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. As far as the aspect of love is concerned, when Juliet meets Romeo she realises for the first time in her life (although of course she is still not 14 yrs old) what real romantic love is. The attraction is instant & so immediate that she hopes Romeo is not already marri... ... middle of paper ... ...d example of the contrast between life and death can be seen in Act 2 Scene 3 when the Friar is gathering herbs and plants. He talks about plants that can kill if eaten but that are good for you if smelled. "Virtue itself turns vice being misapplied and vice plant Sometimes by action dignified .....Canker eats up that" You can see from all I have written Romeo & Juliet is a play in which Shakespeare makes great use of contrast.
It is shown in this quotation: ‘Well in hit you miss: She’ll not be hit with cupid’s arrow’ The audience is told that Paris wants to marry Juliet but her father disagrees because he feels she is too young, however he invites Paris to the party to win Juliet’s heart. This is shown by Capulet saying: ‘But woo her gentle Paris, get her heart,’ When Juliet is asked about marriage by Lady Capulet she feels differently: ‘It is a honour that I dream not of.’ One of the ways Shakespeare makes this scene dramatically effective is by making Romeo discover Rosaline has been invited to the Capulet party. Benvolio urges Romeo to go and they decide to gatecrash the party. ... ... middle of paper ... ...s as Juliet asks the name of two other men before asking for Romeo’s. The audience feel they are being played by this story unfolding, and are very effective dramatically.
The Theme of Love in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet The main theme in 'Romeo and Juliet' is love, and how it occurs in many forms. There are a number of different types of love in 'Romeo and Juliet'. Some examples of the types of love in Romeo and Juliet are Romeo's fashionable love for Rosaline, the Nurse's bawdy view of love and the Capulet's unromantic view of love. All of these types of love are in contrast to the main type of love expressed by Romeo and Juliet which is true love. We can see that at the beginning, Romeo is lovesick for a girl called Rosaline.
When her parents tell her to meet Paris she said obediently, “but no more deep will i…than your consent gives…” but after she fell in love and secretly marries Romeo, she did not only become a disobedient rebel but also speaks against her father and was not afraid of anything. When her father tells her to marry Paris she said, “ I will not marry yet…” and when she is drinking the portion,she did it “without fear or doubt.” This very sudden extreme and unbelievable change within her was caused mainly because of this infatuation she had for Romeo. This is shown through Romeo as well. It was the romantic love that blinded him to marry Juliet when he knew that was not the wisest thing. He said “my life is my foes debt!” when he fell in love with Juliet.
This is an obvious problem for her and Lysander because they are in love and want to be wed but it is also a problem because her friend Helena is also in love with Deme... ... middle of paper ... ...ill. So because Lysander “loves” Helena he leaves Hermia in the night to follow Helena. Obviously, both men leave their ladies, their loves, in some way against their will and in other way totally by choice. While comparing The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Nights Dream I found that the acts had many similarities like in act one there is a definite problem in the very beginning, in act two they both make romantic gestures, and in act three the men leave their love. In the first acts of both of these plays, they already have a definite problem formed.
Both relationships are so diverse they are easy to compare with each other. The relationship between Claudio and Hero comes across as being rather anomalous and complex. The idea of love at first sight was very popular when Shakespeare was writing. Shakespeare uses this theme in other plays he has written. Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love at once, just like the apparent Claudio and Hero in Much ado about nothing.
Themes of Love and Hate in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet, one of the most famous plays of all time, is so because of the combination of doomed love and troubled hate that plights the destiny of the two "star-crosse'd lovers". Before Act 1 Scene 5, love has already been displayed in many forms. Romeo shows an almost courtly love for Rosaline where he is to pursue her until he can win her. In contrast to this the nurse and the servants give a much more informal, bawdy presentation of love, perhaps this is because it is the only type of love they have the experienced. However, more likely it is used to emphasise the class differences that existed at the time.
Romeo and Juliet is a sixteenth-century play written by William Shakespeare. Amongst the most renowned of Shakespeare's plays, Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy that focuses on the fated relationship of two star-crossed lovers. The play focuses on themes of love and hate, mostly concerning the feud between the two opposing families, the Montagues and the Capulets. This play came at a time when such social events like courting were not just accepted, but expected. Witchcraft and fate were also strongly believed to be real which makes aspects of the play seem somewhat surreal to a modern day audience.
At the beginning of the play Juliet talks of marriage as ‘an honour that I dream not of’ (1.3.67) but by Act Two Scene Two it is Juliet who brings about the subject of marriage, encouraging Romeo to arrange their wedding. Romeo may have insisted on declaring their love for each other but Juliet takes it a step further ‘thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow’ (2.2.144). The haste in which Romeo and Juliet declare their love for one another and begin to arrange their marriage sets the tone for the remaining play. The sudden urgency that they must marry and be together brings about their downfall. Constantly ignoring warnings by the Friar that they should not rush but go ‘wisely and slow/They stumble that run fast’ (2.3.90), Romeo and Juliet become victims of the... ... middle of paper ... ...ony, often relating then back to issues such as conflicts between social classes, the oppression of working classes, and the support for those in positions of power.
As the child of the Montagues, Romeo, and Juliet of the Capulets, they are required to be mortal enemies, but instead fall in love at an unlikely time. Romeo and Juliet claim that they found true love, but I believe Romeo and Juliet’s perspective on love will differ from others who have experienced, seen, or felt this special feeling. Romeo’s insight on love is very immature and dramatic. “Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health.” (1.1.175). As Romeo speaks to Benvolio, he uses these oxymorons to show