Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy about a feud between two families, the Capulets and the Montagues. The capulets daughter, Juliet, falls in love with Romeo, who is the son of the Montagues. However, there is no possible way they can truly be in love. For example, they barely know each other, they are too young, and they only like each other for their looks. Romeo and Juliet’s relationship is not even a relationship because they have to sneak around and lie to everybody they love.
Romeo is blinded by love, risking the danger of being caught by the Capulet’s and killed outside of Juliet’s balcony. It is safe to say that Romeo’s physical attraction towards Juliet played, not only a small part of his love, but was the entire reason for his love. Romeo and Juliet had never met and knew nothing about the other except what they looked like. Physical attraction is the only reason for love at first sight because you like what they look like and you can make up who they are as a person. You like the idea of you and this beautiful person together.
The Immaturity of Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is a timeless tale of lovers whose misfortune and immaturity was a cause of their own destruction. The characters individually show immaturity and together demonstrate how ignorance of the world affects more than just their own lives. Romeo and Juliet, as expressed in the succeeding examples, fall in love quickly as a result of their naivety. Juliet is shown to be immature in an opening scene where her father tells the bride-seeking Paris his daughter is not old and grown-up enough to marry. 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.
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. At this point in time Romeo and Juliet immediately fall in love with one another. Romeo is a Montague and Juliet is a Capulet, this is a problem for their love since the two families are quarreling with each other. They cannot see each other while in the presence of another family member. Their relationship has to be kept a secret and the only ones that know of it are Friar Laurence and
As soon as the nurse finds out that Tybalt is dead her reaction is very troubling and she doesn’t exactly know how to break it to Juliet so at the end result she says, “Tybalt is gone, and Romeo banished; Romeo that kill’d him, he is banished.” (3.2.69-70). This quote is a literal and a grammatical structure because Juliet is very upset but angry as well, she is young and she doesn’t exactly known what to do in the situation. Romeo’s blamed for the death of Tybalt. Fat occurs again when Romeo comes to the understanding that Juliet is dead and he kills himself too. At the start of the play Romeo dreams that if he goes to
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.
Religious imagery is used again in stating “and touching hers, make blessed my rude hand” yet again suggesting that Juliet is a saint and that by touching her Romeo would become “blessed”. This, however, portrays Romeo's beliefs within love. As mentioned, platonic love was the general way in which relationships at the time were, so by Romeo stating that he should touch her shows his forwardness and his almost childlike, selfish tendencies proving his obsession with love. Later within Act 1, Scene 5, however, Romeo and Juliet share a sonnet upon first meeting. The sonnet is the ultimate display of love and by speaking it together, Shakespeare allows the audience to understand that the two are not only seriously in love, but also share a very pure and unadulterated love- one that is beyond all other love.
He uses conflict in so much detail that one would only have to look at the play; the length of the lines would stand out. Shakespeare shows Romeo’s emotions before and after meeting Juliet. Before Romeo meets Juliet he thinks he is in love, yet he is actually depressed. When Romeo’s friends try to raise his spirits by trying to get him to go to the Capulet party, he complains that he is, “Under loves heavy burden”. The metaphor of love being a “heavy burden” is ironic because love should not feel so negative.
Lord Capulet essentially endorsed Juliet’s relationship with Romeo without even knowing it. The quarrel between the families caused them to lose their progenies. The deaths of beloved Romeo and Juliet were due to the, “Capulet[‘s and] Montague[‘s], [...] hate, that Heaven [found] means to kill [their] joys with love!” (V.3.315-317) The dispute between the Capulet’s and the Montague’s made Romeo and Juliet’s love less achievable; their love was quite tenacious that they killed themselves to be together. In an acute argument between Juliet and her father, Lord Capulet demanded that she was to, “go with Paris to Saint Peter’s Church or [he would] drag [Juliet] on a hurdle thither” (III.5.173-174). Lord Capulet was in dismay when Juliet repudiated marrying Paris, that she only longed for true love.
Some even refrain to believe it even exists. However it could not have been possible for Romeo to experience love at first site. In Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare talks of the two characters as lovers at first sight. For example when Romeo first sees Juliet during her parents' banquet. His reaction in Act I scene iv shows that Juliet's appearance greatly affects him “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!