Romeo And Juliet: First Love Can Lead To Strange Behaviour They say falling in love could change a person. Have you ever experienced first love and noticed a change in your life, for the good and for the bad? Some say that the effects of love can make people act a lot differently than they usually would. In the story of Romeo And Juliet, by William Shakespeare, first love leads to strange behaviour. The readers were introduced to the characters of Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet. The children of the two prominent families living in Verona, Italy. The feud between the families interfered with the love Romeo and Juliet had for one another and led to their strange behaviour.
Romeo and Juliet had only known one another for the duration of four days and rushed into marriage. They made very irrational decisions when they were faced with problems concerning their relationship. In the end, they both end up killing themselves because they really believed they were in love and could not live another day without being together. In the beginning of the story Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is depressed and is not up for going to the Capulet party with his friends because he loved a woman named Rosaline who did not love him back. Romeo’s friends even told him that there was far more beautiful woman in Verona.
Still he felt as if he loved her and she is his world. “Well, in that hit you miss. She ” ll not be hit With Cupids arrow; she hath Dian’s wit; And, in strong proof of chasity well arm’d, From love’s weak childish bow she lives unharm’d She will not stay the siege of loving terms, Nor bide the encounter of assailing eyes, Nor ope her lap to saint-seducing gold. O, she is rich in beauty, only poor That, when she dies. With beauty dies her store.” (Act 1, scene 1, 205-213) Next, before meeting Romeo, County Paris asked Lord Capulet to marry Juliet, However she told her parents that she is not thinking of marriage. At the Capulet party, Romeo and Juliet have their first meeting.
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When Romeo first spotted Juliet, he immediately forgot about Rosaline. “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear; Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear! So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows, As yonder lady o’er her fellows shows. The measure done, I’ll watch her place of stand, And, touching hers, make blessed my rude hand. Did my heart love till now? Forswear it sight! For I ne ” er saw true beauty till this night.” (Act 1, Scene 5, 46-53) Romeo found out that Juliet is a Capulet, but they still instantly fell in “love”, even though they just met. Romeo and Juliet’s rush into a relationship was an example of their strange behaviour. In the beginning of the story, they were both involved in other things.
For Romeo Rosaline, and for Juliet, considering marriage to County Paris. They met and they instantly claimed they were in love. One would think that it would be impossible for two people to fall in love so quickly. Especially for Romeo, who had loved Rosaline, and easily forgot about her. Likewise, for Juliet, who was asked to consider marriage to County Paris. Next, after Romeo and Juliet meet at the Capulet party, Romeo stayed at the Capulet mansion even though the party was over.
He was under Juliet’s balcony, where he heard her claim her love for him. Romeo made his presence known and after their conversation, they agreed to get married the next day even though their families hated each other. Secondly, after Romeo and Juliet’s marriage, Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin, kills Romeo’s friend Mercutio. For revenge, Romeo killed Tybalt, forgetting about his marriage to Juliet. The Prince arrived at the scene and declared Romeo’s banishment from Verona. Romeo went to Friar Laurence for advice; it was there Romeo threatened to kill himself if he could not be with Juliet.
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is the most famous love story ever written. But this love had a fatal flaw, it had to end with death. Now people can argue either way why they died, was it fate of free will. But maybe a more important question is... why they had to die In the death of Romeo and Juliet it's true that free will did have a remarkably small part. The fact that ...
Lastly, Juliet heard of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment, but while mourning over the death of her cousin, she cried more about the banishment of Romeo. “Shall I speak ill of him that is my husband? Ah, poor my lord, what tongue shall smooth thy name, When I, they three-hours wife, have mangled it? But wherefore, villain, didst thou kill my cousin? That villain cousin would have kill’d my husband. Back, foolish tears, back to your native spring; Your tributary drops belong to woe Which you, mistaking, offer up to joy. My husband lives, that Tybalt would have slain; And Tybalt’s dead, that would have slain my husband.
