Reckless actions lead to untimely deaths. In Shakespeare’s tragedy “Romeo and Juliet”, both protagonists fight for their hopeless love. Bloodshed and chaos appear inevitable in fair Verona; Romeo and Juliet come from enemy households, the Montegues and the Capulets, who have sworn to defeat one another. The young and handsome Romeo weeps over his unrequited love for Rosaline, until he lays his eyes on Juliet. Strong and independent, Juliet seeks to escape her family’s will to marry her off to Paris, a kinsman of the Prince.
Their strong attraction to each other, which some call fate, determines where their forbidden love will take them. The leading force, in my opinion, that led to Romeo and Juliet's death is the conflict between the two fathers, Capulet and Montague. It's because of this conflict that Romeo and Juliet feel they must hide their love which, in the end, is the cause of their deaths. Because of this conflict, confrontations occurred and insults were thrown. Hatred is bred which is evident when Tybalt, who is Lady Capulet's nephew, joins the fight against the Montague family.
Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, I’ll no longer be a Capulet” (2.2.35). The opposition between the two families guide Romeo and Juliet secretly seeing each other. This displays that hatred puts Romeo and Juliets life in risk which leads to their death. Later in the story, Romeo takes a suicide because he could not resist being without his true love. When Juliet wakes up, she finds Romeo’s dead body lying on the floor, “What’s here?
In Act 1 Scene 5 Romeo and Juliet’s passion for one another over comes the fact that they belong to families that hate one another. The religious imagery in their speech indicates the depth of their feelings. However, in this scene the aggression of Tybalt’s language shows how love and conflict sit side by side in this play. in Act 3 scene 1 Tybalt is bursting with aggression and is determined to pick a fight, even Romeo feels he must fight his cousin (by marriage) when Mercutio is killed. The violence contrasts with the peace, surrounding the lovers whilst they are together.
In the play Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio’s death functions as a major turning point that establishes the major concerns of tragedy. In this scene, Shakespeare uses techniques to juxtapose the central themes of hatred, violence and love to establish a sense of tragic loss, which also foreshadows the inevitable, devastating finale that is awaiting the two lovers. The themes of hatred and violence portrayed through the feud between the two families, significantly shapes the formation of tragedy. As conflict arises between Mercutio and Tybalt, Romeo attempts to intervene to stop their fight, but seemingly fate conspires to bring about the death of Mercutio. At this point, the sense of tragedy becomes illuminated in the audiences’ mind.
The whole basis of the play is the great love between Romeo and Juliet which is set against the background of the great hatred between the montagues and the capulets. An example of love versus hate occurs through Romeo and Juliet and the hate between their families. The love that Romeo and Juliet share completely opposes the deep roots of anger and hate between their parents. The quote from the chorus ( at the beginning of the play ) best states this. " 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.
The prologue shows it by writing it as a sonnet or some sort of song. Two families, the Capulets and Montagues, are hostile to each other but their children, Romeo and Juliet, fall in love. They try to escape from the conflict by death, and their death helps to mend the ancient quarrel between both families. As the feud kills the lovers, their love ends the feud too, so both families have the power to destroy each other. Their love makes the two families value the importance of loving each other’s neighbours.
“For never was a story of more woe/Than this of Juliet and her Romeo” (V.III.309-310). Love and hate has a major part in the play Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, as the Montagues and Capulets hate for each other makes Romeo and Juliet’s love only stronger while causing the families to lose loved ones over nothing. For example, Romeo falling out of love then back into love with Juliet changes the two families’ relationship into one unlike any other. While Tybalt seeing Romeo at the Capulet Ball creates a violent uproar leading to two deaths; as he has to hold in his anger because Capulet does not want his Ball ruined. Just as important is how when the two families’ hate starts getting stronger, Romeo and Juliet only become more and more inseparable and are willing to do whatever is necessary so they can be together forever.
The catastrophic suicide of Romeo and Juliet was visibly the result of a variety of conflicts and disagreements which take place throughout the play. The play begins with violence and hatred between the two warring families; the Capulets and Montagues as they quarrel in the streets of Verona. During the course of the play romance gradually occurs, as Romeo is lovesick over Rosaline, but as soon as he sees the sight of Juliet, Romeo immediately forgets about Rosaline. Amongst the play, the contrast of their love is continuously followed by hatred between the two feuding families, leading to the devastating ending. The reality of Romeo and Juliet’s love can be contemplated that true love is debateable, on the other hand and at most scenes it
Lust and Love As one looks at the idea of “teenage love”, the story of “Romeo and Juliet” comes to mind. Shakespeare’s play take a hard look at what it means to be truly “in love”. The basic context is that two families have an old quarrel that causes much pain and strife. When the children, Romeo and Juliet, fall in “heated love”, much chaos ensues,because neither child is able to let the families know that they have been secretly married. Because of their inability to tell the truth, Romeo and Juliet must skulk around and keep their love hidde.