Because of their family feud, Romeo and Juliet are unable to meet each as often as they would like, but Juliet is more unfortunate because of her gender and the social norms of the period. The chorus reinforces this, stating, “Being held a foe, he may not have access // To breathe such vows as lovers use to swear. // And she as much in love, her means much less // To meet her new belovèd anywhere.” (II.Prologue.9-12). Because she is confined in a tower much of the day, she, not Romeo, is worse off when the prince banishes Romeo from Verona. At least Romeo can still sneak into the city to see Juliet. On the contrary, Juliet cannot even get out of the house except for religious
Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ was penned sometime between 1594 and 1596 and it was said that Shakespeare used Arthur Brooke’s narrative poem ‘The Tragicall History of Romeus and Juliet’ as the source for one of his most recognisable plays. This in itself derives from even earlier Italian works. Many editions of the play have been worked throughout the centuries as many of the earlier editions were perceived as faulty as the scripts had been relayed by actors of the play, and a lot of the speeches were supposedly incorrect. The text has been edited and perfected through the years and the current edition is based on the text established by G. Blakemore Evans in 1984 for the New Cambridge Shakespeare.
When Juliet finds out that Tybalt has been killed and Romeo is in exile, for killing Tybalt, Juliet feels both passionate about Romeo and disappointed in both Romeo and herself, which reveal her inner struggle. In Act 3, Juliet’s Nurse comes back with this news that Tybalt is dead and that Romeo is such an awful person for killing him. Juliet fights back at the Nurse, and herself, for speaking bad about Romeo. She claims, ““Shall I speak ill of him that is my husband? Ah, poor my lord, what tongue shall smooth thy name, When I, thy three hours' wife, have mangled it? But wherefore, villain, didst thou kill my cousin? That villain cousin would have killed my husband.” (3.2.99-101). This shows that Juliet is passionate about Romeo, because first of all, she says that she was wrong to say bad things about her husband.
However, Romeo and Juliet’s sweet love story takes a tragic turn that afternoon. Romeo’s closest friend, Mercutio, is killed by Juliet’s cousin Tybalt in a street fight. In retaliation, Romeo stabs Tybalt and is sentenced to exile in Mantua. Juliet is distraught over both the death of her cousin and the exile of her husband. She tells the nurse her plan to sneak Romeo into her room before he leaves. Romeo is so upset at his separation from Juliet that he tries to kill himself, but the nurse and Friar Lawrence convince him that they will find a way to reunite him and Juliet. However, that evening Juliet’s father tells Count Paris that Juliet will marry him in three days. After Romeo departs for Mantua the following morning, Juliet learns that she is expected to marry Paris, and screams in objection at her father, who responds by declaring that she will be married in only two days’ time.
Romeo and Juliet has been told or shown many different ways. One would be the Romeo and Juliet 1968 version. The other two are called William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet and the Romeo and Juliet 1996 version. I will show you how all of these tragedies are different and similar to each other, and that they are not all the same as some may think.
Romeo and Juliet’s relationship is secretive throughout the story and it takes a turn for the worse when Tybalt and his friends confronts Benvolio romeo’s cousin and Mercutio Romeo’s friend whom are both Montagues. They get into an argument when Romeo joins his friends. Tybalt then tries to fight Romeo but Romeo does not want to because he is now his relative although Tybalt does not know this. This result in a sword duel between Mercutio and Tybalt resulting in the death of Mercutio. Romeo is enraged by this and kills Tybalt. Prince Escalus the prince of Verona is informed of this by Benvolio who tries to communicate it was Tybalt’s fault but Lady Capulet who is Tybalt’s aunt says he is lying to protect the Montagues. Just like that Romeo is banished from Verona which is where Juliet lives and if he is spotted their he will be killed. Romeo is devastated by the news and wants to kill himself but Friar Lawrence advises him to go live in Montua until things settle down and that he and Juliet will meet in secret. Another problem arises with Juliet. A wedding is planned for her and Paris.“Take thou Vial, being then in bed, and this distilled liquid drink thou off”(4.1.93-94). Friar Lawrence comes up with a plan for Juliet to drink a potion that puts her to sleep for a few days and makes the impression that she is dead. She will be put in a tomb and when she wakes up Romeo will get her and they
