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.
Tybalt coveted to extrude Romeo out from the reception except Lord Capulet tolerated Romeo because of his umpteen lauds. During the courtship party Tybalt recognized Romeo, “by his voice, [and that he was] a Montague [... their] foe; A villain, that [was] hither come in spite [...] content thee, gentle coz, [leave] him alone. ‘A bears him like a portly gentleman [...] he shall be endured” (I.5.59-84). Romeo would never have been able to meet Juliet if Lord Capulet had let Tybalt eject him from their gathering. Lord Capulet essentially endorsed Juliet’s relationship with Romeo without even knowing it.
This miserable situation is making him feel disconnected from the world, and he cannot handle all the strong feelings he has: “O teach me how I should forget to think.” Act 1 Scene 1 Line 225. In this case, Romeo is feeling lustful towards Rosaline, which later on is contrasted with the pure love he feels for Juliet. He shows his stubbornness whilst failing to listen to Benvolio who says that Romeo should see other girls as there are many more beautiful. However Romeo simply replies: “Examine other beauties…thou canst no teach me to forget.” Act 1 Scene 1 Lines 227-236. He is denying the idea completely, thinking that it would just make him realise how beautiful Rosaline really is.
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
In Act 2 Scene 3, Don Pedro and Claudio are well aware that Benedick is hiding and listening to the conversation, so they speak poetic blank verse which is suitable for the love obsessed characters which they are pretending to be. The audience may find this funny, and Shakespeare has included this impersonation to create a comedic effect. Until Act 2 Scene 3, Benedick is presented to the audience as a man who is clearly in love, but very much in denial. His apparent misogyny and unwillingness to make a commitment to a woman are almost stereotypes near the beginning of the play. His use of language, especially in his "merry war" with Beatrice, prevents him from being the clichéd male who refuses to commit to a relationship.
Claudio was too scared to confront Hero and confess his feelings and so Don Pedro promised that he would speak to Leonato about setting them up. But this still scared Claudio and he can’t tell Hero he loves her so Don Pedro said he’ll organise something where he can pretend to be Claudio and fix them up and admit his feelings towards her as Claudio. Personally, I think it might be a bit strange to have the Prince chat up the girl that Claudio loves but as long as his love is returned, everything shall be
In the movie, you will see a scene with Romeo and Juliet enjoying their love together, but then immediately flash to fights between the two families. The anger between the two families is what forces the two lovers to keep their relationship a secret and later leads to the ultimate act of love – death for one another. Romeo and Juliet’s determination to continue their love for each other is inspiring and tells of great honor from the both of them. While pursuing their love, Romeo and Juliet stumble upon many hardships that attempt to deteriorate their love. First, the fact that Juliet is a Capulet and Romeo is a Montague instantly forbids their love and creates the first of many obstacles for the teenage lovers.
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.
This situation made it more difficult for Juliet and Romeo to be together. In the short story Marriage is not a private affair by Chinua Achebe, has a similar concept that occurs between Romeo and Juliet. Nnaemeka has a problem with his father, which is his father disowning him for marrying another women, Nene, instead of following through the arranged marriage with Ugoya Nweke. Nnaemeka feels that he should be married to Nene because he loves her. He would go as far being disowned by his father just to be with Nene.
I did love you once. (III.i.111-115) Hamlet promised to marry Ophelia after he took her innocence. He then began to mistreat her and finally … left her. When Hamlet realizes Ophelia’s father caught him in a trap he becomes furious. In fact he becomes so angry that he tells Ophelia that he never loved her and that instead of marrying she should go to a nunnery rather then pass on her genes to children.