Romeo and Juliet was composed by William Shakespeare, the play is based on prohibited love and deathly effects. The beginning of the play begins with a prologue, the bottom line of this is to get the audience’s attention and set the scene however to also discuss the whole overview of the play. By doing this Shakespeare is also acknowledging one of the primary themes of the play, which is fate.
In the prologue Shakespeare selects to utilize a lot of violent language- “Their death … Civil blood makes civil hands unclean …
Moms and dads rage … “-. Blood is related to battling and fights; ‘Rage’ is a strong word, hinting towards anger. This establishes the violent, mad state of mind of the play. Nevertheless, the prologue also notifies the audience other themes involved in the play. Fate plays a big part in the play, we discover that the 2 fans meeting will lead to regrettable occasions happening, -“A pair of star crossed fans take their life … “-, this quote is stating that their death is inescapable and this also links in with the violent style.
Also by informing the audience how the play is going to end, this then becomes fate in action as the audience know what’s going to take place next. This is an excellent use of dramatic irony since we discover the outcomes of the play and all through it we understand what will happen if a character selects a particular path. The prologue likewise hints that we aren’t indicated to on anyone’s side-“Two houses both alike … “- the two competing households are both the exact same therefore this gives us the chance to make our minds up.
In the very first scene, we see a street brawl between the servants of the 2 families; this first scene shows us how the hatred has run through not just the household but the servants also,-“When I have actually battled with men, I will be terrible with the house maids- I will cut off their first heads … “-, this demonstrates how violent the feud has ended up being because even the servants are talking about raping the oppositions housemaids. ‘Maiden heads’ was a slang word for virginity. In the first scene we satisfy Benvolio, a Montague, and we rapidly discover that he is the peace maker, “Put your swords up, you understand not what you do … this reveals that he is not a fighter, he just wishes to keep the peace. Also the quote reminds us of when Jesus who said, “Forgive them father of their sins, for they know not what they do … “-. This suggests that innocent individuals may die for others. We are also introduced to Tyblat, who is a Capulet filled with rage for the Montague’s and the word peace, “I hate the word, as I dislike hell …” he is among the characters who will initiate a fight. The next crucial scene is The Capulet Ball, where Romeo and Juliet initially fulfill.
It is likewise when Tyblat swears that although he is not handling the Montague’s invasion now he will later,” I will withdraw, but this intrusion shall, now appearing sweet, convert to the bitterest gall …” ‘Gall’ suggests poison, that makes us think about pain and suffering, hence building up the stress. When again Shakespeare reveals that Tyblat is absolutely nothing more than a huge ball of rage, however this is very important as it starts the chain of occasions that would lead to the death of the 2 lovers. As Romeo initially spots Juliet he uses really detailed words to describe the method she looks, he is amazed by her appeal, “Charm to abundant to use …, he likewise sees her as a rare thing, as if he’s never seen someone so beautiful, “Snowy doves trooping with the crows … “. We likewise find out that Romeo can alter his mind extremely rapidly since at the beginning of the play he seems to be ‘in love’ with a Rosaline, whilst discussing her he utilizes a great deal of oxymoron’s,” Ill health … “, this shows us his confusion from an early point in the play, although when he sees Juliet he declares to be ‘in love’, from this we learn that he is very indecisive and can’t comprise his own mind, “Did my heart not love till now?, this question hints at his indecisiveness and confusion. When Romeo and Juliet finally fulfill the moment is very child like, they just gaze and move around each other nearly as if to afraid to touch. They likewise speak in the form of a sonnet to reveal the love that is developing in between them. The well-known terrace scene is likewise a big step towards the approaching occasions. As Romeo climbs over the orchard garden Juliet is talking with herself on her veranda. In this part the 2 lovebirds admit their undying love to each other and decide to get wed the next day.
Whilst claiming to like each other it all appears very serious however it’s simply appears like simple child’s play as everything occurs within twenty four hours, including a marital relationship. The marriage is conducted by the Friar who mysteriously specifies, “These violent delights have violent endings, and their victories pass away, like fire and powder …” the very first little the quote relate to the violent theme of the play, even the Friar himself sees that Romeo and Juliet getting married would end severely, nevertheless he still agrees to wed them.
The most essential scene of all is act 3 scene one, this after the wedding and where finally whatever unfolds. Likewise as this scene is filled with violence it contrasts with the previous scene of the wedding, which is a juxte position of love and hate, which makes the fighting more shocking and more difficult to take in. In act 3 scene 1, Tyblat shows up at the beach to eliminate with Romeo but winds up having a short comical battle with Mercutio however there is no violence simply amusing comments, “Here’s my fiddlesticks, here’s that you shall make you dance …, Mercutio is making a little mockery of Tyblat and this slack mindset leads to the anger within Tyblat building which would cause the death of Mercutio. Nevertheless as Romeo shows up the state of mind of the entire play changes. As Tyblat techniques Romeo, Romeo had simply come from his wedding to Tyblat cousin Juliet, therefore when Tyblat asks Romeo to eliminate, Romeo suddenly claims to love Tyblat and utilizes that as an excuse not to fight, “But love thee better than thou canst develop … “, I believe that this intensifies Tyblat even more, as he feels that Romeo is simply teasing him.
