The prologue informs the audience of the "ancient grudge" between the Montague's and Capulet's and prepares them for the eventual bloodshed. Although we never learn why there was a "grudge" it seemed to have become a habit for the families to hate one another. Romeo and Juliet suppress their love in order to keep it from their families, this is all due to the 'ancient grudge'. Shakespeare suggests that without the feud, Romeo and Juliet would not have had such a tragic demise: 'Two households, both alike in dignity'. Without the feuds existence, Romeo and Juliet wouldn't have to "bury their parents strife".
Responsiblity for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet The final tragedy in the play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is the death of Romeo and Juliet. It’s a result of the feud of the two houses: Capulets and Montagues, but amongst other likely causes are the personalities of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo is ‘hot-headed’ and Juliet lacks experience in life because of her young age. Other characters who play a significant part in driving them to their deaths are: Tybalt, Mercutio, Friar Lawrence, The Nurse, Old Capulet, Romeo himself and Juliet herself. Also, the political circumstances in Verona have a part to play because the Prince doesn’t do anything to stop the feud of the two families.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare as a Tragedy "Romeo and Juliet" is considered by most people to be Shakespeare's most tragic work. Two young people die for their love for each other - what can be more purer, romantic and tragic than that. But is it as simple as that? What does actually make the play so tragic? Before we can discuss the tragic aspects of Romeo and Juliet, we must first understand the meaning of the term 'tragedy'.
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet loved each other, but they knew that it wouldn't be possible to have a relationship because of their feuding families. Their deaths were tragic, as it was mainly the people around them that made them so unhappy. They were so in love with each other that they took risks to be together, which lead to their unfortunate deaths. Romeo is a Montague. He falls in love with Juliet the moment he sees her at a Capulet ball.
Romeo wouldn’t go at first, he was depressed because Rosaline didn't love him. On the insistence of Benvolio, Romeo unwillingly agreed to go. On the way to the feast Romeo still did not believe he could find a girl more beautiful than Rosaline. When he saw Juliet, however, his attitude as well as outlook on life had changed. This was the first action of many which led to the deaths of two lovers, Romeo and Juliet.
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet ‘Romeo & Juliet’ is perhaps Shakespeare’s most famous play. Written in the period of time between 1589 and 1595, Romeo & Juliet tells the tragic love story of two young adults torn apart by name, yet drawn together by the power of love, to an untimely ending. This essay will be focusing on Act 3, scene 5, in which Romeo leaves Juliet after their wedding night, for her to be scolded and insulted by her father, left alone by her mother and turned against by her nurse, leaving Juliet in perhaps her lowest state in the play. At this point in the play, Juliet, a member of the Capulet family, has met, fallen in love with and married Romeo Montague, the son of her father’s arch rival, Montague. All this has happened behind the back’s of both families, and has left them under a lot pressure, but in an amazing bond of love.
At the beginning of the play in the prologue Shakespeare gives a short synopsis telling the audience what is going to happen in the play, this creates dramatic irony that runs all the way through the play, because the audience have heard that Romeo and Juliet are going to die; but they don't know when they will, this creates tension and suspense. Having two people die to bring their families tog... ... middle of paper ... ...r her is completely gone. The different types of love Shakespeare explores in this play are: Love between two lovers, like Romeo and Juliet; love between enemies, like Romeo and Tybalt and love between family members, like Juliet and Lord Capulet. The theme of love makes the play have antithesis all the way through because, the tragedy is mixed with the love story throughout all the play. I think the play has become a classic love story known across the world because, Shakespeare wrote it in a way that people can enjoy it in their own individual way.
The feud between the Montague’s and Capulet’s meant that Juliet wasn’t even allowed to go near a Montague let alone get married to one. Friar Lawrence made a very big mistake that he could have prevented, he gave potion to a girl who had fallen in love in a matter of days. His idea was a very ruthless and in the situation that Juliet was in he could have gone in many different directions. He was a father figure to Romeo and Juliet and should have had the courage to tell Juliet to listen to her parents and respect her father’s decisions. Believing that friar john would be able to get the letter to Romeo immediately without even telling him that this was urgent was Friar Lawrence’s next misprint.
What comes to mind when you hear the names Romeo and Juliet? I think of love, hate, and most of all tragedy. It is a tragedy because their love led to their deaths and because Romeo and Juliet were responsible for their own destiny. From the start to the end of their love affair they knew they were going against their parents’ wishes. Romeo and Juliet also made selfish and immature decisions.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare William Shakespeare’s tragic love story “Romeo & Juliet” is about two lovers, separated by their family’s feud. Though they love each other very much, they cannot be together as their families hate each other. Romeo and Juliet get married but die soon after that. We know this because in the prologue it says “From ancient grudge break to new mutiny”, this means that their dislike of each other started a long time ago and grew as time went on. The audience is not enlightened as to why the feud started but it is said in the play that the feud had died down for a while until it flared up again during the course of this play.