Prodigious birth of love it is to me that I must love a loathed enemy” (1.5.136). Juliet says these words as she finds out who Romeo is. Earlier, Juliet states that she would rather die than marry any other man. She says this without knowing Romeo’s name. In this quote Juliet is regretting the fact that she has fallen in love with an enemy, a Montague.
Deny thy father and refuse thy name; or if thou will not, be but sworn my love and I’ll no longer be a Capulet “(II, ii, 33-36). These words of Juliet state that if Romeo will not look back to his father’s name, then she is willing to refuse the fact of being a Capulet just to be with him. “But, soft! What light through, yonder window breaks?!.. That I might touch that cheek!” (II, ii, 2-25) this was Romeo’s words when he started talking about how madly in love he is over Juliet.
Friar Lawrence marries Romeo and Juliet, although he forebodes that such a hasty marriage has the potential to create a tragic outcome. He says, “These violent delights have violent ends and in their triumph die, like fire and powder, which, as they kiss, consume” (II.vi.9-11). The Friar not only makes this comment, but he also questions the superficial love that Romeo once had for Rosaline. “Is Rosaline that thou didst love so dear, so soon forsaken. Young men’s love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes” (II.iii.66-68).
The Prince tells the families his opinion when Romeo and Juliet are found dead: “Where be these enemies? Capulet, Montague, / See what a scourge is laid upon your hate” (5.3.291-292). In the end, even the Prince agrees that the families hate and constant pressure on their children killed them. The families they were born into want them to hate each other forcing Romeo and Juliet to do drastic things. The friar’s lack of communication, Romeo and Juliet’s emotions, and pressure from their families are responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s death.
This creates the impression that Romeo is saying that he couldn’t live without her. Moreover it creates emotional attachment towards the characters as we learn how they truly love each other. Another example of this is when Romeo says ‘The brightness of her cheeks would shame those stars’. In addition, it also conveys the theme of youth. Romeo falls in love with Juliet after seeing her for the first time.
“These violent delights have violent ends” (2.6.9). Shakespeare reminds the watchers again about the future, foreshadowing what will happen. The Friar warns Romeo that by marrying Juliet now, without thinking of all the consequences that can happen and by rushing into the relationship bad things can happen. Shakespeare is revealing that by Romeo rushing into things without thinking something bad will happen to Romeo and Juliet. It was fate that brought these two opposite people together.
This was careless and senseless of Romeo to do, as a couple of hours ago he was “in love” with Juliet’s cousin Rosaline. He is simply acting on the feelings he has at the moment, and decisions made impulsively or rashly are poor choices and usually result in disaster. Another example of Romeo acting on his impulsive emotions, was when Mercutio had died. This anger had boiled up inside him, and he suddenly had this courage
Mercutio responsibilities Romeo for Tybalt killing him ‘I was hurt under your arm’ Romeo feels guilty about Mercutio’s death even though the audience know it is not his fault. Romeo shouts to Tybalt ‘fire-eyed fury be my conduct now’ in Mercutio’s absence Romeo says things that the audience would expect Mercutio to say. The Romeo who duels with Tybalt is the Romeo who Mercutio would call the “true” Romeo. The Romeo who sought to avoid confrontation out of concern for his wife is the person Juliet would recognize as her loving Romeo. Conclusion Romeo and Mercutio’s friendship is very unique and no other characters in the play have such an intense friendship.
“A plague o’ both your houses! They have made worm’s meat of me. I have it, and soundly too. Your houses!” cursed Mercutio as he died. According to Benvolio, enraged Romeo said that he should have fought Tybalt in Mercutio’s place.
When Romeo hears of her ‘death’ he is so distraught and depressed that he kills himself at the side of her death bed. When she realises what he has done he takes Romeo’s blade