Romeo and Juliet is a timeless, classic love story written by the incomparable William Shakespeare. Many of Shakespeare’s works are considered literary classics, but none are more loved than Romeo and Juliet. This play masterfully tells the love story of two teenagers in Elizabethan England. The title characters Romeo and Juliet are members of two feuding families, Romeo is a Montague and Juliet is a Capulet. There are different stylistic ways of portraying Romeo and Juliet, and the two most popular film versions portray two very different styles of this one play.
Two Tales of Star-Crossed Lovers Romeo and Juliet is a classic, well known tale, and has been remade in almost every form of media. Two star-crossed lovers, torn apart by fate-- an iconic, tragic love story. One of the most popular remakes is West Side Story, a musical turned movie. With catchy tunes, an amazing cast, and dances like works of art, it quickly picked up a large following, and is now almost just as popular as the original itself. What isn’t well known is that the movie is extremely close to the original play, and is probably the most accurate retelling of Romeo and Juliet.
The Character of Juliet in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In the play 'Romeo and Juliet' written by William Shakespeare, the character Juliet progresses throughout to become a mature and wise young lady. Shakespeare emphasises on key moments, using varied linguistic techniques to develop the feeling of the scene. In act I scene III, The audience's first impression of Juliet is that of an innocent, naïve girl, who has barely thought about marriage. "It's an honour I dream not of." This creates audience sympathy for Juliet, due to her innocence.
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.
What is the relationship like between Juliet & her parents? Do you think the Capulet’s are good parents? Over four hundred years ago, William Shakespeare wrote the passionate “Romeo & Juliet” – first performed in 1595, the play has since captured the hearts of millions of people all over the world. The “star-crossed” lovers, Romeo & Juliet show us their tale of desperation, virtue, and passion, as they live, and die together. Set in the wealthy, romantic city of Verona, this essay will illustrate Juliet’s relationship with her parents, as a direct comparison to Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.
The critic does not even give support on why he thinks the play is a “tragedy because two star crossed teenagers find one another, fall madly in love and despite their well-thought-out plans, are destroyed by their parents hate as well as other forces beyond their control.” After reading, “Romeo and Juliet, any meticulous reader can come to the conclusion that Romeo and Juliet can’t control their emotions. Situations arose and got the best of them.
Juliet mourned the exile of Romeo which Lady Capulet thought it was for the death of Tybalt. Because there was so much sadness Lord Capulet decided to marry Count Paris and Juliet so he could bring joy to people's heart. Once Juliet heard the sorrowful news of her getting married, she went to Friar Lawrence and he gave her a clever plan. At the wedding night, Juliet takes the sleeping potion that made her look dead, and her family thought she was dead too. Because of everyone acting hastily, Romeo knew about Juliet's death, so he killed himself just to be with Juliet.
Romeo was so depressed about his unrequited love for Rosaline when it just so happens, he goes to a masquerade party. There, he falls for Juliet, the daughter of Lord Capulet, and forgot about Rosaline. When they're finally torn apart, that's when both Romeo and Juliet realize they are from enemy families. Their love, of course, brings down their immediate marriage and Friar Lawrence agrees in hope to stop the feuding families. Unfortunately, Tybalt and Mercutio are killed and Romeo gets banished leaving Juliet without a husband or a cousin.
This fight between Mercutio and Tybalt led to the death of them both, which led to Romeo being banished from Verona, leaving Juliet heartbroken. “O God! Did Romeo 's hand shed Tybalt 's blood?” (Act 3, Scene 2) is a quote said by Juliet, showing how distraught is over this situation. This leaves Juliet visibility upset and her parents notice this sadness of hers. Her parents end up promoting up the idea that to cheer Juliet up, they arrange a marriage to her suitor, Paris, to come earlier than expected.
Mercutio then dies. When Romeo kills Tybalt, who is Juliets cousin, Juliet knows they may never be together. Romeo is then exiled from Verona. By this time Romeo and Juliet have already been secretly married by the Friar. Juliet is so upset she tells her parents that she refuses to marry Paris.