In Romeo and Juliet, love is depicted in several ways. Both Luhrman and Shakespeare represent love in different ways in different contexts to both the Elizabethan era and the contemporary audience. Both the original and later manifestations of the text are valued because they both communicate to the audience on the values of love and society by employing a variety of devices.
Young lovers defy their families’ long-established vendetta and jeopardize all they have to continue their relationship. The violent commotion between the two lovers, Romeo and Juliet, finally bring peace to their feuding families, with their own death. Like with many suicide cases, there are challenges and decisions being made that lead up to this decision. Often times, we question who contributed to the suicide. Regardless, others argue that Romeo and Juliet should be held accountable for their ultimate decision. Then again, there is no definite reason to assign fault to Romeo and Juliet. Not only are their brains not fully developed, but pressures from outside forces caused such stress within the relationship.
Love is like a flame, it provides you with warmth, but too much of it can also burn you. Such is the plot of the play, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. It is a tragedy about two lovers, Romeo and Juliet, who unfortunately, belong to families who bear an ancient grudge against each other. In the play, Romeo and Juliet fall in love and quickly decide to marry each other. At the end, Romeo and Juliet’s decisions cause their untimely death, but in reality, there were other people who also contributed to the lover’s death. Friar Laurence, the Nurse and Lord Capulet are responsible for the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
Emotions are an important part of life. Without emotions, there would be no feelings, like sadness, happiness, anger, and the world would be dull. Sometimes emotions lead people to do things that defeat reason and go against what is ‘right’ in their society. So when do emotions defeat reason? Three books that illustrate strong emotions are, “Romeo and Juliet” a script by William Shakespeare, “Pride and Prejudice” a novel by Jane Austen, and “I am Malala” a memoir by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb. These books help illustrate emotions are stronger than reason because in all books the main characters have to overcome a problem or obstacle where their emotions defeat reason. In “Romeo and Juliet”, Romeo and Juliet aren’t allowed to be
I have resided in Verona for the better part of forty years and never have I seen such a mishandled case as this. Firstly, the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is the tragedy of Verona. Their story comes only as a result of a deep seated hatred that in the past you have not condoned. Yet your strict attitude cost a man his life. Now three bodies have been laid to rest as a result of Romeo 's banishment. You should have allowed Romeo to remain in Verona following Mercutio and Tybalt 's deaths. The punishment may fit the crime, but not the circumstances. Romeo 's banishment was unjust.
In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, figures of authority play a prominent role in the tragedies that take place throughout the story. Friar Lawrence is a respected member of society, and both the Capulet and Montague families trust him for advice and support. However, throughout the play, Friar Lawrence makes hasty decisions, like marrying Romeo and Juliet, hiding the fact of their marriage, helping Romeo after he is banished, and faking Juliet’s death. Through Friar Lawrence’s bad choices, Shakespeare demonstrates that blind reliance on people of authority is ill-advised, because they have flaws and make mistakes just like everybody else.
One emotion that is evident throughout the texts is that consequence. In the play Romeo has previously abstained from becoming embroiled in the violence that tybalt is trying to get him Engadget in but mercuito Romeo best friend steps in to protect his friend and take his place and fight tybalt from the house of capulet. From all the bravery and loyalty the mercuito showed for Romeo he was slain when Romeo tried to stop the fight between him and tybalt, and mercuito ends up dying. In mercuito last word he stated "A plague on both your houses" Is a blanc verse the reason for that is their is no rhythm which makes it iambic pentameter. Mercurio uses a metaphor after cursing the two households, Montague 's and the Capulet 's, and shows the reader that he blames both of the households in part for causing his death. Shakespeare allowed this quote to have no rhyme because it 's a foreshadowing quote which is a turning point in the story which highlight to the audience that the two house capulet and montage will suffer from what had happened in that scene because of the death of tybalt from the opposite house the capulets. The others don 't know about the love story between Romeo and Juliet and their intentions to ignore their tradition and their family 's name for the sake of getting married and perusing their love together. But the Word "Plague" it 's meaning is epically repaired to Romeo because he had killed a capulet it 's as almost as soon as he had killed tybalt from the
From the 16th century to the 21st century, concepts of good parenting have drastically changed. In Romeo and Juliet, parenting takes an unusual approach as the children are treated in many different ways. Several couples in Shakespeare’s book, have experienced raising a child. While some raise their children with every second of their attention, others, including the Capulets, leave their child with a nanny. Not having a stable relationship with parents has often been the cause of feeling isolated; this is how Juliet feels when growing up, especially being an only child. After the lack of parenting in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Juliet has been raised by her nurse, not had her parents’ influential presence in her life, and has
In my opinion, the mentors (Friar Lawrence and the Nurse) are most to blame for the deaths of the young star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. I think this because of the trust shared between the mentors and lovers, the mentors assumed they could stop the ongoing feud by lying to the parents, and the mentors supported Romeo and Juliet’s decision to wed in secrecy.
