In the beginning of this play Lady Capulet brings up marriage to Juliet, whom states that she had not even thought of marriage, yet she considers marriage an honor. Juliet wants to follow her parent's wishes and agrees to meet Paris, but she is only willing to see if she likes him. When Romeo appears in the balcony scene, Juliet states that she wants to wait and see if her and Romeo’s feeling’s remain the same overnight since she believes that their feelings may just be the heat of the moment
When most people think of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the first thing that comes to mind are the characters; Romeo, Juliet, the Capulet family, the Montague family along with others. Many of these characters are major parts of the storyline, but we only see what is given to us by the writer. Take for example, Lady Capulet. Although she is viewed as a demanding, poor mother figure, when we look deeper we can see that Shakespeare actually painted her to be a caring and protective character. Although one character appears to be one thing, Shakespeare leaves us hints to more significance the character has to the story.
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare introduces the readers to two very unique and colorful characters. These two characters are the Nurse and Friar Laurence who both play major roles that contribute to the outcome of the two lovers Romeo and Juliet. Both the Friar and the Nurse differentiate when it comes to their personality and behavior. The two characters have good intentions when they get involve in the challenges that face the two star-cross lovers, but both react differently to the incidents that happen. The Friar and the Nurse are major supporting characters, but Friar Laurence seems to be the most likable character.
Romeo and Juliet, though termed as tragedy, love is the dominating and most vital theme of this play, the whole play is intertwined on the romantic love between Romeo and Juliet at their first sight, though the love can be considered infatuation love. In this play, the lovers deny the family and the entire world and proceed with their marriage "Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, I” “And I'll no longer be a Capulet" Romeo abandons his close friends, Mercutio and Benvolio and even risks his life and returns to Verona for the sake of his lady love even after being sent in exile. Love becomes a force for every incident narrated in the play. The lovers take impulsive decisions; by this, they go against the norms of this world. Juliet has no words to explain her immense love "But my true love is grown to such excess / I cannot sum up some of half my wealth"
After Juliet meets Romeo, many of her opinions and interests begin to change. Juliet is now more excepting of love. While in the beginning of the play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Juliet seems uninterested in loving anyone. But, after she meets Romeo, her opinion changes. Juliet is now more willing to love. She even confesses her love to Romeo on her balcony by saying, "Take all myself" (2.2.49). Juliet's interests in marriage also changes when she meets Romeo. Before Juliet had met Romeo, she was uninterested in marriage, "It is an honor that I dream not of." (1.3.66). Juliet had said this to her mother, Lady Capulet, when the general topic of marriage was being discussed. But after the feast where Juliet met Romeo, she tells him in her garden that she wishes to be married. She came to this decision to accept marriage because of the fact that she met and now loves Romeo. Juliet's is no longer as faithful to her family through compliance after she meets Romeo. Juliet is no longer as obedient to her family. When her father, Lord Capulet, tells her that he has arranged for Juliet to be married to Paris, she objects. By doing this she is being faithful to her own morals and being faithful to her husband. She is willing to comfort her father, Lord Capulet, in order to have what she believes is right and stay faithful to her husband even though her father threatens to disown her.
Romeo could have chosen any girl to be with instantly, but instead he had to pick a Capulet, one of his family's enemies. His infatuation with the idea of love causes him to believe that he had true feelings for Juliet. However, his actions toward Juliet shows his obsessive and clingy personality. He was with Rosaline one day and the next with Juliet. He was so desperate to be with someone, he had to marry Juliet. Friar went along with the proposition and married the two of them. Romeo didn’t even think of what consequences they could have faced if they became married or how their families would feel of the situation. To be married at such a young age, Romeo cannot possibly handle all of the obstacles that hang in the future. When Romeo went to the Capulet ball uninvited, Tybalt felt offended and sent a letter challenging Romeo to a duel. Romeo was relaxed and tried to solve the argument words, but instead Tybalt insulted Romeo by calling him a villain. Instead riling him into a fight, Romeo responded with, “But love thee better than thou canst devise/...And so, good Capulet—which name I
Each character in the play,Romeo and Juliet, does certain things based on what they think and how they feel. Most of the other characters’ actions are based off of love, hate, and wealth. As for Friar Laurence, he has different motivations compared to the other characters. He stands up for peace in Verona between the two rich rival families, the Montagues and the Capulets. Everything he does is mostly centered on creating peace.
