Friar thought that Romeo did not love Juliet and was rushing into this to quickly. After thinking about what Romeo had said Friar decided to marry Romeo and Juliet, because he thought it would benefit himself, because the two families would finally be at
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.
Friar Lawrence agrees to do so because he believes that their love may turn the two families hatred for each other into love. He says that " 'For this alliance so happy prove/ To turn your households ' rancor to pure love '". After Romeo kills Tybalt he is sentenced to banishment. He knows Juliet is hurting from this and threatens to hurt himself, to which Friar Lawrence tells him to stop and be rational. Had he let Romeo go on, the story could have ended right then.
The Friar was reluctant at first but decides, “‘In one respect I’ll thy assistant be; For this alliance may happy prove To turn your households rancor to pure love’” (2.3 97-100). With allowing Romeo and Juliet to get married without either of their parents permission, Romeo and Juliet only became closer, which became a problem when Romeo was banished to Mantua. If Friar Lawrence had told the two
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
From that image, love took control of his brain, causing him to run back to Juliet. He did not have the free will to make his own decision by being underage and making irrational decisions before, along with acting with his heart and not his mind. Fate, in the form of love, forced him to come back to Juliet, not his own judgment. Later in the act, Romeo’s friends Mercutio and Benvolio, were looking for Romeo after he suddenly left the ball the night before. Benvolio tells Mercutio that Tybalt had sent a letter challenging Romeo to a duel, and that Romeo accepted.
(Shakespeare 394) This impulsive decision opens a floodgate to a myriad of foolish decisions. Such as later in the play, after spending the night proclaiming his undying love for Juliet, Romeo comes to the friar looking to have him perform the ceremony to marry Romeo and Juliet. This decision was made without any regard to Juliet or her feelings as well as without the blessing of the parents of either lover. No one was told about this. But still, Romeo urges the friar who is surprised and hesitant: Romeo.
Lord Capulet fails in the sense that he rushes Juliet into a marriage solely because he is of noble upbringing- “Of fair demesnes, youthful, and nobly trained” (Shakespeare 3.5.181). He does not take into account what hardships Juliet and Romeo might experience at such a young age. Capulet is repeatedly using his power and authority over Juliet in the benefit of only himself. At this time, it was normal in society for young girls to be married for the wealth and well being of the family, but he is very insensitive about her emotions. He insists that Juliet marry Paris, with the alternative being that he will disown her.
It's Not Childish, It's *About* Childishness makes a honest statement about how it's not the kids who are childish, it is the people around them. You don't have to be a child, to be childish. The Capulet and Montague families led them to this point. They are the outside force that caused Romeo and Juliet's actions. In the end, they just wanted to be together, yet were held back by the people around them.