here is my essay topic friar lawrence wisely notes that violent delights have violent ends several characters in the play are victims of their own passion or uncontroled emotion discuss 4 characters from the play in light of this state
i have an essay from last year on a similar topic. its on how life should be taken in moderation. you can use it to help you...here it is
The story of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare has many morals in it. One of the biggest morals is moderation; taking things at a steady pace is better than running things quickly. There are many occurrences of this such as Romeo and Juliet getting married about 12 hours after they meet. Everything is run though very fast in this story. The three characters who enforce moderation the most would be Benvolio, Friar Lawrence, and Juliet.
Juliet didn’t want to rush into anything until she met Romeo. She was told that Paris wanted to marry her. She said “I’ll look to like, if looking liking move” meaning she will see if she likes him. There she was stating that she didn’t want to just go and marry him not even knowing who he is. Juliet wasn’t overall the most enforcing of the moderation moral, but she had some occasions. She quickly agreed to marry Romeo and rushed into that. She also rushed into Friar Lawrence’s plan to reunite Romeo and Juliet after Romeo was banished for killing Tybalt.
Friar Lawrence enforced the moderation theme well, but not so well when he came up with the plan to reunite Romeo and Juliet. He said “These violent delights have violent ends” meaning that how Romeo and Juliet got together so fast, that something terrible and dire would happen. Turns out something terrible does happen. He was never very confident in marrying them because everything went so fast. But he denied this moral later in the story when he came up with the plan to reunite Romeo with Juliet. He never made certain that the letter would get to Romeo. Also Balthasar saw Juliet and thought she was dead, so he told Romeo. Romeo not knowing she was just under a potion went and killed himself without waiting for an explanation. Therefore Friar Lawrence enforced this moral in some cases.
The biggest enforcer of this moral is defiantly Benvolio. He was the one who always had the “I don’t think this is such a good idea” attitude. One great example of this is when he tried to break up the fight between Mercutio and Tybalt. Benvolio avoids any quarrel by saying “We walk here in the public haunt of men. Either withdraw unto some private place, or reason coldly of your grievances, or else depart”. He is basically saying that if there is some quarrel, to solve it in a calm manner. Benvolio doesn’t have any incidents were he didn’t enforce the moderation rule.
We see many other occurrences of moderation throughout the story, but the most significant characters showing this would be Benvolio, Juliet, and Friar Lawrence. They all had incidents that greatly affected the story and its plot. Juliet and not wanting to marry Paris right away, Friar Lawrence and warning Romeo and Juliet that terrible things can happen to them because they rushed into their relationship so fast, and Benvolio and always “having a bad feeling” about things. This gives every reader a good moral and that they should consider moderating things in their own lives.
not true the one version of romoe and juliet my teacher showed us had a sex scene amd the girl in it was 17! it was full blown sex too, it was filmed in italy so it was legal. our teacher had to get permission slips from our parents to watch it lol.
i would strongly disagree to that. mercutio was the passifist among the group. jeleousy was not one of his traits. he fought mercutio in romeos name to give romeo a chance to persue his love for juliet
In Romeo and Juliet, the one character that harbors responsibility for the death of Romeo and Juliet is Friar Lawrence. If the Friar had not concocted the wild plan for Juliet then no one would have died. By making Juliet drink the sleeping potion, Friar Lawrence gave Romeo the false idea that Juliet had died. If Romeo had not been given this false idea then he would not have taken his own life. When Juliet awakes from her sleep, she realizes that Romeo has perished. With the deepest regret, she takes her own life. In the end, if Friar Lawrence had not devised this elaborate scheme no deaths would have occurred.
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