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Romeo and Juliet's suicides symbolize their undying love for one another. Romeo killed himself so he could stay with Juliet forever in eternal life, and when Juliet awoke to find her love dead, she killed herself for the same reason.
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What does Friar Lawrence symbolize in Romeo and Juliet?

Answer . He symbolizes the mediator of all bad and good. He is the god figure, who idly stands by,watching the families (or humans if we were to contextualise the play into being about god and humans) ruin what they have around them. He is the man who tries to do good, fix all the problems in Verona, bad dismally fails and is the primary cause for the lovers death. However, their deaths eventaute in peace and calm, so he is perhaps not a human, but a force to be reckoned with.

Who were Romeo and Juliet?

Romeo and Juliet were a pair of "star-crossed lovers". They were two young kids who simply fell in love with the wrong person. They came from two different,feuding families and their love was doomed to fail because of it. In the end, they died for each other.

What is Romeo and Juliet about?

Romeo and Juliet is about 2 star crossed lovers. Romeo is from the Montague family, Juliet is from the Capulet family,and these 2 familys are fueding in the play. Romeo and Juliet fall in love and run into all types of problems.At the end of the play, they tried to be together happily but end up sadly dying. What you need to know that is important is that romeo and Juliet are star crossed lovers which means they were destined to meet, destined to fall in love, and destined to die.This was all controlled by fate, and none of romeo and juliets actions could change what fate was going to do. Fate plays a very important role in this play. Classic love story including the two characters who fall in love but the two families are rivals or whatever and they end up killing themselves too star crossed lovers

What was Romeo and Juliet about?

Romeo & Juliet is a love story or play. It is mostly about those 2 love-struck people. Check library to find out more! Also Romeo and Juliet explains the disadvantages of enemity and how it makes u regret

What does Juliet symbolise in Romeo and Juliet?

oooooh i love this...\n. \n. \n. \n. \nJuliet symbolizes light shining in darkness. she is compared to this throughout the book. the cool part is romeo is continually referred to as night. so basically "juliet is the sun" and romeo is the night... and guess what.\n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \nthe night and the sun never get to see eachother!!!!!

Who are Romeo and Juliet?

Romeo is a Montague, only son of Montague. Juliet is a Capulet (enemy of the Montagues), only daughter of Capulet.

What is a example of a symbol In Romeo and Juliet?

A recurring motif in Romeo and Juliet are stars. They are symbolic of several things. Romeo and Juliet talk about each other as sources of light: "O she doth teach the torches to burn bright," "it is the east and Juliet is the Sun", "and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun". In this last quote, Juliet wants Romeo to be cut out "in little stars". Stars, like torches, illuminate the night, and the night is the time for love, just as the day is the time for fighting. Stars are also symbolic of fate. In the prologue Romeo and Juliet are described as "star-crossed". Romeo later says, "Then I defy you stars!"

What is a symbol in Romeo and Juliet?

Lots of things are symbols in Romeo and Juliet. Indeed, words are symbols and the play is made up entirely of words. Similes and metaphors are a particular kind of symbol which is spelled out for you in the text. In "like a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear" the jewel symbolizes Juliet. There are more general tendencies for one thing to have the same symbolic meaning. Some are conventional: "stars" are a symbol for fate (This is conventional because of the influence of astrology). In a general way, the heat of day symbolizes anger and fighting, but this is particular to this play. Benvolio uses this symbol when he says "the day is hot and the Capulets are abroad."

What do Romeo and Juliet do?

Romeo and Juliet are in love, but their parents are enemies so they would not allow them to love each other and they both end up dying

How did Romeo Answer Juliet?

Romeo and Juliet talk in four and only four scenes: the party scene (1,5), the balcony scene (2,2), their wedding (2,6), and the morning after their wedding night (3,5). In all of these scenes, Romeo answers Juliet many times.

In Romeo and Juliet does Romeo propose to Juliet?

He doesn't ask "will you marry me" if that's what you mean. Basically, they just plan to get married the next morning after they had met.

How did Romeo and Juliet die in Romeo and Juliet?

Romeo kills himself using a potion because he thinks Juliet is dead when what she really did was drink a potion which made her sleep, so that she doesn't marry Paris. Juliet wakes up and hesitates before going with the Friar. In that moment, she sees Romeo dead. She cries "O happy dagger! This is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die." Then Juliet takes the knife that Romeo had and kills herself. I think the ending is a but stupid! but i guess that's true love... Correction: Romeo buys poison from the apothecary when Balthazar tells him that Juliet it dead. Do not confuse the poison with the potion.

