As stated in the prologue of the play, “From ancient grudge breaks new mutiny.” The Capulets and Montagues could not find an agreement until the death of their children. “And the continuance of their parents’ rage, which but their children’s end, naught could remove.” Romeo and Juliet’s love could have been made a lot easier if the two families were not feuding. Instead of star crossed lovers they could have been called a happy couple. Many things would have changed. In Act 5, scene 5, line 296 Capulet says to Montague, “O brother Montague, give me thy hand.
Also, Juliet’s own nurse tells her she’s made a bad choice in a man. “Love at first sight isn’t real” In Friar Laurence’s cell, he warns Romeo loving to fast is bound to end after Romeo asks the Friar to marry him to Juliet. Friar Laurence is trying to imply that love takes time and that it doesn’t happen spontaneously. Shakespeare is purposely foreshadowing in this scene, clearly giving hints that loves at first sight isn’t real and Romeo’s and Juliet’s relationship is not going to last. For example, The Friar says: These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which, as they kiss, consume.
Even and early as the prologue, the words “A pair of star-cross’d lovers…” reveal Shakespeare’s intent in conveying the association of fate with this motif. Like stars, fate exists in the heavens. It is Romeo and Juliet’s misfortune that leads to the sorrowful and tragic ending of the play. Romeo and Juliet is a play plagued with timing and fate. Some actions are believed to happen by chance or destiny.
Hence and comfort her.”(Act 3 Scene 3, Line 157). When the Friar says this, he doesn’t mean comfort her with words. The Friar means physically comfort her and many people wouldn’t approve of the comforting Friar is referring to for a 13 and 15 year old. To add on to this situation, Romeo and Juliet had only known each other for less than a week. In Act 5 Scene 3, when the Capulets and Montagues find their children lying dead next to each other, the Friar explains, “Romeo, there dead, was husband to Juliet, and she, there dead, that was Romeo’s faithful wife.” (Line 240 and 241).
For example, Romeo was in a relationship with Rosaline, before marrying Julliet. Inonclusion , the Friar did not have the expierence to know that they were kids. The Friar thought that this marriage will end an ancient grudge of two prominent families, when it will only separate them even more. Friar Laurence was helping Capulet and Lady Capulet mourn over Tybalt’s death. Paris says, "With these times of woe afford no time to woo!"
The Montagues are very close to Romeo, Lady Montague especially worries about Romeo, after the first fight in the play Lady Montague asks if Romeo was involved and wants to know where he is "O where is Romeo? Saw you him today? Right glad I am he was not at the fray". Towards the end of the play Lady Montague dies of a broken heart that was caused by the banishment o... ... middle of paper ... ...ey wanted what was best for the children not for themselves. Neither of the parents or the parent substitutes are to blame for what happened.
After all the disagreements and years of obedience it finally came to an end when the daughters made their own decisions. The decisions might of not been the best decisions since Desdemona and Juliet were both dead at the end however, at least they passed away with happiness, knowing they made the decision to marry a man without their fathers approval. The fathers come off as possessive and loving but the bond can often be too strong. Both dilemmas between choosing lovers and family ended in death and regret. Works Cited Shakespeare, William, and Alvin B. Kernan.
Fate linking Romeo and Juliet together and that they were destined for each other. Romeo meeting Juliet is how the strive between both families will come to end. Without fate guiding the servant to Romeo that feud may have never ended. Before Romeo and friends, Benvolio and Mercutio enter the Capulet’s party Romeo mentions,“Some consequence, yet hanging in the stars / Shall bitterly begin his fearful date / By some
Throughout the play both Romeo and Juliet sense that their destiny is being controlled by forces too great to imagine. After his victory in his duel with Tybalt to avenge Mercutio he utters the words, “O, I am fortune’s fool” (III i 138)! This when interpreted is taken to mean that he is Fortune, otherwise known as fate, is merely toying with him such as a child’s plaything. Romeo and Juliet each at different times refer to” the stars” determining their fate and the direction of their relationship. In act 1 Romeo has a premonition that the flow of his life is being directing by some force.
Therefore, Capulet’s big heartedness and small heartedness caused the death of Romeo ... ... middle of paper ... ...ous information; and knowing Romeo’s impulsive nature he should wait for Romeo to arrive and tell him the truth. Therefore, Friar Lawrence’s useless wisdom has become the cause of the young couple’s death. In conclusion, the four people to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s death are; Capulet, Nurse, Mercutio and Friar Lawrence. The Capulet’s big heartedness and small heartedness has taken the life of the young couple. The nurse intended to provide Juliet a better life by giving her life of love than advising her to marry Paris for both the life of wealth and love, and Mercutio’s impulsive nature has caused their death.