Romeo and Juliet By: Steff Commentary This section may appear to readers as unimportant because it is just Capulet and Tybalt talking and nothing happens. On the contrary, this passage illustrates how the characters handle situations given. This may foreshadow problems for each character such as maybe future aggressive conflict with Tybalt. The character Capulet is all a façade. He appears warm hearted and eager to end the conflict at first but then you see his real intentions and his real state of mind is focused on “what the people want” and not what is best for Romeo under the given circumstances of the families’ feud.
This was a brave action on behalf of Juliet because disobeying Sir Capulet, her father, was considered a sin. In Scene 2 of Act 4 Juliet says: ”Where I have learned me to repent the sin of disobedient opposition.” This brings me to another point because Juliet did not truly mean this; however, she knew exactly what to say in order to make her parents happy. All the lies she told were just another way showing her immense loyalty to Romeo. Her sincerity to Romeo surpasses even the faithfulness to her family. This constant battle to be with Romeo is turned into a main them or conflict in the story, society versus individual choices.
Laertes is Claudius’s right hand man and if he got hold of the information that Hamlet is faking insanity, he would unquestionably report it to the king and that will foil Hamlet’s quest for revenge in the future. Ophelia always complies with her father as she follows his advice in matters of Hamlet as she denies Hamlet’s visits and refuses his letters. Thus, Hamlet should make Ophelia believe that he has lost his sanity for his plan to work out and that wouldn’t be possible if he marries Ophelia. To add on, Ophelia’s devoted obedience to her father makes Hamlet allege that Ophelia is deceptive and unfaithful. Hamlet is angry with Ophelia and in rage, he tells her that her beauty is dishonest and that he did love Ophelia once and at the same time, he never did.
Romeo and Juliet end up dead and the feud between the Montagues and Capulets is over. In the case of Shakespeare in Love, Will loses Viola but his love for her lives on as seen in his later writings. So, one could argue that in some instances love does indeed conquer all and, in other cases, it does not. Following the path of true love can be a tragic one as seen in Romeo and Juliet. As for “Shakespeare in Love”, both characters meet society's wishes and therefore return to their normal lives never being quite the same.
9). The Prologue offers us the inevitable fate of the two lovers short and abrupt. During the first act of the play, we learn of the Capulet’s ball, and of how the lover’s met. After the ball is over, Juliet says, “…If he be, married, my grave is like to be my wedding bed,” (I, v, ll.143-44) which is a foreboding of the final scene of the play. This partially leads to Romeo and Tybalt’s duel in III, i, as Romeo’s presence at the ball antagonizes Tybalt.
‘Good Capulet, which name I tender as dearly as my own.’ The audience know the reason why Romeo won’t fight Tybalt, which is because Romeo and Juliet are now married. ‘The reason that I have to love thee.’ The audience know that Romeo must love Tybalt because they are now related. The other characters did not know about the wedding and are confused by what Romeo is saying. The dramatic irony in this scene makes it such an intense scene to watch. It is also a significant scene because it leads to Mercutio fighting Tybalt and Mercutios death.
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.
This is emphasised with the fact that the two young lovers foreshadow their own death. Therefore this creates dramatic irony in that the audience know how the story is going unfold and the course of Romeo and Juliet’s’ lives but they do not know themselves. Shakespeare unravels the story whilst cleverly creating twists which brings sympathy upon the audience. The play starts with a prologue which is how Shakespeare begins to create a sense of sympathy for Romeo and Juliet. Here, the audience is told that the couple are ‘star cross’d lovers’ and that their love is going against the stars and that they are therefore doomed in disaster.
She is in fact only sleeping for 24 hours as a result of a poison she has taken as part of a plan concocted by her and Friar Lawrence in order to ensure her love for Romeo survives. Lord and Lady Capulet arrange for Juliet to marry the noble Paris; however Juliet refuses after meeting Romeo at the Capulet ball, ‘proud can I never be of what I hate’. The pair fall in love at first sight, oblivious to the fact that their love is forbidden as a result of the family feud. Romeo approaches Friar Lawrence to ask him to marry them, to which he agrees in the hope that it may resolve the family feud, ‘To turn your household’s rancour to pure love’. This however goes horribly wrong as their secret love affair begins to surface and they are left in torment as they become separated.
Themes of Romeo & Juliet Love Love is a theme in “Romeo and Juliet” because Romeo and Juliet are the most famous lovers in history. Romeo starts the play infatuated with Rosaline, a not so pretty girl with an ambition to stay chaste. Then, there is a “love at first sight” situation with Juliet. These lovers (Romeo & Juliet) come from rivalled families, but their love overpowers their families hate towards each other. Their romance ends in a tragedy when they both think the other is dead and chooses to commit suicide rather than live alone, without their love.