For my director's notebook, I decided to base it on one of the most classic plays written in history, Romeo and Juliet. The play was written by William Shakespeare, and encompasses the tragic love story of two people who could never be with each other, due to who they were. In the play, it is seen, that there is a separation between the characters and the ways they live their lives. For instance, the Montagues spent their lives hating and looking down on the Capulets, just like they did to them. With the continuous exchanges of disgust it started to cause fighting between the two, and this is where we start to see to root problem of the story. The fighting between the two families, comes from an extreme sense of hatred, and in the play we see how this in turn complicates the relationship, that Romeo and Juliet want. The first time they met, they had no clue who the other was, but they knew that it was love at first sight. Unfortunately, it proved to be something different than what they expected, when they had discovered each others name. They were placed in despair because they knew, that they could never be together as long as both of them kept their names, Juliet being a Capulet and Romeo a Montague. Even though they attempted to keep their relationship a secret, it becomes difficult when Juliet is practically forced to marry another man, one whom she shared no connection with. It’s at this moment that the audience is shown the beginning of the end of the two lovers.
In the play “Romeo & Juliet” shakespeare portrayed all aspects of love throughout different characters. Each character carries its own meaning of love which is what makes this play unique. Romeo,Nurse, and Tybalt all represent divergent love.The word Love can come in all sorts of ways which is why it is such a diverse word. Love is a powerful term that can be portrayed as deep affection, devotion, and even heartbreak.
Juliet’s father forces Juliet to marry Paris, and if she does not he threatens to leave her to ‘hang, beg, starve, die in the streets’. This arranged marriage with one she does not love compels Juliet to find an urgent resolution, and this resolution contributes to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The families’ feud contributes to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, as they know that their relationship must remain unknown. The feud leads to delusion and deceit, and their eventual death. Ultimately, the feud between the families makes their deception necessary and inevitable; but this deception leads to their untimely deaths.
Emotion is a wild card in life. It almost always influences people to make bad decisions in their life, and causes harm to not only the host, but to many other people around them. In the play Romeo and Juliet, the characters Romeo, Juliet, and Tybalt are all very emotional characters which conclusively lead to all of their deaths, as well as to the deaths of many other people around them. Because of these characters newly drawn emotion, they made decisions that would have been previously considered ludicrous and idiotic. Throughout the exceptional play of Romeo and Juliet, it is ultimately proven that emotion is the enemy when it comes to decision making.
In “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” the younger generation, Romeo, Juliet, and Paris, and the older generation, Nurse, Capulets, and Friar, both had similarities and differences which had caused the end. They had a similar opinion on things going on and different opinions ones others. In the tragedy, the main characters died which was influenced by the older generations because they have similar and different opinions which all led the younger ones to death.
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.
Juliet is not unlike the typical young women constantly struggling to find happiness and acceptance from those who are closest to her. Young Juliet must confront the harsh reality that exists between her and those who profess to be her friends and family, which is they failed to support her, love her, and lift her up with she needed it most. In the timeless book, “Romeo & Juliet” William Shakespeare writes a moving story about the betrayal, disappointment, love, and eventual death of Romeo and Juliet. No reader can truly appreciate and understand the level of Juliet’s struggles without first understanding the roles the Lord Capulet, Friar Lawrence and Romeo, their betrayal and their role in her faithful decision.
When analysing Romeo and Juliet it becomes apparent that while the two main characters’ lives were said to be predetermined by fate, it is Romeo's deep love for Juliet that acts as the catalyst that sets his fate into motion. Romeo was bound to love juliet but it was Romeo’s deep love for juliet that gets Romeo in to trouble. Additionally, Romeo gets to caught up in the one and only love of his life and when all the sudden it was gone he decided to kill himself. Although Romeo stated, “with love's light wings did I o’erperch these walls”( 2.2.73-75). This would prove that know matter what happens romeo will always go after Juliet/love Juliet. Ultimately, it is Romeo who is to romantic therefor creating the fate for himself and Juliet.
Fate is defined as, ‘the development of events outside a person’s control, regarded as predetermined by a supernatural power’. In the time in which ‘Romeo and Juliet’ was written, many people were strong believers of fate and it was a common belief in society. William Shakespeare was a famous poet who is recognised for his powerful writing and contribution to the English language. One of William Shakespeare’s highly recognised plays is ‘Romeo and Juliet’ written in the late 1500’s. It is a play about two star-crossed lovers alongside fate who by their death end the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets. In ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Friar Laurence is not to blame for the tragic events which occurs in the play due to the fact that other
“A man's greatest pleasure is to defeat his enemies, to drive them before him, to take from them that which they possessed, to see those whom they cherished in tears, to ride their horses, and to hold their wives and daughters in his arms.”, said Genghis Khan, ruler of the Mongol Empire. Shakespeare expands on this idea in his famous novel Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet tells a tale of two “star crossed lovers” born of rival families whose feud is continued by men battling in the streets, the two lovers try to get married and start a life together which is halted by the violence of men when Mercutio, Romeo’s friend was slain by Tybalt and Tybalt was slain by Romeo. Romeo’s brutality caused for him to be banished from Verona, a plan was
Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespear, brings many themes to life; love and fate and comedy and tragedy being among the most common and reoccurring. This essay will be focusing on the real tragedy of one of the most famous plays ever written. Romeo and Juliet are not the only ones to lose something very dear to them; everyone suffered, both emotionally and physically. The couple's union was intended to bring the feuding families together instead, their love for each other only brought their own death and the deaths of others. But it is not just physical loss that is explored in the play. Both Romeo and Juliet lose their innocence. Juliet had never experienced maternal love, something that can never be replaced.
In the play, Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare outlines that idea that in life, desire is crucial to motivation, however, its an individual's commitment and determination to an unrelenting strive towards their goal; a solemn devotion to excel, that will thereby enable one to achieve the success they seek. The idea of determination and its power to excel is represented through the main protagonist of the play, Romeo, as his constant struggle and perseverance in order to remain with Juliet, allows him to achieve what he desired and craved deeply throughout the play: to remain alongside her for eternity.
In the Play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, he writes about two young adults who have fallen madly in love, Romeo and Juliet. The two lovers are from very different families who are in fact rivals.In the play it shows all the problems they face and the consequeces of there impaitent love.Their marriage is torn apart, and both end up dead as the play comes to a close. The only ones to blame for this unfortunate death is Romeo and Juliet themselves.
Juliet is the daughter of Lord and Lady Capulet. When the play begins, we learn from the nurse that Juliet is soon turning fourteen (“Even or odd, of all the days in the year come Lammas-Eve at night shall she be fourteen”). In Juliet's first meeting with her mother and the nurse, she seems to be an obedient and responsible child. She comes immediately when they call her and answers always respectfully to her mother: "Madam, I am here, / What is your will?" (“Act 1, Scene 3). She is also clever as when her mother asks her what she thinks about marriage, she gives an ambiguous answer by saying what her mother wanted to hear really: “it is an honour I dream not of” (“Act 1, Scene 3). We learn that she is