Romeo and Juliet: Analysis Essay; Fate.

In Romeo and Juliet, the idea of fate is determined by the will of God and if anything unfortunate happens to you is a consequence of Gods choosing. As displayed when Friar Laurence tries to get a letter to Romeo but is stopped by a plage in a nearby village stopping him from passing through there for stoping Romeo from getting the letter. As said by Friar Laurence at the end of the play he also emits it to being Gods plan trying to stop Romeo from achieving his goals.

The language displayed in Romeo and Juliet is filled with lots of metaphors, for example, Romeo always relates to him being a boat a God is directing his sails. As said in this passage ” He that hath steerage of my course and direct my sail ”

There is also a lot of dramatic irony in the play such as at the start of the play in the prologue it says that Romeo and Juliet will die and their family’s feud will end, the audience knows that at some point in the play it will happen but the characters in the play don’t. This happens much more throughout the play it just takes a keen eye to spot it.

In the late 1900s, People thought God was an all supreme leader/ruler of the earth everyone believed that and those who don’t where most likely to be killed and if you were not killed where banished. Romeo and Juliet are also based in the late 1900s, this tells us that people in Romeo and Juliet also believe in God as a supernatural being who rules over them. If Shake spare where to keep the realism that he has all done all the way through his play.

In Romeo and Juliet, there are lots of times Romeo has said things about God like ” Oh I am fortunes fool or I fear, too early, for my mind misgives Some consequence yet hanging in the stars Shall bitterly begin his fearful date With this night’s revels, and expire the term Of a despisèd life closed in my breast By some vile forfeit of untimely death. these are just two of Romeos quotes and it’s not just Romeo that talks this way about God Juliet also talks about it eg: God joined my heart and Romeo’s, thou our hands;
And ere this hand, by thee to Romeo sealed,
Shall be the label to another deed,
Or my true heart with treacherous revolt
Turn to another, this shall slay them both. this proves that by the law of Romeo and Juliet fate is determined by God and Shake Spare trys to remind us that throughout the play.

The speech in Romeo and Juliet and in the late 1900s are very similar to a heartbeat pattern called a lambic pentameter. this is where a line of speech with five metrical feet, each consisting of one short (or unstressed) syllable followed by one long (or stressed) syllable. This is the pattern of speech said throughout the play and is never once broken.

Co-incidence and timing is key in Romeo an Juliet for the plot to keep the audience on their feet because when things start to die down a little Shake Spare will chuck a twist and then call it Gods plan to stop the characters from reaching their destination on time. This gives the audience something to worry about. making it that more tense to see if they will get there in time just like when Frair Lawrance says he will run to the tomb where Juliet is held to stop Romeo from getting the wrong idea the audience are on their feet the whole time but Frair Lawrence is just too late and Romeo kills himself. But as the audience is distraced from Romeo’s death Shake Spare wakes up Juliet just as Romeo drinks the poison and keeping that timing on point making it that more dramatic. having Romeo and Juliet both killed themselves everyone has forgotten that this is what Shake Spare has intended had told them so at the start of the play. but also as intended both families makeup and make a statue of both Romeo and Juliet making a very emotional ending for all.

Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life;
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents’ strife.
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.

soliloquy

Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life;
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents’ strife.
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 & Juliet END

Romeo arrives at the tomb and fights Pairs, Paris dies, Romeo finds Juliet and he thinks she is dead so he kills himself, Juliet wakes up finds Friar Lawrence and he tells her to come with him. Juliet refuses and kills herself with Romeo’s dagger. The prince tells the Capulets and Montagues that it’s their fault. both families makeup and say they will build a statue of the opposite families child.

The End

Romeo & Juliet Act 3 Scene 4

Time: Monday Late Evening

Location: Capulets House

Characters: Capulet, Paris, Lady Capulet

Event: Capulet and Lady Capulet make plans for Juliet to marry Paris. Lady Capulet decides that the marriage will be on Thursday and that they will not have a grand marriage but a small one with few friends and family because their relatives may think that they do not care about Tybalt’s death if they have a big party “Tybalt being slain so late, It may be thought we held him carelessly”.

Romeo & Juliet Act 3 Scene 3

Time: Monday Evening

Location: Friar Lawernce’s Cell

Characters: Romeo, Nurse, Friar Lawernce

Events: Romeo and Friar Lawernce discuss Romeos banishment and try to find a way to help him. They hear someone knocking on the door so Romeo hides and Friar Lawernce opens the door but finds out that it was just the Nurse looking for Romeo. Romeo says that he would rather commit suicide than be banished because he thinks death is compared the same as banishment and also he thinks that there is no world outside Verona walls “but purgatory torture, hell itself”.  Which means he only loves Verona as he only loves Juliet.

Romeo & Juliet Act 3 Scene 2

Location: Capulets house

Time: Monday night

Characters: Juliet & Nurse

Event: Nurse comes in and tells Juliet that someone has died but doesn’t say who. Juliet thinks Romeos dead, then Nurse says that her favorite cousin has been killed by Romeo and that Romeo has been banished. Juliet says she will die a virgin, Then Nurse tells her she will find him and bring him back to her.

 

Romeo & Juliet Act 2 scene 5

Location: Capulets House

Time: Monday Midday

Characters: Juliet, Nurse, Peter

Events: Juliet starts to wonder where the nurse is after she left to ask Romeo about the marriage arrangements. The nurse returns and Juliet ask the nurse about what Romeo said. The nurse goes on about how she is tired and weary. Then the nurse tells Juliet that Romeo may have a beautiful body but he is not a nice person. Juliet ignores her and asks again what Romeo said. Finally, the nurse asks Juliet if she is free to go to confession today Juliet replied yes. The nurse tells Juliet ” There stays a husband to make you a wife” which means that they are getting married.

Romeo & Juliet Act 2 Scene 2

Benvolio and Mercutio are trying to convince Romeo to come out of the Capulet household and come back with them. Mercutio and Benvolio still think he’s bewitched by his love for Rosaline and only his love. But what they do not know is that he is bewitched by Juliet’s love. Mercutio uses fancy words to say come back, but it doesn’t work. So Benvolio gives up and retreats to the Montague household.