Research Paper In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare, tells a romantic tragedy of two young teenagers that fall in love. Romeo, whose family is montagues are rivals to his love Juliet, who are labeled as capulets. They fight for their love and will to be together. This play teaches young people to fight for their love, but not give into furious desires. They act without thinking and this becomes their tragic flaw. In the article, “Love and Lust in Romeo and Juliet” by Bond, Ronald B, he states “William Shakespeare teaches young people that hey should govern their desires and not run into furious desires”. This statement is true to this play in many ways. First off, Romeo and Juliet are very young lovers. Although, in their society this was normal to them, today it would not be. I believe, in my opinion, today’s society has learned from their mistakes. Their mistakes being, falling into love at such a young age Romeo and Juliet’s meeting, falling in love, marriage, and tragic end, takes place within five days Most of us know that Romeo and Juliet is labeled a tragedy for a reason.
Romeo and Juliet made bad decisions because of their strong love, whether their love was true or not. They jumped into a marriage too quickly. They married within 12 hours of even meeting each other, even though being married quickly was normal back then, it wasn’t normal to be married within 12 hours of meeting. Their marriage is a great example of the quote from Luigi da Porto, he remarked “What great risks and what rash deeds lovers will commit in the name of love. ” The two young lovers are too young and too immature that there is too many things from stopping their love.
Many people will argue to do anything for love, but I disagree with that arguement. Between Friar Lawrence warning them many times why they should not be together, the family trying to stop them from being together, and the many obstacles they face, I think their fate was to not be together. They do end up paying the ultimate price in the end for their many mistakes. The two aren’t even in love, their in lust. The proof that they’re in lust is, Romeo in the beginning of the play is in “love” with Rosaline, and moves on instantly.
The only difference between Rosaline and Juliet, Juliet actually likes Romeo back. Friar Lawrence also makes a speech to Romeo when Romeo requested his opinion on whether he should marry Juliet or not. Lawrence acknowledge on how they were in lust and too immature and should let their natural love grow before they jump into the marriage. Ignoring the wonderful advice he has giving him ends up getting Romeo into too much trouble. Not only do Romeo and Juliet die from their love, others do too, including Tybalt nd Mercutio. Tybalt is related to Juliet and her family, who is Romeos’ family enemy. Tybalt wants to fight romeo for crashing their family party. Romeo, who marries Juliet, is now technically related to Tybalt, so Tybalt backs down from the fight. So, Mercutio basically instigates a fight with Tybalt. Tybalt then continues to kill Mercutio because Romeo gets in the way to stop the fight. Now, Romeo is angry and kills Tybalt. Now, if Juliet and Romeo had not continue their love, those two would not be dead.