The Infatuation Of Death In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Throughout the play, Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare shows Romeo’s infatuation in two things, death and Juliet, one overpowering the other. Romeo is suicidal, therefore everything related to death peaks an interest in him. Juliet causes Romeo to die, which reveals that Juliet did what death itself could not. Juliet had helped Romeo forget about the harsh realities of the world. Death allowed Romeo an option in the end where he could be alongside his one and only true love. Either hell or heaven, Romeo would have followed Juliet anywhere. Despites Romeo’s obsession with death than with Juliet, his constant references to Juliet suggests that it is not true.
From the time Romeo laid his eyes on Juliet, he was captivated by her beauty and fell
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He was willing to give up his family name to be with Juliet, essentially willing to cut all ties with his family for a girl he just recently met. As time passed, their relationship progressed into something even deeper. Romeo wanted to marry Juliet, but Friar Lawrence was skeptical of the nuptial; however Romeo manages to convince the Friar to marry them. Prior to the wedding, the Friar says he hopes that the heavens smile upon their marriage so that nothing bad happens and Romeo responds, “But come what sorrow can, It cannot countervail the exchange of joy that one short minute gives me in her sight. Do thou but close our hands with holy words, then love-devouring death do what he dare; it is enough I may but call her mine” (page 60-61, lines 3-8). Romeo says that just one look at her can give him immense joy. The marriage of Romeo and Juliet puts Romeo in a deep state of euphoria in which the presence of death does not …show more content…
He had predicted from the start that he will live a short life and unfortunately, that became the case. Perhaps the reason he was so obsessed over the fact that he lives a short life is a result of the conflict between the two families. Romeo being the only heir is bound to feel that he will have a short life due to the violence and guilt caused by the family feud which surrounds him (page 137, romeo and death). Before his visit to the masquerade party, he had been depressed on account of his rejection from Rosalyn. As his friends, Benvolio and Mercutio pressured Romeo on attending the masquerade party to see new beauties. On his way there, Romeo

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