This feud brought problems along with it, such as the killing of Tybalt by Romeo. Juliet had said: “What’s in a name?” which explains her ill fate of being a Capulet and Romeo being a Montague. When Romeo tells his servant, “Ay, mine own fortune in my misery.” This sentence tells us he does not care for what Juliet’s name, nor his is. Bad luck plays a major role in the story of two-star-crossed lovers. There is an example of this when Romeo attends the Capulet’s party, and this is where he is first exposed to Juliet and where the misfortune begins.
Romeo’s love matures in course of the play, from a shallow desire to intense, profound passion. Juliet’s sensible observations, such as the one about Romeo’s kissing, seems just the thing to snap Romeo from his superficial idea of love and to inspire him to begin to speak some of the most beautiful and intense love poetry ever written. Romeo’s deep capacity of love is only a mere part in his larger capacity of all intense feelings of different kinds. This shows that Romeo lacks the capacity for emotional moderation. His extreme feelings dominate his character throughout the play.
The never-ending brawl between the Montagues and Capulets in due course envelops the lovers into conflict. Describing the initial fight between the two houses, Romeo states, “Heres much to do with hate, but more with love.” (Sc 1, Act 1, 175) Foreshadowing plays a role in providing hints for events to come as well as to present fate and destiny as a major motivation of the actions of characters. This is the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, a story demonstrating the uncontrollable feelings of love and hate through foreshadowing and fortune. Love and hate appear as a consistent and major theme presented in Romeo and Juliet. As the play begins, Romeo experiences, what he thinks to be, ‘love’ with Rosaline while Juliet is consented to marry Paris.
Romeo and Juliet frequently notice signs, such as when Romeo believes that Juliet is dead, he cried, ‘then I defy you, stars,’ (Act V, Scene I, Line 24) confirming the idea that Romeo and Juliet’s love, was not a part of their fate. The mechanism of destiny is clear in all areas involving the lovers: the feud between their families, the disasters that ruin Friar Lawrence’s plans and the tragic timing of Romeo’s suicide and Juliet’s awakening. These are not simple coincidences, but a manifestation of destiny, which causes the unavoidable deaths of Romeo and Juliet. “If only...” If only the letter was delivered to Romeo, if only Juliet had woken up sooner, if only fate was on their side. Against all odds, Romeo and Juliet did not give up their love for each other, right to the very end.
What does Shakespeare want us to think about with the theme of hate? How do hate and love complement each other in the play Romeo and Juliet? In the play Romeo and Juliet, Verona is full of hate. Between the Capulet’s and the Montague’s, love is nothing. That is, except for the star crossed lovers, Romeo Montague, and Juliet Capulet.
DISCUSS THE VIOLENT SCENES IN ROMEO AND JULIET Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. Although it is famed for being a play about love there are many scenes that contain violence and conflict, in fact the number of scenes that have the main theme of love are almost equal to the number of scenes that have the main theme of violence and conflict. The play opens with a fight in a public place in Verona and ends with the dramatic death of the two young star-crossed lovers and reconciliation between the two feuding families. The violence in the play occurs due to the ancient feud between the Montagues and the Capulets which leads to the death of the lovers. While Friar Lawrence feels that the feud can be stopped by the wedding of Romeo and Juliet, it is ultimately stopped by the death of the two lovers, showing that while there is plenty of love in Romeo and Juliet, it actually creates more problems than it solves.
A ‘tragedy’ in theatre is a play in which ‘good’ turns to ‘bad’, and ends with the downfall of the hero and/or heroine. The question of what caused the tragedy in Romeo and Juliet has been argued by many English scholars. Romeo and Juliet is centred around a strong feud between the Montagues and the Capulets, and this is often held accountable for the tragic death of the two lovers: ‘Capulet, Montague See what a scourge is laid upon your hate That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love.’ (V.3.291-3) Although this may contribute to the disastrous outcome of the play, it cannot be held entirely to blame. Right at the beginning of Romeo and Juliet, the Chorus tells us that we are to see a pair of ‘star-crossed lovers take their life’. (Line 6).
Romeo is referring to how love causes pain through and image. I think much like love, a rose has a good and a bad side. A beautiful and a painful side. In ‘Romeo and Juliet’, when the two main characters are faced with the death of their beloveds, deep and powerful grief ensures. Romeo refers to his body as a temple and says, “That I may sack / the hateful mansion.” He is referring to how his love is more valuable than a mansions and he is willing to sacrifice it for love.
The destinies of both Romeo and Juliet, the pair of “star-crossed lovers,” determined by the stars of the Elizabethan era, led viewers of the tragic drama to believe that the love, death and hatred that cursed throughout the society of Verona was needed for the outcome of peace and reconciliation. Shakespeare has seen that the tale of “a pair of star-crossed lovers” was much more than just a love story but rather a guiding light of purity in the incredibly cruel and dark time which affected all people, leaving viewers feeling emotionally cleansed of all turmoils. Romeo and Juliet is a tragic drama that was based partly on the types and evolutions of passion felt by the people of society during the Elizabethan era, from the adoring love of Romeo and Juliet to the fervent beliefs of Lady Capulet and the vehement admonishments of Juliet by Capulet. Love, as in Romeo and Juliet, is a grand passion that can overwhelm a person as
Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare By Amy Hammond 11Be Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is one of the world’s greatest love stories in literature. Whilst out of all the stories with a tragedy base line, this is not a typical tragedy; it explores the themes of love, violence and doomed relationships. Act 3 Scene 1 is the key dramatic scene and turning point, because, us, the audience see that Romeo can destroy everything he has by one death. “In fair Verona” where the story is set. Romeo and Juliet “A pair of star crossed lovers” share “Their death-marked love”.