During Act 3, Scene 1, a brawl occurs between Mercutio and Tybalt. In this, Tybalt ends up killing Mercutio by stabbing him from under Romeo’s arm as Romeo tried to stop the fight. Out of revenge for Mercutio’s death, Romeo kills Tybalt. Prince Escalus arrives along with some of the Capulets and Montagues to enquire into the deaths of Tybalt and Mercutio. Benvolio explains what happened and The Prince decided to sentence Romeo to exile from Verona. Romeo deserved to be banished from Verona because he committed murder, which is a serious crime and putting Romeo to death would have escalated the feud between the families.
As Juliet awaits for Romeo to arrive, the Nurse rushes into her room and tells her the awful news about her cousin’s death. “This is that banished haughty Montague. That murder'd my love’s cousin-- with which grief...Condemned villain, I do apprehend thee. Obey, and go with me; for thou must die (5.3.49-57)”. With these harsh works, Juliet expresses her sadness for the death of Tybalt, but in reality she is heartbroken by Romeo’s banishment from the town of Verona.
Baz Luhrmann's 1996 film, Romeo + Juliet effectively appropriates the Shakespearean 16th century love tragedy. So why has Luhrmann decided to appropriate Romeo and Juliet? By changing the context, Luhrmann effectively makes the play relevant, discussing his contextual concerns of the 1990’s. This is done through the use of themes in the film, love, family disputes and hate which have remained similar to the original play, although the way they have been presented are different, in particular the form and characters. The form has had an obvious change as the original play has been adapted into a film. Characters in the film have also been appropriated to correspond with Luhrmann's contextual concerns. Hence, Luhrmann successfully appropriates the original Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet by maintaining similar themes, but altering the form and characterisation to fit his contextual concerns.
“Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare has been read in schools around the world ever since schools have existed. One of the characters in the play is Friar Lawrence, who makes many influential decisions that affect the story. Friar Lawrence marrying Romeo and Juliet causes more problems than it solves. Also, Friar Lawrence’s plan for Juliet to fake her death is one of the worst decisions in the play that leads to terrible tragedy. Finally, Friar Lawrence had the chance to save Juliet from killing herself after she awoke, but he gave absolutely no effort. Shakespeare used Friar Lawrence as a major driving force in the tragedy.
The play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare shows how Romeo and Juliet meet. The play takes place in Verona, Italy. The Montagues and Capulets have ongoing feuds with each other. Romeo Montague meets Juliet Capulet at one of her family’s parties, instantly fall in love, and decide to secretly get married the the day after the party. Throughout the play, both Romeo and Juliet show character traits they have which leads to a tragic ending.
Act 3 Scene 1 lines 132-133, Benvolio says to Romeo, “Romeo, away, be gone! / The citizens are up, and Tybalt slain.” This in after Romeo has killed Tybalt for revenge. Romeo knows beforehand that he shouldn’t kill Tybalt because Tybalt is Juliet’s cousin, but he goes against his moral instinct truculently. Killing Juliet’s cousin could have ended Romeo’s relationship with her forever, but he was luckily
William Shakespeare is widely known for all of his literary works; one of his most famous love tragedies being 'Romeo and Juliet'. A Shakespearean definition of tragedy exemplifies the sense that human beings are inevitably doomed through their own failures or errors, the ironic action of their virtues, or even through the nature of fate and destiny (Sayour, Susan, 2007). Romeo and Juliet is a tragic tale based on two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately unite their feuding families. Throughout the play, Shakespeare intentionally draws on text structures and language features in order to replicate the attitudes, values and beliefs of Elizabethan audiences and intertwine it into his
The play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is about the dilemma of choosing love over loyalty for your family. In the story Romeo and Juliet come from separate families who hate each other, but still find love in each other. They get married without telling their families and eventually the two families get into a fight which ends in Romeo getting banished from the city where Juliet lives. They have a plan for him to get back into to the city to prevent Juliet from being forced to marry another man, but it fails and ends with the suicide death of both Juliet and Romeo. Shakespeare's major theme in the text is that Love plays a major role in our lives and can heavily affect our decisions.
I am heartbroken over the deaths of my master and friend, Romeo, Juliet, who brought Romeo great happiness, and county Paris, who I knew to be a very honorable man. I hope that this court session will bring justice for Romeo, Juliet, and Paris. To help bring this justice, I will truthfully tell you all that I know.
There he was, lying in agony in the dark and weary night, next to his beloved's tomb in the ominous cemetery. Seeing the vile creature, Death, take away her soul from his hands. Death insisted to come with him with his hands filled with the white bones of the dead, he came along without hesitation. The well-known tragedy, Romeo, and Juliet by William Shakespeare was a transcendent illustration of the effects of the underdeveloped adolescent brain. The two star-crossed lovers had their destiny planned in front of them. The tragic and mournful deaths of Romeo and Juliet resulted from their impromptu love taking over their everyday lives. Romeo laid on the murky ground of the cemetery, weeping in front of the tomb of Juliet and he would soon kill
Love is spoken about a lot in all of these stories, one thing that these stories talk about is love can come with a cost. As you will see in these stories ( Romeo and Juliet, Pyramus and Thisbe, and Duty) there will be death due to love.
Written by the world-renowned playwright William Shakespeare during the Elizabethan era, Romeo and Juliet explores the tragic demise of an ill-fated couple. During the Elizabethan era, patriarchy was dominant in the Elizabethan society and it was common for fathers to arrange marriages for their children. Shakespeare references the consequences of families forcing young women to marry men for status rather than love with Juliet’s cautionary tale.
Analyzing Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet is a tragic love story between two teenagers who fall
William Shakespeare wrote the play Romeo and Juliet, which is about the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet are forbidden to see one another, due to their families’ feud. The Capulets, Juliet, and Montagues, Romeo, are the enemies in this feud. The question is, were the parents against them? Or were they just trying to protect and make them happy? Shakespeare was born on April 26, 1564 and died on April 23, 1616. When he was eighteen years old, he married Anne Hathaway and has three children, Susanna, Judith, and Hamnet.