Shakespeare thus portrays Romeo and his love as an infatuation. This infatuation is evident in how instantaneously Romeo falls out of love with Rosaline and into love with Juliet. At one stage, Rosaline was the “precious treasure of his eyesight”, yet Romeo’s embodiment of perfection was, a few scenes later, his notion of defectiveness. This therefore reveals to the audience the instantaneous and reckless path of the two lovers, as well as the fickleness of adolescent “love”, diminishing at the sight of
Romeo is portrayed as an emotional and reckless character. His friend Mercutio and Fr. Lawrence comment on Romeo’s fickle attitude when he immediately falls in love with Juliet completely forgetting about Rosaline, his first love. Romeo quotes,” Did my heart love until now? Foreswear it sight, for I never saw true beauty until this night”. His love for Rosaline was superficial. Juliet transforms Romeo’s immature and erotic infatuation to true and constant love. After meeting Juliet he matures very quickly. Maybe Romeo’s love for Juliet is so intense because unlike Rosaline, Juliet reciprocates his
Throughout the play, I gained an understanding of the maturity of individual characters because of Juliet’s word choice. This allowed me to get closer to the answer of the question of who is mature. Juliet’s use of measurements and quantities conveyed the idea that those who can think through difficult situations, are mature. To me, her character was used as a reference point to who is mature. In conclusion, Juliet’s character is the most mature because of her understanding, conveyed through her usage of measurement in her
How are we changed by love? I think that love changes us dramatically when we fall deeply in love. Love may change the way we see things, or even the way we behave. Love is a huge part in our lives, and changes the way people do things. In the tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, love changed the both of the star crossed lovers in a way that is very difficult to explain. Love made two people that were forbidden to see each other, want to die in order to see each other. " this is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die" when Juliet says this she is literally about to kill herself to be with Romeo after death.
Romeo is a melodramatic 16-year old that lets his downheartedness over Rosaline take over when he sees Juliet. Romeo is unhappy, as Rosaline decided to stay chaste, and then he meets Juliet and he sees that she is looks attractive and wants to make irresponsible decisions. Romeo gives a perfect example of his irresponsible, lustful identity when he says this, “Did my heart love till now? / Forswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night”(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.
In life, people are changing constantly. Sometimes it is for good and sometimes it is for bad. The same goes for Romeo in the play entitled Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare. Romeo makes many changes throughout the play, but none bigger than his love. He starts off loving Rosaline, but soon finds more love with Juliet. Because of his change in lovers, his emotions become entirely different from the beginning of the play. He starts off as depressed and melancholy, and then suddenly finds joy and happiness in life. Romeo gains maturity as the play continues. Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. The plot is focused on a feud involving two royal families set in the late 1500’s. Romeo and Juliet are from the two different families and are stuck in the crossfire. Because of this feud, Romeo must adapt and make many changes throughout the play. Romeo makes many changes throughout the play that have good and bad consequences.
This is particularly apparent as he continuously and secretly visits Juliet late at night at her house, despite the dangers. His actions help prove that his only desire is to be with Juliet. He wishes for a life that “in it [Juliet] might I love, you honour, serve and please.” ( Line 513). However, their situation holds them back from truly expressing their love for one another. They are star crossed lovers with families that disapprove of their love to the extent that they are described as each other’s “deadly foes.” Overall, these characters help illustrate the main theme: romantic love. As a result of their actions and dialogue, they depict the passion and yearning that characterizes young love. Additionally, they prove that love is an overpowering force that transcends rational thinking and other emotions or values. I believe that as an effect of external forces, their love may be will be impaired which would further the
At the beginning she has great problems with managing those children. But after she a short period of time she starts realizing that humans need more than just food and a place to sleep at. She really starts to develop a
Lastly, her family betrayed her by not listening to her side of the story after her sister told lies about her, and they betrayed her when they acted as if they did not care if she moved out of the house. In all of these actions, the family itself and certain members of the family are portrayed as uncaring, unsupportive, disrespectful, conniving, deceitful, and hateful to Sister. Through every action of the family, Sister is treated harshly, and she tries to not let this bother her. Yet, anger and bitterness build up inside of her until she cannot take it anymore. Consequently, it built up so much inside of her that it severely affected Sister so profoundly that she moved away from her home to get away from her family.
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.
from a girl who has just said to her mother, I will do nothing until
her father tries to change who she is and force her into a gender role