William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” explores true love in amongst feuding families whilst exploiting the notion that deception leads to catastrophic misfortune. The young poetically portrayed Romeo’s inability to control unchecked emotions, directs him to being disloyal amongst family and his “star crossed [lover]” Juliet. Furthermore, Juliet’s love for “(her) Romeo” causes her to turn a blind eye to his disloyalty and hastily act on his “banished”, through these actions she uses trickery to deceive her family and because of her love affected decisions. Friar Lawrence along with the nurse, cause confusion for the hasty lovers which renders to heightening the family’s feud. Shakespeare presents the concept that deceptive decisions lead to tragic events.
Although Friar Lawrence’s intentions were good, his decisions and actions were the sole cause of Romeo and Juliet’s death. Do you agree? Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is the story of two young lovers who fall for one another only to realise that due to the feud their families’ share their love is destined for destruction. With all good intentions the minor character, Friar Lawrence was one of, but not the complete cause of their tragic end. There are three dominant aspects of their deaths, the feud between the two families, Friar Lawrence and most importantly, fate.
Romeo is discreetly referencing the prologue, where the audience learns that Romeo and Juliet are fated for misfortune. But Romeo also feels Fortune is being especially cruel; he just got married, and he might be put to death. His words
To show that he believes that young love inevitably results into tragedy, Juliet and Romeo die. When Romeo goes to see Juliet, after being chased by helicopters, she is surrounded by hundreds of candles. Lurhmann uses this technique to engage the audience and keep true to Shakespeare’s original version of Romeo and Juliet. Lurhmann’s version of Romeo and Juliet was so successful because after hearing the prologue the stereotypical male would like to watch it because it has violence and the stereotypical female would is engaged because she knows there will be romance in the film when she hears, “A pair of star-crossed
489 lines (161-163). That was a line in the book Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare. That quote was said by Romeo in the very beginning of the book because he is so love sick over this girl named Rosaline. Throughout the book Romeo and Juliet, both Romeo and Juliet’s perspective on love changes along with their personalities. As I said before in the beginning of the book Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is gloomy and feeling hopeless about love because Rosaline (the women he “loves”) is not going to get married.
“Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, it might have been.” -Kurt Vonnegut. After reading Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, all one can think about is what might have been. Set in Verona hundreds of years ago, two rival families continue to fight because of an “ancient grudge” (Prologue.3) Two teens, Romeo and Juliet, fall in love, defying their families rules. After only a couple of days, their love cause both of their deaths. Friar Lawrence was the cause of their deaths for his irresponsibility and lack of urgency to solve the conflict he started.
Thomas 1 Graydon Thomas Mrs.Venturini ENG2D June 1st 2014 Unnecessary Suicide The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, is a romantic and suspenseful story enjoyable to all. Romeo and Juliet fall in love, later to find that they are enemies. They continue to practice their love secretly, until things become complicated, making suicide a choice. Their deaths were their own fault. Although their miserable ending could’ve changed into a happily ever after.
This mirrors the scene in which Romeo and Juliet first catch each others eye, and fall in love instantly. When the Capulets enter the bedroom with the bad news, this corresponds with when it all begins to go pear-shaped for the star-struck couple, when Romeo kills Tybalt in revenge. Shakespeare uses foreshadowing and foreboding to hint to the audience at what the lovers' fate will be. We know something bad
Even though Mercutio has a pessimistic view of life, he worries about Romeo, which is confirmed when he fights Tybalt. Mercutio´s character is essential to the play. First off all he convinces Romeo to attend the party at the Capulets house, where Romeo meets Juliet. Afterwards showing loyalty to Romeo by fighting Tybalt. Unlike the other dying characters, Mercutio blames the two disputing families for his death, dissimilar than the other members of the play who blame