Friar Laurence devises a plan in order to reunite the two lovers. Eventually, he decides to give Juliet a potion “that cop’st with death himself to scape from it” in order to make her appear deceased, thus excusing her from the wedding. (IV.I.75) From that point on, she will travel in a casket to Mantua, where Romeo will be there waiting after having been told the plan by another Friar. Juliet, once again, acts with haste and takes the vial without thoroughly thinking of the negative implications of her actions, thus showing immaturity. Juliet finally leaves the chapel and goes home to initiate the plan.
At the beginning of the play, Romeo goes to Friar Lawrence in hopes that he will marry him and Juliet the next day. The Friar agrees, but only in hopes that uniting Romeo and Juliet, will unite the Montague and Capulet families at last, ending their feud. “For this alliance may so happy prove, To turn your households’ rancour to pure love” (II, iii, 91-92). After the marriage of Romeo and Juliet, many things go wrong; such as when Romeo gets exiled for killing Tybalt, when Capulet engages Juliet to Paris, when Balthasar delivers news of Juliet’s death to Romeo, and many deaths that could have been prevented, including Juliet and Romeo’s. After the Prince’s watchmen discover Romeo and Juliet dead in the Capulet family tomb, Friar Lawrence admits to marrying them and tells the Prince of Romeo and Juliet’s story: “Romeo, there dead, was husband to that Juliet; And she, there dead, that Romeo’s faithful wife.
Juliet has become more impulsive in making decisions. While talking to Romeo about marriage, Juliet says, “If that thy bent of love be honourable, thy purpose marriage, send me word to-morrow, by one that I’ll procure to come to thee, where and what time thou wilt perform the rite; and all my fortunes at thy foot I’ll lay and follow thee my lord throughout the world.” (II. ii. 149-154) Romeo and Juliet converse about their love for each other. Juliet then hears the nurse coming so she makes an agreement to marry Romeo secretly.
But by saying ‘villain cousin’, Juliet is saying that even though she loved Tybalt, he could’ve killed Romeo. When Juliet consents to drinking the elixir that would make her seem dead, she says: “And I will do it without fear or doubt, / To live an unstained wife to my sweet love “ (4.1.87-88). Juliet shows her bravery and commitment to marrying Romeo by saying that she would do anything without fear or doubt, so that she may be a good wife to him. Juliet’s bravery and forgiveness are emphasized when Shakespeare uses juxtaposition and complexity to show these
My wife! Death, that hath sucked the honey of thy breath, Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty” (Shakespeare 223). This is an example of Romeo believing that Juliet is dead. But before Romeo came to the Capulet’s tomb he had a plan that if she was dead that he would kill himself, so Romeo went to a poor apothecary and bought poison. Which leads to the resolution of the
In Act Three, Juliet finds out that Romeo had killed her cousin Tybalt: “O, find him! Give this ring to my true knight and bid him come to take his last farewell.” After she found out, she felt all this hatred towards him, but still decided she loved him. This was her way of letting him know she forgave him. In Act Four, Juliet is being forced by her parents to marry Paris even though she is already married to Romeo: “O, bid me leap, rather than marry Paris, from off the battlements of yonder tower;” After Romeo had left, Juliet’s parents were forcing her into marriage but she refused. Further proving her love, Juliet would rather her whole family think she was dead than marry a man that was not Romeo.
Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill.”(3.1) It is the prince saying that romeo will be exiled for killing tybalt but not killed for avenging his cousin. Tybalt is the cause that Romeo was sent away. Tybalt is also the most to blame for the events that occur in Romeo and Juliet because Juliet is then forced to marry paris so she pretends to be dead. The nurse says(unknowingly that she’s faking it)”She’s dead, deceased, she’s dead. Alack the day!”(4.5.)
/ ...he is not the flower of courtesy” (40). The nurse is now saying that she thinks Juliet made the wrong choice choosing Romeo and she should have chosen her family's recommendation, Paris. After the news of Romeo being exiled is delivered to Juliet, Juliet breaks down. The nurse then tells Juliet she will “find Romeo/ to comfort [her]” (52). The nurse once again takes action to bring Romeo
Another instance is after Romeo kills Tybalt, Friar Lawrence explains the positive to his banishment and points out “A gentler judgement vanished from his lips: / Not body’s death, but body’s banishment” (3.3.11-12). Shakespeare uses the words body’s death as a way to foreshadow what will happen if they end up loving each other and prioritize their love over their well being. The words body’s banishment shows how the souls of Romeo and Juliet are exiled from their bodies because they can not be together. Thus, Shakespeare uses foreshadowing to show the death of Romeo and Juliet, even though the audience knows and proves that they choose love over life Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy that has started to become present in teens lives. The play shows that you should not put love over your well being as there will be fatal
Here, Juliet said, “Go ask his name-if he be married,/My grave is like to be my wedding-bed (I,V,136-137).” In other words, Juliet swears that if she doesn’t get married to Romeo, she will die with her grave as her wedding bed. Just like the second example that was stated, Juliet (just like Romeo) have a desperate tone since they want each other so badly. The ironic thing is that they just met each other and are already choosing to marry one another, even though they just saw each other one time. It is also ironic to see all the events happen so quickly at once. Here, Shakespeare foreshadows Juliet’s death.