Providence Within Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare writes of a world ruined by the petulant idiocy of the Montagues and the Capulets, needing God to intervene in order for the quarrel to end. Romeo and Juliet are fated to be “A pair of star-cross ‘d enthusiasts …” and are the living sacrifice required to end the fight. Providence uses the pressures of society and time to create whirling occasions developed as fate within the play in order to impose a gentle ending for the lovers.

Shakespeare develops a forcefulness of fate and a fantastic will of God in the life and death of Romeo and Juliet as a means to bring peace to the damaged society of Verona.

The general public and private lives of Romeo and Juliet are considerably affected by God’s unequivocal desire to end the disorder and chaos within Verona. Providence utilizes the pressures formed within Shakespeare’s society to help in the death of Romeo and Juliet. The fight between the Montagues and the Capulets develops an undisputed loathing between the two families and yet, Romeo and Juliet manage to look much deeper within identity and see beyond a household name. Juliet transcends beyond Romeo’s surname and understands that her love for Romeo lies within Romeo’s personality. “What remains in a name?

That which we call a rose/ By any other word would smell as sweet.” (2. 2. 43-44) Though the lovers express a maturity in having the ability to come together independently and look beyond identity, the concept of Romeo and Juliet coming together is irregular to society. As a result, the enthusiasts form their lives together in secrecy which leads to Providence easily controling the course of the enthusiasts as their love is unidentified and overlooked within society. The secrecy of Romeo and Juliet’s love, and later on marriage, triggers Juliet to rush into swift action which is later revealed.

Friar Laurence, characterized by his knowledge and philosophy, is swayed in judgment as he begrudgingly weds Romeo and Juliet. The Friar consents to supervise the marital relationship as it is his idea that the two households will be joined through a sacrament in between the couple and God. “For this alliance might so delighted show/ To turn your families’ rancour to pure love.” (2. 3. 91-92) Friar Laurence acknowledges the requirement to end the fight as the quarrel in between the 2 families will otherwise completely disunify society through violence and death.

However, Friar is aware that the rash and spontaneous choice to wed will trigger the couple” [to] stumble as [they] run quick.” (2. 3. 94)- as Shakespeare is describing the enthusiasts, he evokes the death of the couple. Shakespeare develops fairness within the law whilst likewise developing Providence’s ability to control fate through Romeo’s banishment. Romeo acts out of absurdity as a result of vengeance and fate. Romeo, after eliminating Tybalt in an attempt to avenge Mercutio’s death, is sentenced, by the law- provider Prince, to banishment as an acknowledgement of Romeo killing the killer, Tybalt.

Shakespeare stimulates Providence’s desire to establish unity within Verona as the law is offered relatively through Prince and additionally the disaster of the enthusiast’s demise is continued as a way to end the fight and restore order. Poverty, within Romeo and Juliet, aids in destroying the lives of the fans. Romeo, stricken with grief at hearing of Juliet’s death, wishes to dedicate suicide and approaches a bad apothecary whom unwillingly agrees. “My hardship, but not my will, permissions.” (5. 1. 5) Shakespeare develops that the society he writes of creates a contrast of rich and poor leading to the apothecary providing Romeo with a prohibited poison and acquiring money the apothecary thinks may make him rich. The toxin the apothecary provides Romeo with causes the physical death of Romeo and help in the work of Providence as the demise of one enthusiast eventually eliminates the other. Romeo and Juliet’s deaths and the occasions that result in their death are a continuous work of Providence.

Shakespeare utilizes speed as evidence of the force of fate acting on Romeo and Juliet in addition to, an aid in the destruction of the lovers. Shakespeare builds a quick- paced world around Romeo and Juliet which results in swift and hazardous decision making. The final scene of the play, which details the death of the fans, takes place rapidly and quickly as Romeo promptly kills Paris, drinks the poison, and passes away within the burial place having Juliet, minutes later on, immediately dedicate suicide at seeing her love lying deceased upon the ground.

Shakespeare establishes the reliance of time in concerns to helping Providence in the death of the fans. Events take place at such a quick speed, it leads to a failure for characters to stick to the Friar’s wisdom of appropriately contemplating circumstances and a failure to contemplate a solution besides that of suicide which would attempt to counter Providence. The deaths of Romeo and Juliet are essential sacrifices within Providence’s strategy to bring back unity, peace, and ease within Verona. The residents of Verona are significantly influenced by a feud that Shakespeare leaves unusual and unreasoned.

Servants from either family want to eliminate for their masters, though not for a particular reason. “The quarrel is between our masters and us their guys.” (1. 1. 18) Shakespeare emphasizes the need for an excellent sacrifice as Verona’s residents are quickly swayed into violence without appropriate factor, suggesting the failure for the law within Verona to conquer the violence resulting from the fight. The feud within Verona has actually led to a loss of human self-respect and a neglect for life.

Tybalt, upon acknowledging Romeo’s voice at the Capulet’s banquet, fasts to assume Romeo has pertained to harm the Capulet’s in some method and swiftly confesses “To strike him dead I hold it not a sin.” (1. 5. 58) The suicidal death of Romeo and Juliet restores a regard for human life as the families witness the outcome of their children having actually lost a regard for their own lives. Providence needed the death of the 2 enthusiasts as their death effected both the Capulets and the Montagues in such a personal way as they understood the consequences of the feud the families had developed.

Romeo and Juliet are fated by Shakespeare to love and die as a way to end their parents’ feud. Providence is evident within the enthusiasts’ lives and deaths as events take place out of fate. The disordered society of Verona pressures the lives of numerous characters to unwittingly help in the destruction of the lovers. Time is evoked as being harmful as the quick motion of time aids in the enthusiasts’ dying at possibly preventable minutes. The forcefulness of fate and the will of God as a result of the lovers’ moms and dads’ quarrel resulted in the death of Romeo and Juliet.