Over the course of Shakespeare's, Romeo and Juliet; Juliet has proved herself to be a round dynamic character. In the beginning of the play, was a more independent character and thought about herself only and not another individual. When she met Romeo and married him all her actions were to please Romeo and not herself entirely. Before she would put herself first but not that she is putting Romeo before everything shows how she has changed proving she is a dynamic character. She went against her better judgement and took the potion that could have been actually lethal just to be with Romeo even though they haven't known each other for long.
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
And thou and Romeo press one heavy bier.” (III.ii.60-61) In Act 3, Scene 3 Romeo much rather be dead than be banished and Friar Lawrence explains how ungrateful he is to be alive and that Juliet still loves him. Similarly, in Act 4, Scene 3 where Juliet is about to take the sleeping potion, she expresses how she would not mind if the potion killed her or caused her to go insane, but if she was alive and well she kill herself immediately. Doubleness is also part of theme in the story. Doubleness is deception or dissimulation. When Mercutio gets stabbed by Tybalt he says “Ay, ay, a scratch; marry ‘tis enough/ Where is my page?
“Romeo is banned from Verona, which leads to him to seek out some pretty bad advice and guidance from Friar Laurence.” (Shmoop.com). The news Romeo receives is that Juliet is dead and in the Capulet's tomb Romeo does not know abou the fact he is supposed to be at Juliet's side when she wakes. Romeo is not aware of Juliet and Friar Lawrence's plan with the potion so in turn he takes his own life thinking Juliet is really dead. When Juliet wakes she finds Romeo dead next to her, she takes Romeo's dagger and stabbed it into her chest killing herself. She had taken to the potion to be reunited with Romeo and that hope is all ripped away the second she find Romeo dead next to her.
The Nurse and Friar Lawrence are responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The Friar was one of Romeo's most important role models. Romeo looked up to him and respected his opinions. No matter what the Friar could have said to Romeo and Juliet, they still would have gotten married, but the Friar could have helped them find a better way to go about it. The Friar thought that marrying the two kids of the feuding houses would help put an end to their parents' fight, "Thy love did read by rote, that could not spell.
Getting to know someone is essential in building a healthy relationship between two people so that no rushed decisions are made and they will not encounter trouble in the long run. In Act II Scene 3 of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Juliet is conversing with Friar about her love for Romeo. “But come, young waverer, come, go with me. In one respect I'll thy assistant be, for this alliance may so happy prove, to turn your households' rancor to pure love.” The Friar does not believe that Romeo’s love for Juliet is authentic because just before, Romeo had been madly in love with Rosaline. His love is very changeable, just days before he had been in love with another woman.
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
The Friar is a wise character. The Friar agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet, yet after the marriage a bunch of things go wrong and so the two lovers are separated, but the Friar has plans to see them reunited. The Friar 's letter to Romeo is stayed because of the plague, yet this doesn 't stop Romeo from hearing about Juliet 's death. Romeo rushes to the Capulet tomb to be with his wife, but sadly she has already ¨passed away¨ Romeo takes his life and Juliet follows suit when she wakes, yet the Friar is helpless to stop the deaths. The Friar is an opportunist.
For instance, when Romeo is told of Juliet’s supposed death, he immediately thinks of killing himself and begins to plan his suicide, as demonstrated by the following quote: “Well, Juliet, I will lie with thee tonight. Let’s see for means.” This shows that his love for Juliet is so powerful that he cannot even consider
In act 3 scene 5 Juliet has a vision and says, “O God, I have an ill-divining soul! Methinks I see thee, now thou art below, As one dead in the bottom of a tomb: Either my eyesight fails, or thou look'st pale.” This is more foreshadowing of the ending of the story when Juliet finds Romeo dead and then killed herself. It is also foreshadowing that this would be the last time they meet alive. Another example of fate ruining the plans that would keep Romeo and Juliet alive is in act 5 scene 2 when it is Revealed that Friar John was unable to deliver the message to Romeo that detailed the plan if Friar Laurence and Juliet. This is because he was quarantined in his house because they suspected he had the plague.
Once Romeo believes that Juliet is no longer alive, he makes another rash decision to bribe an apothecary for poison. Later in the tragedy, Romeo sees Juliet dead in the mausoleum, and decides to express his love for her, then drink the poison. Once Juliet awakes from her deep sleep and sees Romeo dead, she takes her own life with a dagger. Both Juliet and Romeo’s tragic downfall could have been avoided if Romeo thought about the consequences before he murdered Tybalt. Romeo’s rash behaviors in Romeo and Juliet resulted in many negative consequences, and he consistently acted impetuously that impacted others in an unnecessary way.
Romeo 's personality of peace, loving, yet vengeful caused his own doom once he was exiled for killing Tybalt who killed Mercutio. Thus 'evidently causing pain for Juliet who lost both her lover and cousin. Juliet 's father arranging Juliet 's marriage to Paris made her mourning worse, already being married to Romeo yet being separated made her to reason with Friar Laurence. The plan that was supposed to reunite both Lovers indefinetly brought upon their own doom. Juliet herself drank the sleeping potion when Romeo was on his way earlier than anticipated, whom bought poison upon hearing of her "death" , planning to kill himslef on her tomb alongside her.
“These violent delights have violent ends.” (II, vi, 9). However, he does not take his own words into good use as the friar, unexpectedly, makes a plan to fake Juliet’s death to prevent her from marrying Paris. Friar Lawrence gives the potion to Juliet without a second thought. Yet, Juliet thinks of possible weakness in the friar’s plan and potion. “What if this mixture does work at all?” (IV, iv, 21) “How if when I am laid into the tomb, I wake before the time that Romeo come to redeem me?
“Take thou this vial, being then in bed, and this distilled liquor drink thou off; when presently through all thy veins shall run a cold and drowsy humor, for no pulse” ( Shakespeare, 453). With Juliet’s fake death working into Friar’s plan, news of the plans needed to be told to Romeo. Friar wrote out a letter and gave it to his friend, Friar John to get to Romeo in Mantua, but as he makes his journey he is held up and the delay in the journey means life or death. For Romeo and Juliet the result of the letter not being received by Romeo was suicide. But all in all, is Friar really the man to put the blame on for Romeo and Juliet’s trouble?
By allowing Romeo’s persuasive words and undying passion for Juliet to persuade him to go along with the wedding, he put them both in a risky situation which led to their demise. Even though both Romeo and Friar hoped for a happy ending with the Montagues and Capulets, it did not end up that way. Despite their good intentions, both characters contributed to the deaths in this tragic play. All of the mistakes made prove enemies can never be