“Ultimate fate and destiny caused the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”. Discuss. Romeo and Juliet is possibly the most well-known of Shakespeare’s plays and is consideration to be the most famous love story in English literature. Love between two young people is the theme of the play which prepares us for the ultimate fate and destiny through tragedy and sorrow of two young lovers ‘Romeo and Juliet’. The ultimate fate and destiny of Romeo and Juliet who would do anything to be together but the tragedy of death cannot be avoided because of their own actions,; young immature love and the barriers of a long standing family feud.
LA English Compare/Contrast Essay Film and Play One of the most well known plays/movies throughout the World is Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet is a love story between the heirs of the two families, the Capulets and Montagues. Both of them were meant to not meet and fall in love with each other. The story ended with a tragic twist. I will be comparing the film Romeo and Juliet played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in 1996, to Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 1, 3, 4 and 5 in the play.
The theme of fate is developed in Romeo and Juliet through the use of paradox, literal and grammatical, and metaphor. When true love happens you don’t know what is going to happen and people will go till the end of the Earth to be with each other. Fate is one of the major themes in Romeo and Juliet and it plays a key role in many ways. In the book Romeo and Juliet would do anything for one another and throughout the play the reader is able to tell how much they are meant to be together. Romeo and Juliet see each other for the first time and they fell in love instantly.
However this character is submerged beneath men for she is working as an assistant to a wealthy man. Even though the 20th century brought about feminist rights and respect for women they are still somehow dismissed in comparison to men. So is there really much difference in the way the dramatist’s present women? The representation of women is often used as a tool for developing the male characters in plays. This is very clearly illustrated in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman; the primary female in the play is Linda, Willy Loman’s wife.
In the play ‘Romeo and Juliet’, William Shakespeare brings to the audience a strong idea of ‘fate’. Shakespeare tells the tale of two star crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, whose short romance is plagued with tragedy. One of the main themes and significant factors in Romeo and Juliet is fate. This indicates that Romeo and Juliet's life could be influenced by some power other than their own. During Shakespeare's time most Elizabethans believed in fate and the idea that everything would eventually fall into place.
Monika Roncová, 2bpAnSv Gender roles accepted and confronted by women in the Anne Brontë’s novel The Tenant of Wildfell Hall The Victorian era has been discussed by many authors and critics from 19th century to present day, in terms of status of women in the society and marriage and the role of female gender. Most of the popular Victorian Classics deal more or less with the inequality of the two genders which can suggest us their (if not author’s, than at least women’s around him) desire to change this social contrast. Novelist Anne Brontë, sister of probably better publicly known Emily and Charlotte doesn’t have a great story of love and romance for her readers. She moves forward and looks at the acts of courageous woman Helen Huntingdon, trapped in misfortunate marriage. I would like to present some views on how Anne and Helen confront the traditional Victorian ideals.
She knew she loved Alcee, after she married, she could not forget Alcee. According the description in “The Storm”: “His voice and her own startled her as if from a trance.”. Calixta was lost when she met Alcee again. We know that Calixta is a passionate woman; she can’t forget the ex-boyfriend. She had sex with him because of the loneliness and the love which was hidden in the deepest place of heart.
Sohail 1 Ghania Sohail Mrs. Raun-Calhoun ENG2D1 November 8, 2011 *Romeo and Juliet Essay:* William’s Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a tragic love story of two star-crossed lovers who cannot be together due to their feuding families. In the end, being apart was too much for them to bear and their lives were the consequence. This popular play has been re-done many times as a movie, including renditions by Franco Zeffirelli (1968) and Baz Luhrmann (1996). Both movies are quite loyal to the play’s original plot with many of the same events, deaths, people and tragedies. That is where the similarities between the two movies end because Zeffirelli created a very literal adaptation of the play whereas Luhrmann decided to do a modern 20th century version by having the story set-up in a present day environment.
Comparing an extract with ‘Romeo and Juliet’ with an extract from ‘Wuthering Heights’ William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and Emily Brontë’s “Wuthering Heights” are considered to be two of the most popular romances in English literature. They are very similar in different ways. They both tell a love story but from different extremes. Both use obsessive love and overpowering love, love links with conflict and hate, love leads to dangerous and strange behaviour, love leads to passion, love makes the characters disturbed, and love is forbidden. All of these qualities are used in both novels.
Relationships in Act One In Act One of Romeo and Juliet, several types of relationships are seen. There is hate and conflict between the Montagues and the Capulets. This story also shows strong bonds and friendship between Benvolio and Romeo. Juliet shares a relationship with the Nurse who is like a mentor to her. Lastly, Romeo and Juliet share an almost impossible romantic relationship.