Romeo had just been madly in love with Rosaline, but as soon as he sees Juliet it is love at first sight. The irony of this scene intrigues the audience because it keeps them guessing who Romeo is in love with more. What the audience most likely guessed is the opposite of what happens,
William Shakespeare, believing infatuation was true love , gave many examples of infatuation in the play. Romeo and Juliet were infatuated as proven by Friar Lawrence’s lectures, Romeo’s comments, and Juliet’s remarks. Friar Lawrence’s lectures proved Romeo and Juliet were infatuated. When Romeo told the Friar that he forgot about Rosaline, the Friar yelled, “ What a deal of brine Hath washed thy sallow cheeks for Rosaline !” (A2,S3,L76-77) The Friar evinces the audience that Romeo *acts upon his emotions because he quickly became besotted with Juliet, and he paid no attention to Rosaline, even though he cried for months because she did not return his affections. When Romeo was exiled he wished for his own death , the Friar reminded him,” Thy Juliet is alive, For whose dear sake thou wast but lately dead.” (A3 S3 L152-153) Romeo was acting without thought and did not think about the grief he would cause Juliet if he killed himself.
Friar Laurence believes that Romeo and Juliet should go, “Go wisely and slow,” he then says that if you go to fast bad thing will happen so he said this, “They stumble that run fast (2.3.94).” Romeo gets this advice while he tries to get Friar Laurence to marry them so he tells them to take it slow and steady. How might they not listen to this advice? They need to learn this lesson because they fall in love without actually knowing each other or even thinking about the consequences. They don't ask who they are they just fall in love. “Sin from my lips?
He was so quick to forget about Rosaline after meeting Juliet. Even Friar Laurence notices this on act 3 scene 3 when he says “Is Rosaline that thou didst love so dear, so soon forsaken?”(Shakespeare p. 979). Friar Laurence knows just how desperate Romeo is, and even scolds him for it. He is seen frequently telling Romeo to slow down. Juliet has also noticed how quickly Romeo falls in love.
For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night”(I.v.44-45). This shows Romeo’s impulsiveness by how he says he loves her, and he hasn't met her yet. Romeo is being impulsive by how quickly he falls in love. This is an obvious example of how Romeo is impulsive. Another time Shakespeare shows Romeo’s tragic flaw is when Romeo and Juliet get married the day after they met.
It is one of the first things you see in Romeo: "But this I pray, / That thou consent to marry us to-day" (Act 2 Scene 3). In that quote, it can be seen in Romeo's decision to marry so suddenly, particularly when he begs Friar Laurence to marry he and Juliet that day. Based on this, the reader can infer that Romeo is impulsive and there was no real reason to want to be married so suddenly. When Romeo finds his friends Benvolio and Mercutio engaged in a heated exchange with Tybalt, he rushes to stop the aggression between Mercutio and Tybalt. Unfortunately, Mercutio is stabbed because Romeo impulsively steps in the way, preventing Mercutio's sword from defending him.
/For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night” (1.5.45-51). Romeo is explaining that Juliet’s beauty is too good for this world. Along with saying that he doesn’t know if his heart has seen love or beauty so infinite until this night. Keep in mind that he has not even talked to her yet and he doesn’t even know what her name is. This shows that he is infatuated by her beauty rather than who she really is.
The Blame As is the case with many others, Romeo and Juliet fell in love accidentally in the story “Romeo and Juliet,” by William shakespeare. Romeo’s unreal love for Rosaline was soon cleared with the introduction of the capulets daughter, Juliet. As can be known with any tragedy, their love failed. While many reasons remain for this failure, including fate, young age and a no rationality, it will be argued in this essay that Friar Lawrence also played a role in their love’s failure. Without thinking, Romeo and Juliet became victims of their own love chargeable to Friar Lawrence, young age and fate.
Friar Laurence states, “violent delights” 2.2.9-15) This quote shows how wize Friar Laurence is because he knows that the marriage between Romeo and Juliet was being rushed. Friar Laurence states, “the sweetest honey is loathsome” (2.6.9-15). Friar Laurence is saying that even things that are amazing at first can turn out to be terrible. Friar Laurence is a wize man who helps Romeo and Juliet in the hope that their marriage would end the two families feuds. In Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare uses figurative language to help his audience understand what each character is like and how he or she will act.
The Mistakes of Romeo and Juliet What mistakes did Romeo and Juliet make throughout their time together? The title of the play is Romeo and Juliet, and William Shakespeare wrote it. In the play two young lovers from two different families that do not like each other fall in love. One of the lovers gets in trouble and gets kicked out of the town. Now the two lovers can’t see each other and come up with a plan that does not end well.