Romeo and Juliet explore the complex relationship between fate and will.
Q: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” – which explains Juliet’s ill fate of being a Capulet and Romeo being a Montague. Romeo and Juliet explore the complex relationship between fate and free will. This idea is conveyed through the quote when Juliet states “What’s in a name?” which explains her unfortunate fate of being a Capulet and Romeo being a Montague. In this quote, she tries to question why their surnames have to keep them apart.
Characters in Romeo and Juliet are not always what they seem.
Q: “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight,
For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” – In this quote, Romeo has instantly forgotten his love for Rosaline as soon as he saw Juliet. This makes us think was Romeo ever really in love with Rosaline to begin with? But does this mean is his desire for Juliet nothing more than meaningless infatuation.
Romeo and Juliet use conflict and opposites to expand its idea:
Shakespeare’s language is where his true genius lies:
Q: “A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life”