Aisera 1 Aisera E. Jenkins 20 March 2017 In my time reading stories, plays, and poetry from British literature most of the things i am generally interested in reading is Shakespeare plays. Most notably, Romeo and Juliet as being one of my personal favorites.Throughout …show more content…
Now that i have the organization of this paper down i’ll go over a quick summary of the plot for those who haven’t actually read the play. Aisera 2 PLOT SUMMARY during the renaissance in Verona,Italy the Montagues and Capulets were in a feud and Prince Escalus, ruler of verona. He says that if
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In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Benvolio said, “Alas, that love, so gentle in his view,/ Should be so tyrannous and rough in proof!”(1.1.165-166) Benvolio suggests that love seems nice, peaceful, and innocent, but in reality it can be disastrous and even deadly. A world famous author and poet by the name of William Shakespeare wrote The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet in 1597. Romeo and Juliet is known as one of the best love stories in history. There are many significant characters in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet: Romeo, Juliet, Benvolio, Tybalt, the Nurse to Juliet, Friar Lawrence, Mercutio, Lord Capulet, and Lady Capulet. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is the heart-wrending love story of two people who want to be together (Romeo and Juliet), but they cannot because their families are rivals. In the end, the two star-crossed lovers do not live happily ever after. Instead, they both perish. Why did their lives end so tragically? Ultimately, the prideful and foolish actions of the Capulets and Montagues, Friar Laurence, Romeo, and Juliet caused their untimely deaths.
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.
Though the play is titled Romeo and Juliet, the character Mercutio who is witty, crude and knavish steals the show up until the moment of his death despite a limited role. This sentiment is due in large part to Mercutio’s direct contrast to Romeo, a character known for emotional turmoil along with stale and somewhat ridiculous Petrarchan proclamations of love. All of these factors allow Romeo’s closest friend to also be portrayed as the foil. Mercutio plays this role through comparing the high class and pristine love for which Romeo pines to his own view of sexuality: one of sexual objectification and loose morals. In fact, the wit and charm of Mercutio is such that until being killed, the story of Romeo and Juliet resembles a romantic
Romeo and Juliet is a romantic-tragedy play written in 1595 by playwright and actor William Shakespeare. Shakespeare demonstrated in the play that is set in Verona, Italy, a tale of two families that have been feuding since before they can even remember. Trouble brews when both the families offsprings;Romeo and Juliet fall in love.The families they belong to,Romeo a Montague, and Juliet a Capulet would be furious if they found out that they 're only children were in love with their ‘enemy’. By Them hiding their love from their families it leads to the deaths of the two. So,Who is to blame for the deaths? The whole play is focused on the love tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.
The play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, is known for its romantic tragedy between two star-crossed lovers and whose families are each other 's enemies. The outcome of their own family’s enemy brings the death of the lovers. With all of the deaths, who is truly to blame for Romeo and Juliet 's deaths? Friar Lawrence is most to blame for many obvious, yet overlooked reasons. If we look at some unusual situations, there are some more people we can point at. They are the Montagues and the Capulets, Mercutio, Nurse and Romeo-Juliet themselves.
William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy that follows the so-called love of two teenagers. The two fall in love at a masked ball and have a secret marriage. Throughout the play, their actions show how ridiculous love is, and how it is a danger to anyone who become twisted in its choking grasp. However, in the death of the youth and survival of the elders, an alternative explanation for the tragic events may be found. Although Shakespeare seems to be mocking love throughout the play, it is actually foolhardy lust that kills Romeo and Juliet.
Everyone remembers his/her first love. The famous Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet, is a tragic love story about two teenagers that fall in love. But with fighting between their families everything is shy of easy. Unfortunately, they are only together for less than two days and they both take their own lives. Who is to blame for this tragedy? The evidence clearly shows that Tybalt is at fault because he was so full of hate towards Romeo, he wanted all of the Montague family to die. Hes also a known hothead and always picking fights. Tybalt has always had a hatred for people outside of his family.
The concept of love and marriage were extremely different in Elizabethan England than they are today. In Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare there are many examples of this concept. In this story, two families, the Montagues, and Capulets have been feuding for many generations. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet defied their societal rules and fell in love. This toxic relationship turned out to be the cause of many tragedies, including their own suicides. Romeo and Juliet are so in love, that they are both willing to kill themselves to finally be together. Although many people believe fate is responsible for this tragedy, that is not the case. In Romeo and Juliet, fate is not responsible for the tragedy at the end of the story, but the free will of both Romeo and of Juliet is to blame for the deaths of many characters including their own.
In Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet, these "two star-cross 'd lovers” have a “fate” that they construct for themselves. The decisions that Romeo and Juliet make are what leads them to their death, rather than the widely accepted idea that they die because of inevitable and predetermined fate. Everyone is aware of what is going to happen to Romeo and Juliet and even they themselves seem to sense their approaching death, but continue their efforts to be together anyway. Shakespeare 's’ play begins with stating that “a pair of starr-crossed lovers take their life” and have a “death-mark’d love” (Prologue, 6-11). Romeo and Juliet’s inability to be together is explained at the very beginning of the play and makes the audience aware of the two lovers’ end, which they bring upon themselves. Romeo and Juliet’s death happens because of their own actions and they lead themselves to it instead of trying to avoid it.
Through the ages, women have always had a powerful role, whether or not it was recognized by society. They cook, clean, give birth, and nurture which all are more than necessary jobs. However, also throughout the ages, women have been separated from society and seen as a lesser being and not being granted the same rights and equality as men. Specifically this can be seen in the Elizabethan age. Queen Elizabeth fought for women to be seen as equals to men through her reign. But in loving the theatre, she never allowed women to be on the stage; forcing men to play the role of men and women makes her ideals and society 's hypocritical.
Romeo and Juliet is one of William Shakespeare 's most well known plays and one of the most popular literary tragedies known to man. This is mainly due to the ‘star-crossed lovers’ trope that is evident throughout the entire play.The suicidal tendencies of Romeo and Juliet and the self-destructive tendencies that Shakespeare shows comes with being in love are also a huge contributor to the world renowned success of this specific play. This is shown through many contributing factors, this essay will highlight the impulsive tendencies of young lovers, the ways in which youth let their emotions take over and cloud their judgement, the ways in which young people often don’t think of the consequences of their actions and how Paris’s love for Juliet is another example of how self-destructive tendencies are connected to being in love.
Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet is one of the most romantic tragedies of all times. It 's also one of the most known play worldwide. Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy because the two young lovers (Romeo and Juliet) are faced with an obstacle that results in a dreadful conclusion. The main theme of this tragedy is the conquest of man 's spirit over life 's brutality. A disordered and chaotic world can bring disaster down on those who live it. Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet is one of the most romantic tragedies of all times. It 's also one of the most known plays. Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy because the two young lovers (Romeo and Juliet) are faced with an obstacle that results in a dreadful conclusion. The theme of this tragedy is triumph of man 's spirit over life 's cruelty, life decisions over family and sorrow. A disordered and chaotic world can bring disaster down on those who live it.
As You Like It, is a Shakespearean comedy believed to have been written around the 1600’s. This play holds onto many strong motifs throughout the play. One of the most obvious motifs would have to be exile. Many of the characters in the play have been intimidated away from their homes while others left voluntarily to live in Arden. This separation from their homes in the court aids in helping Shakespeare’s major themes come alive. The major themes evident in Act 4 Scene 3 is the malleability of humans through experience, the effects of love, and city life in comparison to country life.