Her society does not consider her opinion worthwhile. Ask students to fill out the worksheet as they watch the film or at the film's end. Suggested Response: There is no one correct answer because the question requires a prediction of the future. People who watch plays tend to find their own ideas reflected in the play, and so take away their own preconceived notions. Shakespeare brings to the attention how revenge always ends in tragedy and Romeo and Juliet is one of the most famous tragedies to date. Shakespeare's Mercutio is a lively and entertaining character in the play, so for Mercutio to be killed is a very dramatic and shocking part of the play.
Even if it goes unnoticed, the small characters usually play a key role to the story's plot development. The Friar cautioned them about acting hasty and irrational. Juliet finds out that Romeo has killed her cousin and is devastated, not by the loss of life, but over the banishment of her lover. The love suggested by the nurse is none of those. Therefore when Romeo and Juliet marry, it pans out as much more like true love, than a modern audience would see. Procrastination was their problem, not haste.
All thiscannot refer to the present time nor to the church, but to the timewhen the kingdom is about to be set up. Juliet needed to get away from all of these people giving her bad advice and making plans for her life by trying to marry her to a man she didn't even know Don't seek revenge- The families sought revenge for things that did not even involve them and happened years ago. Lady Capulet and Juliet's nurse urge Juliet to accept Paris' courtship. But after their tragic death of their children, the two families agree to bury their protests and accept their forfeiture. Mercutio serves as a critic of the delusions of righteousness and grandeur held by the characters around him. Romeo did gain maturity throughout the play, such as trying to make amends with the Capulets after he and Juliet were married.
At first he tells Paris, Juliet's suitor: But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart, My will to her consent is but a part, An she agree, within her scope of choice Lies my consent and fair according voice. Using a character map for Shakespeare is often even more beneficial. Juliet sees her beloved Romeo and realizes he has killed himself with poison. Romeo arrives at the fight scene and tries to make-a-mends with Tybalt , but Tybalt thinks Romeo is a coward. Suggested Response: The law of unintended consequences holds that whether or not what you do has the effect you intend, it will have consequences that you don't expect and therefore consequences that you don't intend. James Geary, I is an Other pp. Even though he really did everything willingly, and with good intentions, everything he did revolved around a lie.
For a critique of the Luhrmann version, see. This is more fully developed in other questions. Suggested Response: Shakespeare is telling us that by giving in to raw instincts for revenge, Romeo has lost his ability to influence events. Romeo and Juliet is not one of Aesop's fables; it was not written to have a trite moral lesson. The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love, And the continuance of their parents' rage, Which, but their children's end, nought could remove, Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage; The which if you with patient ears attend, What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend. Romeo tries to stop them, but it is too late when Tybalt kills Mercutio.
Poison Early in the play, Friar Lawrence remarks that everything has its purpose and that certain things are only made evil by human hands. . Juliet has not yet considered marriage, but agrees to look at Paris during the feast to see if she thinks she could fall in love with him. In thinking that they could ignore the misfortune of their last names, Romeo and Juliet were refusing to face social reality, which caused their doom Listen to advice- If the families had listened to the Prince of Verona and made peace, then Mercutio and Tybalt would not have died. First of all, Romeo and Juliet were from feuding families: Romeo a Montague, and Juliet a Capulet. An example of this is when the audience wants Romeo to receive the note from Friar Lawrence saying that Juliet is not actually dead. Heartbroken, Romeo buys poison from an apothecary and goes to the Capulet crypt.
Don't attempt to perform a citizen's arrest on a man who is a known killer. Describe the moral messages of the play. Unwilling to live without him, she stabs herself with his dagger. Is it their parents who forbid them to see one another, or is it themselves. People who watch plays tend to find their own ideas reflected in the play, and so take away their own preconceived notions. Jesus interprets the parable of the fishing net in Luke 13:49.
The Role of Women This analysis of themes in Romeo and Juliet is intended to help you enjoy the play as you read and discuss it. Suggested Response: The strength of the infatuation of Romeo and Juliet was probably a function of the poverty of the emotional resources of their families. It's worth not … ing that the same people who would draw this moral will tell you that Hamlet shouldn't have spent so much time checking his facts and that impulsiveness is right. Suggested Response: The two characters are Tybalt and Mercutio. Do they ever understand that love so intense as theirs is self-destructive and cannot last? The audience would experience feelings of dread in Act 5 Scene 3, where Romeo is going to kill himself at Juliet's tomb.
Read the play or favorite scenes from the play as a family, see the section. If his parents had not been so prejudiced, and not then passed on this trait to Tybalt, so much could have been avoided — and this problem is still true of today. The families reconcile to the loss of those they love. Parents should let young people arrange marriages for themselves. Even people much older than them do not know what love means.