Friar Laurence’s character flaws greatly impacted the end result of the play. The Friar should be punished for his poorly made decisions throughout Shakespeare’s story. His first mistake was when he initially helped Romeo and Juliet with the aid of the Nurse. Both Romeo and Juliet are children and their parents should be included in every decision made for them. The Friar married Romeo and Juliet in Act 3 of the play. “Till Holy Church incorporate two in one” (3.1.37) The marriage was the start of many issues. Such as Juliet’s inability to wed Paris, being a married lady. This led to Friar’s next choice of giving Juliet the sleeping potion—making her appear dead. “Take this vial, being then in bed,” (4.1.93) Giving Juliet the poison was the reason why so many characters had died in the end of Act 5 of the play. Paris had died fighting Romeo because he thought he was attempting to steal Juliet’s “dead” body. Romeo, ignorant of the fact that Juliet was not dead, killed himself. Juliet committed suicide because of her fiancé lying next to her lifeless. The poison given by Friar
Aristotle proposed what is believed to be the first definition of a true tragedy. Specifically, he states that a tragedy triggers great pity and fear caused by the main characters’ actions alone. Likewise, a true tragedy lacks coincidence and fate plays little in the overall play. William Shakespeare writes the play of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet in which the audience knows the destiny of these two tragic heroes from the very beginning. Although this play is tragic knowing that the lives of two lovers are lost, it is not a tragedy as Romeo and Juliet are not solely responsible for their own deaths. Destiny is determined through the hands of greater forces than that of Romeo and Juliet, making this play merely tragic and not a true
Nurse tells Juliet to marry Paris and try to forget Romeo, since he is probably
In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, about two love struck teenagers whom aren’t able to be together due to their families feud/ social situation. There are two key themes that of love and hate. Before Romeo and Juliet meet, the audience is only aware that he is a Montague and that she is a Capulet. This adds to the scene being so dramatically effective as do other happenings throughout the length of the scene. These include the speech of Capulet and the happy and joyous mood of the party, The romantic speech of Romeo, The hatred and harshness of Tybalt’s speech, a direct contrast with that of Romeo’s and the drama when the two lovers, Romeo and Juliet first meet.
Act III Scene V - This is a very important scene. Select and comment on
The nurse is very loyal to Juliet as shown in the past quote. The nurse is taking a chance at talking to Romeo for she knows that he is of the house of Montague and god knows the penalty for the interaction between.
Analysis of Act 3 Scene 5 in Romeo and Juliet In this scene we see Juliet loose the closeness of all the people she loves: first Romeo who has departed after spending the wedding night with her; secondly by her father who viciously turns
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The Nurse concedes this proposal because of her motherly affection towards Juliet, as it is in her best interest and desires to witness Juliet wed with a genuine love rather than an arranged agreement. Although this can be seen as an congenial gesture, it completely rescinds the social discourses of the time, consequently justifying that the Nurse is not a great advisor unlike the Friar. The first exposure to the Friar shows his careful, wise manner and his obvious care for Romeo’s best interests rather than his own satisfactions. This characterization of Friar Laurence is greatly flawed due to his impetuous thinking when put under the pressure of having two teens approach him with the intention of killing themselves, as he attempts to guide Romeo and Juliet during their struggles. Shakespeare laminates the Friar with fault as he is arguably the incentive, along with the nurse for Romeo and Juliet's cessation, hence becoming the rationale of their declivity.
