The metaphoric reference to the word “plague” also consolidates the occurrence of tragedy and expresses the destruction of love in the play. Romeo’s line “I do protest I never injured thee, but love thee better than thou canst devise” highlights Romeo’s desire to end the conflict with Tybalt. However, he is unsuccessful. This depicts the struggle of love when confronted by deep seated hatred. As we can see, the impact of the families’ feud has lead to Tybalt’s hatred against Romeo (and all Montagues), and leads to the death of Mercutio, which in terms lead us to the advent of tragedy.
In Act 2 Scene 2 Juliet makes a comment that displays both love and hate. ‘If they do see thee, they will murder thee’. In this quote the love is between Romeo and Juliet as she fears for his safety at the hands of her kinsman. The hate is of Romeo by the kinsman as they are after him prepared to kill. The hate that the Montague and Capulet family have is like a law and anybody who becomes a part of either family should automatically hate each other.
The violence from the struggle between the two houses has the ability to take away their blossoming love from Romeo and Juliet, ultimately causing their demise. The feud itself is obstacles to their love, the old hate of their families threaten to wed them to different families and pull them apart (Holland). The feud acts as a rival lover to Romeo, competing for love from the fair Juliet, and delicately holds the balance between their life and death. The external conflict causes Romeo and Juliet to cast away their surname and their identity in order for their love to be feas... ... middle of paper ... ... it cures their parents’ old hate that is buried along with them as the feud concludes. Juliet’s wedding turns into a funeral and creates their “womb of death,” and they die of love (McKim).
Moreover, Romeo speaks with violence and hatred towards Juliet as he says, “I would tear the word,” which implies he would do absolutely anything for Juliet as he would give up his name for her in which you would think references love but in fact it demonstrates hatred, this emphasises immaturity and childishness from Romeo. However, Romeo uses violent language to express his love; this suggests that Romeo is an aggressive character; which clearly shows that he isn’t able to handle true love. Romeo and Juliet’s love for one other and remaining together is far more significant to them then what is coming amongst them, the animosity between the families. In the Elizabethan era many people would have been stunned that Romeo and Juliet were very open about their feelings and emotions during the balcony scene when both were expressing their romantic love for each
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.
Juliet’s love for Romeo largely dictates her brash decisions and speech. If Romeo did not enter Juliet’s life, she would never have known the hurt and heartbreak she experiences throughout the tragedy. Ultimately, Romeo and Juliet become embodiments of impulsiveness. Through their rash words and actions in the tragedy “Romeo and Juliet”, Shakespeare sets forth that both are too hasty in their decisions, leading them into unfortunate events. As the plot unfolds, Romeo and Juliet’s futile love is torn apart by their family’s hate and animosity towards each other.
Also this quote reveals to the audience Romeo’s hamartia. Since he is too quick and rash it will inevitably lead him to his fatal death; and through this quote you could see where Romeo went wrong and how it will greatly affect him. Furthermore Romeo leads the audience to believe that he is just infatuated by Juliet’s looks; due to the fact he was strongly in love with Rosaline and then all of sudden falls in love with Juliet and forgets about Rosaline which he claimed to be his one and only love. “Young men’s love then lies Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.”(II.III.65). This quote that Friar Lawrence states planted into the readers mind that Romeo might not be truly in love but rather infatuated.
These two families the Montagues and the Capulets truly dislike each other for no true reason. For example at the beginning of the script Sampson, a Capulet says “Nay, as they dare. I will bite my thumb at them; which is disgrace to them, if they bear it,” (I, i, 44) to his Capulet friend in order to pick a fight with a Montague. In addition the feud continues between the families when Romeo kills Tybalt and also how the Capulets and Montagues almost started a brawl in front of the Prince. Again hatred was demonstrated by Lady Capulet when she says “We will have vengeance to one in Mantua, shall give him such an unaccustomed dram that he shall soon keep Tybalt company,” (III,v, 98) referring to Romeo.
Shakespeare has created a quintessential tragedy in which deepens the audience’s understanding of the universal themes of love, hate, conflict and death. The recurring focus on the tension between love and hate makes us reflect on how these themes govern upon human behavior. In the play Romeo and Juliet, the main characters for which Romeo and Juliet the denial of love and dominance of hate creates extreme loss, in this case, death. In progress, audiences have recognized that the death of two young people is entirely imprudent, creating a need for acceptance. Shakespeare relinquishes us a valuable insight into the power of hatred and reinforcing it with dramatic and literary techniques such as foreshadowing, embittering tone and comparison to elucidate that hate is contagious and destructive.
/ Call me but love, and I’ll be new baptized. / Hen... ... middle of paper ... ...s tragically. In essence, Romeo greatest flaw in the book was his impulsiveness and his habit to be very pushy. The tragedy from the book was then, the final result of consequential impulsive actions made by a specific character: Romeo. The possibility of tragedy was established with Romeo attending the Capulet’s masque, pushing Juliet to agree to marry him and at last be married.