The Friar also anticipates the cruel end of their love when he warns "these violent things have violent ends". Shortly before Romeo and Juliet are married Romeo says But come what sorrow can, It cannot countervail the exchange of joy That one short minute gives me in her sight Basically, he has reached what he has described as his utmost fulfilment. "It is enough I may but call her mine". In chapter 3, I explained that the love of Romeo and Juliet appears as an attempt. But are we to evaluate their love as a success, as a successful attempt?
Some examples of this would be Romeo and Juliet talks to each other and fall in ?love? before realizing that their parents apparently hate each other. Another example is when Juliet?s nurse comes to talk to Romeo about Juliet, and the friends of Romeo mock her thinking her another stranger. Both of these and other ironies in the opening acts are meant to be entertaining and to keep the groundlings happy, along with other factors, while at the same time setting the stage for the play to become a tragedy, and slowly starting to shift to a more depth as the play progresses. In the center, specifically act three you see the use of irony to be more serious, often trying to lightly foreshadow and keep the audience interested.
Furthermore, death imagery conveys the message of violent deaths when Romeo believes false information regarding Juliet’s death. Most importantly, the death of Juliet is described with the use of death imagery to show its untimeliness. Emphasis on Romeo’s inexperience is displayed through the use of death imagery when he misunderstands Friar Laurence’s advice regarding true love. Although their families are sworn enemies, Romeo is drawn to Juliet at a Capulet party to which he is not invited. The two feel very strongly for one another and believe themselves in love.
In my opinion the play is trying to inform the audience that love is the deepest and most complex of human emotions and that if it takes hold of you it can evoke all sorts of other emotions like hatred (Romeo’s hatred towards Tybalt significantly escalated after he found love with Juliet), sadness (when Romeo returns to Verona to find Juliet pretending to be dead), vengefulness (Romeo had eventually decided that he was going to avenge Mercutio or die trying) and many others. Romeo portrayed all of these emotions I have listed throughout the play mainly after he found love with Juliet. Even before he fell in love with Juliet Romeo felt sadness and loneliness because he was in love with Rosaline, something she did not return. This is what the play is tying to tell the audience and while how that is done may differ from one generation to the other I believe I have created two versions of the story that are exciting and interesting for their respective targets.
Juliets inner conflict comes across well here, as it shows her true feelings effectively. Her conflict shows as she says that she will look, but if she does not like him than she will not marry him. This, I feel, i... ... middle of paper ... ...on stage and in the script produce are vital to the play as the audiences in Shakespeares time were keen on these types of tragedies and liked to watch the dramas unfold. Although they were written for these audiences, the conflicts and feelings still have some relevance today and this adds to our modern-day understanding of the play. This means that although that conflicts are presented in a Shakespearian time language and setting, the play can still be enjoyed and appreciated by many in the present day.
Contradictions in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In the play "Romeo and Juliet", Shakespeare uses contradictions both to involve his audience in the action and to highlight the important themes and events. The play was written on several different levels of understanding. It could be viewed as a simple, tragic love story but the conflicts within and between the characters give us a fascinating study of human nature. The contradictions within the text in the form of oxymorons and puns counter this simplicity and lead us to examine each line for its true purpose. The variety and interest capture and entrance the audience.
By this, Juliet means: if Romeo is already married, then she will be so depressed that she will die instead of marrying him, or anyone else. The audience knows that Romeo is not married, and this passage serves as a hint to Juliet's future, in conjunction with her marriage to Romeo. After realizing who Romeo is (the son of her family's greatest enemy), Juliet 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 loathèd enemy.
Friar Laurence's support for their marriage encourages them for a wrong decision of marrying each other. Friar Laurence makes their decisions without their parents' permission. Romeo and Juliet's marriage leads to their tragic end. Friar Laurence marries Romeo and Juliet in the hope of getting two families together. He states, " For this alliance may so happy prove,/ To turn you households' rancour to pure love."
In Act 2 Scene 3 Romeo turns to Friar Lawrence for advice and the Friar agrees to marry them stating, “For this alliance may so happy prove / to turn your households’ rancor to pure love.” The Friar is saying that he will agree to marry them with the hopes of ending the Capulet/Montague feud. In reality the Friar’s good intentions cause the exact opposite. The hosti... ... middle of paper ... ...tion the audience does he confronts Romeo and loses his life in a fight. In the most heartrending instance of dramatic irony, Romeo kills himself after seeing Juliet in her grave. Romeo’s death is all the more tragic because the audience is aware that Juliet is in fact not dead, and had this information gotten to Romeo neither him nor Juliet would have died.
The result of fate agonizes Friar Lawrence 's plan to reunite Romeo and Juliet by sending the wrong message which eventually leads to Romeo and Juliet 's utmost and dire demise. Balthasar does not know what Friar Lawrence has in his mind, so misleadingly, Romeo is informed by him about Juliet’s ‘death,’ “Then she is well, and nothing can be ill. Her body sleeps in Capels ' monument, O, pardon me for bringing this ill news.” Romeo is heartbroken after hearing the message and his plan to die with Juliet suddenly takes place. Although these lines create a feeling that Balthasar is one to tell Romeo about the turn of events, fate holds a significant influence by the lines of the message that Juliet is dead and this makes Romeo want to die with his lover. By fate, Balthasar comes to Romeo and tells him what he believes is true.