Romeo and Juliet is a classic romance story by William Shakespeare about two star-crossed lovers, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, falling in love. Nevertheless, their two families have a vendetta against each other, making it difficult for Romeo and Juliet to ever truly be together. This romantic set-up has been used multiple times after Shakespeare, such as West Side Story. The story itself has very romantic and light-hearted moments, but a lot of issues that aren’t paid as much attention to can be calamitous. Despite a lot of the play exploring the positives and the beauty of love and romance, the real lessons from the story are found in the primitive and belligerent nature of the characters.
In Romeo and Juliet the theme of fate has brought the two main characters together in the most unintentional way. After Mercutio’s notorious queen mab speech, Romeo has an aside that overtly states fate having a larger role in the story. He says, “I fear too early, for my mind misgives
Shakespearean romance tragedy Romeo and Juliet is easily one of the most famous plays in the history of English literature. However, there still remains a mystery centuries later that has not yet been determined for certain: Were Romeo and Juliet’s deaths caused by fate or was it their own mistakes that led them to their deaths? This goal of this essay is to convince the readers that it was indeed fate that led Romeo to kill himself. And the play has many proofs of that, including coincidence, margin for error, and love. The amount of coincidence in the play proves that fate had control in Romeo and Juliet, as the characters were ignorant and couldn’t prevent these coincidences.
In the play, Romeo and Juliet, fate affects many themes throughout the story. The theme Love vs Lust is one of those themes affected by fate, which lays the play out for Romeo and Juliet. In the beginning Romeo is in love with Rosline but then it all changes. When Romeo sees Juliet for the first time and fate has them “falls in love” (pg 1014,line 46-49)
While Friar says and hints at many things about Romeo and Juliet’s love, a key phrase he says is, “These violent delights have violent ends/And in their triumph die, like fire and powder”(Shakespeare 2.6.9-10). An atmosphere that is seen throughout the play is how rushed and frantic Romeo and Juliet’s relationship seems to be. As Friar is validating their marriage, Romeo
After carefully analyzing the play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, it can be concluded that both characters Friar Laurence and The Nurse are seen as mentors to the lovers. As a result of the two families fighting both characters were forced to become not only mentors, but parents to the couple, which resulted in the Juliet and Romeo building trust in them. Both the Nurse and Frair Laurence have their best interest in mind when making crucial decisions, making sure they are happy regardless of the result. However, when events start ocurring, pressure gets the best of them and they both retreat. The Nurse and Frair Laurence are both responsible for the final tragedy of the play.
All things considered, Mercutio’s death had many different reasons and people to blame for. If Benvolio and he hadn’t pushed Romeo in to so much, if Romeo hadn’t fallen in love with Juliet, or if Mercutio would have listened to Benvolio, then maybe the brazen teenager would have lived. The conclusion is, that Mercutio’s death was tragic, but did help the story flow and build up into one of the most tragic love story’s in
A second chance to do things right once and for all, after learning the mistakes of the first time around. William Shakespeare 's "Romeo and Juliet" is perhaps one of the most tragic, if not the most tragic romance tales in history, and this is more evident because of the finale present in all versions of the story. Two lovers seeing their tragic ends due to a forbidden love went wrong, after having to "endure" "oppression"
The fact that Romeo and Juliet got married knowing that there was a bitter feud between their families, the Montagues and Capulets. This feud brought on many problems, such as the murder of Tybalt by Romeo. Juliet knew that this might be a problem for her and Romeo. Juliet says in the book, “What’s in a name?” Which explains her view of being a Capulet and Romeo being a Montague. Even though free will played a part in Romeo and Juliet, fate is really what was the deciding factor.
“Within comedy, the character who thinks it is possible to live without assuming a mask is merely too naive to recognise the mask he has already assumed” (Summers, 114). The theme of disguise is one that is bourn out by Shakespeare throughout the course of the play. Although used as an initial source of comedy, under close observation we are able to see the serious concerns embedded in disguise. Unrequited love is a burden that Viola is left to face due to her male exterior. Meanwhile Olivia and her love for Viola is a love that will never be reciprocated, as “Cesario’s” true identity as a woman acts as prevention for any romance between the two, thus highlighting the ambiguous nature of human sexuality and challenging the gender stereotypes that existed during the time in which the play was written.