Is Romeo right to think that 'Black fate' is responsible for the tragedy in Romeo and Juliet or there other causes
Is Romeo right to think that 'Black fate' is responsible for the tragedy in Romeo and Juliet or there other causes. Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy, which was written by William Shakespeare in 1599. The Elizabethans totally believed in fate, they believed that your destiny was fated. They also believed that fate was fickle, it could change, one day everything would be good and the next day things could be really bad. If you challenged fate, it would take up the challenge. If it wasn't fate there are many more things which could have caused the tragedy; the feud, this means that everything that happens in Verona ends in violence, Friar Lawrence, shouldn't have married them and shouldn't have suggested such a dangerous plan, which was playing with their lives, the Nurse should have stopped Juliet getting involved with a Montague, but also Juliet's parents should have payed more attention to what she felt and wanted. Or it could have been just bad luck and bad timing. In the play fate is strongly implicated as controlling the tragedy. Right at the start Shakespeare wants the audience to know that fate will play a huge part in the play and in the prologue it says that Romeo and Juliet will die 'from forth the fatal loins of these two foes, A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life'. The prologue is saying that the stars control Romeo and Juliet's lives and it says that the
Act 4 scene 3 of “Romeo and Juliet” is very emotional and dramatic. Write about what happens in this scene and how it fits in with the rest of the play.
Act 4 scene 3 of "Romeo and Juliet" is very emotional and dramatic. Write about what happens in this scene and how it fits in with the rest of the play. In my essay, I shall write about certain features of the performance "Romeo and Juliet" by the distinguished dramatist William Shakespeare. "Romeo and Juliet" falls into one of three main categories of Shakespeare's plays, as it is a tragedy. A tragedy is a play with an unhappy ending usually due to a fatal flaw in the main character(s). This in turn leads to a final catastrophe, which brings the tragedy to an end. In particular, I shall focus on Act 4 Scene 3, which is a very dramatic and emotional scene. I shall state the ways in which this is achieved and the ways in which the play is effective as a tragedy. Additionally, I shall cross-reference this scene with other events in the play to show how they contribute to the emotion and drama of Act 4 Scene 3 and in doing so I shall write about the ways in which this scene fits in with the rest of the play. Lastly, I shall try and direct Act 4 Scene 3 with the intention of showing the ways in which this scene is emotional and dramatic and attempt to make it even more gripping for any potential audience. The first thing to understand when writing my essay is the actual plot of "Romeo and Juliet." "Romeo and Juliet" takes place in the Italian City of Verona, where two
Examine the character of lord capulet
Examine the character of Lord Capulet. Is the audience surprised by his violent outburst against Juliet in Act III, Scene 5 or do we expect this reaction? They play Romeo and Juliet, was written by William Shakespeare in 1594/5. It was set in Verona about 100 years before 1594. In this time fathers were the sole provider for the family and their children were their possessions especially daughters and they are to do as they are told and obey their fathers at all costs. In act III Scene 5 Juliet refuses to marry Paris, he insults her he says "Out you green-sickness carrion! Out, you baggage! You tallow-face!" he also says "Hand thee, Young baggage, disobedient wretch!" he threatens that if she doesn't marry Paris he will disown her and never talk to her again. Our first impression of lord Capulet are that he likes to fight he says "Give me my long sword" this shows he has a violent streak he also think that Montague is spiting hi this indicates that he is a proud man and he doesn't like to be spited. In act I Scene 2 the audiences sees a different side of Lord Capulet he says that him and Lord Montague are both old enough to know how to keep the peace, and that they are old enough to know better. In this scene Paris asks for Juliet's hand in marriage and Lord Capulet says that he feels Juliet is too young to get married, but he says "woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart"
Love, Hate and Destiny are key themes in 'Romeo and Juliet'. Discuss how these themes are explored in Act 1 of the play.
