When Romeo enters in Act 1: Scene 1 he discusses his sadness with Benvolio, 'Out of her favour where I am in love' Romeo believes strongly he is in love with Rosaline but she rejects him and does not return that feeling, here in the play he explains this to Benvolio. Romeo use's oxymorons whilst talking to Benvolio to attempt to explain the pain and distress in a dramatic way to shock him. Because of the rejection from Rosaline he is so confused and is trying to put it the best way for Benvolio to understand.
This is because the feud is directly responsible for the secret marriage, Romeo's banishment and for the Friar's scheme which leads to the deaths of the lovers. So ironically it is hate and not love which kills the lovers and Shakespeare tells us this... ... middle of paper ... ...xymorons to play the audience. Shakespeare uses blank verse for Romeo's friends as this is easy to understand and it makes sense. Because of this, at this point in the play Romeo appears as nothing more than a lovesick teenager whose friends have outgrown him Shakespeare wanted his audience to be shocked and disturbed in a reaction to this play. Shakespeare was also trying to show how their deaths in the play were fated and their attempts against fate were struggles in vain.
This makes Montague think that it sounds like Romeo is making himself live in an imaginary, not existing, fake world all by his lonesome self. When Benvolio and Romeo meet, they talk about what is bothering Romeo. This is when we learn that Romeo is depressed by the rejection of his love, Rosaline, who believes in chastity. Also, Rosaline won’t return the love that Romeo is waiting impatiently for. So this is why Romeo is heart-broken.
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.
81- 84) Romeo is not very close to his father, and instead confides in Friar Laurence, who offers him advice. When Romeo was ‘in lov... ... middle of paper ... ... of untimely and tragic deaths for Romeo and Juliet. Initially, death imagery is used to portray Romeo’s inexperience, thus making his death untimely. In addition, to convey the message of Romeo and Juliet’s tragic and violent deaths, Shakespeare expertly applies death imagery. Above all, death imagery is used at its best to communicate the untimeliness of Juliet’s death.
It would also make the audience feel more sympathy for Romeo and Juliet when they are together because the audience know that they are two of the people that will die. Throughout Romeo and Juliet, there is a theme of opposing forces, such as love and hate. This is shown in the prologue when it is stated “from ancient grudge break mutiny”. The opposition of the families
“Pure” reminds us of her innocence and youth which makes her death even more tragic. To conclude my essay, I think that the main way Shakespeare makes us feel sympathy for the couple in the last scene is by constantly reminding us of how much Romeo loves Juliet and how he wants to commit suicide. He also makes us sympathise by showing how helpless Romeo is over his destiny, he can’t prevent their deaths. Romeo shows confusion as to why it had to be that way. Finally we are made aware of how much the couple were loved by others; this is how Shakespeare causes us to feel sympathy in the last scene.
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. Also the hate of the families ended the love of the two characters due to the lovers death. Shakespeare begins the first scene of the play with hatred by using dramatic language and insults. However, the play soon moves on towards the theme of love, which contrasts well with the hatred. Shakespeare liked to switch from love to hate or hate to love to shoe how close the two elements are and how they run in parallel together.
This indicates that “the continuance of the parents’ rage, which, but their children’s end, naught could remove” (prologue), displaying the significance of their deaths in the play. By demonstrating to readers how Romeo and Juliet’s deaths are instrumental in restoring harmony between two families, Shakespeare explicates how their relationship expresses the links between death and love. The themes of love and death feature equally prominently in the play Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare portrays the theme of love through Romeo and Juliet’s relationship. He shows that love is a human emotion that is capable of overcoming barriers, but that it can also lead to tragedy.
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.