The Nurse is to Blame for Juliet's Predicament in Romeo and Juliet Everyone is faced with a difficult situation sometime in their life where the two different choices will result in totally different outcomes. A situation where once a decision is made they can’t go back. In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet are from feuding families. They meet, fall in love, and get married with help from Juliet’s nurse and Friar Laurence. After an incident on the street Romeo is exiled from the city of Verona.
The feud also caused the fights which led to Romeo’s banishment. Friar Lawrence allowed Romeo and Juliet to get married in secret which caused conflict in the story. The feud and Friar Laurence are to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The feud prevented Romeo and Juliet from being happily married. In Act I scene v,Juliet says, “My only love, sprung from my only hate!
Throughout time, there has been many tragedies caused by romance. William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is great example of romantic tragedy. In the play, Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, two feuding families cause tragic results for their children, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. THe events contrast hatred and revenge with love and a secret marriage, forcing the young lovers to die tragically in despair. The deaths of Romeo and Juliet can be blamed upon Friar Lawrence, the parents of Romeo and Juliet, and Tybalt.
The audience understanding that juliet doesn't really love Paris which helps us conclude that there relationship is just being forced. The audience learns that effective of loving relationships should not be forced on someone. Another Metaphor in Romeo and juliet is when Romeo is spying on Juliet and listening to her private thoughts Romeo says of Juliet, when he spots her on the balcony, "What light through yonder window breaks? / It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. "(2.2.1-5) Romeo states that He finds his love Juliet to be bright, sunny, and warm.
In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the title characters make impulsive decisions from the moment they are introduced to the audience. For example, during the first moments of meeting in Act I, both Romeo and Juliet profess their love for each other and Juliet even claims, in seeking out Romeo’s identity, that “If he is married, My grave is like to be my wedding bed” (Shakespeare 396). Juliet, in these lines, is stating that if she cannot have Romeo, she would rather die than be with anyone else. This behavior is rather surprising, as Juliet has just met Romeo and knows nothing about him. The article, “Beautiful Brains” addresses studies and findings on how the development of the teenage brain correlates with impulsive behavior in teenagers stating, “We all like new and exciting things, but we never value them more highly than we do during adolescence.
In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a play set in the fourteenth century, two young lovers experience the fluctuations of love as they fend off all the obstacles that their families and friends create. Friar Laurence plays a part in their deaths due to his lack of urgency and his inconsiderate decisions.The Nurse is also responsible for their deaths because of her betrayal and her dishonesty. Finally, Capulet is also responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths because of his selfish and ignorant actions. The irresponsible actions of Capulet, Friar Laurence, and the Nurse lead to the tragic suicide of Romeo and Juliet. 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.
Many people think the story of Romeo and Juliet is just a lovey, dovey, romantic play, but what they don’t know is that it is filled with violence, darkness, and guilt. Throughout the play, rules are broken, many secrets are kept, and the lives of loved ones are taken. We all know that this story ends in the death of two star crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, but how did this happen? Romeo’s tragic downfall was caused by his mistake of getting in between Tybalt and Mercutio’s argument. Romeo’s tragic mistake begins with him arriving to the scene, finding his best friend Mercutio arguing with a Capulet, Tybalt.
The Power of Contrast in Literature Juxtaposition is defined as a side by side contrast. Shakespeare uses this literary device throughout many of his works to demonstrate the intricacies of his characters. He uses juxtaposition in Romeo and Juliet to show the chararcters’ complexity and inner conflict. Juliet is a perplexing character because her feelings for Romeo go from being clear to vague. When Juliet first encounters Romeo she is infatuated with him; however, as their relationship progresses, she questions her affection for him: “Yet I should kill thee with much cherishing” (2.2.184).
“Romeo, who lies there dead, was the husband of that Juliet. And she, who lies there dead, was that Romeo’s faithful wife. I married them; their secret wedding day was the day Tybalt died. His untimely death caused the bridegroom to be banished from the city,”(5.3.281, Shakespeare) In William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, the deaths of the two title characters are both Romeo and Juliet. Much could have been done to prevent their suicides, but these “star-crossed lovers” ultimately are not able to avoid their destiny.
This is indeed one of the worst decisions Romeo makes during the play, for in the end, it was really fate which caused the “Star-Crossed Lovers” to first meet. If Romeo had taken the time to completely evaluate how precarious it was to attend a party hosted by the Montagues largest foe, he would’ve resisted going to the event, preventing the feud between him and Tybalt, and causing him to never meet Juliet, who was to be married to Paris. Poorly thought out decisions were made between Romeo and Juliet, when they fell in love without getting to know each other first. Romeo even explains the danger and agony of love when he says “Is love a tender thing? It is too rough/ Too rude, too boist’rous, and it pricks like a thorn”(I.iv.25-26).
A famous line spoken by the heroine of the play Romeo and Juliet. Our heroine Juliet goes through many conflicts through the course of this play. From rushing into marriage, to being torn between Tybalt and Romeo, to killing herself to be with her beloved. Yet throughout the play Juliet shows us that she isn’t the quiet and obedient girl she was portrayed as in the beginning, because as she meets and falls in love with Romeo she is loving, witty, loyal, and strong. In Act II Romeo goes to visit Juliet but as he is hidden she does not notice him until he makes himself seen.
Two families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are rivals. Romeo the son of the Montagues and Juliet the daughter of the Capulets fall in love. They try to find a way to be together between their families’ endless quarreling. The attempt to be together and simple miscommunication led to the suicide of both Romeo and Juliet. Romeo is at fault for taking his and Juliet’s lives because he made impulsive decisions and did what was best for himself without thinking of others.
They would back their statement with how Romeo would do anything for Juliet. While that may be true considering that he died to be with her, that evidence is not strong enough to prove that he was in love with Juliet. The only reason he is with Juliet is because she was the one that returned his love. Here is an example of how Romeo knows only infatuation and not love. At the Capulet ball, he said, “Did my heart love till now?
According to Jamieson “Shakespeare’s treatment of love in the play is complex and multifaceted. He uses love in its many guises to thread together the key relationships in the play” (Lee 1). First, we see Romeo is in love with Rosaline in the beginning of the play. In today society we might describe it as “Puppy Love.” Laurence did not believe it will last long: Romeo says “Thou chid’st me oft for loving Rosaline” and Laurence replies “For doting, not for loving, pupil mine” (Shakespeare 11.iii.). Likewise, Paris is not in love with Juliet, it was more tradition then Passion.
Romeo’s love for Juliet lead to many secrets, false information, lies, and also deaths including his own death. When Romeo seen Juliet at the dance he instantly fell in love. “What lady’s that, which doth enrich the hand. Of yonder knight?” (Act 1, Scene 5) He forgets all about Rosaline and thinks Juliet is all he needs. From first sight Romeo wants to marry Juliet and he doesn 't even know her.