So, when writing the opening of "Romeo and Juliet", Shakespeare takes care of all these points effectively. Shakespeare's main aims in this opening are evidently to build up tension and ambience, present the reader with an atmosphere of animosity and hatred against which Romeo and Juliet's love is doomed to fail. I think that he is very successful in this. Scene 1 begins with servants from the rivalling families fighting, which seems more trivial and vaguely comical. But when some of the higher status characters enter th... ... middle of paper ... ... depressed, and what a background for young love, we think.
The way in which Shakespeare’s stagecraft is used, for the character Capulet, is very interesting. As in the beginning of the play, Shakespeare wanted to make Juliet marry Paris. Capulet had the sort of personality that would care and feels strong about his daughter. Also that he would help someone or give him or her advice. But later on in the play his personality changes, and he becomes really violent when Juliet says that she has married Romeo.
I find it unlikely that they can know each other well enough and on such a personal level to have a lasting, meaningful relationship. One minute Romeo is entirely in love with Rosaline and the next Juliet comes in to the picture and Rosaline goes out of his mind entirely. Shakespeare made note of this, by having Friar Lawrence state a question about Romeo’s short love affair with Rosaline. ‘Holy Saint Francis, what a change is here! Is Rosaline, that thou didst love so dear, So soon forsaken?
Similarly Othello had the same scenario, yet his downfall was by his jealousy and disbelief of his wife’s devotion to him, “There’s the money for your pains. [He gives her money.] I pray you turn the key and keep our counsel” (4.2.108-110). Both were depicted as victims of their beginnings, yet were changed into something incomprehensible to themselves later. Both themes are similar, yet they are different in a way, Shakespeare depicted an indefinite amount of images to create his theme for both plays.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare In this play it seems that love is fated from the start by the citizens full of hate in Verona. The whole play could have been based on loving hate, as love will always overcome hate. From the start of the play love is fated, in the prologue it says that Romeo and Juliet are doomed to die. "From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life"(Prologue, lines 5-6) There's always an interruption in the love scenes because hate is the background. The lover's whole state is full of danger.
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In my essay I am going to explain and conclude the extend to which the audience is convinced that Romeo really is in love by the end of Act 1. When Romeo says 'Here's much to do with hate, but more with loveâ€¦.' (Act 1: Scene 1: Line 5) I believe he is referring to two things specifically; he is referring to one, the feud at the beginning of Act 1: Scene 1 and he is sick and tired of the on going fight between the Montagues and the Capulets. I also believe he is referring to his 'love' with Rosaline. Because of the feud and his unreturned love from Rosaline we can tell Romeo is a depressed and lonely character at this part of the play.
This ... ... middle of paper ... ...es of the play because Shakespeare uses contrast a lot to keep the audience interested. Another way in which Shakespeare uses contrast is with the character of the nurse. She shifts her opinion on Romeo very quickly. Here she is talking about Paris "A lovely gentleman." She also says that Romeo could never compare to him.
It is here that Shakespeare destroys the notion of free will inside his play, and the underlying theme of fate in association with love and hate is announced. Also, with the audience forewarned of the outcome, all that takes place is seen in a new light, as now the audience care less about what happens, but how. Romeo and Juliet’s sonnet later in the play contains echoes of the opening one, further enhancing the idea that we are watching two people being carried inexorably toward their destiny, an image that epitomises the whole tragedy. A different type of love is seen prior to Scene Five. It is the more orthodox Petrarchan love, and Romeo seems to be trapped in the role of stereotypical lover, talking in clichés and inert metaphors, and it seems that Romeo is almost in love with the idea of being in love rather than with the elusive Ro... ... middle of paper ... ... by the Nurse, a reminder to the audience that the romance will end in tragedy.
/ Too early seen unknown, and known too late! / Prodigious birth of love it is to me / That I must love a loathèd enemy” (I, 5, 139-142). At this moment, the reader is built with tension because they know that Romeo and Juliet are both enemies to one another. It is undisclosed to Romeo and Juliet that they are enemies until after they have fallen in love with each other. That makes the reader eager to know what is going to happen next.
The fact that the lovers are star-crossed, yet they still love each other is a bad decision because it leads to their doom. Second, in the third act Romeo “slew Tybalt” because of fate (R&J 3.1.178). Tybalt hates Romeo for crashing the party where Romeo met Juliet and he also hates Romeo because he is a Montague. Paris hates Romeo even when Romeo did not get a choice in what family he was born into, it was fate. Then, Tybalt challenges Romeo to a duel but Tybalt ends up killing Mercutio.