Romeo and Juliet are devastated that they love the enemy: “Prodigious birth of love it is to me, / That I must love a loathed enemy” (1.5.142-144). Romeo and Juliet are supposed to be enemies and are not allowed to see each other. Capulet threatens Juliet to rush her into marrying Paris: “And you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the street, / For, by my soul, I’ll never acknowledge thee” (3.5.194-195). Capulet is harsh on Juliet to marry Paris but Juliet is already married so she feels like she needs to take drastic measures. The Prince tells the families his opinion when Romeo and Juliet are found dead: “Where be these enemies?
all men call thee fickle:... wilt not keep him long,But send him back”. Juliet begs fortune to be kind to her by changing she and Romeo’s terrible fate. Juliet foreshadows her and Romeo’s fate. Love and Hate: Examples Romeo(a Montague) and Juliet(a Capulet) were born into two fighting families Despite their two families hating and fighting each other constantly the two fall in love
This is demonstrated from the opening scene where out of nowhere a fight breaks out, just out of one perceived disrespectful utterance. If both sides hadn’t despised each other so much Romeo and Juliet’s affection would not have been sneered upon and, indeed may never have happened at all. In a classic forbidden fruit statement Juliet whispers “My only love sprung from my only hate!” when she realises who her love is. The conflict carries on even with the death of Mercutio and Tybalt. Instead of mourning their loss, each family incessantly blames the other for its cause.
Romeo was still heartbroken by Rosaline and Juliet thought she would marry no one she liked in the least bit at all. In Act 1 Scene 4 Romeo says “I have a soul of lead, so stakes me to the ground I will never move.” He says this out of sadness of not being able to marry Rosaline. This was literally a few moments before Romeo sees Juliet for the first time. It supports that Romeo was vulnerable to love as he was stricken with sadness resulting in his attraction to Juliet merely to distract himself, not out of true love. As for Juliet, she was vulnerable as well as she wanted to choose any man other than Paris to marry.
After Juliet has refused to marry Paris, Lady Capulet gets very upset but even she is shocked by Lord Capulet’s reaction and shows this by saying “fie, fie, what, are you mad?” (III, iiiii, 163). This shows how Lady Capulet loves Juliet by attempting to protect her from Lord Capulet’s wrath in an admittedly feeble attempt but an attempt never the less. After Juliet’s “death” Lady Capulet seems to find new stores of maternal instincts while weeping for her. This feeling is supported by the predominant theme of Cat’s in the Cradle by Harry Chapin which is regret for years not better spent with sons or daughters. As the tragedy progressed Lady Capulet became closer to her daughter in how much she cared for
It broke their hearts to know that their families were enemies who loathed each other and their chances of being married were little. Juliet stood on her balcony and proclaimed, “O Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou?” Her heart longed for Romeo, who heard her call and appeared in front of her. Juliet explained to Romeo how she disliked the fact that Romeo was among her family’s sworn enemies. The two then proclaimed their love for each other and decided that no family feud could separate their love. -------------------------------------------------
He pushes them into a hasty secret marriage, without the knowledge or permission of their warring parents. This sets the stage for the secrets that create the tragedy to come. Unable to face the banishment for killing Tybalt, Romeo seeks the advice of Friar Lawrence who scolds him for his despair, “Hast thou slain Tybalt? Wilt thou slay thyself, and slay thy lady that in thy life lives by doing damned hate upon thyself?” (3, 3, 116,) then when Romeo is at his lowest, Friar Lawrence cheers him up, suggesting a comforting visit to his Juliet and then his escape. “Go, get thee to thy love, as was decreed.
For instance, he speaks his mind after finding out that Juliet does not want to marry Paris. He screams, “Mistress minion, you, thank me no thankings, nor proud me no prouds, to go with Paris to Saint Peter’s Church, Or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither. Out, you green-sickness carrion! Out, you baggage! You tallow-face!” (III.v.151-157) Its obvious, that Lord Cap is mad, but its Romeo that Juliet doesn’t want to marry Paris for.
This is demonstrated by her oxymoronic language “Beautiful tyrant, fiend angelical, / Dove-feathered raven” and “damned saint, an honourable villain". All these words contradict each other, just as how her love for both Romeo and Tybalt contradict each other. Her speech here clearly shows her state of mind, which is evidently so confused such that she is incoherent. This is probably because she is torn between her love for Romeo and her love and sense of duty to Tybalt. She is in a stage of shock and disbelief that Romeo killed Tybalt and is absolutely contradicted, having no inkling of how she should be feeling towards Tybalt’s death by
Andrea Kovacic Mrs.Hiripitiyage English 1 3rd Hour Romeo & Juliet In Romeo & Juliet, by William Shakespeare, a pair of star-crossed lovers turn their love for each other into a tragedy. Usually when people rush into love there is not a very good outcome. Also by keeping their love a secret, Romeo and Juliet did not think of their consequences, which then led to their deaths. Romeo & Juliet’s deaths were caused by the Capulets, Romeo, and Friar Lawrence. One of the main reasons as to why Romeo and Juliet died was the feud between the two families, the Capulets and the Montegues.