Romeo and Juliet Reflection – Tragedy
Romeo and Juliet is a passionate love story between two star crossed lovers who are victims to bad timing, miscommunication and feuding families. The death of Romeo and Juliet is devastating and tragic and I believe that their death is caused by their intense love for the other. I think it may also have been because they rushed into their love. When the nurse tells Juliet that Romeo is a Montague, Juliet says 'My only love, sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown and unknown too late!’ This is when Juliet realises how rushed she was into this love. In the beginning of the play, Romeo is seen to be infatuated with Rosaline, a girl he had an unrequited love to. Yet after seeing Juliet at a party, he falls in love with her after meeting her for a few hours. Because of Romeo’s urge to love and be loved, he makes haste in his marriage to Juliet and dedicates his life to her. Back then, marriage was an important part of someone’s life where they dedicate their never ending love for that other person unlike today where divorce is more common. To marry someone that you have met for a few days is very rushed and seems not well thought out or planned. In the film extract, when Romeo sees that Juliet is not with him anymore, he takes his own life out of love for Juliet. Even if Romeo and Juliet are both impulsive, To sacrifice your life for your loved one is the ultimate commitment and shows deep down how much the other means to them. The tragic part of this scene though, was when Romeo missed Juliet awakening by just a few seconds. Just when he took the poison, Juliet awoke. When Romeo died, Juliet took her own life too because of the fact that Romeo is gone forever and Juliet couldn’t handle that. To love is to die. Romeo is an impulsive man who makes many decisions in this play, some good, some bad. In the end, though he lost his life and his loved one, the two feuding families Montague and Capulet finally regained peace...
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