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.
Love is defined as the intense feeling of deep affection. In the play, Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, the attraction between the two protagonists, Romeo and Juliet, does not factually classify as true love. Meanwhile, lust is a concept in which is commonly mistaken for love, which is very apparent throughout this classic “love story” of Romeo and Juliet. While others could debate that Romeo and Juliet’s love, was love at first sight, it is debateable that their feelings towards one another were pure lust. Romeo and Juliet are too immature to fully understand the concept of love as they are too young and hormone-driven, they were both in search for escapism from their present troubles, and they had an excessive amount of
Romeo is often chosen as the more mature character because of his age, impulsiveness and violent behaviour. However, these qualities do not override his ignorance towards the real world, which suggests he is incredibly juvenile. The contrast between Romeo and Juliet’s wisdom is substantial during their meeting by Juliet’s balcony, where they voice the reasons behind fearing their love. “I am afeard… all this is but a dream.” (Act 2, Scene 2, Lines 139-141). Whereas Romeo’s fear is influenced by the dreamlike nature of their love, a very naïve thought, Juliet’s worries lie in its abruptness. “It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden.” (Act 2, Scene 2, Line 118). The word ‘unadvised’ suggests that Juliet believes their love lacks influence by others, a much more intelligent thought than that of Romeo. As such a well-developed character, Juliet has many other traits that identify her to be stronger than Romeo, including
Romeo and Mercutio have very opposite ideas about love. When Romeo is distraught over his unrequited love for Rosaline Mercutio goes on a long speech telling him of Queen Mab, a fairy who controls love. Mercutio says, “‘And in this state she gallops night by night Through lovers' brains, and then they dream of love;”(1.4.71-72). Romeo and Mercutio’s views of love contrast throughout their time together and Mercutio teases Romeo for his love sickened ways often. Romeo is always in love and jumping into into it headfirst eventually dying for love. Mercutio does not believe in the fickleness of love or dreams, shown here by him calling love simple as a fairy who rides by and fills dreams with whispers of love. Their opposing views give the audience insight into what motivates them, and how having different beliefs about what love is can affect decisions.The audience now feels that Romeo weeping is ridiculous, just like Mercutio’s story of Queen Mab. Romeo and Mercutio’s contrasting views on love allow for a better understanding of their character.
The play Romeo and Juliet has been considered to be the most touching love story of all time, but when you look closer and past all the initial “fantasies”, you see the truth. Romeo and Juliet believed that they were in love because of the mere idea of it, however based on their actions and the short amount of time that the stages of their “love” progressed in, it soon became clear that what they were actually feeling was infatuation.
In Act 3, Mercutio and Benvolio are out walking in Verona. Benvolio asks Mercutio to go inside before an incident like before happens again with the Capulet. Mercutio tells him to stop criticizing others and that not all Capulet are going to want to start a fight. Tybalt then enters the scene. Tybalt approaches the two Montague men and asks to speak with one of them. Mercutio, not very happy with Tybalt speaking to them, starts to mess with him. Romeo enters next. Tybalt starts talking to Romeo and calls him a villain. Romeo tries to keep peace with Tybalt as he asks Romeo to draw his sword. Mercutio decides to fight Tybalt since Romeo does not want to. The two men fight. Romeo interferes and tries to stop the fight. In doing so, Tybalt was able to get under Romeo’s arm and stab Mercutio, killing him. Before passing, Mercutio curses both families and Tybalt runs off. Romeo wants revenge on Tybalt. When Tybalt comes back, Romeo draws his sword and the two of them fight. Romeo ends up killing Tybalt and Benvolio tells him to leave the scene before many people start to notice. The prince enters the scene. Benvolio explains what happened. He also explains that Romeo was trying to keep peace, but Lady Capulet thinks he is lying. Prince decides to exile Romeo from Verona instead of giving death as a punishment.
This soliloquy depicts Juliet’s emotions in the way that reveals her flourishing love for Romeo even if it means her possible demise. The images that begin to grow in Juliet’s mind represents her overwhelm of fear. Shakespeare’s use of imagery and repetition regarding evil and terror emphasizes this concept of Juliet’s hysterical state of mind. The aspect of repetition also reveals the wandering emotions that Juliet has for Tybalt, her close cousin, in which Romeo did murder. Juliet’s distress begin to consume every ounce of her sanity as she worries of being buried alive and waking up before she is meant to. Her anxiety of so early waking and “pluck[ing] the mangled Tybalt from his shroud” indirectly expresses her emotions of guilt and sorrow for the death of her cousin (IV, iv, 39). The many references to Tybalt, such as when Juliet claims that
The next day, Benvolio and Romeo have an encounter with Tybalt, who is still out to get Romeo for crashing the Capulet’s party. When Romeo refuses to duel with Tybalt, Mercutio steps in and accepts the duel. This duel, however, ultimately led to the killing of Mercutio by Tybalt. Out of guilt for Mercutio, Romeo attacks Tybalt killing him.
Romeo doesn’t care that they are at feud, he just cares about Juliet, which he is madly in love with. Tybalt doesn’t want to be associated with Romeo or even see him. He feels that he is a villain to people. Romeo doesn’t mean to be a villain, he just wants to have a conversation with Tybalt, but Tybalt thinks he wants to fight. Since Romeo and Tybalt had a little misunderstanding, Mercutio was killed on accident when he was trying to separate them. Since Mercutio was killed, Romeo felt like he needed to get revenge and kill Tybalt. After he killed Tybalt and was banished from Verona he has realized what he has done and now feels bad about it. Romeo didn’t mean to fall in love with Juliet, but because he did most of this
Tybalt surprisingly stabbed Mercutio under Romeo's arm and it, unfortunately, killed him. ¨Help me into some house, Benvolio, Or I shall faint. A plague o´ both your houses! They have made worms´ meat of me. I have it, And soundly too. Your houses!¨ (3.1.104-107). These were Mercutio's final words before he died. This was his way of cursing both the Capulet and Montague families because of what had happened. If there was no feud between the two families from the start there would have been piece for Verona, for the families. They all would've gotten along and there wouldn't have been so much hate coming from Tybalt to cause him to kill Mercutio.
The characters in Romeo and Juliet have very different opinions of what love is. Firstly, Romeo has the initial view of love as being ‘too rough, too rude and too boisterous’, to which Mercutio replies ‘if love be rough with you, be rough with love’. This purports
Romeo is shown to be poetic and romantic. He and his friends are on their way to the Capulet party when his friends encourage him to dance, but he refuses. He is still sad about Rosaline, the woman he loves. She doesn’t love him back as she has plans to become a nun. Romeo says, “Is love really
In the early stages of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare conveys love in many different ways. Love is shown as being imperfect, such as bawdy love, unrequited love and fatherly and maternal love, this contrasts greatly to Romeo and Juliet’s pure, perfect and requited love, and makes it seem all the more true before it is shown to be deadly.
What is love? Is it an object? Is it a feeling? Is it even attainable? Love is everything, it is an object, it is an emotion, and it cannot be bought, stolen, given. Love can only be found. Love is discovered in the most unthinkable places during the most unimaginable times. It can never be predicted who you fall in love with or when you do but all you do know is that you are in love and you would give anything for that person, and for your love to always stay resilient through all other obstacles and distractions. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Montague’s and Capulet’s are know and expected to hate each other until the miracle of love presented its self. Romeo is a Montague and Juliet is a Capulet. They both fell in love when