Additionally, they support Romeo and Juliet's struggle to keep their relationship outside of their families' private war. Pairs of love and hate are part of a major motif of Romeo and Juliet. These contrasting pairs emphasize how Romeo and Juliet are madly in love, but their love can never be because of their families. In the end of Act I, when the Nurse tells Juliet that Romeo is a Montague she voices her grief: “My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late!
Then later in the story Romeo is seen, having the same reactions for Juliet as Rosaline, threatening to kill himself and claiming to be in damnation. Romeo and Juliet is considered a classic love story, true love at it’s best. Shakespeare puts Rosaline and Juliet next to each other to show they receive the same reactions despite the difference in circumstances. Love does not have a specific shape and it’s not different for Romeo and
Prodigious birth of love it is to me that I must love a loathed enemy” (1.5.136). Juliet says these words as she finds out who Romeo is. Earlier, Juliet states that she would rather die than marry any other man. She says this without knowing Romeo’s name. In this quote Juliet is regretting the fact that she has fallen in love with an enemy, a Montague.
That is, except for the star crossed lovers, Romeo Montague, and Juliet Capulet. This theme of hate in this play written by Shakespeare, encourages us to think about how others hate can come between your own love. Romeo and Juliet took their lives as they could not live without each other. This love that has come to a tragic end has brought the two feuding families to peace. They see that their own hate for one another has ended with the death of the ones they love most, and that they cannot let this continue.
Through Friar Lawrence, Shakespeare shows us how shortsightedness will avert our true responsibilities. Friar Lawrence only sees the good effects, but pays no mind to possible mishaps, which causes him to make bad judgments. When Romeo and Juliet fall in love and want to get married, they seek Friar Lawrence to fulfill their desires. At first, Friar Lawrence opposes because he believes that the pace of their relationship is going too fast, but gives in “For this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households’ rancor to pure love”(Act 2.3 #98-99). Despite the fact that Friar Lawrence had already thought through some of the consequences, like their relationship is not actual love, he only thought through half of it.
Romeo and Juliet The love Romeo and Juliet expressed is an immature love. Their tragedy, ultimately, is their own fault; it is the result of their youth. Three points will support this argument. First, the “love” is far too rash. Second, the murder of Tybalt by Romeo.
Although, marrying Romeo and Juliet secretly doesn’t follow society but Romeo trusts Friar Laurence and he is willing to marry them for Romeo. The Friar gives Juliet a plan to get out of the marriage with Paris: Hold, daughter! I do spy a kind of hope, Which craves as desperate and execution As that is desperate which we would prevent, If, rather than to marry County Paris, Thou hast the strength of will to slay thyself, Then is it likely thou wilt undertake A thing like death to chide away this shame, That copest with death himself to ’scape from it; And, if thou darest, I’ll give thee remedy. (4.1.68-76) Friar gives Juliet a vile where she will drink it and look dead for forty-two hours. He sends a letter for Romeo but it couldn’t be received by him because of a plague.
During the sixteenth century in Italy, marriages were pre-arranged by the parents and/or guardians, whether or not their children had passionate feelings for each other. Such is the case in William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. The prospective groom, County Paris, actually appears to love his intended wife Juliet, who, unfortunately for Paris, loves another man—Romeo. Under scrutiny, Paris’s love for Juliet rings false, while Romeo only professes his own love more deeply. Paris’s insincere love does no justice to his case; in fact, it serves to further illuminate the legitimacy of Romeo’s adoration.
This proves that Romeo, although it seems like love, only “loved” Juliet for her looks. Remember that at this point Romeo doesn’t even know who Juliet is at all, they have never met. You can see this in modern times when people claim to love someone but really just have those emotions because of their beauty. Secondly, Romeo and Juliet were in a weak state of mind when they met. Romeo was still heartbroken by Rosaline and Juliet thought she would marry no one she liked in the least bit at all.
He was someone who saw that there was more to life then hatred. He states, “Here’s much to do with hatred but more with loves” (Act I, Scene 1, line 165) He knows that the fight is serious foolishness. (line 168) However, Romeo lets the force of illusionary love take hold of him which causes this young intelligent mind not to function to its full potential. From the very beginning of the play, before he even meets Juliet, he gives in to illusionary love with