Juliet has mixed feelings about the arrangement devised by the Friar so that the two of them can be together. Juliet thinks disaster will come of previous tactics developed to allow Romeo and her to be together. In addition, when Romeo is speaking of his love for Juliet he says, "And but thou love me, let them find me here. / My life were better ended by there hate / Then death prorogued, wanting of thy love"(ll,ii,75-77). Romeo's immense love for Juliet will eventually lead to the fall of himself.
Romeo and Juliet is more about love than death. Discuss. Final Set in the city of Verona, William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet explores the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet, two young lovers whose relationship is intertwined within the bitter rivalry that exists between their families. Although love may seem like the natural solution to solve this crisis, it is actually death which leads to resolution. The predominant themes of love and death are equally essential in the outcome of the story.
When there is news going around about the death of two dearly beloved teenagers, there will be fingers pointed across the way from person to person. Romeo and Juliet is a popular and classic tragic tale made by Shakespeare about two star-crossed lovers who end up taking their own lives for each other. Due with the teens’ deaths, Prince Escalus of Verona leaves off the audience with the most stressed quote, “All shall be punished”. This leaves everybody (from the audience to Prince Escalus, himself) wondering of who is responsible for the unfair deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Who exactly is to be blamed for the deaths?
This idea can be reflected in Romeo and Juliet. Right at the beginning of the play the chorus recites a sonnet. It frames the story- line and prepares the audience for a tragic play by using adjectives, quatrains and links (patterns) to the play. 'From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life: Doth with their death bury their parents' strife.' As you can see the idea of 'fate' is being used and it also clearly outlines that the love of the two characters with their tragic deaths ended the hatred of the two families.
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 the scene of Mercutio’s death, Shakespeare uses characterisation and dramatic irony... ... middle of paper ... ...oesn't wake up, Romeo will soon take his own life. The scene where Juliet wakes and finds Romeo dead is symbolic in reiterating the tragic, but overwhelming control of fate over the star-crossed lovers. Therefore, the death of Mercutio have triggered a chain of tragic incidents and therefore establishes the major concerns of tragedy. Mercutio’s death as a turning point have greatly impacted to the establishment of the major concerns of tragedy.
Has Shakespeare convinced you that Romeo and Juliet are in love at the end of act one? What is love? Love means a warm liking or affection for a person, affectionate devotion. Does the way Romeo describe Juliet sound like love to you? In my opinion love does not occur at first sight, it is something that you need to work towards.
The reader will see that Juliet shows innocence as she was in a tough position and wanted to die with her Romeo whom she loved. This essay argued how the immaturity and naivety of the main characters lead to their downfall in the play of Romeo and Juliet. Overall in the essay the reader examined Romeos immaturity and irrational decisions, which lead to his death and Juliet’s immature decision, which lead to her death. Also how there immaturity made the outcome of the play different to what someone would predict. The reader can see a straight connection that Romeo and Juliet death was caused by their immaturity and naivety.
The prologue also states that Romeo and Juliet are also doomed. This is shown by their relationship being termed as a 'death-mark'd love' showing that their relationship's fate has already been set out for disaster. This creates a sense of sympathy in the audience for the protagonists. It also creates some suspense because although the audience already knows that Romeo and Juliet are doomed, they want to know how they will get together in the first place if they are in enemy families. After the prologue, the play opens with a dramatic conflict.
As the audience are already aware the lovers are going to die it will create high levels of anxiety and dramatic irony. The moral of the play is made clear by the chorus ‘the continuance of their parent’s rage, which but their children’s ends’, nought could remove’. It needs something as drastic as their children’s death to end the feud between Capulet and Montague. Shakespeare devises action and events to emphasise the inevitability of the lover’s deaths. As Romeo makes his way to the Capulet ball he has a premonition that this will be the start if a chain of events, which will lead to an ‘untimely death’ ‘for my mind misgives some consequence, yet hanging in the stars’ The Elizabethan audience would have strongly believed in predestination, and there was no way Romeo could escape his premature death.
Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare, which is about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths end their feuding families feud. Throughout the story Romeo and Juliet comforted and loved each other which helped changed each of them for the better. As Shakespeare wrote, “ I’m invincible against their hatred “ (Shakespeare 2.2. 72-73). In the beginning, Romeo was known to be mopey, sad, and depressed, but that all changed when he met Juliet which happens to be what he needed at the time.