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. Juliet herself acknowledges this in act one scene 5 in saying “My only love sprung from my only hate” (Shakespeare 1.5.138). Even Juliet realizes the violence of loving someone, when their families have a strong dislike for each other. Even with knowing this she pursues with the relationship anyway, a fact that only incites further violence and contempt between Montague and Capulet. As shown near the end of book, where Romeo and Juliet’s deep love for one another results in a significant amount of violence.
This seems that it is the gender that affects the conflict and as traditions followed then, it was the men that ran society and made the decisions for women. Romeo and Juliet also takes place in a masculine world in which notions of honour, pride and status are all major to everyone and these factors can escalate to violence. The violence in the play’s social environment is a dramatic tool that Shakespeare creates to make the lover’s romance seem even more precious, valuable and fragile: their relationship is scene by society as an insignificant feeling of love in a significant world of hate. The fights between Mecutio and Tybalt and then Romeo and Tybalt are surreal. Passion outweighs reason at every point and Shakespeare wants to highlight the young love in this masculine society as well as show it is the men that cause conflict and a world of hate.
Romeo and Juliet Compare and contrast the characters of Romeo and Juliet. How do they develop throughout the play? What makes them fall in love with one another? Romeo and Juliet is a timeless play of love and tragedy. It is about fate that brought the two lovers together only to die a tragic death.
It is through all of these errors and mistakes that the plot of Act 5, Scene 1 helps to make Romeo and Juliet a true tragedy. The characters in Act 5, Scene 1, and the way they act contribute to making Romeo and Juliet a tragedy. In the scene, Romeo is hasty and impetuous. His refusal to listen to others and his running to the apothecary seals Romeo’s fate and brings on the final tragedy of the
The Role of Fate in the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Zhang Hong Abstract: “Romeo and Juliet”, written by William Shakespeare, is set in Verona, Italy, where two feuding families, the Montagues and the Capulets produce a pair of “star-crossed lovers”. Thus paper explores the role of fate in their tragedy. The paper uses examples from the play to show that fate makes the tragic outcome inevitable. Key words: Romeo, Juliet, fate. Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is a great love tragedy.
Themes of Romeo & Juliet Love Love is a theme in “Romeo and Juliet” because Romeo and Juliet are the most famous lovers in history. Romeo starts the play infatuated with Rosaline, a not so pretty girl with an ambition to stay chaste. Then, there is a “love at first sight” situation with Juliet. These lovers (Romeo & Juliet) come from rivalled families, but their love overpowers their families hate towards each other. Their romance ends in a tragedy when they both think the other is dead and chooses to commit suicide rather than live alone, without their love.
Impetuous and rash decisions that have unavoidable consequences for both Romeo and Juliet are the reason for their eventual, tragic demise. Romeo and Juliet’s rash decision to marry after one alacritous meeting was the first of many hasty actions that lead them to their deaths. Romeo proposed to his “loathed enemy”, the daughter of his fathers rival, Lord Capulet. This was the first of many rash decisions made on his behalf. However, Romeo is not solely at fault.
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”.
For the death of Romeo's mother, I put the blame on Tybalt and for Mercutio's death, Romeo is to blame. Romeo and Juliet are the offspring of the two most important families in Verona, who are also enemies. When they meet each other, they automatically fall in love, and start defying the feud. It is Romeo and Juliet's forbidden love that gets Paris killed. When Romeo is in the tomb to see Juliet's 'dead' body, he comes across Paris.
William Shakespeare’s play Othello, shows how a respected general ultimately reaches his dark fate through manipulation and lies. Due to some carefully concocted lies by Iago, and some obvious tragic flaws, Othello lets jealousy get the best of him. As the play progresses, evil Iago’s plan seems to fall right into place, leading Othello, and other innocent lives around him to death. In the beginning, Othello is very much in love with Desdemona and has no reason to distrust her. He speaks to her in a loving and excited manner stating “It gives me wonder great as my content/to see you here before me.