Regarding the status updates in which he incorporates talk about adversity and about what it means to be a man, he, once again, puts himself in positions of power. Evident through his self-portrayal as a conqueror and his use of the word “man,” in image 4, he claims power on the basis of the close association between power and masculinity. Depicting himself as powerful, self-governing, and pushing past his limits, Romeo conveys the idea that, he is determined to overcome the unfavorable circumstances to which he refers to by using the word, “insanity.” Along the same lines, the use of the word, “insanity” helps him maintain an element of privacy. Accordingly, when asked what he considers to be appropriate or inappropriate publishing content, he responded that, as a man, one must keep certain matters private. That is not to say that, sharing feelings is unacceptable. On the contrary, he encourages that. What he thinks is inappropriate, is for men to share the specifics of the situation at hand, for that seems effeminate. Clearly, Romeo uses linguistic features such as, ‘manly talk’ or ‘adversity talk’ to index stances of strength and self-control. These stances hint at an even bigger picture of gender performance. Through his gender performance, Romeo controls both what he does and does not disclose and his responses to unfavorable situations. His in control masculine stances further support Ainsworth-Vaughn’s postulate, previously discussed. By claiming power, Romeo
“Out upon her! Thou torturest me, Tubal. It was my turquoise. I had it of Leah when I was a bachelor. I would not have given it for a wilderness of monkeys” (Shakespeare 114).
William Shakespeare’s famous play Romeo and Juliet is filled with serious decisions. The two title “star-crossed lovers,” Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, not only decide to get married mere days after their first meeting, but also choose to carry out a ridiculous plan to avoid an unwanted marriage and eventually kill themselves (prologue). Although such subject matter is not often found in young adult novels, the impulsivity of this behavior is a mark of Romeo and Juliet’s teenage inexperience. Their immaturity ultimately results in drastic consequences— namely, their own deaths; however, their naiveté was not a hazard for the entirety of the play. The way it affects their decisions and relationships with others changes over time, different at the start of the book before they meet than at the end, when they both finally make the monumental decision to commit suicide. Before they first encounter each other, Romeo and Juliet’s immaturity is harmless, but after their first meeting and as their relationship develops, it begins to prove dangerous.
Act 1, Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet involves five drastically different characters, all with varying goals and personality traits: Tybalt, Lord Capulet, Romeo, Juliet, and the Nurse. Tybalt’s defining traits are his hot-headedness and hatred of peace. His temper and protectiveness lead to a desire to protect the Capulets from any Montague intrusion. His arrogance also plays a large role; by challenging someone to a fight, he can display his skills in combat. To outsiders, Lord Capulet may seem vastly different from Tybalt, seeming jovial, but within his family, he is similarly short-tempered. While he wants his guests to enjoy themselves in order to be a polite host, he also wants to avoid breaking the law against public fighting. Therefore, when Tybalt readies himself to fight Romeo, Capulet steps in and admonishes him in order to avoid tarnishing his reputation. Romeo, on the other hand, is quick to love and quick-- almost hasty- in acting. He longs for something (such as the party) to take his mind off Rosaline, but his belief in fate does not entirely allow him to do so, as he had previously believed horrible events would take place if he went to the party. This belief causes him to exit abruptly, despite having just met Juliet. Juliet herself is lonely and simultaneously standoffish and naive. She wishes to find someone she truly loves, and finds this in Romeo. Although her defensive nature makes her reject him at first, her naivety eventually leads her
Shakespeare 's 'Romeo and Juliet ' variously links to the poetry; 'The Flea ', by John Donne, 'Valentine ', by Carol Ann Duffy, and 'Sonnet 116 ', by Shakespeare. The first association is through theme, as Sonnet 116 demonstrates the importance of eternal love and through situation, such as how 'Valentine ' ends with violent imagery, so does the play. Another way in which the drama links to the poetry is by character, Romeo and the protagonist of 'The Flea ' convey characteristics of a courtly lover in the beginning. The character in 'Valentine ' and Juliet both aspire to be honest and are pragmatic in their commitment. Lastly, the drama can be connected to the poetry through language/imagery/tone. A similar tone of bitterness is
He Drank the Poison; She Drew the Dagger; Romeo, Juliet and Others Accountable for Their End