The last lines of the poem such as “a dangerous idea that almost makes sense” is referring to the person who the song relates to thinking about committing suicide. This song goes along with one of the themes of The story of Romeo and Juliet in two different ways, one of the ways is because Romeo and Juliet just fell in love without seeing where they were going and because throughout the entire play both Romeo and Juliet keep bringing up the subject of killing themselves because their relationship is not working out.
In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, both fate and young love are to blame for the ill-fated over’ untimely demise, revealing Shakespearean theme that when love and fate cross each other the result is chaos and death. Fate is the development of events beyond a person’s control, in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, fate is a frequently occurring theme that takes over and leads to tragedy.
Kelley Griffith, a literature critic notes, “It can be said that part of Romeos character flaw is that he believes in the fates and therefore feels powerless to help himself. Within the story there are scenes where Romeo blames fate for events that are caused only by him. After Romeo kills Table he claims that he is “fortune’s fool” who has been pushed by fate into committing the terrible deed. L” (Shakespeare 3. 1. 131). The scene where Table is killed is only one of the numerous times when Romeo has blamed fate for events that have taken place. Shakespeare makes Romeo into a character who believes that fate is to blame for all bad things that happen to him..
Because of his belief in fate, Romeo seems to believe that he does not need to take responsibility for his actions. If this strong feeling of fate in Romeo had not been created the plot of the entire story could have been changed. If Romeo had thought twice about killing Table because he will not have fate to blame, Romeo would not be exiled and Romeo and Juliet would be able to continue on with their secret love life. Actual fate does take place in the story too. Friar John is sent out to send Romeo a letter of the plan to rescue Juliet when she awakens from her fake death.
Friar John happens to be quarantined for a pestilence when the note is supposed to be delivered, so when Romeo gets word from Blathers that Juliet is dead, he actually believes him. This is when Romeo starts planning to kill himself after he visibilities. If Friar John is not kept under quarantine, Romeo would just be able Togo and wait until Juliet awakens, neither Romeo nor Juliet would have ended their lives on this cloudy day. From the very beginning of the play it is implied that fate is going to take place somehow involving the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
The prologue says, “From forth the fatal loins of the two foes a pair of star- crossed lovers take their lives” (Shakespeare 0. 5-6). The word star-crossed actually is defined as thwarted or opposed by the stars or ill-fated, therefore room one of the first few lines of the play it is already known that somehow fate takes its place in this story. Whether real or not if it were not for fate, both Romeo and Juliet would still be alive and the story The Tragedy formed and Juliet would no longer be as much a tragedy as it has come to be.
Romeo is seventeen and Juliet is only thirteen, in present time this relationship would be looked down on almost everywhere. The readers of Romeo and Juliet have to understand though, that when this story takes place lovers of this age were common. Although it might have been common to fall n love at these ages does not mean that the love will work. Romeo comes off as a younger boy than he truly is in some scenes in the play, this does not help Romeo and Gullet’s relationship at all.
An example of a scene where Romeo comes off as younger is when he gets into a huge state of depression because a Woman who is not even known by the readers if she loves Romeos back, decides that she will live her life a more holy way and become a nun. Instead of accepting her choice because he claims to love her, Romeo is upset because he will not be able to make love with her. These feelings that are expressed by Romeo outline the characteristics of a teenage boy in the 21 SST century who not many people would think of as a respectable person.
At the beginning of the story Juliet is also taken as being very young. While Lady Caplet is trying to have a serious conversation with Juliet, Juliet is laughing with Nurse about silly things as if she were eight. Knowing that both Romeo and Juliet are child-like in their own ways makes it easy to tell that things Will network out well with Romeo and Juliet from the beginning of the story. When Romeo meets Juliet for the first time, Romeo speaks of things that are in a way inappropriate for two people who have just met and Juliet does not catch on.
If it were not for Juliet being so innocent, maybe there would still be a chance that Juliet could pick up on the type of guy that Romeo is, and she would not be interested in him. Even if Juliet is not so innocent and she is still in love with Romeo, her youth still will lead her to plunging a knife into her chest. Teenagers are rebellious, when their parents tell them to do one thing they want to do the complete opposite. Romeo and Juliet are both from implies that are enemies in the clearest way possible and of course Romeo and Juliet know how much their familiarities each other.
Instead of doing the pointblank obvious thing like any responsible person would do and not date each other, this couple decides to do the teenager thing and use this as fuel and fall right in love that very same day that they meet. Younger people seem to be quicker to jump to conclusions and make a sudden choice, this is has been proven every single day for the past millions of years. Juliet does seem to be more willing to make rash decisions more that Romeo though, but his might be because Juliet is only thirteen.
There are multiple times when Juliet says that she will kill herself if things do not work out the way that they need to. At the end of the story Juliet actually puts into action one of her rash decisions which leads to her death. Perhaps if Juliet were older she could have the mentality to just accept the fact that the boy that she has just met four days ago was dead and just grief over him she would not be dead. Even though it is accepted during this time period, young love takes advantage of Romeo and Juliet and causes their death.
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is a story of love at first site, but like the song by 132 states love is also blind. Love and especially young love can make people do things that would have never been done on a regular basis such as deciding to take a potion that will make one seem dead, or decide to kill oneself over a loss of someone who was met only four days ago. From the very beginning of the story it has been fate that both Romeo and Juliet died in this tragic story, therefore it is believed that both fate and young love have led to the tragic ending of the star-crossed lovers.
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