare is closer to Machiavelli than what he may think, showing us the very Machiavellian dilemma between public and private spheres, leaving the reader to wonder if it is possible to be both a good citizen and a happy
Romeo and Juliet is a classic romance story by William Shakespeare about two star-crossed lovers, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, falling in love. Nevertheless, their two families have a vendetta against each other, making it difficult for Romeo and Juliet to ever truly be together. This romantic set-up has been used multiple times after Shakespeare, such as West Side Story. The story itself has very romantic and light-hearted moments, but a lot of issues that aren’t paid as much attention to can be calamitous. Despite a lot of the play exploring the positives and the beauty of love and romance, the real lessons from the story are found in the primitive and belligerent nature of the characters.