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.
Occurring at the beginning of Act IV, Juliet had been forced to marry Paris, a suitor, by her father. Capulet, however, does not know that she is married to Romeo, therefore causing her to sin if married again. She became upset, and ran to Friar Laurence, believing that he could help her. Since no solution the Friar had given her could help her to get back to Romeo, she stated “‘Twixt my extremes and me this bloody knife shall play the umpire” (IV. i.
Significant events include the secret marriage between Romeo and Juliet, the Friar’s plan of faking Juliet’s death, Romeo buying poison from an apothecary, Romeo’s banishment from Verona, Juliet’s denial towards the marriage between herself and Paris. Tybalt’s death is indirectly caused by this passage, along with Mercutio’s death because Romeo arrives and tries to keep peace, while Tybalt provokes him as he wants a fight, not knowing that he is now considered a relative to him. It is because of Romeo’s desire for Juliet’s love that had later caused all these tragic events that occur later in the play, which mainly involve both Juliet and Romeo themselves. The themes that are associated with this passage are mainly the Forcefulness of Love, followed by the Inevitability of Fate. When Romeo decided to displace his two friends; Mercutio and Benvolio on the way home, he climbs into the Capulet’s garden in attempt to interact with Juliet.
Year 10 Coursework Assignment - Romeo and Juliet “In Act 3 Scene 5, Lord and Lady Capulet insist that Juliet must marry Paris not knowing that she is already married to Romeo. How does Shakespeare make us feel increasingly sympathetic towards Juliet in this scene?” Romeo and Juliet, blinded by their passionate young love, could not have imagined the gravity of their decision to get married. The relationship, initiated in secrecy would be confronted by constant challenges and troubles. Each being a member of enemy families, fighting over an “ancient grudge”, their marriage could’ve never been accepted or publicly announced as they’d both dishonour their families and consequently lose their lives. In the scene following their marriage, we feel increasingly sympathetic towards Juliet as she faces Lord and Lady Capulet, who are insisting in marrying her to Paris “early next Thursday”.
After falling in love with each other and kissing they both find out their love is forbidden due to the fact their families are enemies, so in order to stay together they risked everything and got married by Friar Lawrence. And as things were getting better everything was ruined after Juliet’s cousin Tybalt gets into a fight with Mercutio and kills him filling Romeo up with rage and he killed Tybalt which got him banished. So as Juliet finds out the news she fakes her death to escape from marrying Paris but nobody told Romeo this. He poisons himself and dies next to Juliet who so happened to awake after he dies and affected by Romeo not waking up, she stabs herself next to him. They died together in each other’s arms and the parents after finding out the secret love decide to make peace although they lost their only kids.
Synopsis of Act II in Romeo and Juliet By Brendan Polson The purpose of this scene is to summarize for the audience Romeo's change of attitude. He used to be depressed because Rosaline was a nun and was going to take the vow of chastity, so he would never be able to be with her. But then he goes to the Capulet party and sees Juliet and instantly falls in love with her. She too thinks he is handsome and likes him. Romeo and Juliet then have to hide their love because of their feuding families that has been going on for centuries.
Some could argue that the evidence isn’t that much proof for the man’s crime, but consider that if the families were to ever find both of their children are married it could result in a bigger fight which Friar was aware and yet he married them any despite him knowing the situation. But, he didn’t know all the information and he doesn’t know about the other half of the marriage's result. In the beginning of the play, the prince came into the streets of Verona and tells the Montagues and the Capulets that if they fight again the prince will kill them as a result ( Act 1 scene 1, 74-95). The reason this evidence is significant is that fact that in the earlier discussion for the story said that friar decides to marry the two even though it’ll be against the parents’ will and based from his dialogue he’s taking a risk like it’s not
This is because in the play, Juliet refused to marry Paris and so the Friar offers his help again and gives her a special potion that makes her appear dead. His intentions were to bring Romeo, who was banished, and Juliet back together again and this could be done if Juliet did not marry Paris. He wanted Juliet to go to Mantva where Romeo was. The Friar's good intentions are destroyed again when Friar John fails to deliver the message clearly of Juliet's plans of using the special potion and go to Mantva to Romeo. Romeo misunderstands this and believes Juliet is dead.
Firstly, Friar Laurence married Romeo and Juliet knowing that their families hated each other and that it could end very poorly (Shakespeare 944-45). Friar knew this was a bad idea, but he continued with it and married the two. However, if he did not do this he would never be in trouble and Romeo and Juliet would then have to get married the ordinary way, thus, letting both families know. Next Friar decides to give Juliet a vial which will put her in a death-like state and sends a letter to Romeo about the plan, but it does not get to him (Shakespeare 993-1012). If Friar Laurence did not give Juliet the vial, Romeo would not kill himself because he thinks Juliet is dead.
However, Friar Lawrence is more responsible than Tybalt for the deaths of our “star cross’d lovers” because he allowed Romeo and Juliet marry and it caused Romeo to avoid the fight at first with Tybalt, than later tried to stop the fight between Tybalt and Mercutio and caused Mercutio to get killed by Tybalt. Friar Lawrence also made a potion for Juliet to fake her death to let her see Romeo, but he failed to get the note to Romeo and Romeo didn’t know Juliet’s death was fake, so he ended up committing suicide and so did Juliet. Friar Lawrence never told anyone about Juliet’s death being fake. “So smile the heavens upon this holy act that after-hours with sorrow chide us not.” This was when Friar Lawrence agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet. It lead to them dying for each other’s love, when this could have been prevented if they weren’t married.