They both love each other however they’re relationship is made difficult when they realise they are enemies “Deny thy father and refuse thy name, and I’ll no longer be a Capulet”. They see no reason as to why they must hate each other, but the rest of the family see it differently “What's in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet”. This is made even more difficult when Romeo and Juliet get married, Tybalt feels insulted that Romeo entered the Capulets ball and wants to fight him (he feels dishonoured and filled with hate) however Romeo will not fight him because they are cousins now and part of the same
William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” explores true love in amongst feuding families whilst exploiting the notion that deception leads to catastrophic misfortune. The young poetically portrayed Romeo’s inability to control unchecked emotions, directs him to being disloyal amongst family and his “star crossed [lover]” Juliet. Furthermore, Juliet’s love for “(her) Romeo” causes her to turn a blind eye to his disloyalty and hastily act on his “banished”, through these actions she uses trickery to deceive her family and because of her love affected decisions. Friar Lawrence along with the nurse, cause confusion for the hasty lovers which renders to heightening the family’s feud. Shakespeare presents the concept that deceptive decisions lead to tragic events.
Both families are very stubborn, they both refused to solve a feud that they didn’t even know the reason for the feud. By thee, old Capulet and Montague, Have thrice disturb’d the quiet of our streets, And made Verona’s ancient citizens Cast by their grave beseeming ornament To wield old partisans, in hands as old, Canker’d with peace, to part your canker’d hate (1.1.88-93) The prince is telling both families that their feud is not only affecting them, but also everyone around them too. All the citizens are scared because of this feud. Where are these enemies? Capulet!
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. -------------------------------------------------
“Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, it might have been.” -Kurt Vonnegut. After reading Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, all one can think about is what might have been. Set in Verona hundreds of years ago, two rival families continue to fight because of an “ancient grudge” (Prologue.3) Two teens, Romeo and Juliet, fall in love, defying their families rules. After only a couple of days, their love cause both of their deaths. Friar Lawrence was the cause of their deaths for his irresponsibility and lack of urgency to solve the conflict he started.
The Betrayal of the Only Child In Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, two young lovers, Romeo and Juliet, from rivalling families must hide their love for each other, or face the wrath of their parents. Throughout the play, many characters are subject to a betrayal, or betray someone or something else. For example, Friar Lawrence betrays his duty as a priest in Verona by marrying Romeo and Juliet, and Tybalt betrays Lord Capulet by hunting Romeo. However, the most significant betrayal in the play is Lord and Lady Capulet's betrayal of Juliet by forcing her to marry Paris, and completely disregarding her wants. This betrayal hurt Juliet in many ways, and it hurt her parents a little too, as this would soon lead to her death.
The feud between the two families keeps the star-crossed lovers from being with each other. Juliet knows there is a connection between her and Romeo. She has no doubt in her mind that they are not right for each other. Juliet tells Romeo that if he truly loves her then to send their wedding arrangements to her. Romeo sends the place and time of their wedding to Juliet.
Even though Mercutio has a pessimistic view of life, he worries about Romeo, which is confirmed when he fights Tybalt. Mercutio´s character is essential to the play. First off all he convinces Romeo to attend the party at the Capulets house, where Romeo meets Juliet. Afterwards showing loyalty to Romeo by fighting Tybalt. Unlike the other dying characters, Mercutio blames the two disputing families for his death, dissimilar than the other members of the play who blame
Discuss the debate they have with Romeo, as well as their motivations for this plan. Romeo’s friends are Benvolio and Mercutio and their plan is to take Romeo to Capulets ball to distract him from Rosaline. They are trying to get Romeo to go out and dance, but he says he is too hurt by Rosaline to dance, but Mercutio and Benvoilo still force him to go to the ball. 5) Describe Romeo’s reaction when he first sees Juliet. When Romeo first sees Juliet he is astonished by her beauty.
Though they do not always work in concert, each of these societal institutions in some way present obstacles for Romeo and Juliet. The enmity between their families, coupled with the emphasis placed on loyalty and honor to kin, combine to create a profound conflict for Romeo and Juliet, who must rebel against their heritages. With evidence from one of Romeo and Juliet’s most famous line; “O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” (II.ii.33), it is manifest that the ancient grudge serves to create a dramatic obstacle which demands the lovers to rue their roots and rebel against authority, in context of their families. This is expressed in a well-known phrase; “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose/ By any other word would smell as sweet;” (II.ii.43-44).