Some say they acted like children, some say they were just in a daze, but despite knowing the risks and consequences of loving Juliet, Romeo continues to ignore them and fight for more time with her, resulting in his own demise. Romeo, a man of great yearning for love, gazes after his beautiful
Romeo and Juliet Essay Outline By: Daniella Maron To: Mr. Dominato For: ENG2D Date: May 28th 2014 Play: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare As William Shakespeare once said in Hamlet: “Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known? If you love someone, people will accept it because they don’t want to destroy the person’s happiness. In the play Romeo and Juliet, both Romeo and Capulet want the best for Juliet. However as the play develops into a tragedy, both assert their manhood aggressively. Capulet and Romeo turn their love for Juliet into obsession and power, which is effectively portrayed in tone and metaphor.
Romeo has built up his feelings and is crazy for Rosaline who in contrast could care less about anything to do with Romeo. Rosaline has no intentions to fall in love with Romeo, marry him or have children with him. But Romeo is blinded by his love for her and refuses to accept that she does not want him back causing him deep depression. Romeo when talking to his good friend Benvolio, explains his feelings, “Why such is love’s transgression. / Griefs of mine own lie heavy in my breast, / which thou wilt propagate to have it pressed with more of thine” (Shakespeare1.1.179-182).
Just after Romeo and Juliet’s wedding, Tybalt comes looking for him wanting to fight. Romeo does not want to fight because he now loves Tybalt since he is family to him, but neither Tybalt or anyone else knows this reason. Quickly Mercutio steps in and tells Tybalt that he will fight him in honour of Romeo. Sadly this leads to the death of Mercutio. Romeo is angry and in need of revenge, which creates an intense fight between Tybalt and Romeo.
Juliet on the other hand had to marry Count Paris so her love with Romeo is simply a way to get out of it. She never had a relationship with a man and she didn’t like to have her first and only relationship with a man her parents arranged for her. She wanted freedom and Romeo was her ticket to it. During the story Romeo and Juliet convince them selves to be in love with each other and they become obsessed, not with the love for each other, but with the fact of being in love with each other.
For example, as Romeo and Juliet speak with each other on the balcony, she states “Deny thy father and refuse thy name; or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and I’ll no longer be a Capulet” (II, ii, 100-102). Juliet understands society will not allow her to be with Romeo, a Montague, because he is the family’s (Capulet’s) enemy. But due to her intense love toward Romeo, she is ready to give up her family ... ... middle of paper ... ...er love to Rome freely. In addition, the lovers struggle to uphold on to their Christian faith firmly due to the deep sensation of love they feel toward one another. Finally, both Romeo and Juliet choose to disregard their gender roles in order for them to practice their love without any opposition.
During act 2, scene 2, Romeo wanted to ask Juliet to get married with him, however, she disagreed because they just met. Later on, Romeo says, “th ' exchange of thy love 's faithful vow for mine" (II,ii,127). This simply shows Romeo 's rashness because he wants to rush the marriage even though he isn 't ready and his rashness soon influenced Juliet as well. Furthermore, another hamartia displayed in the play was his impetuous decisions. His lack of forethought explains how it affected the misfortunate causes in the play.
The two lovers concerns are not with the wishes of their warring families, they just want to be together “Deny thy father and refuse thy name / Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn by my love / And I’ll no longer be a Capulet” (2.2.34-36). Love is the first theme Shakespeare displays in this play. The story begins with Romeo in love with Rosaline and it is not long before Romeo realizes that Rosaline does not feel the same about him. Romeo, in fact, tells Benvolio that Rosaline has sworn to a life of chaste. “Then she hath sworn that she will live chaste?
Shakespeare has created emotional character’s that contrast with the other characters strengths and their flaws. Romeo is a romantic character that is impulsive with the fact of being in love. However Juliet is cautious with how she handles her love conflict with Romeo, but determined to be with him. On the other hand Tybalt is loyal to the Capulet family, yet vengeful to the Montague family. When you love someone that your enemies with someone will always get hurt.
Lust and Love As one looks at the idea of “teenage love”, the story of “Romeo and Juliet” comes to mind. Shakespeare’s play take a hard look at what it means to be truly “in love”. The basic context is that two families have an old quarrel that causes much pain and strife. When the children, Romeo and Juliet, fall in “heated love”, much chaos ensues,because neither child is able to let the families know that they have been secretly married. Because of their inability to tell the truth, Romeo and Juliet must skulk around and keep their love hidde.