Act I Scene 1: Romeo is ‘in love’ with Rosaline, and appears very unhappy as a result. He is feeling sorry for himself, and won’t tell his friends who the girl is or talk about it. Here he acts very much like a teenage boy, very young. Scene 2: Romeo still ‘in love’ with Rosaline agrees to go to Capulet party because he knows that she will be there. Still acting immature, moping around etc.
Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight. For I never saw true beauty till this night.”( pg 32: line 42) The attraction between Romeo and Juliet is immediate and neither of them understands this sudden intense attractions. Romeos love for Rosaline must have been superficial. Romeo immaturity is also highlighted when he goes climbing into the Capulets garden to see Juliet again “.....but soft!
Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Love is Irrational Love is Irrational. In the play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Love is an Irrational yet a gentle force and it always wins at the end, since the play ends with three marriages. When characters in the play fall in love, it is not determined by their rational awareness but by their irrational subconsciousness. The love presented in the play can be characterised by it act of collaboration between different characters. Romantic love is a lead in the play but as a secondary theme.
"(act I, scene iv, 53) Romeo quickly decides that he is in love with Juliet even though he has not yet spoken to her. In this example he uses only physical appearances to judge his feelings. True love can not be judged by appearances. You can not want to marry someone simply because they were very pretty. Also Romeo on two separate occasions states that he loves a girl.
It is also shown during the balcony scene when she agrees to marry Romeo after knowing him only a day and she is not even sure herself that Romeo wants to marry her. After his marriage she is told by her nurse she is to marry Paris. Thinking that her only option was to die or hear a plan presented by Friar Lawrence to get her out of a second marriage. Romeo fell in love very easily (Rosaline.) When he first met Juliet, he seemed to have forgotten about Rosaline Thinking Juliet was dead, Romeo thought that his only option was to take his life out of grief for Juliet.
Romeo and Juliet see each other for the first time and they fell in love instantly. When Romeo first meets Juliet he says, “Then move not while my prayer effect I take. Thus from my lips, my sin is pug’d” (1.5.104-105). After this he kisses Juliet and a little while later he kisses her again. This quote is a paradox because while reading this the reader can apprehend that the unintended meeting was not as bad as it should have been.
By using the artificiality and immaturity of Romeo and Juliet’s love, as well as their combined impulsiveness and naïveté, Shakespeare warns against the consequences of young love. In the play, Shakespeare utilizes the actions and speeches of Romeo to portray the detrimental effects of immature, young love. Romeo, although being approximately 17, is still just a young adult who knows nothing of true love. While at the party, for example, Romeo is still suffering from anguish and has no intention of looking for new love. At the party however, Romeo spots Juliet and falls in “love” again almost instantly, forgetting about his heartbreak.
The soliloquy in Act 1, Scene 5 lines 42-51 is given to us by Romeo. Prior to this soliloquy, Benvolio tells Romeo to go to the party and to realise that there are better women than Rosaline as Romeo thought he was in love with Rosaline. Romeo arrives at the party at the Capulet house to see Rosaline. However, Romeo sees Juliet instead. This is the very first time that Romeo sees Juliet and they both fall in love.
Critique of Shakespearean play Much Ado About Nothing Even in his comedies, Shakespeare still was able to convey thoughts about love and marriage. Characters Benedick, Claudio, and Don Pedro all provide a different type of character to the play, but are all very witty and attract the attention of all of the nobles in the household. Shakespeare's comedy is about three men, the Courtiers, who struggle to find marriage. Benedick for example, has trouble finding one girl that he would be willing to marry. He vows that he never will marry, but what he doesn’t realize is that he actually loves Beatrice.
Romeo and Juliet is most probably one of the best know love stories of all time. Many people do not realise, at first glance, how effectively tragic it is. William Shakespeare had to convince very early on how much Romeo and Juliet actually are in love. this essay will examine how this is achieved, with particular reference to Act 1 Scene 5, in which Romeo and Juliet first meet at the masked ball and Act2 Scene 2 during which Romeo and Juliet agree to marry each other over Juliet's balcony. When Romeo first sees Juliet, when the audience first see both Romeo and Juliet together, act 1 scene 5, lines 44-53, Romeo immediately speaks about Juliet in a blank verse with iambic pentameter and rhyming couplets.