Romeo Montague

The Lover of Juliet Capulet

"Romeo and Juliet"

"Romeo and Juliet" is a play by William Shakespeare. The plot is a tragedy between two star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. The Capulet house and the Montague house are enemies. So, the problem with Romeo and Juliet being lovers is that Romeo is a Montague and Juliet is a Capulet. Romeo followed his heart by loving Juliet. The theme that people should follow their heart is formed with Romeo's actions of kissing Juliet, expressing his love for Juliet, marrying Juliet, and Killing himself for Juliet.

Act 1, Scene 5

Romeo states, "Sin from my lips? O trespass sweetly urged! Give me my sin again." (1016, l.120-121) Romeo told this to Juliet because he fell in love with her at the sight of her then kissed her. Romeo's heart told him he was in love, so he followed his heart and kissed Juliet. In the real world some people follow their hearts to show their love by kissing the person they love.

Pictures of Act 1, Scene 5

Act 2, Scene 2

Romeo expresses his love for Juliet to her, "And I'll still stay, to have thee still forget, forgetting any other home but this." (1028, l.195-196) Romeo and Juliet were on Juliet's balcony and Romeo was expressing his love for her. Romeo was taking a risk going to his sworn enemies house to tell Juliet how much he loves her which is an example of following his heart. A real world example would be hallmark movies because there is always a couple who fall in love and find each other to express their feelings. They follow their heart to be with the one they love.

Pictures of Act 2, Scene 2

Act 2, Scene 6

Romeo proclaims to Friar Laurence, "I cannot countervail the exchange of joy that one short minute gives me in her sight." (1040, l.4-5) Romeo tells this to Friar Laurence because he is telling him how much he loves Juliet. Romeo follows his heart by marrying Juliet because he is in love with her. Even though he is at a risk of getting in trouble since he is marrying a girl from the family that is his family's sworn enemy. In the real world when people fall in love they get married with the risks that their in-laws could be judgmental and become your enemy. They still get married because their heart tells them that they are in love.

Pictures of Act 2, Scene 6

Act 5, Scene 3

Romeo is devastated that Juliet is dead, "Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die." (1096, l.122-123) Romeo announced this to Juliet while she was in the death-like coma because he was getting ready to kill himself, so he could be with Juliet. Romeo portrays the theme with this action by killing to be with the girl he loves more than anything else. In the real world there are books that show people killing themselves for other people. For example in the "Hunger Games" Katniss Everdeen voluteers for her sister so that she would die and not her sister. Katniss follows her heart by saving her sister and sacrificing herself.

Pictures of Act 5, Scene 3