Romeo and Juliet
A Coggle Diagram about CHARACTERS (Rosaline- Lord Capulet's niece, and Romeo's love in the beginning of the story., Prince Escalus- Prince of Verona., Lord Capulet- The patriarch of the house of Capulet., Lady Capulet- The matriarch of the house of Capulet., Juliet- 13-year-old daughter of Capulet., Tybalt- Cousin of Juliet, and the nephew of Lady Capulet., The Nurse- Juliet's personal attendant and confidante., Count Paris- A kinsman of Escalus who wishes to marry Juliet., Peter, Sampson and Gregory- Servants of the Capulet household., Lord Montague- The patriarch of the house of Montague., Lady Montague- The matriarch of the house of Montague., Romeo- Son of Montague., Benvolio- Romeo's cousin and best friend. and Mercutio- Another kinsman of Escalus, and a friend of Romeo.), THEMES (The Inevitability of Fate - In its first address to the audience, the Chorus states that Romeo and Juliet are “star-crossed”—that is to say that fate. The characters also are quite aware of it: Romeo and Juliet constantly see omens. When Romeo believes that Juliet is dead, he cries out, “Then I defy you, stars,” completing the idea that the love between Romeo and Juliet is in opposition to the decrees of destiny , Love as a Cause of Violence - The themes of death and violence are always connected to passion, whether that passion is love or hate. The connection between hate, violence, and death seems obvious. But the connection between love and violence requires further investigation. and The Forcefulness of Love - love is a violent, ecstatic, overpowering force that supersedes all other values, loyalties, and emotions. In the course of the play, the young lovers are driven to defy their entire social world: families, friends, and ruler.
Love is described in many different ways and resists any single metaphor because it is too powerful to be so easily contained or understood.
The play portrays the chaos and passion of being in love, combining images of love, violence, death, religion, and family in an impressionistic rush leading to the play’s tragic conclusion), SETTINGS (City of Verona where the families live. and City of Mantua, where Romeo is exiled after killing Tybalt.) and PLOT (Tragedy about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. and The plot is based on an Italian tale translated into verse as The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke in 1562)