Romeo Montague

A Love Stricken Young Man


The play, Romeo and Juliet, is about two enemy-sworn lovers who would rather die than live with out the other. Romeo is from the Montague family, and Juliet is from the Capulet family, who are two families that have hated each other since the dawn of time. The main theme of Romeo and Juliet is people should fight for what they love. This theme is shown many different times along the path of their journey.

Act 2 Scene 2

Romeo is shown displaying the theme when he says, "Call me but love, and I'll be baptized; henceforth I never will be Romeo." (1024, l.54-55) In this example Romeo is talking to Juliet about not calling him by his name. Fighting for what you love in shown here by Romeo wanting to not be called a Montague just so they can still love each other. A real life example of this situation would be like when Odysseus tells the cyclops that his name is Nohbody to protect more of his men from being eaten by the cyclops. Odysseus only does this because he loves all of his men and doesn't want to see them suffer.

Act 3 Scene 1

Another example of the main theme is made prominent when the play states, "Alive in triumph, and Mercutio slain? The citizens are up, and Tybalt slain..." (1048, l.129-142) Romeo is speaking to Benvolio here. He is telling him about he is felling about Mercutio's death and what he is going to do about it. Romeo shows how much he loves Mercutio by taking revenge by killing Tybalt, the one who took his loved one's life. When a person's friends backs them up in a fight because they care about that person and doesn't want them to get hurt is a good real life situation to show this scene in a different perspective.

Act 5 Scene 3

People should fight for what they love is shown through this quote in several different ways, "Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die." (1096, l.123) Romeo is talking to himself in this instance because quite frankly he has gone mad and can only think about his love for Juliet. He is proving to himself and everyone else that he would rather die than live without his love Juliet. He is fighting for his love by not wanting to love another woman other than Juliet. An example from real life is like when people tell their friend that if they jump of a bridge, they are willing to jump off after them and try to save them.

Act 1 Scene 5

The main theme of Romeo and Juliet is relevant to this quote in particular when it says, "Then have my lips the sin that they have took." (1016, l.119) Juliet is talking to her Romeo about him kissing her. This shows that Juliet is willing to sin against God to prove her love for Romeo. A great example of this in the real world is exactly like when a person's mother tells you to not pick a fight, but that person does it anyways just to exhibit what they believe in.
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