(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.
Even the nurse, who just wants Juliet to be happy, tells her to forget about Romeo and marry Paris. This betrayal hurt Juliet more than anyone else because it forced her to come up with an absurd plan with the Friar to fake her own death to be with Romeo, which did not
For example in act two scene 3 Romeo and Juliet get married against their parents’ wishes. The quote 2,3,94 “to turn your households’ rancour to pure love” this hyperbole is exaggerating how the marriage might turn the hatred between the Capulet’s and Montague’s into love. Another example of disobeying authority is act four scene one where Friar Lawrence gives Juliet the potion to make her seem dead even though God is the only one who can decide life and death. The quote 2,1,77 “O bid me leap, rather than marry Paris” is an extreme metaphor is showing how Juliet would rather kill herself then marry Paris as her parents wish for her to do. In
After Romeo soon learns about his banishment, he is told by Friar Laurence to go visit Juliet one last time; he responds by saying “It were a grief so brief to part with thee. Farewell.” (3.3.192-193). Thoughtless and stubborn, even though his “undying love” for Juliet affects him, Romeo does not realize that going to Juliet’s house can lead to dire consequences. To avoid these consequences, he could have left Verona immediately. During a tremendous argument between Juliet and her mother, Lady Capulet claims that Juliet must marry Paris, an innocent, charming man who wants to marry her, but she refuses and shouts, “ He shall not make me there a joyful bride…I will not marry yet; and when I do, I swear it shall be Romeo” (3.5.132-137).
Shakespeare explored this theme by using Elizabethan English to make Romeo and Juliet’s love overly dramatic. He used iambic pentameter for the audience to see how young love inevitably results into catastrophe by writing, “A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their lives.” Lurhman was also critical of young love and believed that it was very dangerous. He expressed his view on young love being dangerous by also making the movie overly dramatic. The scene in the gas station clearly shows that the movie is going to be dramatic. To show that he believes that young love inevitably results into tragedy, Juliet and Romeo die.
Who is to blame for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet? The play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is a romantic tragedy written by William Shakespeare, where the eponymous characters play a vital role in relation to their untimely death, thus can be blamed. In the addition to the protagonists, Friar Lawrence and the nurse indirectly contribute to the disastrous outcome, partly due to their lack of guidance to the young romantics. These four characters in the text are all held to be somewhat responsible for the disastrous occurrences that ultimately result in two suicides and 4 deaths. The play explores a short journey of “two star crossed lovers” who unite their two rivaling families through grief.
Romeo was told by Balthasar that Juliet was now living with the angels, and without the letter from the Friar, Romeo did not know Juliet was in fact still alive, and miscommunication once again played a toll on Romeo and Juliet. When Romeo goes to visit Juliet at her tomb he is devastated, he can’t live life without Juliet and decides to kill himself. In his last speech he says “Ah, dear Juliet, Why art thou yet so fair? Shall I believe that unsubstantial death is
Shakespeare presents the concept that deceptive decisions lead to tragic events. Romeo’s rapidly changing character makes irrational and unwise decisions which link up to a strong and prominent theme in the play; deception. Through Romeo’s character Shakespeare juxtaposes true love against infatuation, he does this by showing his melancholy state over his loss of his infatuation Rosaline, then shows how he has found “true love” with his “bright angel” Juliet through his poetic dialogue, although they are from feuding family’s they decide “what’s in a name”, and she implores him to “doth thy name” and “swear by the god of [her] idolatry”. Shakespeare shows the changing of Romeo’s moral compass throughout the play, he goes from an elated state of mind as life was perfect with “thee”, and then, as the “plague on both (their) houses” is begun by the death of Mercutio, Romeo’s unchecked emotions cause him to commit the disloyal act of murdering his wife’s cousin, Tybalt. Despite of his blundering, Juliet see’s this only as dreadful because of his “banished”.
It is important this is revealed before the scene as it creates dramatic irony because the audience knows such a significant detail of the play, yet Juliet doesn't, even though it's her getting married. Shakespeare uses the contrast between love and hate to add tension to the scene, like when Capulet clashes with a distraught Juliet after she refuses to marry Paris. Shakespeare structures this scene to create dramatic tension. Romeo, Capulet, Lady Capulet and the Nurse all make entrances or exits which leads to a chaotic and panicky sort of atmosphere. The audience emotions would be changing constantly because everyone who enters the scene has something important to say that could potentially change the course of the play.
Although it was Hamlet who wooed her, and with whom she was intimate it is Hamlet himself who later chastises her for her impious actions. “Get thee to a/nunnery, go: farewell. Or, if thou wilt needs/marry, marry a fool; for wise men know well enough/what monsters you make of them. To a nunnery, go,/and quickly too.” (III.i.131), he commands her, leaving her without a response. By saying these words to her he is crassly calling her a harlot, and making to appear that he never really loved her.