Love, Hate and Destiny are key themes in 'Romeo and Juliet'. Discuss how these themes are explored in Act 1 of the play. In the late 15th Century and in the Middle Ages there was the idea of 'Courtly love' which is a set of rules and expectations, which is to be followed in a marriage. Love and marriage was an important thing and people had tended to have arranged marriages by their parents. They also tended to marry at a young age. In Italy the girls also had little or no say in the choice of a husband, the husband also would be from a suitable rich family. In Romeo and Juliet the same marriage is expressed in the book, but Romeo and Juliet abide the rules and fall in love with each other. The two couldn't be with each other because of the rivalry between the two families, so therefore kill themselves. Love, hate and destiny are key themes of the play because the themes are expressed most in the play and the themes are expressed between the two families. In the prologue it summarises what the story is about. It also mentions on how two people fall in love `A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life'. In Act one scene one it is mostly about hate because there is a feud between the two families, the Montagues and the Capulets. There also is a lot of tension as Tybalt arrives for the Capulets who hates the Montagues the most and dares Benevolio to fight. `What, art
Romeo and Juliet - Is Act 1 Scene 5 and effective piece of drama
Why is Act 1 Scene 5 an effective piece of drama? The purpose of this coursework is to analyse one of the most famous and moving scenes in William Shakespeare's playwrights and for sure the most emotional one in 'Romeo and Juliet'. I will start to give some background information about the play and the social and historical context, afterwards I will continue and try to reflect on the characters, structure and language. It is always important to take into consideration that Shakespeare was a practical theatre writer having in mind the real Globe Theatre in Bankside. The evidence suggests that it was a three-story, open-air amphitheatre that could house around 3,000 spectators. The cheapest tickets cost one penny and were in the yard, this was in front of the stage. The balcony housed the musicians and could also be used for scenes requiring an upper space, such as the balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet. The difference between the theatres today and the special quality was - apart from the buildings - the proximity from the audience and the actors. Everyone was allowed to see Shakespeare's plays and people liked to see the world of rich families combined with a drama. The play starts with a prologue where the audience finds the storyline out. The show plays in the Italian city of Verona, where two rich families with their whole household are living. The Capulets and
Romeo and Juliet - look at the attitude and the behaviour of Lord Capulet, and also look at how far Lord Capulet is to blame for the tragedy of the star-crossed lovers.
Romeo and Juliet My assignment will look at the attitude and the behaviour of Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet and I will also look at how far Lord Capulet is to blame for the tragedy of the star-crossed lovers. The most famous English playwright William Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet. William Shakespeare son of John and Mary Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stratford-Upon-Avon. The play "Romeo and Juliet" is about Love, Hate and Feud between the two households Montagues and Capulets. The Feud and hate between the two households turned into Love and Friendship in just 5 days because of the death of these star-crossed lovers 'Romeo' and 'Juliet'. William Shakespeare keeps referring to time because he wants to tell the audience that how quickly every thing is happening e.g. Very late, Tonight, Wednesday next, Thursday, Go to bed, An hour ago. Before the play started an actor would come up to the stage and read out the prologue. The prologue summarised the play. There are several sonnets in the play, the chorus at the start and end of Act 1, Lady Capulet's praise of Paris. "Read o'er the volume of young Paris' face, by having him, making yourself no less."(Act 1, Scene 3, line 82-95.) This particular thing is a very clever way to start a play also shows how clever the writer is. William Shakespeare uses more words that refer to Hate and Death rather then Love and
“All are Punished” - Punishment in Romeo and Juliet
"All are Punished" Act V Scene 3 Line294 "All are punished" is a line said by the ruler of Verona, Prince Esculus and probably bests sums up the well-known tragedy by William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare the author of the play wrote the play during the time of Queen Elizabeth. It was set in Italy to suck up to the Queen by saying that Italy was in a bad condition because of its bad monarchs whereas England was in a great condition because of its brilliant ruler. After the chorus has left we quickly see the third battle that has taken place in Verona involving the Montagues and the Capulets because of an argument that took place so long ago that no-one knows how it happened in the first place. Here the battle is started by servants and this because to servants were part of the family and if there was a fight they to be involved. The servants are joking about raping the other families female servants. However the joking soon turn to horror when the fighting and killing begins. In the paragraph we also see how the families are not all "2.4 families". Lady Capulet mocks her spouse when asks for a sword to join the fight by saying he should have a crutch. This is probably because she is resentful that she was forced to marry Capulet. At this time women were considered to be the property of their men, be it their husband or father, and so if you were told to marry
Analyse the role of the Nurse in "Romeo and Juliet" - How responsible is she for the tragic ending?
