However Romeo introduces an element of tension, which alerts the audience to the precariousness of their situation. This is shown when Romeo says "I must be gone and live, or stay and die." Romeo's use of the word "die" emphasises for the audience the danger that he is in. Juliet persists that the morning has not yet arrived and so Romeo should not be in a hurry to leave yet: "Yon light is not daylight, I know it, I." Romeo responds in a content manor, he says "I am content, so thou wilt have it so Come death, and welcome, Juliet wills it so."
This ... ... middle of paper ... ...es of the play because Shakespeare uses contrast a lot to keep the audience interested. Another way in which Shakespeare uses contrast is with the character of the nurse. She shifts her opinion on Romeo very quickly. Here she is talking about Paris "A lovely gentleman." She also says that Romeo could never compare to him.
At the begging of their play Romeo is in love with Rosiline be he quickly changes his mind when he meets Juliet this shows that Romeo is quick to make decisions. When Romeo is told that Juliet is dead that Juliet is dead he says "defy the stars" this is when Romeo feels he has no control of the situation. This relates to fate and how it can't be changed. In many different parts of the play Romeo is described as fast to make choices and without reason. In the sentence when Romeo is talking to Juliet about marriage Julie says, "it is too rushed, too unadvised and too sudden".
Unto which Romeo responds, "More light and light- more dark and dark our woes" (III.v.36). Upon his exit, in a foreshadowing tone, Juliet thinks she sees his body not on the ground, but "as one dead in the bottom of a tomb" (III.v.56). In prior scenes Juliet would have been persuaded by the desperate and thoughtless Romeo, however in this scene Shakespeare shows that Jul... ... middle of paper ... ...ng that although she now considers herself independent, she still does not have much power. She knows that the only power she has is to keep or end her own life. All throughout the play Juliet is maturing, but this scene is the focal point.
First and foremost, Nurse agrees to Romeo and Juliet marrying but then goes back on her word after being attacked by the Father of Juliet. This hints that the littlest situation that could backfire on the Nurse, easily changes her mind and makes her momentarily“forget” of the “right” thing she was doing for Juliet.“Hie to your chamber. I’ll find Romeo To comfort you. I wot well where he is. Hark ye, your Romeo will be here at night.
Romeo decides to stay; he is willing to put his life at risk and will accept death to be with Juliet. The audience reaction is now edgy and nervous in fear of them getting caught. Fear and understanding finally set in and Juliet tells Romeo to go: ‘It is, it is! Hie hence, be gone,... ... middle of paper ... ... know his remedy: If all else fail, myself have power to die.’ Juliet decides to go Friar Laurence for help, as her relationship with the Nurse is now torn apart, before they were like Mother and daughter but now the intimacy has gone. Juliet here even goes so far as to label the Nurse as devil-like, cursing her dramatically so the viewers would be shocked.
In the beginning of the play, Romeo is preoccupied with Rosaline. He claims that he “Ne'er saw her match since first the world begun” (I.II. 99-100). Lovestruck by Rosaline, Romeo is anguished by Rosaline’s refusal to love him. Yet, later that night, when Romeo and Juliet meet, he suddenly forgets about Rosaline, and he states “Forswear it, sight,/For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night” (I. IV.59-60).
Light is always followed by darkness but for two star-crossed lovers darkness arrives too early. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a tragic play that explores many dimensions of adolescent love. Romeo and Juliet's love is star-crossed but these two try to defy all odds. Throughout the play Shakespeare hints toward their tragic outcome. In addition we constantly see Juliet comparing good to bad when confronted with grief.
This conveys to the reader that no matter what actions Romeo and Juliet take during the course of the play, their destinies remain doomed. Farther along in the prologue, Shakespeare continues to interpolate fate into his play, referring to the love of Romeo and Juliet as “death-mark’d,” (I. Prologue. l. 9) another word describing fate. By using this specific word, Shakespeare informs his audience that the love of Romeo and Juliet is destined to end in death. Because of the use of two very strong words describing fate, “star-crossed” and “death-marked,” a reader easily sees that Romeo and Juliet possess little control over the events that eventually lead to their deaths.
Although fate played a significant role in the star-crossed lovers' downfall, Romeo and Juliet paid the consequences of their dreadful decisions due to their reckless rebellion which eventually led to their catastrophic ending. In the first few events that happened in the play, the readers have already seen some poor choices Romeo and Juliet made that eventually led to their death. After Romeo learned that Juliet is a Capulet, an enemy of his family, he still chose to go back to the Capulet's house after the party hoping to see a glimpse of her as he asked himself "Can I go forward when my heart is [in the Capulet's]?" (II.i.1-2). Romeo's words reveal that he found the love of his life.