The Chorus states, “A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life; whose misadventure piteous overthrows doth with their death bury their parents’ strife.” This quote is an example of foreshadowing because it clearly states that Romeo and Juliet are going to die in the end. In Act 1 scene 4, lines 108-113, Romeo foreshadows about his own death. Romeo is stating that he feels as if the party tonight will be the start of something bad, something that will end with his own death. Romeo states, “I fear too early, for my mind misgives some consequences yet hanging in the stars, shall
It started at the party after Romeo and Juliet met for the first time. When Romeo was leaving Juliet wondered who that was because Romeo had a mask. And Nurse knew he was a Montague and she told Juliet he was a Montague. This was bad by just ruining Juliet having a relationship with someone because of the feuding families. If the Nurse didn’t tell Juliet then she could have just talked to Romeo.
Of a despised life closed in my breast. By some vile forfeit of untimely death.” (Act 1, Scene 4, 107) In this scene Romeo had a gut feeling that going to this party would cause his “untimely death.” But, because of his stubbornness he had ignored it, and still went to the Capulet (His enemies’) party where he met Juliet. If he had not attended the party, he wouldn’t have met Juliet and he potentially wouldn’t have died. Later in the play, Balthasar (a servant of Romeo) reveals to Romeo that Juliet is dead. “Hast thou no letters to me from the friar?” (Act 5, 1, 51) Romeo was specifically told to wait for Friar Laurence’s letter, but stubborn Romeo, neglects this advice and decides to head to Mantua anyway.
In the play Romeo and Juliet, the audience often leaves thinking “if only… then…” they remember back to the parts that could have easily been avoided which would have made the ending turn out differently, and perhaps Romeo and Juliet would not have suffered such a tragic end. Shakespeare purposely wrote the prologue, which clearly states the end, “[a] pair of star-crossed lovers take their life… Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife,” (Prologue 6, 8), to send a message to the audience. There is a common misconception that the prologue is a foreshadowing of the two lovers’ end because foreshadowing is when there is a hint, but the prologue declares the ending, so it is not a forshadow. Shakespeare’s purpose of the prologue is to
He approaches Juliet and after reciting a few lines comparing her to a saint her proceeds to kiss her. His aching heart for Rosaline seems to have recovered as soon as he found a new target, and the innocent Juliet takes every word to heart. Juliet falls trap to his charm and attention within a single meeting while Romeo was driven to the party because of his love for another woman. When a new opportunity for him to get a girl to sleep with presents itself, he takes it and seduces the first beautiful girl he sees. Not only is the love displayed in “Romeo and Juliet” extremely unrealistic, the romanticism is completely full of Romeo’s ulterior motives to forget Rosaline.
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.
Romeo and Juliet argumentative Essay Romeo takes on the tragic responsibility of the destruction between Romeo and Juliet. The poor decisions that Romeo makes is him going to the Capulet’s party. Romeo getting married to Juliet and Romeo killing Tybalt. Romeo makes poor decisions by not thinking through his actions, which leads him to be responsible for Juliet and his own death. Firstly, Romeo goes to the Capulet’s party, which is a choice he makes.
The Capulets were the reason Romeo was exiled, thus causing Romeo and Juliet's tragic death. Another cause of their death is influenced by Juliet's own father. He told Juliet that she was to marry a man named Paris. Juliet refused because she loved another man, and because she was secretely married to Romeo. You would think her own father would be understanding of her wishes, but he commanded her to marry Paris or else he would disown her.
Andrea Kovacic Mrs.Hiripitiyage English 1 3rd Hour Romeo & Juliet In Romeo & Juliet, by William Shakespeare, a pair of star-crossed lovers turn their love for each other into a tragedy. Usually when people rush into love there is not a very good outcome. Also by keeping their love a secret, Romeo and Juliet did not think of their consequences, which then led to their deaths. Romeo & Juliet’s deaths were caused by the Capulets, Romeo, and Friar Lawrence. One of the main reasons as to why Romeo and Juliet died was the feud between the two families, the Capulets and the Montegues.
Romeo has a bad feeling about his life within the first act as he says “With this night revels, and expire the term/Of a despised life clos'd in my breast,/By some vile forfeit of untimely death." (1.4.109-111). This line is spoken by Romeo to Benvolio before they attend the party hosted by the Capulets, where he is to meet Juliet. As Juliet is what the night is about to reveal, the audience is able to understand that the reason of Romeo’s death is Juliet. Furthermore, when Romeo is expressing his love for Juliet he states “My life were better ended by their hate,/ Than Death prorogued, wanting of thy love."