This feud brought problems along with it, such as the killing of Tybalt by Romeo. Juliet had said: “What’s in a name?” which explains her ill fate of being a Capulet and Romeo being a Montague. When Romeo tells his servant, “Ay, mine own fortune in my misery.” This sentence tells us he does not care for what Juliet’s name, nor his is. Bad luck plays a major role in the story of two-star-crossed lovers. 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.
He is denying the idea completely, thinking that it would just make him realise how beautiful Rosaline really is. Romeo even risks his life to see Juliet at her balcony, and if he is caught, he will probably be killed. He is that in love with Juliet that nothing can stop him from coming to her balcony – he is fully committed to her. He will even change his name if he needs to, just to be with Juliet: “I take thee…I never will be Romeo.” Act 2 Scene 2 Lines 49-51. Romeo doesn’t want any trouble with Tybalt.
Romeo decided that he was in love with Juliet upon sight without knowing who she was (Shakespeare 924). This was a terrible choice Romeo had literally no idea who she was and this could have stopped the whole conflict of the play. Romeo then ignored his dreams which he believed told his destiny (Shakespeare 921-1009). While if Romeo listened to these dreams which he believed told the future he would have been much more cautious because he would know that he was going to die prematurely. Also, by him listening to his dreams he would have made either little or no poor choices later in the play which results in his death.
Friar Lawrence, in this play, helps Romeo to fulfill his desires of marrying Juliet and always has good intentions for Romeo. In the second act, Romeo was in a hurry to marry Juliet, and he pleads with the Friar to conduct their marriage as Romeo was in "haste". Friar Lawrence agrees to this plea, in the hope that the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues would end and that the marriage will bring the families to make peace with each other. However, his intentions are destroyed when Romeo and Juliet commit suicide for each other and die because of their sworn love for each other. This is because in the play, Juliet refused to marry Paris and so the Friar offers his help again and gives her a special potion that makes her appear dead.
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.
‘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.
At the party however, Romeo spots Juliet and falls in “love” again almost instantly, forgetting about his heartbreak. He questions himself “Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night” (Act I., Scene V,
Romeo has a lot of conflict, which he approaches with different, changing attitudes, which we know as contrast. For example at the beginning of the play when we first meet Romeo in Act 1 Scene 1 we learn about his very self centered, immature character as Shakespeare portrays him as. Romeo is revealed as a depressed and melancholy person. This is because of his love-sickness for Rosaline. More importantly, she does not love him back, which fuels his depressing mood.
From the very start of the play when Romeo falls in love with Juliet to just hours before he dies, his life is fraught with misfortune. Some people may disagree with me and argue the point that there is no such thing as bad luck, and you yourself determine what is going to happen in your life. Romeo has to be able to control himself when bad things get in the way of his path. Romeo should have been able to control his own emotions and calm himself even slightly from when his best friend, Mercutio passed away. This, hopefully would have resulted in him not killing Tybalt.
Romeo and Juliet Essay In a town called Verona lived two families that hated each other since the dawn of man: the Capulets and the Montagues. During this age of man, fate (the stars) dictated much of life. It was said that two star-crossed people would meet and fall in love. Juliet was in the Capulet family, while Romeo was in the Montague family. Romeo was the most responsible for the outcome of the play because he is too rash, and if it were not for his emotions this whole play would not have turned out the way it did.