Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is the most famous love story in the English literary tradition. The events of these young lovers contrast hatred and revenge with love and a secret marriage, forcing the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly and die tragically in despair. Mercutio was the loyal, witty, and devoted best friend of Romeo who was neither a Montague or a Capulet which gave an interesting perspective of the young lovers. Mercutio, is the absolute opposite of Romeo, being that he is a quirky skeptic and not at all a die hard romantic that believes love conquers all. With Mercutio being such a skeptic, he mocks love and makes fun of his best friend Romeo when he finds out he has fallen in love with a Capulet; Mercutio states “Romeo, Humors!
An example of her selflessness can be seen when she says “Deny thy father and refuse thy name, or if thou will not, be but sworn my love, and I’ll no longer be a Capulet”, where her desperation and readiness to lose her own titles and name to be with Romeo prove that what she is after is love, and not his name or the prestige that comes with it. Furthermore, Juliet is a young and extremely volatile character, and this is never better demonstrated than in this scene, where Juliet falls in love with Romeo instantly and all but takes her marriage vows in the following 30 minutes. However, all of a sudden, Juliet tells Romeo that she finds the contract “too rash, too unadvised, too sudden”, which means Juliet suddenly has hesitations about their love, and wishes for some time to go by and ensure that it will last. Next, when they are in the process of saying their goodbyes, Juliet expresses her wish to have him gone, “And yet no farther than a wanton’s bird.”, which shows how much she wishes for his proximity, though she then says a few lines farther down that “(Juliet) should kill thee with much cherishing” with which she means that she cherishes him so that she could metaphorically kill him, and is worried her love will cause him troubles. This could cause the audience to begin to wonder whether their wish for mutual
The Friar detects pure infatuation between Romeo and Juliet as exposed in his commentary to them. The Friar acknowledges Romeo’s quick shifting his infatuation from Rosaline over to Juliet by pointing out, “So soon forsaken? Young men’s love then lies / Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.” (A2, S3, L73-74). The Friar states that Romeo is not in love at all, but rather developed an admiration determined by appearance. Along with comforting Romeo for the punishment he received, the Friar adds, “This is dear mercy, and thou seest it not.” (A3, S3, L31).
Without thinking, Romeo and Juliet became victims of their own love chargeable to Friar Lawrence, young age and fate. First, I believe Friar Laurence is to blame is of how unfaithful he was throughout the story. For example, “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.” (2.3.96-99). This shows that Friar Laurence doesn't believe that Romeo's love for Juliet is authentic, but he agrees to marry them anyway.
In conclusion, Romeo and Juliet is a story in which love is stronger than hate. The story has many examples where love is stronger than hate. In the end Lord Capulet and Montague end the dispute after Romeo, Juliet, and Paris die. Romeo and Juliet having so much love for each other despite being from families that totally hate each other is the main theme of the story and it is why I think love overpowers hate in Romeo and
Her attempts at tricking the inspector falls short as her own sister and her husband deny her pursuit and disdain her. “…women get strange ideas at times…she is a dangerous and shameless woman” (73). This statement about Aunt Harriet by Joseph Strorm is a prime example of how women are expected to remain detached and dispassionate about their personal, emotional struggles and have no intervention about how she is placed in
Daisy Buchanan’s reality is very stressful and problematic, so she finds solace in coping methods that aren 't the most effective. “‘Oh, you want too much’ she cried to Gatsby ‘I love you now- isn 't that enough? I can 't help what 's past,’ she began to sob helplessly. ‘I did love him once- but I loved you too’” (132 Fitzgerald) She doesn’t want to deal with her loveless marriage and the fact that she still loves Gatsby too. She goes on to have an affair with him, but never actually confronts Gatsby or Tom about this.
Romeo says “For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” (1.5.58) This example implies that Romeo falls in love at first sight. Finally, Romeo is very emotional. Romeo says “I’ll go along, no much sight to be shown, but to rejoice in splendor of my own. (1.2.187-188) from this evidence Romeo is very sad a lot of the time. Romeo is the more compulsive character in Romeo and Juliet because his emotions get
“Young men’s love then lies not truly in their hearts,but in their eyes.”(A1, S3, L73) Friar Lawrence lectured Romeo in the world renown play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare . Many people thought Romeo and Juliet were the extreme example of true love, but these teenagers were just infatuated. Infatuation occurs to everyone,but mostly affects adolescents. It causes people to act upon emotions and not think logically. William Shakespeare, believing infatuation was true love , gave many examples of infatuation in the play.