To start off, Romeo should not have even gone to the Capulet party in the first place, even if it was to spy on Rosaline. As soon as he saw Juliet, he completely forgot about Rosaline. This proves he knows as much about love as Juliet does. After the party he could have just left, but no. He decides to go spy on Juliet like a creep, then climbs her balcony so they can talk and kiss more. The next day he goes to Friar Lawrence and tells him that he is over Rosaline and now he is in love with Juliet. Romeo asks if he will help them. “ In one respect I’ll thy assistant be; ” said by Friar Lawrence ( DBQ : Project , 2013). Romeo then goes and duals Tybalt, and he dies. Romeo is then banished. When this happened, Romeo had already got married to Juliet. Later on, when Romeo finds Juliet, he thinks that she is dead. He could have just waited another minute and she would have woken up, but he went and killed himself. He was so quick he did not even think. After he did this, Juliet woke up and say he was dead so she killed herself because of Romeo’s death.
The suicide committed by both Juliet and Romeo demonstrates their blinding love and how they would rather love each other or not live at all. For example Romeo says,”Why art thou yet so fair? Shall I believe. That unsubstantial death is amorous, And that the lean abhorrèd monster keep. Thee here in dark to be his paramour? For fear of that, I still will stay with thee.” Romeo says that we would rather die with Juliet than live without her. This is a very powerful moment in the play, because it resembles that love is a poison that can kill. In reality, it is very unlikely to be able declare your love for someone only after three days. Truthfully, I believe that Romeo and Juliet didn’t love each other but fell in the love with the idea of each other, making both of them make ignorant decisions. Romeo and Juliet die because their young foolish love possessed them to do rash unintelligent things. In addition, this is another scene that demonstrates love's
158]. It can confirm from this that Romeo suffers from a heartbreak by a girl named Rosaline. This also confirms that Romeos character can easily be drawn to love.
Romeo is portrayed as an emotional and reckless character. His friend Mercutio and Fr. Lawrence comment on Romeo’s fickle attitude when he immediately falls in love with Juliet completely forgetting about Rosaline, his first love. Romeo quotes,” Did my heart love until now? Foreswear it sight, for I never saw true beauty until this night”. His love for Rosaline was superficial. Juliet transforms Romeo’s immature and erotic infatuation to true and constant love. After meeting Juliet he matures very quickly. Maybe Romeo’s love for Juliet is so intense because unlike Rosaline, Juliet reciprocates his
Romeo is very dramatic and obsessed with love. In the beginning he is obsessed with being in love, it doesn't seem like he loves Rosaline, he just wants to be in love with someone. But by the end of the book I think he might actually love Juliet.
Moreover, Romeo through his infatuation with Rosaline learned valuable lessons that help him come to appreciate and understand the feelings he experiences with Juliet. Romeo felt rejection, sorrow, and misery from his infatuation with Rosaline which is seen when he is talking to Benvolio, “In sadness, cousin, I do love a woman” this particular quote shows the sadness or sorrow he feels from the feelings for Rosaline (1.1.201). Also when he says “She hath forsworn to love”, the words Romeo speaks allow it to be inferred that his feelings for her have been rejected (1.1.220). “At the opening of the play [Romeo] is maundering about like an erotic woman novelist, sighing and groaning because Rosaline will not listen to his tenders of affection” revealing that Romeo’s love was rejected and was upset because of this, allowing him to learn these feelings and what it is like to be rejected by the one he had feelings for (Northwood 19). Due to having felt these emotions from his infatuation, when he finds his love for Juliet and receives love and acceptance from her. Since he went so long, feeling sorrow and rejection when he finally finds Juliet, he can fully appreciate the love and acceptance he is given which intensifies his love for her and does the opposite of weakening the credibility of his love. Through his infatuation with Rosaline, he was able to grow as a person and become able to fully commit to his love for Juliet.
Romeo seems to be miserable as he is in love with Rosaline yet Rosaline is not in love with him. Once Romeo learns that the Capulet’s are holding a party at which Rosaline is attending he risks his life just to be with the one he loves. Romeo is passionate for love.
However, at the party he meets Juliet for the first time, and immediately falls in love with her: “Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! / For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” Romeo, who was in love with Rosaline until a moment ago, completely forgets about her and is now all focused on Juliet. But what is very surprising is not the fact that he is in love with his enemy’s daughter, the astonishing thing is the speed at which he falls in love with her. Soon, in fact, he and Juliet kiss each other: “Thus from my lips, by yours, my sin is purged.” However, Romeo’s characteristics to love so deeply Juliet is just a symbol of his lacking the capacity of moderation for intense feelings of all kind. Had Romeo stopped himself from being so deeply caught up by Juliet’s beauty, the tragedy would have never happened.
Firstly, Rosaline is the one who broke Romeo's heart in the first place. If it was not for Rosaline breaking his heart, Romeo would still be happy with her, and they would probably be getting married already. Rosaline told Romeo that she wanted to give her life over to God, which meant she could not have sexual contact.
