Both, through mere days of desperation, elation, deception, and grief, were ultimately cheated out of their lives by their love. Shakespeare develops a similar opinion through Helena in A Midsummers Night’s Dream. Helena is able to recognize love as a volatile creature, yet with uncontrollable power over the heart.The transient nature of love is channeled through deception and clouded judgement. Although seemingly constant, love changes on impulse to align with wanton desire. In Act I, scene 2, of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is introduced as a classic Petrarchan lover, pinning over the beautiful Rosaline, who has sworn to be chaste.
(Shakespeare 1.4.1016).’" However Juliet hesitates towards Romeo’s gestures because she doesn’t know who Romeo is. Then, Romeo continues with his romantic statements and the two kiss. Although Romeo is romantic, he is also very impulsive. After meeting Juliet Romeo was in love after just breaking up with Rosaline. When Romeo talks to Friar Laurence he explains “‘Then plainly know my heart’s dear love is set On the fair daughter of rich Capulet’ As mine on hers, so hers is set on mine, And all combined, save what thou must combine By holy marriage.
Romeo and Juliet choose their own actions through their judgments, which were caused by their belief of everlasting love. Due to their unsound and absurd attitudes, both characters are dazed by love in a puerile manner. The relationship they created was actually built on lust and desperation. Firstly, Romeo is the first character whom shows immature love in the story as a whole. Once Capulet’s party is over, Romeo’s attitude leads him to jump over the wall to Juliet’s house and exclaim to her,” And what love can do, that dares love attempt./Therefore thy kinsmen are no stop to me”(2.2.68-9).
She hath Dian’s wit,/ And, in strong proof of chastit... ... middle of paper ... ...Act I. In Act I of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare demonstrates different forms of love that characters face. From the beginning, Romeo struggles to find true love and what love really is. As for Juliet, she also struggles on what love is, but also finding her own voice. And when finally finding true love they discover that they have fallen in love their own enemy.
As Mercutio lies dying, he shouts "A plague o ' both your houses!" (Act 3, Scene 1) This quote also foreshadows the upcoming deaths of Romeo and Juliet and the pain it will inflict on their families. After Mercutio’s fateful death, Romeo is blindsided with anger and attacks and kills Tybalt. Once, Romeo has realized what he has done, he claims “Oh, I am fortune 's fool!” (Act 3, Scene 1). This fight between Mercutio and Tybalt led to the death of them both, which led to Romeo being banished from Verona, leaving Juliet heartbroken.
The fact that the lovers are star-crossed, yet they still love each other is a bad decision because it leads to their doom. Second, in the third act Romeo “slew Tybalt” because of fate (R&J 3.1.178). Tybalt hates Romeo for crashing the party where Romeo met Juliet and he also hates Romeo because he is a Montague. Paris hates Romeo even when Romeo did not get a choice in what family he was born into, it was fate. Then, Tybalt challenges Romeo to a duel but Tybalt ends up killing Mercutio.
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. The likeliness of their deaths was augmented by Romeo killing Tybalt and his banishment. At last, the tragedy took form when Romeo committed suicide follow by Juliet. At no point he was cautious while making his decisions or thought about the consequences of his actions. These actions caused a lot of unnecessary drama and led all the characters to their downfall.
The story people adore; Romeo falls for Juliet and they get married. They are forced into hiding which leads to Juliet pretending to be dead. The love struck Romeo kills him self, when Juliet awakes to actually kill herself, a fantasized love story. However another side to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet tragedy that fans don't look at is who is responsible. The dominant male characters, Friar Laurence, Lord Capulet, and Romeo are most at blame for the story.
Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet, are willing to do anything for love and will put their trust in fate. Romeo and Juliet demonstrate that the recipe for love runs less smoothly than expected by threats, posed by Lord Capulet towards Juliet to marry Paris, by Romeo’s banishment for killing Tybalt, and the lack of communication, in the form of a letter, which in the end, tragically results in the death of the two lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Love becomes a recipe of disaster as Lord Capulet enrages and threatens his daughter to engage in artificial love. Lord Capulet elaborates and assumes it would be a marvelous idea for Juliet to marry Paris in order for her to disremember the grief of her deceased cousin, Tybalt. Since Juliet is already married to Romeo secretly by law and has no affections or feelings for Paris, she neglects her father’s offer and selflessly says, “not proud you have, but thankful that you have.
This quote that Friar Lawrence states planted into the readers mind that Romeo might not be truly in love but rather infatuated. This tragic play takes place in fair Verona where a quarrel between two families takes place due to an ancient grudge. Both families, Montague and Capulet hate each other with a great passion. Two lovers named Romeo and Juliet are both from the two opposing families and they love and marry each other in secret without their families knowing. Because of their impulsiveness and rash decisions it causes them to lead themselves to die a tragic death.