Friar Laurence had the greatest influence on Romeo and Juliet. The day after they met, the Friar married the couple, without parental consent. In this time period, parental consent was expected; the groom must ask the bride’s father’s permission. The Friar hopes to end the feud between the Capulets and Montagues by ignoring this rule and marrying the couple anyway. His plan of marriage fails at ending the feud and forces the Friar to devise more sneaky plans to hide his mistake. The issue is further complicated when Juliet is to be married to Paris promptly. The Friar’s very complex plan ensured that Juliet could not be married to Paris and that she could be together with Romeo. Juliet is the take a sleeping potion that makes her appear dead for fourty-two house/ The most important part of the plan is that Romeo, who is in Mantua, be informed to go to the tomb as Juliet wakes up. Friar Laurence doesn’t contact Romeo himself, so therefore the plan didn’t work. The Friar always intended to end the feud, but everything he did created a larger problem. The Friar’s good intentions lead to tragic results. Fate plays a major role because no matter how hard the Friar tried to make things better, they were destined to end poorly. At the end of the play the Friar realizes that the tragedy appears to be his fault, “I am the greatest, able to do the least, / Yet most suspected, as the time and place” (Rom. 5.3.223-224).
“Romeo and Juliet” is a dramatic romance story that is full of love, hate, secrets, and lies. In Romeo and Juliet, the Capulets and the Montagues have a rivalry, a death penalty placed by the prince is threatened if the families have another brawl. At a Capulet party, Romeo and his friend, Mercutio sneak in, and he meets Juliet. They fall in love, and become married in secret, but Juliet is forced by her father to marry Paris after Romeo killed Tybalt, who is Juliets cousin. To avoid marrying Paris, Juliet fakes her death and Romeo thinks Juliet is honestly dead. He goes to her tomb and drink a potion that killed him almost instantly.When Juliet wakes up, she actually kills herself over the grief over Romeo being dead. In William Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet”, Friar Lawrence is ultimately to blame for the deaths of the protagonists, by cause of Friar encouraged them to secure their love, he neglected to inform both parties if his plan to fake Juliet’s death, and he left Juliet when she was extremely emotional.
For example, his replication of a potion leads to the unfortunate climax. The potion mimics death by making the bearer to be “depriv’d of supple government, shall, stiff, and stark and cold appear like death” (IV.i.103-105). By pretending the death of Juliet to the rest of the Capulets, it leads to a chain reaction that caused the “Romeo and Juliet tragedy”. In addition, the friar has sent Romeo to his doom by failing to send the young man his letter indicating the faked death of Juliet. The friar sincerely believes that it “shall free thee [Juliet] from this present shame” (IV.i.118). However, Friar Laurence’s plan backfires. His failure causes Romeo to be suicidal which succeeds in the end of the play. Friar Laurence refuses to be concern of the traumatised Juliet in favour for his cowardice. As Juliet wakes up from her deep sleep, the first thing she sees is the body of her lover, Romeo. Friar Laurence does not acknowledge her shock as he pleads to leave the catacombs carelessly. He tries to convince Juliet to flee and to “stay not to question” (V.iii.58). He makes a bad decision in intensifying her shock by acting with no remorse and not standing up to face the consequences. As a result, Friar Laurence is emphasised to make poor decisions that lead to Romeo and Juliet’s
Then Juliet’s father enters and he is furious that Juliet is refusing to marry Paris. Shakespeare shows this by using rhetorical questions, by using rhetorical questions this shows that Lord Capulet is not willing to give Juliet a chance to speak or answer any of his questions. Lord Capulet’s anger results in him threatening Juliet. He uses the phrase “My fingers itch.” This means he wants to hit Juliet because she has refused to marry Paris.
“Holding a grudge doesn’t make you strong; it makes you bitter. Forgiving doesn’t make you weak; it sets you free.” This quote was once stated by Dave Willis, and teaches those that forgiving is something you can do to strengthen your life, not to weaken it. In the novel, Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare in 1594, shows this lesson as well. William Shakespeare uses literary terms and language to portray how rivalries impede life’s most desirable events from happening.
Act One immediately engages the audience. Do you agree with this statement? How does Shakespeare achieve this? Act One of 'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare does indeed immediately engage the audience. Shakespeare does this by using several language techniques to create an interesting opening scene. Shakespeare uses humour, action and romance all in Act