Personal desire and choosing to conform is a battle between right and wrong, shown in the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, because Juliet chooses Romeo over everyone else, pursuing what she wants to make herself happy, but everyone else in the family views this as wrong.
Juliet wants to do the right thing, which is doing what makes her happy. Lady Capulet wants to know Juliet’s idea of getting married but Juliet does not want to get married, which upsets her family and the nurse. “It is an honour that I dream not of.” (Act 1, Scene 3, line 68). Juliet feels that she is too young and too immature to get married, she wants to explore what makes her happy. “ I will not marry yet; and, when I do, I swear, It shall be Romeo, whom …show more content…
Juliet chooses her love for Romeo quickly. “If that thy bent of love be honourable thy purpose marriage, send me word to-morrow” (Act 2 , scene 2, line 143-144). Juliet is going to send someone tomorrow to ask what time she is going to get married to Romeo, even though they just met a couple hours ago. Juliet is starting to just care about if she is getting married and nothing else. “To-morrow night look that thou lie alone; Let not thy nurse lie with thee in thy chamber. Take thou this vial, being then in bed”(Act 4, Scene 1, Line 91-93). Juliet goes to the extreme by preferring to pretend to be dead so she does not have to marry Paris. These ‘wrong’ actions are all because Juliet sees the value in who Romeo is and that the idea of Paris is empty in the sight of love “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” (Act 2, Scene 2, line 43-44). Conforming to Juliet’s family wishes would be empty and wrong because she knows that she does not love Paris. So even though others view Juliet’s actions as wrong, pursuing a personal desire is worth
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So many factors were in play that caused tragedy. If the families hadn’t had a rivalry, the kids wouldn’t have to hide their love. If they were open about their romance, Juliet wouldn’t have taken the poison, and then Romeo wouldn’t have taken his poison, Paris wouldn’t have killed himself, and Juliet wouldn’t have stabbed herself. In the passage, Romeo is expressing his despair of having to live without her, and he begs for a way to be reunited with his love once
He shall not make me there a joyful bride...”. This demonstrates how Juliet feels about marrying Paris, but she could have just avoided this by actually telling the truth about her being married with Romeo. With all the evidence provided, it shows that Juliet was also to blame due to her not thinking about better decisions about handling her little problems that can be dealt with
She is showing hasteful thinking as she could have realized that what she had done was wrong. At full desperation, Shakespeare gave a tough meaning that you'll do anything for your lover even if it ends in death. In the end, she is only fourteen and has a small mindset between correct and wrong decisions. Juliet goes to prove to Shakespeare that she had logical with a mixture of haste immediate action which would lead to proving Shakespeare's point again to that love is just full of desperate
After they decided they wanted to get married right away, Romeo and Juliet go to Friar’s cell to get married. Friar first questions the love because Romeo was in love with another women only a few hours ago. He only agrees to marry them because he thinks it will end the family tension. “In one respect I’ll thy assistant be; / For this alliance may be so happy prove / To turn your households’ rancor to pure love” (II.iii.90-92).
That makes Juliet concerned because she likes Romeo. First, he tells Juliet to marry Paris which she doesn’t want to happen. This is found in Act 3 scene 5. Second, Lord Capulet rages at Juliet when he notices that she doesn’t want to marry Paris. He then tells Juliet that he will never see her again.
Are our lives already determined by fate? Or do our choices affect our lives. In William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet there are many tragic events, that seeme to happen by fate, but if fate wasn’t the cause then what or who was was the cause? Lord Capulet is the character most to blame for the tragic events in Romeo and Juliet because he was one of the main people who kept the feud going, it was his party that Romeo crashed, and he was the one who was forcing Juliet to marry Paris, causing her to want to make rash decisions. Lord Capulet is the most to blame for the events that occur in Romeo and Juliet because he was one of the main people who kept the feud going This feud has been going on for years, Lord Capulet has been keeping it going it the prologue of act one it says “From ancient grudge break to new mutiny” and from what this is saying it hasn't been getting any better.
In the near beginning of the play, Romeo comes to Friar Laurence asking that he marry Juliet and him the next day. He had just met Juliet at a celebration the night before and they didn’t know anything about one another, other than the fact that they were supposedly in love with each other. As the play states, “Then plainly know my heart’s dear love is set on the fair daughter of rich Capulet...but this I pray, that thou consent to marry us today” (Shakespeare 2. 3.
The most defiant choice that Romeo and Juliet take for their love is their choice to be married. Juliet knows that her father or anyone in her family would not approve of this choice, but she still does it cause she loves Romeo. This love struck mentality drives Romeo and Juliet to be married and this secret marriage causes turmoil when Lord Capulet demands Juliet to marry Paris. Although Juliet knows that she is already married to Romeo loyal to him, not Paris and refuses to marry “doth Paris” (Shakespeare. III.v.145).
She is able to deceive the Nurse from suspecting that she fell in love with Romeo. Furthermore, Juliet struggles with another problem when her parents decide that she was to marry the Count Paris when she was already married to Romeo. When Juliet refuses to marry Paris, she states, “I will not even marry yet, and when I do I swear it shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate, rather than Paris.” (III.v.126). She is not obedient to her parents like she used to.
When they decided to get married her parents can’t know about it. Since her parents don 't know about the marriage, they arranged her to marry Paris. Paris seems to be a fantastic guy, but since Juliet is already married she cannot marry him. Juliet is very upset when she heard the news about the arranged marriage you could tell when she said, “O, bid me leap, rather than marry Paris.” Juliet absolutely didn 't want to marry Paris.
( II, ii, l. 121-122) She even agrees to get married to Romeo the very next day. Juliet’s rebellious streak is yet again evident when she says she will not marry Paris. In the patriarchal society that she lives in, she is expected to obey her father's . When Juliet says that Paris "shall not make me there a joyful bride".
Interpreting Juliet ’s quote, she talks as if she had already been willing to get married with him. However a few quotes back she was talking about whether she should trust Romeo. This shows her indecisive characteristic, which shows that she is untrustworthy. To add on, Juliet can be seen impatient and irrational when waiting for the nurse to bring news.
In Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, the young couple gets married when Juliet is fourteen years old. In the fifteen century, during Romeo and Juliet’s time, marriage at a young age was extremely common, whereas in modern times many people get married close to thirty. Age is not the only wedding custom that differs today. Unlike the fifteenth century, in today’s society people are able to marry anyone they choose, people marry for much different reasons, and what is expected from the couple’s families have changed. Romeo and Juliet shows that marriage in the fifteenth century is between a man and women, and must be approved by the two families coming together in matrimony.