Second, the murder of Tybalt by Romeo. Finally, the suicide of Romeo and Juliet. The love that is portrayed in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is immature and rash. The love in this novel is mostly based on physical appearance. Romeo at first is in love with Rosaline, but this love is broken due to two things: Rosaline swearing herself to the lord and secondly the unexpected acquaintance of Juliet.
In this quote Juliet is regretting the fact that she has fallen in love with an enemy, a Montague. The “Prodigious birth of love” shows that Juliet has rushed into ‘love’ with a man, of which she has just learned his name. True love comes with time, passion, and effort. Love at first sight is not so much a love of the person, but a love of the person’s looks. When Romeo sees Juliet on the balcony later that night, or possibly the next morning, he exclaims, “It is my lady.
This contrasts to where Romeo is with Juliet and time passes very quickly. Romero understands how deceptive, gripping and unforgiving love is. He explains that “love is a smoke made with the fumes of sighs… a madness most discreet.” When Romeo explains the smoke, he is expressing how love is a mystery and you can always understand it all. He says they are “fumes of sighs.” The part of this phrase which stands out to me is Romeo using the word sigh. People sigh when they are upset or angry.
Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me That I must love a loathed enemy.” (1.5.152) Juliet had fallen for Romeo, but when she discovers he is a Montague she realizes it would be difficult for them to be together. Also, it shows Romeo is Juliet's first love. During the Prologue of Act II, the Chorus explains how Romeo is now in love with one of his enemies: “Now Romeo is beloved and loves again , / Alike bewitched by the charms of looks, / But to his foe supposed he must complain.” (2.Prologue.5-7) The Chorus shows how deeply Romeo is in love, while showing the dangers of loving Juliet. Because Romeo and Juliet are on opposite sides of a family feud, their families would oppose their love.
First of all Romeo did not even know who Juliet was when he fell in “love” at first sight. In Act 1 Scene 5 of the play when Romeo only sees Juliet he says “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night!”. This proves that Romeo, although it seems like love, only “loved” Juliet for her looks.
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.
In Romeo's line, "Did my heart love till now" (1.5.52). Basically states how Romeo did not notice love until he looked at the figure of Juliet standing across the room, he is already jumping to the fact that he is inlove with her, meanwhile he did not even speak a word to her. Romeo and Juliet fail to see the fact that they truly do not know the meaning of love. Romeo and Juliet's immaturity seems to increase as you go further into the play. Not only do they think that they find their soul mate in each other, they also decide to get married right after they meet.
His reaction in Act I scene iv shows that Juliet's appearance greatly affects him “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night. As a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear-. Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear!”(act I, scene iv, 45-48) He says to himself, "Did my heart love til now? "(act I, scene iv, 53) Romeo quickly decides that he is in love with Juliet even though he has not yet spoken to her.
Is it all about the chase for Romeo, or is he in it to win the girl? Shakespeare portrays Romeo as a confused teenager who is looking for love, although he seems not to know what love really is. In the beginning of the play, Romeo is distraught over the unrequited love of Rosaline. He is crushed that the girl he loves does not share those feelings. However, he soon falls in deep, passionate, love with Juliet.
Act 3 Scene 5 Analysis In Act 3 scene 5 Romeo and Juliet have just woken up. Romeo says he must leave but Juliet doesn't want him to go: "Thou need'st not to be gone." Shakespeare coveys a loving and caring atmosphere through his use of language in this scene: "believe me, love, it was the nightingale." Capulet decides Juliet will get married to Paris in three days time. It is important this is revealed before the scene as it creates dramatic irony because the audience knows such a significant detail of the play, yet Juliet doesn't, even though it's her getting married.