He sees love as much more than simply physical, like Mercutio does, but unlike Benvolio, he does not understand how to handle the heartbreak that comes with love. “Th’ exchange of thy love's faithful vow for mine” (Act 2 Scene 2 Line 134). Right after meeting Juliet, Romeo sneaks to her house and asks her to marry him. This was simply out of impulse, as just before the party, he was still heartbroken over the fact that Rosaline wanted to become a nun. But as soon as he saw Juliet, he “fell in love”. “Here's to my love… with a kiss I die” (Act 5 Scene 3 Lines 119 and 120). Here, Romeo kills himself because he thought that JUliet was dead. He believed that he was so in love with her that he could not live without her. Romeos irrational behavior ultimately lead to his demise. Although Romeo is a male character, he was very sensitive and had many feminine traits. Shakespeare created Romeo this way to show that it was okay for men to feel attached in love, and so that anybody in the audience that felt similarly to him would be able to
In the very last scene of the play, Romeo goes back to Verona to go lay with his “dead” wife – who is actually under the influence of a death-like drug – after hearing from his servant about her death. He travels with his trustworthy servant all the way to the tomb, but when they reach the tomb, Romeo asks for his servant to leave. Romeo, in his obsession-driven self, threatens to tear his servant limb from limb and scatter his remains across the graveyard if he doesn’t leave Romeo. This shows that Romeo is losing himself. He isn’t just a man who likes the idea of love, he’s a man who drives himself insane with the idea of love. Even though his love for Juliet can be summed down to beauty, his mind amplifies his feelings for her. Towards the end of Act 5, Scene 3, Romeo drinks poison to “join” Juliet in her death. Romeo even goes as far as to call the poison a cordial because he believes that it will heal him – heal his pain of not being with Juliet. This shows that, Romeo’s obsessive nature made his irrational decision seem rational. A relationship to heal him from his pain of Rosaline turned into a relationship that ended with death. His mind created his feelings towards Juliet, yet he continued to let himself be deceived. His made-up passion-driven obsession with Juliet ultimately led to his
leave each other. "Let me be ta'en, let me be put to death". He was so
Juliet is to be married as “The valiant Paris seeks [her] for his love”(686) and Romeo feels depressed. Juliet doesn’t truly want to be married to Paris and when Romeo comes along and says he loves her, Juliet uses this as an excuse to be ineligible to Paris. At their young ages of 13 and 16 both, don’t truly know love and can’t effectively associate their feelings. The friar feels that"[Romeo’s] love did read by rote, that could not spell'"(707). Romeo is only repeating what he has heard about love, not genuinely understanding what he is saying. He acts impatient and brash, quickly jumping at any chance to say he is in love thinking it will bring him happiness. Moments before he saw Juliet, Romeo claimed that he was deeply in love with Rosaline, although when presented with someone who he deemed as more beautiful he’s questions if, "[his] heart [did] love till now?...For [he feels he has] ne'er saw true beauty till this night" (pg 692). If he had truly been in love with Rosaline then seeing another girl wouldn't have changed his mind, but as he is so young he isn't able to understand that what he felt for both, Juliet and Rosaline was lust. Teenagers act irrationally, based solely on emotion, Romeo and Juliet are too caught up in their feelings to take a step back and consider their
The audience witnesses Romeo’s immaturity early in the play after Rosaline breaks up with him. He was depressed, heartbroken, and speaks as if he would rather not be alive. In act 1 Scene 1 Benvolio, Mercutio, and Romeo are all talking about Rosaline and Romeo states “She is too fair, too wise, wisely too fair, To merit bliss by making me despair: She hath forsworn to love, and in that vow Do I live dead that live to tell it now.” Romeo talks as if the world is ending. He also says, “ Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs; Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes” He is suffering from severe heartbreak and feels pain from his breakup. He blubbering like a child throughout
Within the first few moments upon seeing Juliet, Romeo is mesmerized by her beauty: “O she doth teach the torches to burn bright! / It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night / As a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear-- / Beauty too rich for use, for Earth too dear!” (I. v. 43-46). Romeo proclaims his infatuation for Juliet immediately; however, he knows nothing about her. Romeo is mistaking his infatuation with undying love. He voices this mere hours after uttering similar thoughts about Rosaline, his former true love. In his switching his object of obsession so quickly, shows his love is not indeed love but just fascination. These words give insight into Romeo's volatility and his being controlled by his emotions, and foreshadows his death. Romeo is so utterly heartbroken, and obsessed that he commits suicide to be with her; “Here’s to my love! […]/ [The] drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die,” (V. iii. 129-131). Romeo’s fascination with being with his love was essential to his being; he would do anything to be with Juliet. His way of being with her, knowing she was dead, was to join her by taking his life. His blurred vision with the longing to be with Juliet ironically lead him to ultimately to his