All this comfort; wherefore weep I then? Some word there was, worser than Tybalt’s death, That murder’d me; I would forget it fain; But, O, it progress to my memory Like damned guilty deeds to sinners’ minds: “Tybalt is dead and Romeo-banished.” That “banished,” that one word “banished,” Hath slain ten thousand Tybalt. Tybalt’s death Was woe enough, if it had ended there; And needle will be rank’d with other griefs, Why follow’d not, when she said, “Tybalt’s dead,” Thy father, or thy mother, nay, or both, Which modern lamentation might have moved? But with a rearward following Tybalt’s death, “Romeo is banished,” to speak that word, Is father, mother, Tybalt, Romeo, Juliet, All slain, all dead. “Romeo is banished!” There is no end, no limit, measure, bound, In that word’s death; no words can that woe sound. Where is my father and my mother, nurse?” (Act 3, Scene 2, 97-127) At first Romeo was in love with Rosaline and then immediately forgot about her and fell in love and married Juliet.
Also, Juliet had told her parents that she did not want to consider marriage yet, but she had married Romeo. Romeo had killed Juliet’s cousin but instead she cried about his banishment even though he was not dead and her cousin who she loved longer was actually dead. One would think that Juliet would be angrier with Romeo considering that she loved her cousin Tybalt. He was apart of her family, and since he and Juliet were married, Romeo’s family too.
Death is and always will be a hard topic to talk about, especially when someone is to blame. In the play, Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, many characters could take responsibility for the deaths of the young lovers, but who is ultimately to blame? In my opinion, Romeo is the main cause of their deaths. He rushed into marriage without thinking ahead as to what they would do or ...
It was a very irrational decision for Romeo to seek retribution for Mercutio’s death. Also one would think Juliet was being very inconsiderate towards the situation because after all, Romeo’s punishment was very light compared to death. These examples point to the strange behaviour of both Romeo and Juliet. Finally, after Romeo’s banishment, County Paris went back to Lord Capulet and asked for Juliet’s hand in marriage. This time Lord Capulet accepted his offer, not knowing Juliet was already married. He thought that would bring her some happiness after her cousin’s death.
Juliet does not want to accept Paris’s offer but Lord Capulet warned her if she did not marry County Paris, he would disown her. Juliet went to Friar Laurence for advice, after her lost trust in her nurse. He gave her a potion to make her appear dead for a number of hours, so she could prevent getting married to County Paris. Therefore, when she was lying in the Capulet monument, Romeo could come for her and take her to Mantua with him. Meanwhile in Mantua, Romeo received word that Juliet was dead, not having received the letter from Friar Laurence informing him of the plan.
Romeo purchased some poison and killed himself when in the monument with Juliet. .”.. Ah, dear Juliet, Why art thou yet so fair? Shall I believe That unsubstantial death is amorous, And that the lean abhorred monster keeps Thee here in dark to be his paramour? For fear of that, I still will stay with thee, And never from this palace of dim night Depart again. Here, here will I remain With worms that are thy chamber-maids; O, here Will I set up my everlasting rest, And shake the yoke of inauspicious stars From this world-wearied flesh. Eyes, look your last! Arms, take your last embrace! and, lips, O you The doors of breath, seal with righteous kiss A dateless bargain to engrossing Death! Come, bitter conduct, come unsavoury guide! Thou desperate pilot, now at once run on The dashing rocks thy sea-sick weary bark! Here’s to my love! O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.” (Act 5, Scene 3, 101-120) Later Juliet woke up to find Romeo’s dead body near her.
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She kissed his lips, hoping to die from the residue of poison. It did not work, so Juliet took Romeo’s dagger and stabbed herself. Therefore, this shows the strange behaviour of both Juliet and Romeo. Juliet takes the potion from Friar Laurence; this is strange because she does not know the actual results of the potion and her family, who she is supposed to love, would all believe she was dead.
Moreover, she would have to lie in a monument filled with dead bodies until Romeo came to get her. Next, because Romeo is wrongly informed of Juliet’s death he immediately decided that he could not live without her, so he killed himself. He just made a quick decision that he could not live his life without a person who he had just met a few nights before. Romeo felt ending his life would be the solution.
Finally, since Juliet is steadfast to Romeo, when she found him dead, she also made the decision that she could not live her life with a person who she had just met. Therefore, these examples point to yet another act of strange behaviour for both Romeo and Juliet. In conclusion, the story of Romeo and Juliet was clearly a demonstration of how first love can lead to strange behaviour, in some cases it always does. People always seem to change after they experience first love. In the story, Romeo and Juliet just met and claimed they were in love. Problems were immediately presented in their relationship, because they were the children of two feuding families.
They made very irrational decisions when they were faced with problems and in the end; they both ended up taking their lives for one another. Even though they had just met days before, Romeo and Juliet believed life would not be worth living if they could not be together. Love can be fun, but the price one can pay is very high.