Romeo and Juliet are inclined by the feud that has lasted before their days that controls their separate families and as a result their love is marked by hatred. Therefore, love and hatred are entwined throughout the play with terrible penalties. Whereas Shakespeare shows that hatred fuels the action and determines their destinies, love has the capacity to bring about the understanding of the two families.
The Opposing Themes of Love and Hate in the Play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Hate is one very important idea examined in Romeo and Juliet and is explored by Juliet when she states ‘Here's much to do with hate, but more with love’ (1.1.166). William Shakespeare conveys the consequences of hate in his play through the ancient feud between the Capulet’s and the Montague’s, the irrational decisions made and the deaths that resulted. It is the ancient feud between the two families that lead to the irrational decisions made by Romeo and Juliet as well as their demise. It is questionable as to whether Romeo and Juliet’s lives would be spared if their families were not feuding.
The words “love” and “hate” have two completely different meanings, but they can have a great impact on people. Love and hatred always finds a way to enter people's minds, twisting their thoughts, and knowing this, people allow these emotions to take over their actions. In the play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, hatred is responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet, and it all begins with the hatred between the Montagues and Capulets.
In Romeo and Juliet hate s a big component of the play. This hatred is used in the many fights that end up with someone being killed. “To strike him dead I hold not a sin.” In this quote Tybalt is wanting to kill Romeo because he is a Montague and Tybalt is a Capulet. This means that there is a lot of conflict. “ ’Tis he that villain Romeo.” Tybalt calls Romeo a villain because of the conflict between the two parties. Hatred is a very big part of the story of Romeo and Juliet. Hatred is a big part of Romeo and Juliet being
What is more powerful, love or hate? In the case of Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare the answer appears to be hate. It takes no expert to see that the famous novel Romeo and Juliet is focused on these principles and loves struggle to overcome hate. No matter how you look at the novel it is apparent that people act as a response to enmity. Whether it is Friar Lawrence in his attempts to amend a long suspended feud or Tybalt's fiery and violent ways that lead to many troubles and deaths, the book tends to focus in on this principle of love and hate and how they clash. In the novel Romeo and Juliet the deaths of the two young lovers Romeo and Juliet can be pinned on nothing other than the
The author, William Shakespeare, efficiently employs various events and characters in the play, Romeo and Juliet, to convey that love conquers all. Through manipulation of Act 2, Scene 2, also renowned as the 'Balcony Scene’, Shakespeare effectively demonstrates how Romeo and Juliet’s love surmounts numerous things, in the play. Additionally, Shakespeare portrays that/how the strength of Romeo’s love for his murdered friend Mercutio, creates a desire for revenge despite potentially receiving death penalty; displaying that Romeo’s love for his friend conquers the fear of death. Furthermore, the final scene also depicts how love triumphs over the terror of death and how the Montague and Capulet parents’ mutual love for their children, Romeo
Everyone has felt hate sometime in their lives varying in severity, from a mild dislike to the intense and deep hatred we see in Romeo and Juliet. In this play, we see two lovers from opposing families fall madly in love. Consequently, this relationship causes the families to commit insane acts in the blind rage of anger. By using the fierce family feud between the Capulets and Montagues, William Shakespeare makes the controversial point that anger is blinding and causes people to act out of character, departing from the traditional idea that anger is just an emotion.
Hate between more than one causes everlasting tragedy. Such as the young love between Romeo and Juliet. It was between two enemy families, the Montagues, and the Capulets. Romeo had found his way into the Capulet home for a feast for the friends of Capulet and family. He falls in love with Juliet at the party and he falls in love with her, love at first sight for them. There are constant quarrels between the rivaling families, which slowly tore it all apart between the two young lovers. The fights that Tybalt continues to start, over and over, eventually end in his death and Mercutio’s death. Soon after the Prince of Verona deems Romeo exiled from all of Verona, this severely breaks his and Juliet’s hearts, that now they can’t see each other at all. The two eventually kill themselves, which really strikes both families with grief and they apologize for all the fights and hate. This proves how hate will destroy the little bits of love that are still there. These families are against each other and the children from both sides fall in love, but due to the ignorance of the family feud they both ended their lives.
The emotions of love and hate are at the forefront of the theme in this play by William Shakespeare. The Oxford Standard English Dictionary defines ‘love’ as ‘to have strong feelings of affection for another adult and be romantically and sexually attracted to them, or to feel great affection for a friend or person in your family’ and defines ‘hate’ as ‘a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action dislike intensely, to feel antipathy or aversion towards someone or something’. However, words cannot portray such wide and powerful emotions. Love and hate include elements of life, passion, long-term bonding and dislike, disgust and loathing respectively. It is because
The word ‘love’ shows that Romeo is a kind hearted, peaceful person. However by using the quotation above this unintentionally annoys Tybalt. On the other hand Tybalt uses language which is completely different to how Romeo uses it, “Romeo the hate that I bare thee can afford no better term than this, -- thou art a villain”. When Tybalt uses the word ‘hate’ this provokes Mercutio as he does not like the way Tybalt is talking about Romeo. Tybalt uses aggressive hateful language and has no respect in the way he talks towards the other characters. Moreover this shows that it does not matter how nice or horrible characters language is, it still can cause conflict between the characters and they do become aggressive.
Moments before, Romeo thinks that he could never harm Tybalt, as he has married Juliet, Tybalt now his kin. Romeo states that he “love[s] [Tybalt] better than [Tybalt] canst devise” (3.1.70). But by the death of his dear friend, instead of his love for Tybalt, his heart now despises him. His anger is shown when “for Mercutio’s soul is but a little way above [their] heads,” as his hate is born towards Tybalt, whom he had just moments before loved, stating that “[his] name [he] tender as dearly” as his own (3.1.72-73,131-132). His hate turns murderous as he tells Tybalt that Mercutio is “staying for thine to keep him company” (3.1.133). As Romeo states that “thou or I, or both, must go with him” (3.1.134), the duel breaks out, leaving Tybalt slain, his kinsmen now his foe. The hate and revenge that Romeo felt caused love to turn to zeal for Tybalt's blood. His belief that he must not hurt his kinsmen but love him, the reminder that fights were not allowed by the prince, ended with the spilled blood of Mercutio. The death of his friend turned love to hate, the hate that killed
Who is responsible when you pay for mistakes and problems you did not even make or create? Aren’t the authors of that mistake or problem responsible? Being enemies, the families of Romeo and Juliet were responsible for the deaths of their children.
"Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight / For I ne'er saw true