Analyse the role of the Nurse in "Romeo and Juliet." How responsible is she for the tragic ending? Shakespeare was born in 1564 and lived until 1616. He was an actor and a playwright who wrote about the history of the people for the people. His plays were however not only about the British history, he also wrote comedies with romantic love stories and romance stories with tragic endings, "Romeo and Juliet" is a prime example of this. Shakespeare wrote "Romeo and Juliet" in the period 1599, during which his plays started to become tragic due to the death of his child. In "Romeo and Juliet" the nurse plays a very important role. She is the person who acts as the link between Romeo and Juliet and she is the person who arranges their meetings. The nurse has been hired in the Capulet household to look after Juliet. She has been living with the Capulets since the birth of Juliet. In this piece of writing I will explain the vital role, the nurse plays in this story. Throughout the play the nurse continually appears. At the beginning of the play the relationship is clear. From the outset and throughout the play the trust, protection, willingness, mischief, and loving care of the nurse are shown. The nurse has a lot of affection for Juliet. She plays more of a mother figure to Juliet than her natural mother does, Lady Capulet. The nurse has nursed her all her life. The nurse has
What different types of love are represented in the play, and how is Shakespeare and drawing on historical, social and cultural features of Medieval and Elizabethan England in the ways that he represents these types of love?
James Clark December 22, 2001 GCSE English / English Literature Band Z set 1 2001-2003 Pre-1914 Drama Coursework: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare What different types of love are represented in the play, and how is Shakespeare and drawing on historical, social and cultural features of Medieval and Elizabethan England in the ways that he represents these types of love? The theme of Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet is love. The main love in the play is between Romeo and Juliet who belong to families that are feuding. There are many different types of love in the play including unrequited love, love in friendship, parental love and tragic love. At the beginning of the play the most obvious love is unrequited love. This is Romeo's unreturned infatuation for Rosaline. He is suffering from depression and is cutting himself off from friends and family. Benvolio records: "So early walking did I see your son /towards him I made, but he was ware of me, / and stole into the covert of the wood" (Act 1 scene 1) and Romeo's father agrees that Romeo is reclusive: "Away from light steals home my heavy son, / shuts up his windows locks fair daylight out" (Act 1 scene 1). When he makes Romeo behave like this Shakespeare is using a popular convention where love was thought to be an
"A pair of star-crossed lovers..." Show how the events of the plot and the language used by Shakespeare reinforces the theme of the lovers who are fated from the start. Romeo and Juliet.
"A pair of star-crossed lovers..." Show how the events of the plot and the language used by Shakespeare reinforces the theme of the lovers who are fated from the start. Romeo and Juliet is a play about two people who meet and fall in love. This would be fine if it wasn't for the fact that there had been a rift between the Montague family (Romeo) and the Capulet family (Juliet). The Shakespeare play is a tragedy and is very much based on fate. The quote in the title emphasises this ("A pair of star-crossed lovers...") In the beginning Romeo is persuaded by his friends to go to a party hosted by the Capulet household. Romeo has his reservations and he thinks it is a very, very bad idea. "I fear to early for my mind misgives some consequence yet hanging in the stars." This quote says that Romeo will go to the party. However it also says that he has a gut feeling that something will go wrong. The part of the quote "some consequence yet hanging in the stars" once again comments on fate and is trying to put across the idea that something will go badly wrong. After Romeo has met Juliet at the party he is walking home. He sees Juliet on the balcony outside her room. Romero is talking aloud about his love for Juliet. "It is my lady, o it is my true love" Romeo had only met Juliet a couple of hours before and it seems that he had fallen in love with her very quickly. It