He then performs the marriage of Romeo and Juliet and even fabricates a foolish plan to keep them together when Juliet is forced to marry Paris. He also leaves Juliet alone in the tomb after she awakens to find her beloved Romeo dead. Friar Lawrence is a moral man, but his hubris leads to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo considers the Friar someone he can confide in, and he tells the Friar of his newfound love for Juliet. The Friar’s excessive pride allows him to agree to wed Romeo and Juliet, hoping he can bring the Montagues and Capulets together, though these families hatred spans generations.
I do bite my thumb, sir. Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?” (1.1, 3L) Back then this action was considered an insult, which is not acceptable to do at a person. However to fight over something this childish is even more unacceptable. Another scene is when Tybalt tries to fight with Romeo, where he states, “Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries That thou hast done me; therefore turn and draw.”(3.1, L68) This is ironic as injuries can also be caused by fighting. Evaluating Tybalt’s quote, the irrational problems caused from the two families is well displayed, and near the end, the prince who in this whole novel was trying to find peace, states “Where be these enemies?
This in turn jokes on the entire foundation of the character and nature of women. In the end of The Importance of Being Earnest, both Gwendolyn and Cecily claim to be furious with their men and that they won’t be speaking to them. Then, they proceed to speak to them any ways. After Algernon and Jack present their case, which is clearly fake, the girls immediately take them back and forget their anger and how they had been mistreated. They demolished everything they claimed they stood for just because they received an insincere apology.
The definition is concise, but probably not very clear. It’s not easy to define what “absolute perfection” is, especially because of the free will. The passion between Romeo and Juliet is misinterpreted by the two young lovers as love. And all the readers in all these centuries have been interpreting a dramatic idea of love not based on reality but on impulsive feelings as “The ideal Love” . Romeo’s longing for ideal love is the primary driving force behind most of his actions, that reveal themselves as impulsive and stupid.
Dramatic Irony: A dramatic action/situation where the audience knows the outcome of but the characters does not. Thesis: In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare uses Dramatic Irony to enhance suspense within the audience to create anticipation while using irony to add a certain mood. 3C’s Function: In Act II, Scene II, Juliet is on her balcony expressing her feelings and the things she wishes, “O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name!
/ Too early seen unknown , and known too late! / Prodigious birth of love it is to me, / That I must love a loathèd enemy.” (1.5.136-139). Juliet and Romeo got along really well and have fallen in love. However, they are from opposing families and are supposed to hate each other. Even though they are presumed to be enemies, Romeo and Juliet still loved each other regardless of their family name.
tell me, that I may sack / The hateful mansion. / Drawing his sword” (Shakespeare III.iii.148-151). Romeo hates himself for being a Montague and wants to remove his name from his identity because it gives Juliet a reason to detest him. Romeo does not consider how his suicidal
He says “And so, good Capulet, -- which name I tender as dearly as my own” (A3.S1). This shows how, despite everything Tybalt has said about Romeo, the Montagues, and the hatred he has for their family name Romeo still treats him as family simply because he has the same last name as his wife. In addition Juliet is arranged to marry County Paris because of his good name and his good reputation and not because of who he really is, which contradicts the point Shakespeare makes when he shows that both Juliet and Romeo don’t care about each other's last names because it does show that a name defines a person and their
Friar Lawrence agrees to do so because he believes that their love may turn the two families hatred for each other into love. He says that " 'For this alliance so happy prove/ To turn your households ' rancor to pure love '". After Romeo kills Tybalt he is sentenced to banishment. He knows Juliet is hurting from this and threatens to hurt himself, to which Friar Lawrence tells him to stop and be rational. Had he let Romeo go on, the story could have ended right then.
In the beginning we saw Romeo in love with Rosaline and Shakespeare intentionally added that aspect of Romeos life in the beginning so we could see how easily he could “fall in love” with a new girl. This goes to show how we should not trust anything of what Romeo says he feels but Juliet falls on his every word because it is the better alternative to marrying Paris. Both Romeo and Juliet had acted impulsively with their feelings and selfishly with how they acted on them. They knew that their being together would be a hardship on themselves end others but they selfishly continued without thinking about the toll it would bring to the community. They planned to run away from the rest of the world and Juliet pretended to be dead only later for both of them to kill themselves.