What does Romeo symbolize in Romeo and Juliet?

\nSymbolize is a loaded word... It means "representd." "$" represents money, or "MPH" represents "Miles Per Hour," but those are specific and direct things. If I showed you the color red and asked you, "What does this remind you of?" Guaranteed, you would give me a laundry list of answers. That is why your question is loaded. \n. \nHow to find Symbols and their Meanings?\n. \nStep 1. What does the writer or author keep coming back to? Major Topics or Issues? Race, Identity, Love, Family, Freedom, Success, etc.\n. \nStep 2. What was the CONFLICT (problem) in the situation/plot/story?\n. \nStep 3. What did the character do to cause that problem, but hopefully resolve it?\n. \nStep 4. Is there a relationship between the character, the conflict and the Major Topics?\n. \nFIND PATTERNS!!!\n. \nNOW FOR THE LAZY ANSWER....\n. \nRomeo can represent one of 4 things...\n. \n1. Indecision- Remember who made all of the decisions throughout the conflict...\n. \n2. Lust- How many girls did Romeo have a crush on? Juliet and ROSALINE! Did he really love and care for Rosaline? (Listen to what his friends Mercutio and Benvolio have to say about her!)\n. \n3. Cowardice- Remember how Romeo fights? He never starts them, but everyone seems to die around him, even his mother. How does he react when these people die? Tears, profuse apologies, and tread marks from his shoes...\n. \n4. Foolish Love- Would you really marry someone you just met? He and Juliet met, married, mated, and then became martyrs in less than a week! \n. \nSo, there you have it.

Who commits suicide first in Romeo and Juliet?

Romeo- he finds Juliet deeply unconscious after having taken Frair Lawrence's sleeping draught, believes her to be dead, and stabs himself out of grief. Juliet then wakes up, finds Romeo dead, and kills herself for the same reason.

What is an example of symbol in Romeo and Juliet?

Bloody rose, dagger, poison. (Actually, a bloody rose has nothing to do with Romeo and Juliet. Roses really only come up in Juliet's famous line "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet".)

In Romeo and Juliet how does Romeo describe Juliet?

The metaphor he uses most often is a shining light. When he first sees her, at Capulet's feast, he says, "O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!" (Act 1, Scene 5) When he is in Capulet's garden and sees her come to her window, he says, "But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? / It is the east, and Juliet is the sun." (Act 2, Scene 2)

Does Shakespeare glorify or condemn suicide in Romeo and Juliet?

I'd say he glorifies it because if Romeo and Juliet hadn't commited suicide the conflict in the play would have never been resolved.

What does day symbolize with Romeo and Juliet the play?

day symbolizes hatred and fighting because all the fights happen during the day and Romeo and Juliet can't be together during day.

What Romeo and Juliet About?

its about two people who fall in love with each other but their families hate each other

What is the Romeo and Juliet about?

Romeo and Juliet is about 2 star crossed lovers. Romeo is from the Montague family, Juliet is from the Capulet family,and these 2 familys are fueding in the play. Romeo and Juliet fall in love and run into all types of problems.At the end of the play, they tried to be together happily but end up sadly dying. What you need to know that is important is that romeo and Juliet are star crossed lovers which means they were destined to meet, destined to fall in love, and destined to die.This was all controlled by fate, and none of romeo and juliets actions could change what fate was going to do. Fate plays a very important role in this play.

Symbolism in Romeo and Juliet?

"I do bite my thumb, Sir." Symbolizes an insult "He's a man of wax." Symbolizes that Count Paris is good-looking "So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows." Symbolizes that Juliet among the other girls (including Rosaline) looks more beautiful than all the others.

What does Paris symbolize in romeo and Juliet?

Thinking of Paris as a symbol doesn't do the poor sap much justice--he is a character, not a symbol. I suppose you could imagine him symbolizing arranged marriages or something, but it takes away from the way the play is structured. Indeed, if you view the characters as symbols, you are straying from the main point of the drama.

Who is the confidant of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet?

well, the confidant of Juliet would be the nurse. because she secretly assisted Juliet in communication between the two main characters, (keeping it a secret from the parents of Juliet), Juliet even asked romeo to marry her through the nurse. :) , oh and if you want to know who romeos is its either: Mercutio, his cousin (i don't recall the name), or father Laurence who is the most likely.

What are symbols to represent Juliet from Romeo and Juliet?

well this story became a tragety because of Juliet so i think a bloody white rose and dagger would simbolys Juliet better for she is the pure angel that became rebelious at the idea of marriage and became the dagger who who helped shed blood for her self

Who were associated with Juliet in Romeo and Juliet?

