Romeo and Juliet Themes
Romeo and Juliet key themes:
In Romeo and Juliet, fate is inescapable; the “star-crossed” lovers cannot overcome the accidents and chance that lead to calamity.
Reckless passion, though beautiful, results in tragedy. In their haste, the lovers miss happiness by moments and kill themselves.
Hatred breeds disaster, and the feuding families’ blind intolerance is punished with the deaths of their children.
Light amid darkness features prominently in the play’s imagery, and reflects the contrast between love and hatred, hope and despair, and life and death.
- Time plays a conspicuous role, as the lovers meet, marry, and die within days, while the characters engage in quick banter and make hasty decisions.
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