As Romeo pulls back Mercutio snaps because he is extremely happy and sees the pulling back as “O calm dishonourable, repellent submission …” This remarks results in brawl between Mercutio and Tyblat, this ends in the unfortunate death of Mercutio. As he realises that he is dying, Mercutio leaves the audience with something to think of. “A plague of both your houses.” The death of Mercutio hits Romeo the hardest as he was his closest buddy. Romeo begins to fill with rage and pursues Tyblat, who had actually previously run.
As soon as he has found Tyblat, Romeo looses all sense of control, “Doom thee to death …” the alliteration of the hard ‘d’ makes us think of pain, as it’s a tough sound, making the audience consider death. Whatever that happens prior to this was a develop to act three scene one, from the ball to the marital relationship. Romeo is the main character who we discover more and more about as the play progresses. In the beginning he is a soppy teenager and identified that he is ‘in love’ with Rosaline yet when he sees Juliet her perks up and alters his mind practically instantly.
He thinks strongly in fate and he uses it as an excuse to validate his actions and as a method of not taking responsibility, “Some consequence, yet hanging in the stars- however he that hath the steerage of my course, direct my sail …” He understood that there would be some effect if he went to the ball, yet he still went and it led to the death of his closest friend and a member of a competing household. Romeo is reluctant to change the ‘chosen course’ that has actually been set out for him; he feels he isn’t accountable for his own actions. I believe the speech reveals that Romeo’s frame of mind isn’t actually all there, he seems to be omewhere else, he wants to let everyone else take responsibility for him, he seems really deep yet foolish. e. g. I blame him for the death of Mercutio, because if he had not been so cowardly and had actually simply combated Tyblat himself, then Mercutio would have not felt the requirement to step in. Fate is the main style of the play, it appears that every action has the ability to be linked with the style fate; when Tyblat states, “This intrusion shall, now appearing sweet, transform into the bitterest gall …” therefore that was the reason he went trying to find Romeo and that result in his own death.
We the modern-day audience didn’t truly believe in the entire fate thing as we know that is not possible due to the fact that science and innovation has actually shown it. Although, Elizabethans would have been more likely to think it, they didn’t truly understand much about science therefore believed what they were informed. Personally I think that it’s the parent’s fault that the events unfolded the method they did, because if they had the nerve to put aside their distinctions and just be civil none of the unfortunate events would have occurred, yet they picked to continue quarrelling which led to the death of their own children and relative.
Comparing the 2 movie versions of “Romeo and Juliet” Zeffirelli This variation is really traditional and is recorded in Verona itself, it keeps quite to the initial script. The actors wore traditional clothes which would have been worn by the original actors who performed the play initially. Throughout the film it is very dull and has a lack of colour, it isn’t eye catching and does not give people a lot of things to get thrilled about.
The combating from act 3 scene 1 wasn’t extremely realistic looking and didn’t look like battling at all. In this version of the film they wear very old made clothes and they are absolutely various to the Luhrmann film. Luhrmann Not as standard as the Zeffirelli variation, it still stays with the script. Rather of swords like the older one, it has guns and it has a lot of action scenes.
The Montague’s and Capulet’s are viewed as 2 gangs who both hate each other. They also use more modern-day clothes and the 2 groups use entirely various clothing. In this version the director selects to skip between Juliet, who has actually simply been married and Romeo and Tyblat battling, this is a great usage of juxte position as the audience does not actually know what to feel. I chose the Luhrmann movie more than the Zeffirelli version, I liked that it was more modern-day and it was easy to understand, the stars were very good and I might relate to their characters more.
I liked the idea that the Montague’s and the Capulet’s were both viewed as gangs and I liked the outfits that they all wore. I certainly prefer the more recent variation more and would defiantly enjoy it again! In overall act 3 scene one is the primary juncture in the play since until then, Romeo and Juliet the play is viewed as comical, no real threatening occasions have occurred and its all light and airy, however when the state of mind changes and people start combating and eliminating each other, various feelings are drawn out from the audiences seeing it.
All the characters appeared to have actually changed as the play progressed and it’s because of the characters personalities, if Romeo had not been so careless then he would have never ever gone to the ball hence Tyblat would have no reason to seek revenge for the gate crash and this also means that Mercutio would have never ever been killed. It’s the bottom line of the play and develops stress and suspense that is needed for the audience enjoying to actually get into the play. It’s where the play where it ends up being a catastrophe, 2 of the main characters, Tybalt and Mercutio have been eliminated.
The build up to this has been from Acts 1 & & 2 and what occurs after those two acts triggers the 2 characters to be killed. After that it also makes the 2 “star crossed enthusiasts” to devote suicide, If act 3 scene 1 had not happened then the awful deaths of Romeo and Juliet would not have occurred, basically it is seen that fate brought the end to the both of the lovers. I feel that the play would be seen in many different ways, depending upon who was viewing it and also what amount of time they were in. Modern teens watching it would