In the scene of the Nurse, Lady Capulet and Juliet, it shows that the Nurse knows more about Juliet than Juliet’s own mother when Lady Capulet didn’t know her age. Even though Juliet and Lady Capulet are related by blood, the Nurse is more of a mother to Juliet than her. Another significant thing about this is that Lady Capulet looks at Juliet like an object just to get
“Idolatry is huge in the Bible, dominant in our personal lives, and irrelevant in our mistaken estimations. ”-anonymous. Idolatry is extreme admiration, love, or reverence for something or someone. Today idolatry is seen almost everywhere we look. People idol many fake gods or things they believe in other than God.
Romeo and Juliet, one of many Shakespeare tragedy plays, reveals that Shakespeare thinks love brings sorrow and grief. The play tells a story about “two star-crossed lovers” named Romeo and Juliet, who live in two different households that hate each other. Many problems arise with Romeo and Juliet loving each other, but being enemies in nature. The story is told by many characters, including Romeo and Juliet. Through this, Shakespeare uses dramatic irony, repetition of epithets, and pathos to show how love brings sorrow and grief.
he is later in the play. He thinks that Juliet is too young and if she
Throughout the play, Shakespeare uses symbolism to exemplify how fate is inevitable. The biggest symbol from the beginning to the end, is the stars. The stars represent one’s fate, (and it was believed that the stars determined what happens in one’s lifetime) include parenthesis?. Before heading into the Capulet’s party, Romeo states, “I fear too early, for my mind misgives some consequence yet hanging in the stars shall bitterly begin his fearful date with this night’s revels, and expire the term” (I.iv.106-109). Before he even arrives at the masquerade he has angst about an unknown fated consequence that will arise from attending the party. When Balthasar shows up at Verona, he tells Romeo of Juliet’s tragic death, as he replies with, “Is it e’en so? Then I defy you, stars!” (V.i.24). Romeo challenges fate itself, to
Throughout Romeo and Juliet the theme of conflict is conveyed in many forms, mostly through physical violence; reflected in the era of the Renaissance where there was political turmoil and many European nations were at war. Shakespeare presents the theme in other forms as well; family versus family, sacred versus profane, parent versus child and language versus inner conflict. Conflict is a key in the structure of the play; it is highlighted in the beginning, middle and end. As an audience we are constantly being reminded of conflict which is reflected within the era the play was written in. The Renaissance was the 'rebirth ' of classical learning and was also the time when Science challenged many traditional Christian beliefs which resulted in Catholics fighting Protestants; the Gunpowder plot and the Spanish Armada. Shakespeare chose to dramatise conflict as it was the context in which he was writing plays. It is therefore arguable that this period was characterised by irreconcilable opposites in politics, religion and art. Nothing in the world can exist without its opposite- just as love cannot exist without hate, violence cannot exist without peace.
Through a brilliantly written play of tragedy and woe, William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a thrilling tale of romance and passion. However, there is also a less obvious, nonetheless present, theme within the story – rebellion. Throughout the story, the main protagonists, Romeo and Juliet, show rebellion through their words and their actions. They oppose their social world and their families for the sake of their all-consuming love.
When Juliet says, “O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? / Deny thy father and refuse they name, / Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, / And I’ll no longer be a Capulet” (2.2.36-39), this displays the feuding hate between the two families, Montague, and Capulet. In William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, Ignorance and hate play a significant role. Without these two main aspects, the tragedies, would have not occurred. Three characters, Capulet, Lady Capulet, and Tybalt are directly and indirectly accountable for the deaths of Romeo, and Juliet. Capulet, is the father of Juliet, in which arranges her to marry Paris. Juliet does not like this, thus, caused dispute between both of them. Capulet displayed a very demanding character, being strict on rules. Lady Capulet, is of course the mother of Juliet, but started the whole topic of marriage at the beginning of the play. This was comparable to when Romeo liked Rosaline, but did not get the love back, as for now, Paris loved Juliet, however Juliet did not return the love back. Tybalt, is a member of the opposite family, the Montagues, in other words, the family hated by the Capulets. Tybalt also plays a character of hatred, as he kills Mercutio, first causing a fight, in who Romeo, liked very much, initiating trouble in the end. When this occurred Romeo said, “Why then, O brawling love, O loving hate, / O anything of nothing first create! / O heavy lightness, serious vanity, / Misshapen chaos of wee-seeming
Many stories can have similar plots, but also their authors can express the same fears throughout their works. In the stories “The Erl-King”, “Travis, B”, and “Hills Like White Elephants”, it is possible to see how characters’ biggest fears are to lost their love or also the ability to take their own decision, and their independence, which both fears are interconnected. In these three stories it is visible that these authors are expressing themselves throughout their work. The characters are very complex and their show to have a big affinity to their “partners”, their fear to receive rejection by their mate if they take the “wrong” decisions. The second fear these stories share is how characters, despite the fact that they are “truly” in love with their cohorts, fear to lose their independence.
Religion is predominant throughout Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet displaying the domination of the Church. The play displays some of the characters' commitment to the Church, but also the lawless disregard for the Church's ordinances. Luhrmann has re-revealed this theme through religious iconography pervading his film, commenting on how religion is no longer an effective means of maintaining peace and harmony in modern society.
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet’s central idea is about soulmates, a relationship of being together despite all odds. Before Romeo and Juliet met, they were both involved with another. When is their love for one another different from the way they felt towards Rosaline and Paris. How did the people around them notice these changes?
American author and humorist Erma Bombeck once said, “There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.” Every story portrays different emotions, and these emotions can trigger complications in a novel. In Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet, feelings that are easily altered often initiate conflicts. Young lovers Romeo and Juliet are young and immature, and their intense love makes them act without thinking logically. Undoubtedly, these “star-crossed lovers”’ impulsive personalities and passionate love are responsible for the adversity of Romeo and Juliet.
In William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare reveals that Romeo is in love with Juliet because of her physical features by the words and phrases that he uses to describe Juliet. When Romeo meets Juliet at the Capulet's party, he immediately falls in love with her because she is beautiful. Romeo gets to meet with Juliet for a few minutes but then Juliet's mother calls for her and she has to leave. Romeo can’t go up to the Capulet’s palace because he is a Montague so he is hiding in the Capulet's orchard when Juliet appears at a window.
“The course of true love never did run smooth,” comments Lysander of love’s complications in an exchange with Hermia (Shakespeare I.i.136). Although the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream certainly deals with the difficulty of romance, it is not considered a true love story like Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare, as he unfolds the story, intentionally distances the audience from the emotions of the characters so he can caricature the anguish and burdens endured by the lovers. Through his masterful use of figurative language, Shakespeare examines the theme of the capricious and irrational nature of love.
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