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Individual Vs Society in Romeo And Juliet
Transcript of Individual Vs Society in Romeo And Juliet
Romeo is an individual who goes against the ideologies of Verona's society.
Friar Lawrence vs Society
Friar Lawrence helps Romeo and Juliet and goes against the Prince's wishes.
"The most violent element in society is ignorance." -Emma Goldman. The structure of society sometimes prohibits people from certain acts resulting in conflict. Individual vs society type conflict is seen in the story Romeo and Juliet. Various individuals go against well known rules and regulations in Verona. The tragedy of Verona is caused by 3 characters: Romeo, Friar Lawrence and Juliet.
Individual Vs Society in Romeo And Juliet
-Romeo is against society because he is a Petrarchan Lover. Despite the long feud that the Montagues and Capulets have been a part of, Romeo still wants to follow his heart.
-He goes against his fathers wishes by secretly marrying Juliet.
-The Renaissance Era in Verona restricts Romeo from first being with Rosaline then Juliet.
"I take thee at thy word:
Call me but love, and I'll be new baptis'd;
Henceforth I never will be Romeo."
-Romeo (Act 2, Scene 2, Lines 47-49)
"I'll go along no such sight to be shown,
But to rejoice in splendour of mine own."
-Romeo (Act 1, Scene 2, Lines 102-103)
Juliet vs Society
Romeo vs Society
"His name is Romeo and a Montague,
The only son of your great enemy."
Act 4, Scene 1, Lines 89-120
Act 1 Scene 5 Line 135
Friar Lawrence disobeys the Capulets and Montagues when he marries Romeo and Juliet.
He goes against society(The Prince) because he plans to get Romeo into Verona after Romeo was banished.
Juliet disobeys her parent's wishes of her to marry Paris.
Juliet makes a plan with Friar Lawrence to fake her death because she does not want to marry Paris.
"I will not marry yet; and when I do, I swear it shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate, rather than Paris."
-Juliet (Act 3, Scene 5, Lines 121-123)
"This distilling liquor drink thou off, when presently through all thy veins shall run a cold and drowsy humor."
-Friar Lawrence (Act 4, Scene 1, Lines 93-96)
"If rather than marry ountry Paris, Thiy hast the strength of wil to slay myself."
-Juliet (Act 4, Scene 1, Lines 71-72)
Relating Individual vs Society
in Romeo and Juliet to Real Life
Martin Luther King
Romeo Falling in love and marrying Juliet destroys the prosperity in Verona.
He causes his true love Juliet to die.
-Juliet is overwhelmed by Romeo's charm
-they fall in love and get married
-refuses to marry Paris
-takes potion that makes her look dead
-takes her life when she see Romeo dead
He causes the death of many noble men.
-Tybalt looks for Romeo
-Romeo doesn't want to fight
-Mercutio Fights and dies
-Romeo fights and kills Tybalt
-Romeo kills Paris
Act 3, Scene 1, Lines 92-99 (Mercutio)
No, 'tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church door, but 'tis enough, 'twill serve. Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man... Why the dev'l did you come between us! I was hurt under your arm.
A plauge a'both you houses! They have made worms' meet of me
Act 5, Scene 3, Lines 239-246 (Friar Lawrence)
Then comes she to me, and with wild looks bid me devise some mean to rid her from this second marrige, or in my cell there would she kill herself... [I gave her a sleeping potion which made her appear as if she was dead]
But when i came, some minute ere the time time of her awakening, her untimely lay the noble Paris and true Romeo dead. She wakes,and i entreated her come forth and bear this work of heaven with patience. But then a noise did scare me from the tomb, and she to desperate would not go with me, but it seems, did violence on herself