After making this statement Romeo kisses her, he kisses her again shortly after. When reading the dialogue said between Romeo and Juliet the reader is able to really feel as if the characters’ meeting by accident is not such a bad that after all. Although, there is one thing keeping them apart the Montague’s and Capulet’s have had a family feud that has been tearing their families down for many years. They later end up going against their parents’ wishes and getting married, when you know you are meant to be with someone you will feel it inside your heart and nothing will stand in the way of fate and stop you. Tybalt (who is Juliet’s cousin), was killed and her parents believe that is the reason for her heartache and committing suicide.
Although both sides of this controversy have merit, I believe that the title characters in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet are truly in love because they would die for each other, they went behind their parents’ backs and risked getting caught and they got married so they were committed to each other. The first reason why I think Romeo and Juliet are truly in love is because they would die for each other and in this case they actually did. “ Here’s to my love! Drinks. O true apothecary!
(Stabs herself) There rust and let me die.”-P. 579 lines (169-171). It’s really sad that all of this could have been avoided if Juliet would’ve just left with Romeo or if their families gave up their hatred for one another. Throughout Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet’s personality drastically changes. At first Romeo was love-sick and Juliet didn’t want anything to do with marriage. Then they meet, fall in love and get married.
Fate is commonly overlooked as being the sole cause of their deaths, but in my opinion it is what brought the two lovers to their end. Throughout the play it reveals that their lives will end by their influences and actions, "A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life". This unavoidable aspect may have made Romeo and Juliet fall in love just to end the feud between the two houses. An important act of fate to consider would be the masquerade ball, if Romeo wasn’t wearing a mask Juliet would have realised who he was and may have not fallen in love with him. Romeo was too young to realise that he should have waited until he got over Rosaline before he became involved with Juliet.
Thomas 1 Graydon Thomas Mrs.Venturini ENG2D June 1st 2014 Unnecessary Suicide The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, is a romantic and suspenseful story enjoyable to all. Romeo and Juliet fall in love, later to find that they are enemies. They continue to practice their love secretly, until things become complicated, making suicide a choice. Their deaths were their own fault. Although their miserable ending could’ve changed into a happily ever after.
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.
Also, several similarities in plot exist between Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing. In each of these plays, a romance between young lovers includes a false death of the female character, which the male character believes to be real. In Romeo and Juliet, there is a fatal ending; in which both of the lovers kill themselves because they would rather die than go on living without each other. However, in Much Ado About Nothing, the false death is discovered before there are any real deaths. Both couples do end up together, although one is in life and the other in death.
In the play Romeo and Juliet, many conflicts had made the play very interesting and kept your attention. Romeo and Juliet had fallen in love but then found out that their families don't like each other. They both ended up dying. I feel as if Friar Lawrence was most responsible for the outcome in Romeo and Juliet because he married them and gave Juliet the potion. Many other things would have happened if Friar did not get involved.
Although Romeo and Juliet is classified as a tragedy, it more closely resembles Shakespeare's comedies than his other tragedies. The lovers and their battle with authority is reminiscent of As You Like It and The Winter's Tale. "Characteristically, those comedies concern themselves with the inborn, unargued stupidity of older people and the life-affirming gaiety and resourcefulness of young ones. The lovers thread their way through obstacles set up by middle aged vanity and impercipience. Parents are stupid and do not know what it best for their children or themselves .
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.