The theme of deception in Shakespeare’s plays The typical themes of Shakespeare’s works, especially his plays, often reflect popular moods, problematic occurrences and typical traits of human nature from his time which are relevant even today. One such theme is deception. The idea of deception in Shakespeare’s plays has many different faces. In one instance, it is accidental, as in The Comedy of Errors. In another instance, it is used as defense against greater harm, as in Othello.
It is also shown during the balcony scene when she agrees to marry Romeo after knowing him only a day and she is not even sure herself that Romeo wants to marry her. After his marriage she is told by her nurse she is to marry Paris. Thinking that her only option was to die or hear a plan presented by Friar Lawrence to get her out of a second marriage. Romeo fell in love very easily (Rosaline.) When he first met Juliet, he seemed to have forgotten about Rosaline Thinking Juliet was dead, Romeo thought that his only option was to take his life out of grief for Juliet.
Year 10 Coursework Assignment - Romeo and Juliet “In Act 3 Scene 5, Lord and Lady Capulet insist that Juliet must marry Paris not knowing that she is already married to Romeo. How does Shakespeare make us feel increasingly sympathetic towards Juliet in this scene?” Romeo and Juliet, blinded by their passionate young love, could not have imagined the gravity of their decision to get married. The relationship, initiated in secrecy would be confronted by constant challenges and troubles. Each being a member of enemy families, fighting over an “ancient grudge”, their marriage could’ve never been accepted or publicly announced as they’d both dishonour their families and consequently lose their lives. In the scene following their marriage, we feel increasingly sympathetic towards Juliet as she faces Lord and Lady Capulet, who are insisting in marrying her to Paris “early next Thursday”.
The Friar helps Juliet fake her death and fool her parents. Although the Friar's intentions were good, the end resulted badly because he thought that if Romeo and Juliet were married, it might help to reunite the two families. "Till holy church incorporate two in one." The Nurse is
Friar Lawrence, in this play, helps Romeo to fulfill his desires of marrying Juliet and always has good intentions for Romeo. In the second act, Romeo was in a hurry to marry Juliet, and he pleads with the Friar to conduct their marriage as Romeo was in "haste". Friar Lawrence agrees to this plea, in the hope that the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues would end and that the marriage will bring the families to make peace with each other. However, his intentions are destroyed when Romeo and Juliet commit suicide for each other and die because of their sworn love for each other. This is because in the play, Juliet refused to marry Paris and so the Friar offers his help again and gives her a special potion that makes her appear dead.
John Sterrett Mrs. Susser pd. 4 Literary Analysis Essay A recurring trait throughout many of Shakespeare’s plays is the idea of one character that shines light upon the flaws of another character. The character that shows the flaw of the other character is known as a foil. Shakespeare would use foils not only to emphasize someone’s characteristics, but also to help illustrate the play’s overall meaning. For example in Macbeth, Macduff’s loyalty was used to emphasize Macbeth’s disloyalty to the king.
This is where they first meet. Maybe if Juliet’s father hasn’t allowed Romeo to stay at the party they wouldn’t have met, this could have stopped the romance between then before it began and neither of them would have died. When Romeo goes to Juliet’s house she’s says that she has no joy of this contract [love] tonight, it is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden(act….). Juliet believes that it is too rash and she isn’t too sure if they are in love but she falls for what Romeo says. They hardly knew each other why didn’t they says I can’t be with him/her, I have to get over him/her.
Firstly, Friar Laurence married Romeo and Juliet knowing that their families hated each other and that it could end very poorly (Shakespeare 944-45). Friar knew this was a bad idea, but he continued with it and married the two. However, if he did not do this he would never be in trouble and Romeo and Juliet would then have to get married the ordinary way, thus, letting both families know. Next Friar decides to give Juliet a vial which will put her in a death-like state and sends a letter to Romeo about the plan, but it does not get to him (Shakespeare 993-1012). If Friar Laurence did not give Juliet the vial, Romeo would not kill himself because he thinks Juliet is dead.
After falling in love with each other and kissing they both find out their love is forbidden due to the fact their families are enemies, so in order to stay together they risked everything and got married by Friar Lawrence. And as things were getting better everything was ruined after Juliet’s cousin Tybalt gets into a fight with Mercutio and kills him filling Romeo up with rage and he killed Tybalt which got him banished. So as Juliet finds out the news she fakes her death to escape from marrying Paris but nobody told Romeo this. He poisons himself and dies next to Juliet who so happened to awake after he dies and affected by Romeo not waking up, she stabs herself next to him. They died together in each other’s arms and the parents after finding out the secret love decide to make peace although they lost their only kids.
But she could not love Romeo back because she was a nun, and that is against her religion. Marcuteo persuades Romeo to go out to an all Capulet party, where he meets his future wife, Juliet. Romeo goes to an all Capulet party and meets Juliet. Little does he know, Juliet is a Capulet. Romeo and Juliet’s family despises one another.