These are all the people we see he speak to/of: Capulet - her father Lady Capulet - her mother Nurse - her childhood 'nanny' Tybalt - her cousin Paris - her would-be cousin Friar Lawrence - her spiritual guide Romeo - her husband

Romeo and Juliet who is Juliet?

Are you kidding, read the book. She is the daughter of Lord & Lady Capulet, Romeo's Wife, and the one of the MAIN CHARACTERS in the book.

Advice for Juliet in Romeo and Juliet?

Juliet is a very conflicted character, bound by family, and lost in love. Juliet needs to be pensive and nearly breathless when she thinks of Romeo, downright helpless when her father tries to force her to marry Paris, and considerably sound minded when she decides to kill herself. The biggest thing I can tell you is to ham it up. Shakespeare's plays were passionate and emotional, and nobody enjoys a cardboard Juliet. Also, the line "Wherefore art thou Romeo;" it means "WHY are you Romeo," not "Where are you Romeo!" That bugs me most of all; that most people don't know that. That is one of her most important lines, and most people do not even know what it means! She says that, because Romeo is a Montague, and she belongs to the family of their sworn enemies. That is why she moves on to say "Deny thy father and refuse thy name." So remember, lost in love, resolute, ham it up, and "WHY are you Romeo."

Did Romeo and Juliet do it?

I don't think so ... Because since Juliet was 13 or 14, and Romeo was 15 or 16 ...

Who was Juliet from Romeo and Juliet?

Romeo and Juliet were star-crossed lovers in Shakespeare's play of the same name. Their families were sworn enemies but, despite this, they marry - the play is a tragedy (both Romeo and Juliet die, along with a number of other characters).

Why romeo was not informed about the suicide plan of Juliet and the friar?

The messenger who was supposed to tell him got quarantined and couldn't deliver his message.

What was the Romeo and Juliet about?

Romeo and Juliet , written by William Shakespeare in the 1500's, is a tragedy about a young couple, Romeo and Juliet. Romeo is a Montague, and Juliet is a Capulet. Their families are enemies but they fall in love anyway and secretly get married. When Romeo kills Juliet's cousin, Tybalt, for revenge over the death of his friend, Mercutio, Romeo is banished from Verona, where they live. Juliet's father Lord Capulet, (who doesn't know about Romeo and Juliet's secret marriage) says that she must marry Paris (a family friend) on Thursday, which is soon. Juliet says she would rather die then marry Paris and goes to Friar Lawrence (the priest who married them) for help. Friar Lawrence then gives Juliet a potion that will make it look like she's dead, but she will really be asleep. Friar Lawerence sends a letter to Romeo where he is banished to tell him the plan of Juliets 'fake death'. Romeo never gets the letters. When Romeo's friend (a man who knows of Romeo and Juliet's marriage) is walking through the streets, he comes upon Juliet's funeral, thinking she is actually dead. In a hurry, the man goes to Romeo and tells him that Juliet is dead. Romeo, depressed and emotional, decides to kill himself. He goes to an apothacary (man/woman who sells medicines) to buy real poison. The poison is illegal but Romeo uses the apothacary's extreme poverty to convince him to sell the deadly potion. Romeo then travels to the tomb where Juliet is laid and kisses her. He notices that her cheeks and lips are still pink and comments about how she is so beautiful, even in death. (She's not actually dead, though.) Then, Romeo drinks the poison right as Juliet wakes up from her 'fake death' sleep. She watches Romeo die. Juliet, not willing to live without Romeo, kisses his lips in hoping to die from the remnants of the poison. The poison isn't quick enough for Juliet, though, so she takes Romeo's dagger and stabs herself in the chest. Juliet dies. When the Montagues and the Capulets discover Romeo and Juliet's marriage and death, they end their family feud. They decide to put up gold statues of Romeo and Juliet in their memory. The End. Tragic, huh?

What did lord Capulet give lord Montague when romeo and Juliet had committed suicide?

A golden statue of Romeo (Montague had already given him a golden statue of Juliet)

Is Romeo and Juliet about Romeo and his Juliet?

NO! The final quote of the play is as follows: PRINCE ESCALUS: A glooming peace this morning with it brings. The sun for sorrow will not show his head. Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things; Some shall be pardon'd, and some punished; For never was a story of more woe >>>>>>> Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.

What are some examples of suicide in Romeo and Juliet?

Juliet fakes her own death and then Romeo sees her and thinks she really is dead so kills himself, when Juliet wakes up she sees Romeo lying dead next to her and kills herself as well.

