Romeo AND Juliet In one of the most celebrated and retold plays in history “Romeo and Juliet” written by William Shakespeare depicts many tragedies and unforeseeable events, that all contribute to the eventual demise of the main characters. Shakespeare manages to stress that the deaths endured at the hands of the Romeo and Juliet were mainly not preventable as misguided and poor decisions made at hands of the elders involved meant that disaster was inevitable. Fate also hints at the fact that tragedy was going to be around the corner as Romeo and Juliet were willing to test the boundaries as to how far their relationships would go, although such a catastrophe could have been prevented through the mending of ties between the feuding families. A contributing factor as to why the deaths of the main characters were predominately not preventable was the profound fact that both Romeo and Juliet were clearly misguided by those around them. Shakespeare employs Friar Lawrence as one of these characters that abets the death of Romeo and Juliet as he fails to deny the two “star crossed lovers” any part in marriage instead aiding their eventual demise through the careful yet greatly flawed plan where Friar Lawrence “gave thee remedy” that formed the basis of the two characters deaths.
Love doesn't always have a happy ending. In the play of Romeo and Juliet, the couple are brought to their untimely death. There are many factors to blame for these wretched suicides; the fate that destined unfavourable things to happen, the Priest and the Nurse that encouraged and abetted them and then betrayed them, the conflict between the two families that labelled their love as forbidden, and of course Romeo and Juliet who rebelled against the wishes of their family . Fate is the first major contributor in Romeo and Juliet's passing. In the prologue the story is briefly critiqued, describing Romeo and Juliet as star crossed lovers.
is laid upon your hate That heaven finds means to kills yours joys with love” (V, iii, 291-293) “For there never was a story of more woe, then this of Juliet and her Romeo” (V, iii, 309-310) Tragedy- Reinforced by the death of Mercutio as it is seen by Levin as quite an ironic end, as he has been the satirist- “represents the play moving from Romantic comedy to Romantic tragedy.” Comparing Comedy & Tragedy- Tragedy tends to isolate where comedy bring together, to reveal the uniqueness of individuals rather than what they have in common with others. Examples have been shown with the progression of Juliet whom begun in tragic settings as an only child mother “But one, poor one, one poor, and loving child” (IV, v. 46) whilst Romeo friar reflects on then as “two in one” (II.iv.37) yet again when taking the potion “my dismal scene I needs must act alone.” (IV.iii. 19) reflected in the setting of each of them dying
The demise of Romeo and Juliet was caused by their youth and inexperience, interference by adults, and most of all by fate and chance. The youth and inexperience of both Romeo and Juliet became a factor in their deaths. One of the most common mistakes made by Romeo and who he fell in love with. At the start of the play he was in love with another young Capulet women, Rosaline, then fell in love with Juliet. As said by Friar Lawrence on his love, “Is Rosaline, whom thou didst love so dear, So soon forsaken?
The friar’s lack of communication, Romeo and Juliet’s emotions, and pressure from their families are responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s death. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare shows us that true love is more important than anything else, even family loyalties. He also shows us that love is blind and dangerous. Romeo and Juliet are born into very different families, but fall in love anyway. The actions they take to solve this problem
It was fate that brought these two opposite people together. Two people from two big prominent families who hate one another for some ancient and unknown reason were brought together by fate, but also by irony. Shakespeare could have told an easy love story, but it had to be one with an extreme paradox – love through hatred. Fate, dramatic irony and the visions that he kept giving to his audience, all showed that the two opposites were destined for each other no matter what the practical approach might have been. Juliet says “My only love sprung from my only hate” (1.5.52).
Human Imperfection Romeo and Juliet are one of the greatest examples of young love. They fell in love at first sight, but their family feud wouldn’t let them be together. Romeo and Juliet went to extremes to be together, and they found their only option to be death. It’s very plain and simple, Capulets and Montagues just hate one another. There is no real reason why they hate one another, other than having a different last name.
In the prologue Shakespeare makes reference to Romeo and Juliet as "A pair of star-cross’d lovers" in line 6. In other words, the two lovers are thwarted by destiny from the very beginning. The imagery of “star-cross’d”; the stars not being in favour of the lovers for Elizabethan audiences would be recognized as love destined for something else which they know leads to tragedy as the rest of the prologue insinuates. Although not meant to be together; as “star-cross’d lovers” with “death-mark’d love”, this ill fated and forbidden love is emphasized by Shakespeare in the prologue so that the audience sympathize with Romeo and
This creates the impression that Romeo is saying that he couldn’t live without her. Moreover it creates emotional attachment towards the characters as we learn how they truly love each other. Another example of this is when Romeo says ‘The brightness of her cheeks would shame those stars’. In addition, it also conveys the theme of youth. Romeo falls in love with Juliet after seeing her for the first time.
Would you think that your mentors would lead to your demise? In William Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy Of Romeo and Juliet,” Friar Lawrence and Nurse caused the infamous couple to die. There are many key examples leading to the two mentors causing these premature deaths that could have been completely avoided. If Friar and Nurse didn’t give bad advice, influences, and ideas then Romeo and Juliet could have grown old together and be happy with each other. With all the things that Friar Lawrence did, none helped the cause with the trouble Romeo had.