Sunday, September 11, 2011

These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends.....

In Romeo and Juliet Friar Lawrence says "These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder," (Act 2,Scene 6 ). As we see in the play the friars words “violent delights have violent ends”, has a very significant meaning to the story where things that are started violently have often have violent ends. Rather than blaming fate for all this gloom and doom, he is clearly telling an irrational Romeo, that his actions will be the cause of his "violent ends". Although Romeo has listened to Friar Lawrence's advice, he is still infatuated with the belief that fate is in control. Friar Lawrence is right in saying that Romeo's actions are controlling the situation, but Romeo fails to see that his actions control his fate.
What a lesson we can learn if we ponder on this story. Many like Romeo blame their predicament on fate or others, even though it is obviously in consequence of their actions.