William Shakespeare's Presentation of Love in Romeo and Juliet Love is portrayed in Romeo and Juliet purely by the characters Shakespeare has created. This loveless society is primarily formed by the Capulets and the Montagues, two feuding families neck and neck with hate with each other, who do not even know where the hate originated from. In the end Romeo and Juliet's love for each other conquers the hate and the two families are united in grief, this ends the feud so the families no longer hate each other but this came at the price of the death, of two innocent lovers. Perhaps this was the only way the feud would end. The term 'loveless society' implies that Verona was a city where there is no love, that it cannot happen.
His second flaw completely opposite from the first, was acting on impulse out of passion making him kill the wrong man, Polonius. Hamlet’s acting out of passion and anger not only killed the wrong man but it was also Ophelia’s father, causing her to commit suicide. Hamlet was a hero trying to do the right thing, but his tragic flaws turn everything around when everyone including himself dies . One of Hamlet’s flaws is that he over thinks things a lot and it is first shown the most at the prayer scene with Claudius. Once Hamlet sees how Claudius reacts to the play he knows that Claudius killed his father and that the ghost was right, he has a chance to kill him and doesn’t take it .
If Mercutio, Tybalt and Romeo would have listened to Benvolio, the fights would have not occurred, and the outcome of the play would be changed. An example of love versus hate occurs through the relationship 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 best states this. Chorus: Two houses, both alike in dignity ?From ancient grudge break to new mutiny ?A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life: Whose misadventured piteous overthrows, Doth with their death bury their parents?strife.
From there, Friar Lawrence created a plan so risky ... ... middle of paper ... ...ions and actions made by Friar Lawrence did not help, but hurt those involved. Friar Lawrence consistently shows that he is a terrible decision maker, a trait that influenced the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. In conclusion, Friar Lawrence is responsible for the deaths of the star-crossed lovers, despite them taking their own lives. The Friar has influenced the decision Romeo and Juliet made regarding their deaths by the inexcusable choices he made during the story. His decision to succumb to Romeo and Juliet’s desire to marry started the journey to their unfortunate deaths.
(5.2.16). This tells us that the failure of the letter not reaching Romeo is a mistake as people are anxious about the infection, which they may catch. In the play Friar John has a very small role, but nevertheless must take a part of the blame. The Prince has to be fair and look at both sides of the arguments, which take place between the two families this is his job. When the fight between Mercutio, Tybalt and Romeo breaks out he tells both sides of the families, Immediately we do exile him hence (3.1.187) With Romeo banished for killing Tybalt, this splits the two lovers up.
Fate in the play was how the 'grudge', premonition's, Friar's plan and parents all contributed to their death. Without them destined to die they could have avoided their death but because it was 'death-marked', meaning it was out of anyone's control. Shakespeare wrote in the prologue the reason for their death was fated, and their death was destined to 'bury their parents strife'. The main reason for their death was their fate.
Since he starts the quarrel, he should not blame anyone for the outcome. Because of his hot temper, and lack of maturity, Mercutio have digs his own grave. Mercutio is clearly to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet, despises the facts that he is Romeo’s friend. His death have sets a battle between the Montagues and Capulets and causes the plays to turn into a tragedy afterward. If Mercutio have not provokes Tybalt into a fight, Romeo might not have take revenge on Tybalt, his new in-law cousin.
“Immature love says:’ I love you because I need you. ‘Mature love says’ I need you because I love you” (Fromm, Eric). Romeo and Juliet is a tragic love story written by William Shakespeare, the play is based on teenagers who fall in love with each other without thinking about the consequences that there love will have. In the play the reader will see Romeos immaturity and irrational decisions that lead to his death, also the reader sees Juliet’s immature decisions and her lack of growing up and being more mature. The outcome of the play was changed because of there irrational thinking.
As we can see, the impact of the families’ feud has lead to Tybalt’s hatred against Romeo (and all Montagues), and leads to the death of Mercutio, which in terms lead us to the advent of tragedy. In the scene of Mercutio’s death, Shakespeare uses characterisation and dramatic irony... ... middle of paper ... ...oesn't wake up, Romeo will soon take his own life. The scene where Juliet wakes and finds Romeo dead is symbolic in reiterating the tragic, but overwhelming control of fate over the star-crossed lovers. Therefore, the death of Mercutio have triggered a chain of tragic incidents and therefore establishes the major concerns of tragedy. Mercutio’s death as a turning point have greatly impacted to the establishment of the major concerns of tragedy.
Also, ‘freak’ accidents make the deaths more likely because of Juliet waking up straight after when Romeo dies. Love itself may have been the ‘vital’ key to all this because in the end the two will be drawn together in a sad, yet rather emotional ending to Shakespeare’s play. We can see that ‘Romeo and Juliet’ reflected some of the important events in Shakespeare’s own time because it was the age of Elizabeth I and James I, an age of a religious and political faction and of growing nationalism. Elizabeth’s father, Henry VIII disconnected the English Church from the Roman Catholic Church in protest because the P... ... middle of paper ... ... deaths are caused by ‘love’ and they died because they love each other and willing to give up including their own lives. Also, if they truly love each other, they will be inseparable.