Fate plays a cruel role in making both Romeo and Juliet love the only person that they aren’t allowed to; each other. When Juliet finds out that Romeo is a Montague, an enemy of the Capulet family which she belongs to, she says, My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me, That I must love a loathed enemy. (Shakespeare, I.v.138-141) In this quotation, Juliet explains how her only love has risen from her only hate, because Romeo is a Montague.
Strong and independent, Juliet seeks to escape her family’s will to marry her off to Paris, a kinsman of the Prince. Fate ties these adolescents’ lives together binding them to witness the ill-fortunes of Romeo and Juliet’s love. Romeo and Juliet prove themselves woefully impulsive through their words and actions, which ultimately lead them along a series of unfortunate mishaps. Romeo’s numerous rash decisions demonstrates his great impulsiveness. Romeo at first grieves over his unreciprocated love for Rosaline, but after he sees Juliet; he forgets about Rosaline entirely.
In life and in literature, it is often true that fate is a hidden, but unavoidable force that leads to certain consequences in peoples lives. The theme of fate plays a crucial role in the lives of the main characters of the play, Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet share a destiny that dooms them to tragic deaths immediately after the exchange of their precious love. Despite their resolute attempts to challenge their destiny, the principle of fate propels the lovers still succumb to the inexorable powers of fate. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare demonstrates that the principle of fate propels the lovers together, tears them apart through a bitter demise, yet, ensures peace in Verona and between the families for
Prodigious birth of love it is to me That I must love a loathèd enemy. (1.5.152-5) By this, Juliet means to say: If only she had known who Romeo was before falling in love with him; Schoendorfer 2 What an ominous sign that she should love the only son of her family's greatest enemy. This proves that Romeo and Juliet were indeed fated to fall in love, for if either Juliet or Romeo had the choice, neither of them would have chosen to fall in love with someone completely unaccessable. The death of Romeo and Juliet is as well predestined, for it brings the families together and peace to Verona's streets. This is shown in the following excerpt from the prologue: From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life; Whose misadventured piteous overthrows Doth with their death bury their parents' strife.
Romeo and Juliet fall in love without knowing each other’s identity. “my love sprung from my only hate….. that I must love a loathed enemy” Juliet is referring to her falling in love with Romeo too soon before she knew who he was and that they should be enemies. Juliet figures out she fell in love with the only son of the Montague house hold. No matter how much Romeo and Juliet try their best to fix the hate between their families it does not work. They were not able to change their
Romeo and Juliet: The Play" Accidentally, incidentally, unintentionally, intentionally; no one ever really knows, but we are for certain one thing: “the heart isits own fate.” For Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, two star-crossed lovers in Shakespeare’s masterpiece play ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ this holds especially true. Romeo and Juliet’s “misadventure piteous overthrow” is fueled by their love for each other and their determination to be together, no matter what. Romeo and Juliet’s love with stands the hate surrounding them. Thus, fate is undoubtedly the most responsible influence for the two young lovers’ heartbreaking tragedy. A letter, never meant to even graze the hand of a Montague, was indeed read by a Montague.
Capulet and Montague’s hate had already created a blockade between the young lovers, yet Romeo and Juliet still urged to love each other even though they knew their consequences. From that, Romeo and Juliet sacrificed anything to be with each other. For instance, in the end, Romeo went through all the multiple struggles to die beside Juliet, and Juliet had taken the potion and went through all the pain just to be with Romeo. Suppose the hatred is replaced with brotherhood, it is sure that Romeo and Juliet would not have to overcome any death related obstacles. Therefore, the ancient struggle between the two families played a great role that proves this p... ... middle of paper ... ...to Friar Lawrence who comes up with the sacrificing plan that went wrong and resulted to a brutal end.
The phrases “thy beauty hath made me effeminate” and “softened valor’s steel” imply that Romeo blames himself for not protecting Mercutio because of his relationship with Juliet. He puts Mercutio and a man’s bravery second to Juliet because of love. Similarly, the Nurse is Juliet’s mother figure and her confidant. When the Nurse urges Juliet to forget Romeo, Juliet decides to become independent from her for the first time and states, “Thou [Nurse] and my bosom henceforth be twain” [3.5.240]. By using the word “twain”, Juliet cuts off all ties she has with the Nurse.
Two houses, both alike in dignity â€¦ From ancient grudge break to new mutinyâ€¦A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life: Whose misadventured piteous overthrows, Doth with their death bury their parents strife " "Romeo & Juliet" is a play of great love, but there is also great fighting and quarrelling in the play. As far as the aspect of love is concerned, when Juliet meets Romeo she realises for the first time in her life (although of course she is still not 14 yrs old) what real romantic love is. The attraction is instant & so immediate that she hopes Romeo is not already marri... ... middle of paper ... ...d example of the contrast between life and death can be seen in Act 2 Scene 3 when the Friar is gathering herbs and plants. He talks about plants that can kill if eaten but that are good for you if smelled. "Virtue itself turns vice being misapplied and vice plant Sometimes by action dignified .....Canker eats up that" You can see from all I have written Romeo & Juliet is a play in which Shakespeare makes great use of contrast.
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.