What scenes are Romeo and Juliet in in Romeo and Juliet?

They are both in Act 1 Scene 5 (the party scene), Act 2 Scene 2 (the balcony scene), Act 2 Scene 6 (the wedding), Act 3 Scene 5 (the morning after the wedding night), and Act 5 Scene 3 (the last scene)

What does symbol mean in Romeo and Juliet?

Symbol as in any symbol you've seen before. One example being the symbol of the Capulet's on Tybalt's firearm.

How does Juliet die in romeo Juliet?

Well, since I have seen this play, I remember that Juliet sees Romeo dead and as a true lover like her would do, she got the knife/dagger from his pocket and stabbed herself to death.......That was the end for Juliet and her Romeo /

What do stars symbolize in the play Romeo and Juliet?

Stars symbolize a number of things. Primarily, fate, as in "star-crossed lovers", then I defy you stars", "some consequence yet hanging in the stars", or "the yoke of inauspicious stars". But they are also symbolic of the light and brightness which exists at night, the time of love. Thus Capulet says "Look to behold this night earth-treading stars that make dark heaven light." Juliet will take Romeo and "cut him out in little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun." Romeo uses the starry-eyed symbolism too: "Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven, having some business, do entreat her eyes to twinkle in their spheres till they return."

Why is Juliet embarrassed in romeo and Juliet?

Well, this guy who she really likes shows up in her backyard where she's standing at a window in her nightie talking about how much she likes him. Out loud. To herself. Who wouldn't be embarassed?

How is Juliet unreasonable in Romeo and Juliet?

because she chooses to kill herself instead of going away with the friar. althought they were secretly maarried with romeo she could have still moved on with her life.

What did Romeo and Juliet do?

They: . kissed (a lot) . got married . spent one night together . committed teenage suicide . tried to run away together . had fallen in love Romeo killed Juliet's cousin (they obviously had trouble dealing with hormones)

In Romeo and Juliet who does Juliet apologize to?

Her father. She says she is sorry for being disobedient and she'll marry Paris if that is what he wants. Like many apologies to parents, this is a flat-out lie.

What does red symbolize within the Romeo and Juliet play?

Nothing. Shakespeare does not use the word "red" once. Nor is it an important concept. Compare the word "black" which is used eleven times in the play.

Who are Juliet and Romeo?

Juliet is the only Daughter of the wealthy Nobleman Lord Capulet and his lady. Romeo is the son of An equally wealthy family, Lord and Lady Montegue. All six of these people are Characters in Shakespeare's most famous play, Romeo and Juliet.

What things symbolize Tybalt in romeo and juliet?

A cat since that is his nickname in the play but you can choose anything else that represents death or maybe his heat of temper. Hope this helps

What are the symbolism used in romeo and Juliet movie?

\n. You need to specify which movie. I take it you are not interested in the symbolism which Shakespeare put into his text, which is common to all of the movies.

Who is Tybalt to Juliet in romeo and Juliet?

Tybalt is the son of the brother of Juliet's mother. That is tosay, Tybalt's father and Juliet's mother were brother and sister.This means, of course, that Tybalt was not a Capulet, since it wasJuliet's father and his brothers and sisters who were theCapulets.

What does it symbolize when the scenes in Romeo and Juliet are done in the dark?

You could think of Romeo and Juliet having a private life, where it is just them with no outside world to break in, as well as a public life, where they have to deal with their warring parents and the needs of society. We see their private life at night, and their public life during the day. In this way they declare their love for each other at night (in Act 2 Scene 2), but make a public and social confession of it during the day (when they marry at the end of Act 2). They are protected from the animosities of their families (represented by Tybalt) at night during the party (Act 1 Scene 5) but not during the day (Act 3 Scene 1). They sleep together at night and they also die together at night. These are both very private events. Even when they die, they lose the other people around them and each of them has to face death alone with the corpse of their beloved. It is small wonder then that Juliet wishes that the bird she hears is a nightingale, for with the day, the outside world will come crashing into their lives and tear Romeo away from her.

Are there any symbols in the 1996 movie romeo and Juliet?

Good grief, yes. Just for starters, how about the costumes people choose for themselves at the Capulet party. Each is symbolic of some aspect of the character of the person wearing it. The storm clouds which form over the ruined theatre where Mercutio is killed are an example of pathetic fallacy, where the weather symbolizes the mood of the characters.

What does the statue symbolize in Romeo and Juliet?

Reconciliation. Montague promises to put up a statue of Juliet andCapulet promises to put one up of Romeo. The statues represent theend of the feud between the families.