Like Friar Laurence’s hypothetical kiss between fire and powder, Romeo and Juliet have one night together, then the situation implodes, with Romeo banished for slaying Tybalt and Juliet betrothed to Paris. The obsession that the ill-fated lovers have for one-another is, in the very extremity that pulls them together, deadly. Romeo’s obsession with Juliet and his honor, and, as a result, mortality, leads to the death of numerous characters, both innocent men and pugnacious brawler. Romeo’s obsession with seeing Juliet and dying next to her leads to Paris’s death outside Juliet’s tomb. Likewise, the obsession with honor leads Romeo to slay Tybalt, his cousin of one hour following Romeo and Juliet’s marriage.
Moreover, Juliet character is well-defined as individualist when she tells Romeo “you kiss by the book.” As much when Romeo meets Juliet he forgets all about Rosaline the woman he thought he loved. Romeo’s character develops maturity and displayed openly with his poetry writing. Another genre that classify this film is the love and murder formula. For example, Mercutio’s is killed by Tybalt and Romeo kills Tybalt. Because Mercutio’s is viewed as a brother to Romeo his act of revenge is understood by the
It shows that a father 's job in the 16th century was to breed the daughters in order to marry them off. Romeo and Juliet first unfold as a classic comedy because of the jokes and absurd humor. It only begins to show signs of a tragedy when Mercutio died and the rest of the people began to follow after. Romeo shows many signs of his love whether if he’s talking about her looks or her gentle personality, he even adds that “It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night as a rich jewel in an Ethiop 's ear –” (1, 5, 46-47) due to how beautiful he thinks she is. Despite their young love Romeo proves over and over again how important she is to him that when he found out that she was “dead” he yelled out “Then I defy you, stars.” due to how heartbroken he was and how she was his world.
Because of this, people think what Romeo and Juliet felt for each other was attraction for the physical body and not the person. I think that Romeo and Juliet did not have feelings of true love, but rather true lust for these 3 reasons Romeo thinks he is terribly in love with Rosaline, Romeo’s love is immature and on the 2nd day after their meeting, they marry and Juliet wants to feel the “rewards” of marriage. The story of Romeo and Juliet is a story of true lust. Webster’ dictionary describes lust as “a desire to gratify the senses”. Merriam-Webster defines lust as “a strong feeling of sexual desire”.
In Romeo and Juliet the typical gender roles that men and women were supposed to play had an influence on the fate of their lives. The beginning of Act one opens with a brawl in the street between the servants of the Capulets and the Montagues. The origin of the fight introduces the important theme of masculine honor. Sampson, one of Capulets servants, shows this masculinity by saying, “Draw, if you be men.” (I.i.64). Later on in the play in Act II, scene i. the display of honor and masculinity comes up again during the fight between Mercutio and Tybault.
In Romeo and Juliet, masculinity is largely prominent. As Romeo is about to commit suicide, Friar Laurence scolds him, saying “Art thou a man? Thy form cries out thou art. Thy tears are womanish; thy wild acts denote the unreasonable fury of a beast. Unseemly woman in a seeming man”(Shakespeare, 3.2.18).
Unintentionally, Isabella ignites a sexual flame inside Lord Angelo which grew with almost every word she said "I come to know your pleasure” (Shakespeare 138). Angelo replies to this by saying "That you might know it would much better please me, than to demand what 'tis." (Shakespeare 138). Then replies in a speaking voice where she can hear "Your brother cannot live" (Shakespeare 138). In this moment Isabella triggers Angelo 's desire, causing him to manipulate her into thinking her brother will be put to death so he can then trick her into having sex with him.
This upsets Romeo so much that he kills Tybalt because he was overwhelmed with passion and makes a hasty decision. Now bringing things back to the Capulet ball. Fate begins with Tybalt hearing Romeo express his love for Juliets beauty aloud and becomes filled with anger because he believes that Romeo is there to crash party since he is a Montague. If Tybalt never heard that, he would have never instigated a fight and Romeo would not have been exiled. This is fate rearranging time and circumstance to pull Romeo farther away from
Through his description of the Duchess and his recount of her reactions to others’ gifts, Duke Ferrara reveals a motive for murdering the Duchess. Through his aside comment concerning the curtain, Duke Ferrara connects the two together and unearths his crime to the audience. Through the exaggerated example of the Duke killing his Duchess in an attempt to control her, Robert Browning successfully demonstrates a social commentary: men go to extremes to sustain control. By fabricating the Duke as an evil individual, Browning effectively renders the audience receptive to his message.
For example, when Claudius sets up the plan of poisioning Hamlet in the duel he ends up killing Ger... ... middle of paper ... ...is uncle, Claudius for taking the throne, his mother, his money and the crown. Therefore yes, Hamlet is obssesed with wanting to kill his Claudius. Claudius' Greed for power is to blame for all the tragedies in the play Hamlet. Claudius was jellous of his brother and did go through exstemes inorder to gain power through greed. Relying on others was another tragedy.