Come, let us take a muster speedily: Ideal love, as has been seen, occurs constantly in the tragedies even where it does not directly affect or participate in the tragic issues; as with France and Cordelia, Brutus and Portia, Richard II and his queen, Coriolanus and Virgilia.
Paul wrote any of his epistles, or that Julius Caesar wrote his Gallic War, neither of which is ever seriously doubted. Who or what is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? It is most distinct in the mature Comedies, where he is shaping his image of life with serene freedom; but also in the Tragedies, where a Portia or a Desdemona innocently perishes in the web of death.
As the prologue points out, even though the feud between the two families was a longstanding one, it had been laid to rest for years, but the present generation Lords Capulet and Montague had decided to rehash the old grudge. For some forms of sex-confusion Shakespeare throughout his career retained an unmistakable liking.
The conflict between Capulets and Montagues is presented as a street brawl; the conflict between father Capulet and daughter Juliet is a one-sided shouting match; the conflict between the Nurse and Mercutio is good-natured shouting; the conflict between the Nurse and Juliet resolves itself in icy formality.
And nowhere is it clearer than in his handling of the relations between men and women. As it is, they end up being dragged into theseconflicts to vindicate those who are "on their side".
Equally immature is the representation of fickle love in the Two Gentlemen. Act III, scene 1, line 4. That he refrained from exploiting in drama the more sinister forms of passion, we have seen. Shakespeare based his play on earlier stories of Romeo and Juliet some of which were written years before Shakespeare was born.
And so with love. But the more penetrating sense of evil which becomes apparent in his tragic period contributed to draw more prominently into the sphere of his art the disastrous aspects of the relations between men and women. The star- crossed lovers were doomed from thestart entirely because of their families hatred of one another.
Shakespeare was 33 when it was first published in Love with them is part of the vital frame of the universe. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.
Could be another way of saying "Everybody". He that dies pays all debts. King JohnAct IV, scene 2, line Or of Imogen, blind to all but the path of light and air that divides her from Milford Haven: We seem to approach for once the heroic renunciations of love in the name of principle or country which impress us in Corneille and Racine in Polyeucte or Berenice.
Helena, as the heroine and predominant figure of the play, had to be of the sisterhood of Portia and Rosalind and Beatrice and Viola. And they all carry the day. Hence, Prince Escalus is perfectly right to place the blame for all the tragic deaths in the play on Lords Capulet and Montague.
In particular he concerns himself only in a quite exceptional or incidental way either with the high comedy of love or with guilty passion.
Nor is he, if we mean by this that he thinks or speaks of Love in the transcendent way of Dante, or Lucretius, or Spenser, or Shelley. Where did Shakespeare get the idea for Romeo and Juliet? Death, death; oh, amiable, lovely death! All we have is his name on the title-page of his play when it was published several times during his lifetime, the testimony of his known friends and associates that he wrote it and numerous contemporary or near-contemporary statements that the play was his as compared to the complete absence of any statement that it had been written by anyone else.
And yet not so, for what can we bequeath, Save our desposed bodies to the ground? King JohnAct V, scene 4, line Shakespeare's Treatment of Love and Marriage From Shakespeare's treatment of love & marriage and other in the manner of Corneille; nor does Shakespeare take sides with either; he neither reprobates Antony, like Plutarch, for sacrificing duty to love, nor glorifies him There is a long apostrophe to Death in the Venus and.
Death was a more intimate companion in Shakespeare's day. There were no hospitals in any form we would recognize, and doctors were as likely to kill you as cure you. People frequently woke up feeling fine, got sick at midday, and died that night.
Shakespeare treats death in romeo and juilet in a fair way REALLY? THAT'S YOUR WHOLE ANSWER? How about: Shakespeare treats death as if it's a common thing that happens everyday. The different characters deal with death in different ways.
The Friar thinks of it as the person is in a better place. In the play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, pain and suffering all started from two characters falling in love.
These characters are Romeo and Juliet, each from separate feuding families. But the actions of these characters caused many deaths along the way. It caused the death of Mercutio.
How does Shakespeare treat death in Romeo and Juliet? Frame your answer in terms of legal, moral, familial, and personal issues.
Bearing these issues in mind, compare the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Mercutio, and Mercutio and Tybalt. William Shakespeare quotes about death. From Wikiquote. Jump to navigation Jump to search. William Shakespeare, in his many plays, For in that sleep of death what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this .Download