(Shakespeare 1.4.1016).’" However Juliet hesitates towards Romeo’s gestures because she doesn’t know who Romeo is. Then, Romeo continues with his romantic statements and the two kiss. Although Romeo is romantic, he is also very impulsive. After meeting Juliet Romeo was in love after just breaking up with Rosaline. When Romeo talks to Friar Laurence he explains “‘Then plainly know my heart’s dear love is set On the fair daughter of rich Capulet’ As mine on hers, so hers is set on mine, And all combined, save what thou must combine By holy marriage.
Romeo and Juliet choose their own actions through their judgments, which were caused by their belief of everlasting love. Due to their unsound and absurd attitudes, both characters are dazed by love in a puerile manner. The relationship they created was actually built on lust and desperation. Firstly, Romeo is the first character whom shows immature love in the story as a whole. Once Capulet’s party is over, Romeo’s attitude leads him to jump over the wall to Juliet’s house and exclaim to her,” And what love can do, that dares love attempt./Therefore thy kinsmen are no stop to me”(2.2.68-9).
It’s obvious: Romeo and Juliet come from vastly different families with a strong distaste for each other, often fighting and speaking poorly about the other. However, this does not prevent Romeo and Juliet from falling in love: if anything, it makes their relationship more intense as they sneak behind their families’ backs to be together, which is shown in many ways, with the most well known being the balcony scene in Act II, in which Romeo replies “..Neither, fair saint, if either thee dislike.” (II.2.73) after Juliet asks if he is a Montague. He is willing to do anything for the girl he just met (again, touching on the theme of infatuation), and the fact that their two families don’t get along only makes the stakes higher for Romeo. He wants to please Juliet, and their families’ intense rivalry plays a part in their relationship as
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.
Nurse returns saying, “His name is Romeo, and a Montague, / The only son of your great enemy” (I v 36-37). They instantly become desperate to see each other all the time, ignoring the fact that their families are feuding. Juliet likes the proverbial forbidden fruit, saying, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet; So Romeo would, were he not Romeo called / Retain that dear perfection which he owes / Without that... ... middle of paper ... ...ay for years, believing it was a play about love, but the way Shakespeare wrote the play it is far from a love story. As Romeo moved from Rosaline to Juliet, for the simple fact that he believed Juliet is more beautiful than Rosaline, gives the perfect example that the play is based on desperation.
Infatuation easily causes a young man to be indecisive; love should not. Love should be deliberated of the long-term effects of one’s decisions. Juliet, to her credit, is aware of the irony of falling for someone whose family is off-limits to her, though she doesn’t speak of her own family’s reaction. She does cry about the feud between the families and its effect on her when she says, “My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too
The couple struggled to the death trying to make their passionate love work out with each other, but their many differences kept coming up in their lives and getting in the way of their love. While Romeo is a Manic lover and Juliet is an Erotic lover, their love is more likely to be star-crossed. Romeo is a Manic type of lover, which is the main reason why The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet did not have a happy ending. There are many examples of Romeo being a Manic lover. One good example is when he is talking to Friar Lawrence the morning after Romeo meets Juliet and sneaks away to her house to woo her.
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.
Romeo and Juliet are driven by love to keep this a secret from everyone because of the hatred between the two families and do not use their conscience to notice the consequences that will come ahead. In the next Act, the deep passion for each other between the two lovers continues and causes Romeo to act abnormally. Another way Shakespeare develops his theme is with diction. Act III begins with Tybalt looking for Romeo because of his anger for Romeo attending a Capulet party. Romeo shows up and Tybalt wants to fight Romeo in which he resists and says that he has a reason to love and to not feel the rage that he normally should.
“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? 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” (2.1.74-78 Shakespeare). Juliet is asking Romeo to defy his family for her affection. She tells him in this scene that she would defy her family as well, and he simply has to say he loves her. Her love for Romeo overrules her destined hate for the Montague name, so much so ... ... middle of paper ... ...istic, they are so blinded by their attraction that they are unable to see their real emotions.