At the balcony scene both Romeo and Juliet confess their love for each other, and then decide to get married the next morning. “O, wit thou leave me so unsatisfied?” (2.2.136). Because of rushing their love and getting married so quickly, they both ended up facing consequences. Also, when Romeo slays Tybalt for Mercutio’s death, Romeo is banished from Verona by the Prince. “And for that offense / immediately we do exile him hence.
For example in Act 1, in the Prologue, the Chorus clearly tells the reader how Romeo and Juliet will die in the end. Another way he shows foreshadowing is by stating in Act 1, scene 4, that Romeo has a bad feeling about the party he is about to attend. Also in Act 1, scene 5, Romeo states how Juliet is the only purpose he lives and how he’ll do anything at his reach to be with her. In the end Shakespeare’s purpose for foreshadowing is to entertain the audience and expect them to be wanting more about the play. He wants the suspense to intrigue us and mainly to captivate out
He wanted Romeo to go to the Capulet ball along with Benvolio due to the dream. That is where Romeo and Juliet first met. Mercutio caused Romeo to be banished from Verona. Mercutio got in a fight with Tybalt and ended up dead. Enraged, Romeo turned
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.
Many things can get in the way of true love. Love makes people do crazy things. In the play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, the main character's parents get in the way of the main character's love. It was the parents fault that lead to the death of Romeo and of Juliet. The battle and hate of the two households force Romeo into getting banished.
Though there are many characters Friar Lawrence is most to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence marries Romeo and Juliet with no one knowing that these two foes are now husband and wife. Friar Lawrence states, “To turn your households’ rancor to pure love “(II.iii.92). The Friar thought it would be a good idea to marry them so both their families could stop hating each other and maybe start to like each other by having Romeo and Juliet married. Friar Lawrence tells Romeo, “Wisely and slow.
For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night”: (Act 1; Scene 5, lines 53-54) this is only proof of how Romeo believes that him and Juliet and in love. Now, the death of Romeo and Juliet was partially because of free will. The fact that Romeo and Juliet got married knowing that there was a bitter feud between their families, the Montague and Capulet’s. This feud brought on many problems, such as the murder of Tybalt by Romeo.
Tragedy is said to be further represented in Shakespeare’s use of opposites or antithesis. Suggested in Romeo’s oxymoronic prophetic- “Here’s much to do with hate, but more with love. Why then, O brawling Love! O loving hate” (I i.162-164) Along with omnipresent motifs of light and darkness, youth and age. Overall this scene of opposites is set within context of the lovers that are opposites in family caught in a feud that ultimately leads to tragedy.
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." (2.2.77-78). This scene is only the second time Romeo and Juliet meet, which shows the audience how immense their love is for each other. During this scene, Juliet tells Romeo that she would like to marry him, and Romeo agrees. However, Romeo states that he would rather die because of the Capulets hate, then be alive and fight for their love.
Shall bitterly begin his fearful date… By some vile forfeit of untimely death,” (1.4.114-115). Shakespeare is telling us that something bad will happen to Romeo. Here Shakespeare uses fate. Foreshadowing is a key part in Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare uses it all over the play to keep reminding everyone what going to happen. “These violent delights have violent ends” (2.6.9).