Unfortunately, the message was not sent, so when Romeo arrives he thinks she is dead. He loves her so much that he would die so they can be with each other. When Juliet awakens, Romeo is dead,with a poison he has taken. Juliet realizes that he has not left any poison for her. Juliet stabs herself because she loves Romeo. The death of Juliet is represented by Friar Laurence's passage, when he says that the parents love forced her to illness(death). The overprotection of the Capulets, allowed the feud to get in the way of their daughters love. This feud caused Juliet to fall in love with a “wrong” person, a Montague. When her true love is banished from Verona, she feels that she cannot openly tell her parents about her love for Romeo, so she fakes her death. With the Capulets overprotection, Juliet does not feel safe telling her
The plot of each film has major differences that affect the overall significance of the scenes. Zeffirelli’s movie shows Romeo mourning over Juliet’s body in the Capulet’s Vault. During his final speech to Juliet, Romeo sees Tybalt’s dead body lying next to her, and begins to apologize for killing him. After Romeo’s death, Zeffirelli also includes Friar Laurence entering the vault to come across Romeo’s body. As Juliet wakes up, Friar Laurence tries to lead her away before she discovers her husband had committed suicide to be with her. The inclusion of these characters shifts the attention away from the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet, taking away from the romance and heart break that this scene should convey to the viewer. On the other
Imagine loving someone so much that you would die for them. Two teenagers meet at vulnerable points of their lives and are then forcibly separated. Their warring families are the source of their violence. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, love leads to death as shown by Mercutio,Tybalt, and Romeo & Juliet.
The story Pyramus and Thisbe had many similarities and differences to the story The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. To start, Pyramus and Thisbe, written by Ovid, was about how the two lovers could not be together because of a literal wall created by their feuding families. Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, showed two children that wanted to be together, even though their parents refused to let them because of their feud. As you can see, the two stories have many similarities, but also a few differences. The characters of the two stories are love struck and will do anything to be with the other.
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“True love stories never have endings” (Richard Bach). Throughout history, the classic play The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, has been recreated many times. The play will most likely be recreated a million more. True love stories don’t ever die, unlike Romeo and Juliet themselves. However, this “tragic” ending isn’t entirely their fault. In The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, several other characters influenced Romeo and Juliet’s deaths, including Mercutio and Friar John, Friar Lawrence, and Lord Capulet.
Oh God, why must this wretched vision be so? You lay with the earth and your blood is stone, yet your passing feels so unreal as if mere touch could stir you. I’d wager there still remains a stain of passion upon your rosy cheek. But you slumber on and shall not wake, not even for me, your loyal servant, though you will never be my king now. Why must you leave me? How can my fading spirit stand hopeless against fate all on its lonesome? How, when foul hopelessness is all that is left to comfort me in this dark time and all happiness I once had flees so hastily from me, departing with you, the one that shall be mourned with all the sorrow an eternity can hold. You must awaken now, my lord! Your royal duty is yet to be fulfilled and excuse is the friend of folly! You must be crowned king. I must leave to serve you as a king, as I have wished so before. Sleep on though, dream on my prince and good tidings to you, for what is heaven if not a pleasant everlasting dream, so I hope.
Act 3 begins with some heat. Tybalt is looking for Romeo, so they can duel for ruining the party he had crashed earlier. Romeo denies the duel, because they are now family due to the marriage. Not too many people know about it. Mercutio being a good friend, goes in the duel for Romeo. Now, Mercutio and Tybalt are dueling. Unfortunately Tybalt stabbed Mercutio under the arm of Romeo. Romeo was trying to get them out of fighting, no good. Mercutio is dying, as he’s falling he yells “A plague o’ both your houses!”. He sets a curse on both families. As a result of their duel, Romeo kills Tybalt as revenge. Benvolio tells Romeo to run, Prince Escalus comes and exiled Romeo. Benvolio acts like a prologue in this scene, because he tells everything
The famous and critically acclaimed Shakespearean tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, follows the vicious feud between two powerful families of fair Verona. These arch rivals (the Montagues and the Capulets) have children who fall madly in love. In the song“You Can’t Always Get What You Want” by the Rolling Stones, a similar theme to Romeo and Juliet is presented: life does not always go the way people plan, but one can always get what one needs out of life, and it will turn out just fine.