big dog Mrs. tee World Lit. Honors 27, March 1912 The Tragic Flaw Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play of two star-crossed lovers written by William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet fall in love and hide their secret relationship from their feuding families. As the play progresses, Romeo starts to act on impulse and his action result in tragic consequences. When people act on impulse it leads to terrible endings and suffering to others.
His young heart eagerly seeks love, but is so easily distracted and changed. At the beginning of the play, Romeo is deeply in love with Rosaline. Romeo describes to his friends of how lovesick he is, and of the beauty of Rosaline. Romeo describes Rosaline as the “all-seeing sun/ne’er saw her match since first the world begun” and is tormented by his unappreciated love for Rosaline. Benvolio then suggests Romeo to attend a Capulet gathering where Rosaline will be outmatched by other beautiful girls but Romeo says that his affection for Rosaline will not change.
He also describes her as, "the sun" that can "kill the envious moon" (II.2.3). As a way to describe Juliet’s eyes, Romeo says "two of the fairest stars in all the heaven" (II.2.15). Juliet will also compare Romeo to light throughout the play. She will show in different ways that he is her light that illuminates the darkness. Although light can represent love and beauty, it is not always good in the two lovers interest.
Friar Lawrence: Unnoticed Importance In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, many secondary characters play an essential role in the play. Friar Lawrence is one of the most important secondary characters in the play. He marries Romeo and Juliet, helps Romeo and Juliet grow in their love for one another, and eventually helps end the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues. He helps the characters in the play grow in a way they would not have on their own. Friar Lawrence affects the action of Romeo and Juliet by marrying Romeo and Juliet, helping Romeo escape Verona safely, and helping them reunite by giving Juliet a sleeping potion to fake her death.
489 lines (161-163). That was a line in the book Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare. That quote was said by Romeo in the very beginning of the book because he is so love sick over this girl named Rosaline. Throughout the book Romeo and Juliet, both Romeo and Juliet’s perspective on love changes along with their personalities. As I said before in the beginning of the book Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is gloomy and feeling hopeless about love because Rosaline (the women he “loves”) is not going to get married.
This creates the impression that Romeo is saying that he couldn’t live without her. Moreover it creates emotional attachment towards the characters as we learn how they truly love each other. Another example of this is when Romeo says ‘The brightness of her cheeks would shame those stars’. In addition, it also conveys the theme of youth. Romeo falls in love with Juliet after seeing her for the first time.
In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, two teenagers fall in love only to find out that their families are bitter enemies. Romeo, formerly in love with Rosaline, is now mesmerized by Juliet’s beauty and completely forgets about his former love. Romeo and Juliet is a story about the teen’s forbidden love and their struggle to be together. Sadly enough, Romeo and Juliet has a very tragic ending where Romeo and Juliet both kill themselves. While fate ultimately decides the outcomes in Romeo and Juliet, several characters contribute to the tragedy by the decisions they make.
“Romeo and Juliet” is considered by many one of the greatest love stories to have ever been written. However, the tale is not one of love but a story of a young girl whose whims led her to be manipulated by a boy who was seeking out sex. The scene where Romeo and Juliet first meet demonstrates how fickle their infatuation is. The story begins with Romeo wailing over his lost love Rosaline, saying “And, in strong proof of chastity well-armed, from love’s weak childish bow, she lives uncharmed.” He continues his outburst by saying how useless Rosaline is if she is not willing to sleep with him. Benvoilo feels sympathy for the young brokenhearted man and encourages him to go to the Capulet’s party so he will forget the girl.
Lady Capulet indirectly describes Juliet’s death as peaceful and elegant, rather than gruesome and grotesque. Juliet is described as cordial and delicate, much like a flower. A similar but more mournful scene in the play makes virtually the same comparison. Near the end of play, Romeo speaks to Juliet’s false corpse in the passage, “Death, that hath sucked the honey of thy breath, hath had no power yet upon thy beauty. Thou art not conquered.
She desperately clings to the ideal vision of a youthful, romantic life at Belle Reve when faced with the reality of New Orleans. Upon entering the “horrible place” where her sister lives, Blanche insists that Stella immediately “turn that over-light off” (19). The “merciless glare” of reality shocks Blanche; she would not dare allow her true body and character “to be looked at” in open light (19). Blanche fabricates a lustful, desiring character during her date with Mitch. With “the lights off,” Blanche successfully makes sexual innuendos under the pretext of an “old-fashioned,” high-class lady (87, 91).