Romero and Juliet

Topics: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet, Marriage Pages: 2 (689 words) Published: October 15, 2012
The Pain and Suffering Caused in the play Romeo and Juliet.
Are Romeo and Juliet too young to marry? In the play Romeo and Juliet, Romeo a 16-year-old boy who loves Rosaline, but soon gets over her when he meets Juliet. Juliet is a 13-year-old girl whose nurse wants her to marry, but Juliet doesn’t want to. Juliet then meets Romeo at the Capulet party and soon become star-crossed lovers. In the play Romeo and Juliet the three main hasty decisions are Friar Lawrence giving Juliet the potion, Romeo and Juliet getting married, and Romeo committing suicide.

Friar Lawrence giving Juliet the potion caused many problems. Even though he did it to stop Juliet from killing herself, he made Paris Romeo, and Juliet die. Friar Lawrence is thinking of a way to stop Paris and Juliet’s wedding, then he spots a potion, he says “Hold daughter, I do spy a kind of hope, which craves as desperate an execution, As that is desperate which we could prevent. If, rather than to marry County Paris” (4. 1. 76-78). Friar Lawrence suggests Juliet take the potion and drink it, so she will look dead and will be asleep for 42 hours. The Juliet is happy and still believes there is hope. She responds by saying “O, bid me leap, rather marry Paris, From off the battlements of yonder tower, of walk in thievish ways, or bid me lurk” (4. 1. 85-87). She likes the idea and agrees to the decision of taking the potion. Juliet is happy Friar Lawrence gave her a new hope to escape marrying Paris with the potion. As for Friar Lawrence he feels happy to help out a friend in need.

Romeo and Juliet’s wedding was very hasty because they went behind their parents’ back to marry each other. They meet at a party and married three days later. Before Juliet comes Romeo and Friar Lawrence have a conversation. Then Juliet comes and they have a conversation about their love for each other. Then Friar Lawrence says “Romeo shall thank thee, daughter, for us both” (2. 6. 23-24). Friar Lawrence wants Romeo to thank...
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