After Romeo is banished from Verona, Friar Laurence helps Juliet come up with a plan for her not to marry Paris. This plan consists of Juliet faking her death, so her sweet, love Romeo can find her in the Capulet’s tomb. However, if Friar Laurence didn’t mention the plan to Juliet, she would have save anyone from any heartbreak or death. Also Friar Laurence says, “Saint Francis be my speed! how oft to-night/ Have my feet stumbled at graves.” (5.3.121-122) This shows that Friar Laurence was being slowed down by graves in a tomb.
Occurring at the beginning of Act IV, Juliet had been forced to marry Paris, a suitor, by her father. Capulet, however, does not know that she is married to Romeo, therefore causing her to sin if married again. She became upset, and ran to Friar Laurence, believing that he could help her. Since no solution the Friar had given her could help her to get back to Romeo, she stated “‘Twixt my extremes and me this bloody knife shall play the umpire” (IV. i.
When Romeo and his friends sneak into the Capulet’s party, Romeo is hesitant to do so because of a bad dream he had, and says, “My mind misgives/Some consequence yet hanging in the stars/Shall bitterly begin his fearful date/With this night’s revels and expire the term/Of a despised life, closed in my breast/By some vile forfeit of untimely death” (I. IV. 113-118). Like the chorus, Romeo addresses the stars having importance to his life and believes that early death lies before him. The power of dreams is also demonstrated, when he believes that he will be reunited with Juliet. Another example is when Balthasar informs him of Juliet’s “death.” Romeo once again is pitted against the power of the stars: “Is it e’en so?
However he is willing to give up his every night just to visit Juliet. This may prove that his love was eternal, although, he doesn't show the audience much proof of that. When Paris is dying he asks Romeo to place him in the tomb near Juliet. 'O, I am slain! If thou be merciful, open the tomb, lay me with Juliet.'
They rushed into marriage without thinking of the consequences. Romeo and Juliet begged Friar Lawrence to marry them immediately even though they barely knew each other. They decided to pursue their passions for each other. Amen, amen! but come what sorrow can, It cannot countervail the exchange of joy That one short minute gives me in her sight: Do thou but close our hands with holy words, Then love-devouring death do what he dare; It is enough I may but call her mine.
That all the world will be in love with night, And pay no worship to the garish sun.” Here Juliet is talking about how lonely she is and how much she misses Romeo. She says if he was to die (disappear) , she would want the stars to light the sky with his face and that would make night much more bearable.The stars here represent what she wants to be permanent- Romeo and her being together although she knows that this cannot be and he has to leave just like the stars disappear and the sun comes up. In Noel Kinnamon’s article “Imagery in Romeo and Juliet”, he says that “images and image clusters play an important role in defining character, reinforcing theme, and even establishing mood or atmosphere in Shakespeare's plays.” He adds that in Romeo and Juliet, light imagery in various forms appears in nearly every scene. The stars symbolize the inescapable misfortune of the young lovers and how the fate of Romeo and Juliet has already been set out for
Romeo has a remarkable ability to give his heart to whom he desires most. Looking at Romeo’s chastity predicament it is clear to see why he made the choice. He is on a hormonal frenzy, he will never sleep with anybody if he marrys Rosaline and chastity means no kids. Romeo loves Rosaline but the sacrifices would be to great. 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.
The three things he uses to create tension are going to be mentioned in the conclusion. Shakespeare begins with Benvolio “I pray thee, good Mercutio, let's retire. The day is hot, the Capulets abroad, and, if we meet, we shall not escape a brawl, for now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring”. This is telling us, “Please Mercutio, let's go. It's hot, the Capulet’s are around, and if we be meet them, there'll a fight.
It was said that the greatest night of their lifes is when they marry and lose their virginity to their beloved husband. “ Without sexual purity, a women was no women but rather a lower form of being “fallen women” unworthy of love of her sex and unfit for their company” ( Lavender 2). It was unlikely at this time for the unfit “fallen women” to get married. However in “A Respectable Women”, Mrs. Baroda defies the role of purity when she desires her husband’s friend. In the short story “A Respectable Women” by Kate Chopin, Mrs. Baroda the leading women goes against her purity and faithfulness to her husband because she was his friend Gouvernail.
Romeo fails to receive the message informing him that Juliet is not dead; this leads to his wild and insane intention to take his own life. Juliet does not wake in time to save Romeo and as a result, takes her own life. Tragic events are foreshadowed in Romeo and Juliet, for example, from the prologue the audience is made aware that the ‘star crossed lovers’ take their life’s’. This quote suggests that it was the fate of both lovers to end in such tragedy. The term ‘star crossed lovers’ is a phrase describing a pair of lovers, whose relationship is said to be doomed from the start.