He talks to himself about many things, but the main theme is theduality in any situation, meaning how something bad can so easily be turnedto good, and vice versa. While he seems to be focusing his entire speech tohimself on this idea, Friar Lawrence so easily contradicts it only a fewscenes later, when he marries Romeo and Juliet. By marrying the youngcouple, Friar Lawrence is not even following his own ideas, because eventhough marrying Romeo and Juliet is a good act, doing it so hastily makes it abad one. This ties in to another, closely related one of Friar Lawrence’sideas, which is that a good action done in a bad way can form a bad action, ashe says: “Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied…” (II.ii.17). This againshows that the good act of marrying Romeo and Juliet, if done wrong bydoing it too quickly, can become bad act.
Romeo and Paris have not only things in common, there are also differences between the two. Romeo changes his mind fast, that’s easily seen when Romeo is one day totally in love with Rosaline but the next day, actually the same night he is totally in love with Juliet. Paris on the other hand is constantly in love with Juliet, and doesn’t give up on her. Paris is also decent, he asks Lord Capulet polite if he can marry his loved-daughter. Romeo didn’t share his feelings for Juliet to anyone but Juliet and Friar Lawrence, the fact that he had contact with Juliet was only known by Romeo and his friends, Juliet the Nurse and Friar Lawrence.
The use of “...we are, for as long as we are.” (Line 16 and 17) Shows that Duffy is inviting her readers into the poem to help reflect upon how she feels. The formats of these pieces are all varied. Shakespeare firstly has written a play. However, within his play he writes a few sonnets to show the feelings of love between both Romeo and Juliet. One of the famous sonnets in the play is in act 1 scene 5, where Romeo shows his true feelings for Juliet during their first encounter.
Introduction Both Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing are both love stories, however Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy and Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy. Many relationships are brought to light during both plays and the audience discover all these relationships are different and their love for each other is portrayed in different ways. In Much Ado About Nothing Claudio and Hero fall in love, break apart, and then fall in love again, while at the same time, Beatrice and Benedick are being tricked into loving each other. This is very different from Romeo and Juliet as Romeo and Juliet are in a constant struggle for their love. Shakespeare’s plays Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing both contain the elements of; love at first sight, manipulation of love and a detailed love story.
The only time they really meet in the play, the conversation is brief, matter of fact and passionless. 'Happily met, my lady and my wife!' You could imagine how awkward this scene would be, I don't think that Juliet and Paris have ever had a proper conversation with each other, or that Juliet even really knew who Paris really was. This was not the ideal time for them to meet, especially as Juliet was so in love with Romeo. Also, he is saying that she is about to become his wife.
Jared Gnyp SPBHS 5-27-12 ELA 1. Dramatic Irony- occurs when the audience or the reader knows something that a character in a play or story does not know. 2. The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet has dramatic irony through out the whole play. Some of them were hard to point out but some were easy.
Romeo sends the place and time of their wedding to Juliet. The nurse delivers the news to the waiting Juliet. Juliet is impulsive when she agrees to marry Romeo. Juliet’s nurse comes back from meeting Romeo and asks Juliet if she wants to marry Romeo. When Juliet responds with a yes, the Nurse says “Then hie you hence to Friar Lawrence’s cell” (II.iiiii.67).
Romeo and Juliet’s love, like the love of the youth, is acted upon very quickly and impulsively. They are impatient and do not stop and think about the consequences of their actions. Their immature and inexperienced management of their love passion for each other ultimately results in their death. Think about Romeo in the very beginning of the play, when he talks about Rosaline. He describes her looks as he says: "O, she is rich in beauty, only poor".
Analysis: Juliet loves Romeo. She is sad that Romeo has to be a Montague, the rival of her family, the Capulets. Juliet is very daring and caring. Juliet mirrors some girls in today’s society because some girls might disobey their father’s or parents’ wishes to get what they want. A theme in the story is “Overcoming Society, Family and Judgment” because everybody in Verona knows about the feud and Juliet still loves Romeo.
In the play “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare love is an important theme. In this play, Juliet and Romeo fall in love while Romeo is trying to get over Rosalind and Juliet is having an arranged marriage, their families are also feuding. In Shakespeare's play, Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet all have different views of love. Mercutio’s view of love is very humorous and not true, Romeo’s view of love is hopeless; he likes being in love, but does not like love itself. Lastly, Juliet’s view of love is logical; she does not follow love blindly.