He does, however, later learn that she is a Capulet. They get married the day after the Capulet ball. Romeo sneaks out to the Capulet’s garden to see Juliet. There, they have a conversation declaring their love for each other. At the end the Nurse is calling Juliet, and Juliet decides that she want to get married as soon as possible. Doing this is a poor choice because she doesn’t know Romeo, all he did was charm her and that’s what Juliet thinks she is in love with. She doesn’t think of all of the consequences, and decides on the spot: “If that thy bent of love be honorable, Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow, By the one that I’ll procure to come to thee…” (II.ii.150-152). They are getting married, blinded by their infatuation for each other, they don’t think about what can happen if the rest of their families find out. This is a poor choice because they really haven’t thought it through, and it is not be the brightest idea, seeing as they are coming from feuding families. These choices lead them to do anything for each other, because they love each other and continue to lead to their demise.
When she first meets Romeo she falls for him instantly. Juliet falls in love with Romeo and asks him to marry her. Juliet's parents, Lord Capulet and Lady Capulet want her to marry Paris, a young Capulet. Juliet does not like the idea of this, and when Romeo and Juliet are together she is very worried her parents will find out. Juliet blames herself for things that go wrong in their relationship, "Prodigious birth of love is to me," unlike Romeo who blames fate.
Throughout the play a comparison is made between Paris and Romeo and the different aspects of love they offer Juliet. Paris is "a gentleman of noble parentage" and seems to be a sensible husband. He is rich and would be a gain to the Capulet family. The marriage to Paris is a logical arrangement, Capulet says Juliet should "count her bless'd" as he has "wrought so worthy a gentleman to be her bride". She should be proud and grateful that her father has persuaded such a worthy and noble man to marry into their family. Paris is the courtly lover that Romeo wasn't given the chance to be; he brings flowers and kisses Juliet's hand
Romeo and Juliet were facing many obstacles during the time they first encountered one another. Their, so-called, “love” sprung as they were both trying to escape from their present problems. Romeo was previously in love with a beautiful girl named Rosaline, although she couldn’t love him back and fulfill Romeo’s sexual desires because she was becoming a nun. He was heartbroken when he found out about this, and thus, he was left inconsolable. Once he discovered that Rosaline was attending the Capulet ball, he decided to sneak in. Minutes into the ball, Romeo sees Juliet and immediately professes his love for her. Juliet also had her own dilemmas to deal with. Some of which included being forced into marrying Paris, a man whom she did not love. Therefore, her love for Romeo was influenced by her reluctance to marry Paris. Prior to Romeo and Juliet’s encounter at the Capulet party, Juliet comments on marriage stating, “It is an honor that I dream not of,” (1.3.68). This quote shows that Juliet had no interest in getting married anytime soon, although when she meets
But when she meets Romeo, she becomes more and more assertive regarding the path of her life. In the Act III, Capulet tells her that she is to marry Paris, but instead of submitting, she goes against her father’s will and professes her love for Romeo. This change is evidence of Juliet’s emotional transformation from a timid adolescent into
Romeo is a very tempered person; his character starts to develop throughout the play in numerous ways. In this essay I will be focusing on Romeos character and how he changes through the play and how develops his humor. To sum it up Romeo is a sneaky , impulsive , lovesick , and static character who is married to Juliet and go through times of sadness and anger. Romeo And Juliet by William Shakespeare.
While secondary characters are less important than the main characters of the book, they often have a noteworthy impact on the story. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a secondary character, Friar Lawrence, plays a vital role throughout the play. The play takes place in Verona and focuses on Romeo and Juliet, two star-crossed lovers from two feuding families; the Montagues and the Capulets. The extremely violent feud between these families has been ongoing for generations, extending out to even the serving men of both houses. Romeo and Juliet must profess their love in secret because of the quarrel between their parents. This is a catalyst in triggering tragic events, consisting of the deaths of many other characters, including
In the traumatic play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the tragic result is and is not the responsibility of the minor characters. The minor characters are certainly not responsible because Romeo and Juliet killed themselves with their own free will, and none of the minor characters were involved in this wistful event. As well as this, fate also had a significant role in guiding their relationship to not work out as it caused many events to inevitably happen. However, I believe that Friar Lawrence is accountable for part of the tragedy, as he did not do his best or go out of his way, to ensure that his plan for Romeo and Juliet would work out.