A Lover that Changes with the Moon In the tragic play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the character Romeo Montague is a main focal point of the tale and embodies all of the major themes Shakespeare is trying to get across. Romeo finds himself falling head over heals in love with Juliet, a member of the Capulet family who are the mortal enemies to his own. While on his quest to young Juliet’s heart and hand in marriage Romeo must go against everything he has been taught since birth and that is to hate any Capulet. He does all that he does for love, something he desires and longs for. Romeo proves his independence, ability to move quickly with love an turns out to be overly dramatic almost all in the name of love. Romeo is a very independent fellow, especially when it involves his love life. Romeo and Juliet long to be with one another; however, their love is forbidden because pure hatred for the others family is supposed to run through each of their veins. Juliet comes to the conclusion that Romeo must disregard his family’s opinions if he truly is in love with her. Juliet wants Romeo to “deny thy father and refuse thy name”( I.ii.37). Romeo takes Juliet’s advice of forgetting about his name and what his father has always taught him and just jump into their love. This shows Romeo’s independence because the hate the Montagues have for Juliet’s family runs so deep that even the servants hate each other. For Montague’s very son to go against everything their family stands for shows that Romeo is his own person and will do what he wants to do even if he will be denying Foley 2 his father. The feud between the two families have been going on for so long and Romeo and Juliet are the first to pull anything like falling in love with the enemy, for Romeo to be the first after so many years of fighting to go against it certainly proves his independence. Not only is Romeo independent in his love life, he is also just a generally independent guy. Romeo prefers to work out his personal issues on his own. He does this by avoiding Benvolio, a very good friend of his, when out on an early morning stroll. Benvolio recalls, “So early walking did I see your son, toward him I made, but he was ‘ware of me… [he] fled from me” (I.i.125-133). Romeo avoiding his close friend shows he would rather grieve on his own. He knows Benvolio holds the ability to talk Romeo out of his glum mood which is why Romeo does not wish to converse with him when he is upset. Romeo does not want anyone to talk him out of his bad mood. He would rather be alone and try to work out whatever the problem is within himself, which shows his independence because he believes he does not need anyone to hold his hand, talk him out of his sadness or be a shoulder for him to cry on. Romeo likes to ride solo. Romeo is surely an independent character, yet ironically enough, he spends his days yearning and searching for someone to love. Romeo is a character whose heart cries for attention and will fall quickly and willingly into, what he believes to be love’s grasp. Romeo is famous for falling fast and hard for a new girl who he barely knows basically every week. He claims he has fallen in love with every new girl, and recently escaped from a situation with a woman named Rosaline where Romeo’s love was not reciprocated. When Romeo first lays his eyes on Juliet he decides she is the one he truly loves. Friar Lawrence scolds, “Is Rosaline, that Foley 3 thou didst love so dear…young men’s love then lies not truly in their heart, but in their eyes” (II.ii.70). This shows Romeo is so fast to dive into love with any new girl that he forgets within not even two days about the last girl he was obsessing over, Rosaline. This also proves that Romeo’s love is probably nothing more than lust. Loving with his eyes means he loves what he sees not what his heart feels. That means his version of love is simply lust. Romeo will see a girl…
lovesick friend Romeo, (son of Montague), to abandon his unrequited love for Rosaline and seek another.
That night, Capulet holds a masked ball to encourage a courtship between his daughter, Juliet, and Paris, a relative of the Prince. Concealing their identities behind masks, Romeo and Benvolio go to the ball, where Romeo and Juliet fall in love at first sight, but at the end of the evening discover their identities as members of the opposed families. On his way home from the feast, Romeo climbs into…
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William Shakespeare’s (author) Romeo and Juliet (title) is perhaps one of the best known love stories of all time. The play (form) follows the two “star crossed lovers” (quote) from the beginning of their passionate relationship through to their tragic (reference to tragedy) deaths. Shakespeare intends for the audience to sympathise with its central characters, in particular Juliet. Responsibility…
My example of an antagonist is Tybalt compared to Romeo. Tybalt is constantly trying to start fights with Romeo and, eventually, he succeeds. Because of Tybalt, Romeo is banished from the city Verona, where his beloved wife Juliet lives. Another example of an Antagonist is, Paris compared to Juliet. Paris is the main reason that Juliet deems it necessary to take a potion to fake her death. This ultimately leads to the death of both Romeo and Juliet in the end.
A foil in a story is a character…
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Romeo & Juliet Metaphors
William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet includes countless metaphors and similes that are used to describe the relationship between Romeo and Juliet. Act 2, Scene 2 also known as the balcony scene portrays the complex relationship between the “two star crossed lovers”(6). There is no absolute definition of love and everyone finds out his or her interpretation differently. William Shakespeare uses metaphors to describe love so the reader/audience…
Who is responsible for Romeo and Juliet's death
I think many people believe in Fate,but in this condition I don't think Romeo and Juliet's death can be simply explained by fate. We need to take into account everything around them, like their parents,Romeo himself.....and if their love was not a secret would it have ended in tragedy?
I am going to declare why Romeo and Juliet's death can not simply explain by fate,
and these are my point
-Romeo is responsible for his own death.
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Romeo and Juliet were written by William Shakespeare around 1595. This play has been written among many other tragedies by Shakespeare such as, "Macbeth" and "Hamlet". However Romeo and Juliet is one of the most tragic Shakespeareans plays of all time. This play is about hate, tragedy and most importantly Love. It’s about two young lovers, Romeo from the Montague and Juliet from the Capulet’s who both fall in love when both families had…
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the faint half-flush that dies along her throat':' Possession In the peom My Last Duchess the duke of the poem has a very distinctive attitude towards women in line 32-34 i quote:
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with anybody’s gift' On the second line he shows his priorities and shows how he ranks his name, his nine hundred…
The play “Romeo and Juliet,” is written by famous British playwright William Shakespeare. It begins with a large fight between the Capulets and Montegues in Verona, Italy. Two individuals, Romeo Montegue and Juliet Capulet go through struggles in order to be together. Romeo is one of the main characters in the play and comes from a rich family by the name of Montegue. Throughout the story Romeo shows a variety of personalities. Romeo is a handsome man who matures to adulthood at a young…
death of Romeo and Juliet?
Almost all of the events that occur throughout the play lead up to the final conclusion of the death of Romeo and Juliet. Many, if not all of the characters could be argued to play a role in their deaths, some more than others. Equally, some people may argue that it was no one’s specific fault and therefore it was fate or society’s fault. These are the aspects of the play that I am going to consider throughout this essay.
In the opening sonnet in Romeo and Juliet, the chorus…
Romeo and Juliet Romantic Love Essay
Submitted to: Ms. Saplys
Submitted by: Joey McGuire
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
The play of “Romeo and Juliet” is truly a tragedy that is based by the romantic love these two characters share and how this acts as the compass for all the other events that. Firstly, once Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time their moods completely change surrounding their hatred of each other’s families. Next, when Romeo and Juliet become split…