Friar is to blame, not only for one action that contributed to their death, but for three actions. Friar Lawrence’s first mistake was allowing Romeo and Juliet to be able to be married so quickly without thinking it through. The Friar had intentions hoping that if he married Romeo and Juliet, it may save the family feud and put it past the families. In the play Friar Lawrence
Ethan Smith Mr. Flanagan College Prep Literature 19 September 2015 Free Will in Macbeth In the play Macbeth by Shakespeare free will determines the outcome of the events. Free will is having the ability to make your own decisions. Macbeth shows free will by deciding to interfere with the witches prophecy for him. Macbeth makes important decisions when the witches present him with the apparitions. Macbeth's ability to make his own decisions and human nature eventually lead to his death.
In the prominent play by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, two young adults tried to escape what they believe fate was setting them up to suffer. They both tried to change the future by many impulsive decisions that did not help them escape reality. Not being able to change their outcomes, they committed suicide from a hurried relationship. The author of the play, Shakespeare, used indications of what might have occurred and the character’s dialogue to convey no matter what actions are taken, their tragic outcomes are destined to have occurred from the beginning. In the Prologue and Act I of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, foreshadowing was used to explain that the lovers’ outcomes were destined from the beginning, with little knowledge of what
Holinshed portrayed a static character, evident by the lackluster details about Macbeth’s role in Mackdonwald’s murder, would not excite his audience at the Globe Theatre. Macbeth’s personality as a dynamic character changes throughout the play as opposed to a static character like Lady Macbeth, whose fixed goal is to kill King Duncan. A dynamic character allows Shakespeare to create a tragic hero, since Macbeth is of noble birth, goodwilled and transitions to evil natured and faces his downfall. The alterations Shakespeare makes for King Duncan and the events that surround his demise, reveals Shakespeare’s feelings regarding the monarchy, which serves dramatic and thematic purposes. These changes exemplify Duncan’s kingly virtues and underlines the calamitous ramifications for slaying the monarch.
This is because in the beginning he blindly agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet later bringing consequences in the play. Friar Lawrence is guilty because he gave the potion to Juliet and from that event and forward events started taking a horrible twist. All in all, the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare reflects the reality of love and its consequences and it also teaches us to not fool with young love or you can have consequences in your
Fate is a concept that is well known as something that planned the future and cannot be changed, no matter how hard someone might try, this concept is established in the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare when in the prologue Shakespeare states that the main protagonists, Romeo and Juliet will die by the end of the play, “A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their lives,”(Prologue, line six) and Shakespeare uses this idea of fate in numerous occasions, But only three examples will be used; when Romeo is banished from Verona, when the Prince says the Capulets and Montagues cannot fight in Verona, and Lord Capulet's Masquerade to prove that Shakespeare says that fate cannot be changed. Early into the play Romeo and Juliet, Prince Escalus states that if Capulets and Montagues ever fight in Verona they would be executed. “If ever you disturb the streets again Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace”(Act one, Scene one, lines 94-95). With this is in place the two households must refrain from getting into conflict with each other or face the death penalty and with the violence off of the streets for now this would
Fate is a power that some people believe determines a person’s future. In the play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, fate prevents Romeo’s and Juliet’s intense love. The play is about these two teenagers during the Renaissance who fall in love, but they are from different families, Capulet and Montague who are in a prolonged quarrel. Despite the obstacles, Romeo and Juliet wed and a sequence of events cause Romeo and Juliet both to die. There are multiple occasions where fate gets in the way of Romeo and Juliet such as when Romeo killed Tybalt, Romeo being banished, Juliet being forced to marry Paris, the failure of Romeo being informed of Juliet’s fake death and Romeo killing himself.
He visits them once more and demands that they predict his future, and the Weird Sisters prophesize: “laugh to scorn the power of a man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth” (IV.i.79-81), to which he responds with, “I’ll make assurance double sure and take a bond of fate” (IV.i.83-84). Macbeth keeps the prophecy in mind which gives him no reason to fear, yet takes fate into his own hands by planning to kill Macduff. Shakespeare is showing the readers how Macbeth’s violence has developed; he used to have a guilty conscious over thinking such violent things, yet now, he can effortlessly state that he is going to kill another person. Readers can clearly see that
“A man with too much ambition cannot sleep in peace” as stated by Maxx Mitchell. This statement describes that the people will have some trade off in order to pursue something they have, to give up on something. However, the goal is really the choice It could lead to different consequences either positive or negative. Shakespeare 's play Macbeth is described as a tragic character and his action has been influenced by his wife. Shakespeare believes that ambition, when taken too far leads to our destruction as shown through Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
It could be argued that Romeo was even willing to give up his family name if Juliet took offense to it (Shakespeare; II.ii.61). However, if Romeo actually felt much for Juliet, he would have changed his family name to be with her with no questions asked. Considering if this were to happen, the two’s deaths would not have been