Nurse’s first fault was sneaking messages to and from Romeo and Juliet to one another. This shows that she approves and is encouraging their relationship together. This influenced Juliet’s decision to marry Romeo, making Nurse’s actions partly at blame for Juliet’s fate. After Romeo’s banishment, Nurse tells Juliet that “I think you are happy in this second match” with Paris. The quick encouragement of the marriage to Paris shows Nurse’s new disloyalty to Juliet.
Love as a Cause of Violence in Romeo and Juliet In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, love turns into uncontrolled feelings and actions, leading as much to problems as to happiness. But in its extreme passion, the love that Romeo and Juliet experience also appears so beautiful that few would want, or be able, to resists its power. The romantic love between Romeo and Juliet formed from the moment of its inception with death, Tybalt notices that Romeo has crashed the feast and determines to kill him just as Romeo catches a glance of Juliet he instantly falls in love with her. From this point on love seems to push the couple closer to love and hardships, not farther from it. Although Romeo and Juliet is a powerful and passionate romance, that romance is surrounded by violence, hatred, and chaos, and ultimately, that deep, passionate romance causes so much of the violence in Verona.
Shakespeare explored this theme by using Elizabethan English to make Romeo and Juliet’s love overly dramatic. He used iambic pentameter for the audience to see how young love inevitably results into catastrophe by writing, “A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their lives.” Lurhman was also critical of young love and believed that it was very dangerous. He expressed his view on young love being dangerous by also making the movie overly dramatic. The scene in the gas station clearly shows that the movie is going to be dramatic. To show that he believes that young love inevitably results into tragedy, Juliet and Romeo die.
“Is't night's predominance, or the day's shame, / That darkness does the face of earth entomb.”(Shakespeare, 2.4. 9-10) Ross talks about how the night has taken over the day light, in other words darkness is taking over all the good that was once there and soon there will be no light left, so evil will take over all the good. Pathetic fallacy plays a huge role in this play. It brings out the supernatural element much more with the use of thunder and darkness, which also gives off an evil vibe, pathetic fallacy also makes these scenes much more intense and mysterious because the use of the thunder and lightning usually appears when an evil act is about to take place. Shakespeare uses foreshadowing in the play to build up the suspense of the unknown, and hint at events that might take place in the future.
Shakespeare presents the concept that deceptive decisions lead to tragic events. Romeo’s rapidly changing character makes irrational and unwise decisions which link up to a strong and prominent theme in the play; deception. Through Romeo’s character Shakespeare juxtaposes true love against infatuation, he does this by showing his melancholy state over his loss of his infatuation Rosaline, then shows how he has found “true love” with his “bright angel” Juliet through his poetic dialogue, although they are from feuding family’s they decide “what’s in a name”, and she implores him to “doth thy name” and “swear by the god of [her] idolatry”. Shakespeare shows the changing of Romeo’s moral compass throughout the play, he goes from an elated state of mind as life was perfect with “thee”, and then, as the “plague on both (their) houses” is begun by the death of Mercutio, Romeo’s unchecked emotions cause him to commit the disloyal act of murdering his wife’s cousin, Tybalt. Despite of his blundering, Juliet see’s this only as dreadful because of his “banished”.
Romeo’s rash actions, Juliet’s fast-paced response to love, and their fatal choices tragically end their lives, showcasing the unfortunate outcome of their quick actions. Inexperienced Romeo Montague’s actions regarding love are based upon impulse rather than logic. Romeo’s actions are so sudden that they are capable of significantly changing his life. Romeo and Juliet’s
You like the idea of you and this beautiful person together. Romeo’s love was exclusively based on Juliet’s looks. When Juliet first meets Romeo, he asks to kiss her but Juliet refuses. Juliet, though obviously attracted to Romeo, is more
One significant use of night and day imagery in this play shows how instantly Romeo and Juliet fall in love with each other. Romeo first spots Juliet across a dance hall at her party and immediately says “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! / It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night / Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear” (1.5.49-52). Based on this quote, the reader can imagine how divine Juliet seems to Romeo at the first sight. According to Romeo, the power of her beauty makes the torches around the hall appear to grow dim.
How does Shakespeare make Act 1 Scene 5 dramatically effective? Line 43 is a classic example of hyperbole. Romeo makes contrasting comparisons, showing how he feels about Juliet from the moment they see each other. “O she doth teach the torches to burn bright!” explains that in Romeo’s eyes Juliet’s beauty is responsible for all the light in the room. Additionally, Romeo effectively verbalizes “So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows” means Shakespeare wants the audience to know how beautiful Juliet is by using a metaphor.
The weather conditions when they meet can all be linked with the theme of chaos and disorder, which foreshadows their role within the play as it is their predictions which awaken the seeds of ambition within Macbeth. The fact that they cannot be trusted is also implied in this first scene as their speech is full of antithesis and this foreshadows the equivocation they use to confuse Macbeth and fill him with a false sense of security, “When the battles lost and won” “Fair is foul, and foul is fair;” When we next meet the witches, the setting is again chilling in that they meet in thunder. Again, the supernatural powers that the witches have are highlighted as they wreak their revenge on a sailor, whose wife refused to give one of them chestnuts. Their power to control the experiences of the poor sailor is established and they explicitly discuss their ability to