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). She is saying that if this individual she just met is married, she rather die than marry anyone else, but when she gets told that its Romeo she knows he's not married but it is her worst rival. So Juliet could use this to escape marrying Paris, but also escape the family feuds. They weren’t in love because they were using this marriage to escape their families and other
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.
Alan Watts once said, “Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.” (brainyquotes.com). Watts is saying that we can 't just say that we love someone, we have to feel our heart swell with the love we have for that person. In William Shakespeare 's, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet are not truly in love because they automatically fell in love after seeing each other once, they decide to get married a few hours after they meet and they are too immature to actually know what love is . One reason Romeo and Juliet are not truly in love is that they fell in love right after they meet (lust at first sight). This is a reason because Romeo just got over Rosaline, when he sees Juliet he is somewhat using her as a rebound.
Juliet’s reluctance to get married shows that she does not feel ready for commitment, especially committing herself into a relationship with a person she hardly knows. However, Juliet’s mindset changes when she meets Romeo, whom she immediately falls in love with. Her love for Romeo causes her to agree to marry him, which later prevents her from willingly marrying Paris. This causes her to reveal that she would rather die than marry another man whom she does not love at all; Juliet feels that she would be betraying Romeo if she does. Besides showing how Juliet’s age affects her decisions, Shakespeare also emphasizes how love can be confused with infatuation.
What change is here! (Shakespeare 410) The Friar only agrees to perform the ceremony due to the belief that this marriage will mend the rift between the two houses. This choice to marry so early on in their relationship is truly just plain irrational and unnecessary. They could have tried to make a mend between the two houses, could have tried to convince their parents to accept the idea, but instead decided to impulsively act on “true love” and
Prior to his meeting with Juliet, Romeo had no idea who Juliet was; nevertheless, both of their hearts’ desires were entangled through love. Romeo took a leap of faith. He believed dishonoring his family in order to please his heart was the right choice, instead of growing to be an old man filled with regret. He even eradicated Rosaline from his mind, the girl who was originally claimed as Romeo’s lover. At that time, Romeo’s life, established by his parents, was put on hold.
Shakespeare situates this moment directly after Juliet’s wedding night , linking the idea of development from childhood to adulthood. The audience can infer that she feels apoplectic and imprisoned by her father as she says ‘Proud can I never be of what I hate’. The revelation of Juliet’s attitude toward her father would have shocked an Elizabethan audience whereas in modern times we find it normal to disagree with our parents. Shakespeare uses foreshadowing technique in the lines ‘or if you do not, make the bridal bed, in that dim monument where Tybalt dies’ which adds dramatic tension to the story by building anticipation about what might happen next. The audience can see Juliet developing in maturity as this is the first time in the play that she disobeys her parents and makes her own
William Shakespeare, commonly referred to as the “bard”, was baptized on April 26, 1564, and died in 1616 at the age of 52. In his lifetime, he wrote 37 plays, as well as 154 sonnets. One of his most popular plays, Romeo and Juliet, is set in the city of Verona, Italy, where two young lovers end their lives for one another. Additionally, the thousands of words he invented have become assimilated into the English language. Shakespeare should be included in the high school curriculum because his work has shaped modern literature, as well as the modern teenager.
Hamlet describes vividly his disgust for his mother, Gertrude, in his first soliloquy in the first act of this play. The queen has just remarried to her deceased husband’s brother, Claudius, in a short amount of time. Enraged by this rash decision of the queen’s, Hamlet shouts, “Frailty, thy name is woman!” (Shakespeare). Hamlet drives himself crazy mourning over his mother’s decision to marry Claudius. In a way, Shakespeare is implying that when women are allowed to make their own decisions and do what they want, it never results in anything beneficial.
It is clear that Lord Capulet explains that his permission is only part of her decision through the phrase,”my will to her consent is but a part/”. Lord Capulet wants his daughter to be happy and is working really hard at finding her a husband that deserves her. Later on in the play after Lord and Lady Capulet tell their daughter they have gone out of their way and set up a wedding for Paris and Juliet she informes them that she has decied not to marry Paris because she has already married Romeo. Lord Capulet yells “Doth she not give us thanks?/ Is she not proud? Doth she not count her blest,/ Unworthy as she is, that we have wrounght/”(3.4.143-145).