Shakespeare uses a lot of light and dark imagery in this scene to describe the Romeo and Juliet's romance. As Romeo stands in the shadows, he looks to the balcony and compares Juliet to the sun. Then he says "Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon" . Romeo had always compared Rosaline to the moon, and now, his love for Juliet has outshone the moon. Therefore, when Romeo steps out of the moonlight into the light from Juliet's balcony, he has leaves behind his melodramatic love declarations for Rosaline and moves toward a more real and mature understanding of
From the beginning play, Romeo is shown to have a special relationship with fate, which is illustrated by the several visions he as of his unfortunate death. In the line “Some consequence yet hanging in the stars… by some vile forfeit of untimely death” Shakespeare uses foreshadowing to show that fate is controlling the lives of his lovers. Foreshadowing is used as a way to develop dramatic tension leading to the revelation of Romeo and Juliet’s tragic deaths. Therefore the dream Romeo had leads him to believe that he will die young because of something in the stars, something that is beyond his control,
Friar Lawrence was the one who caused all of this; he married Romeo and Juliet know that he had to marry Juliet and Paris. He knew he could be shamed for doing this; his confession to the prince even says, “Romeo, there dead, was husband to that Juliet, And she, there dead, that Romeo’s faithful wife.I married them, and their stol'n marriage day Was Tybalt’s doomsday, whose untimely death Banished the new-made bridegroom from the city— For whom, and not for Tybalt, Juliet pined. You, to remove that siege of grief from her, Betrothed and would have married her perforce To County Paris. Then comes she to me, And with wild looks bid me devise some mean To rid her from this second marriage, Or in my cell there would she kill herself. Then gave I her, so tutored by my art, A sleeping potion, which so took effect As I intended, for it wrought on
What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. (2.2.4-5) This is one of the best examples of the use of light and dark imagery, as Shakespeare creates a visual picture to compare Juliet’s beauty to the light of the sun, but it also symbolizes the lover’s plight to remain together. Though they love each other so deeply, Juliet is the sun while Romeo is the moon; their fate enables them to be together briefly just as the celestial objects are only to meet at dawn and dusk successfully portraying their love. Romeo continues the inference of Juliet’s eyes to that of the light and beauty of the brightest of stars, when he states, "Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven, Having some business, do entreat her eyes To twinkle in their spheres till they
The play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare tells the tragic story of two star-crossed lovers who come from feuding families; a love which ultimately ends in their deaths. In this play, coincidence is a dominating theme, often altering the course of events resulting in either a positive or negative outcome. There are various examples of coincidence throughout this story, such as the servant who cannot read, the news of Juliet’s plan never reaching Romeo, and Juliet awakening only moments after her love has died. To begin with, Romeo meeting Juliet was a result of a coincidence. Lord Capulet’s servant, who is illiterate, is tasked with inviting a list of people to the Capulet’s party, when Romeo and Benvolio enter.
For instance, in the embarkation area Marvin’s “circuits amused themselves... [by measuring] the level of hydrogen emissions in the surrounding cubic parsec of space and then shut[ting] down again in boredom (65). In this way, Marvin (disregarding the cerebral source of his depression) parodies a stereotypical nihilist. And despite the extreme changes in his situation, he continues to suffer from anomie. For instance, after landing on Magrathea, “the most improbable planet that ever existed” (77), Marvin continues to be depressed. Arthur, in contrast, says that “[the experience is]... fantastic” (94).
Although many did see the event as that, other sources appealing to rhetoric saw it the complete opposite. These authors shared a common standpoint of the moon landing calling it insignificant and America wasting money on this space development event when America could have used it on other substantial and important issues. Herblock’s Transported features a man on the moon, in this drawing cartoon the man is fixated on a television and it is dark and gloomy beneath him which is Earth. On Earth, it has words on clouds, “war”, “poverty”, and “prejudice.” Herblock’s intentions in this was to show those glorifying the Apollo 11 event, first humans on the moon, do not notice what goes around the world with real issues, such as war and poverty. Herblock makes a perfect attempt on unmasking the negative and poor side of a worldwide victory and success, this proves those coming together (around the world) for a worldwide “phenomenon” but when bigger issues shown in his cartoon, examples of more significant things than the moon landing, in which many are unaware of the issues.
Hamlet portrays his father to be have many characteristics of a God, “Hyperion’s curls, the front of Jove himself,/ An eye like Mars to threaten and command,/ A station like the herald Mercury” (57-59) while his uncle, Polonius, is described, “like a mildewed ear” (65). Hamlet is trying to get his mother to admit that she didn’t marry Polonius out of love, but out of craziness. Later on he accuses his mother of going from a “fair mountain” (67) to a “moor” (68). Expressing that she could have found someone better then his uncle; as well as how bad his uncle is compared to his dead father. The word eyes is repeated multiple times and is stated in a question twice.
The meaning of this poem is trying to convince readers how magical the stars actually are. He uses the astronomer as an example of the difference between learning from a book or teachers and learning things from your own perspective. Anne Marie Hacht says, “Like an artist, the speaker will be interpreting the stars on his own terms, as a creative individual” (Hacht 2). She is speaking of how towards the end of the poem the speaker wanders out the room and sees the stars for himself: “Till rising and gliding out I wander’d off by myself, In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time, Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars” (Whitman 6-8). Whitman puts a vivid contrast between the educated astronomer and the speaker.
By marrying them he destined Romeo and Juliet to be forsaken by trouble from their families’ feud. The Friar is also the man who devised the plan for Juliet to take a sleeping potion. This in turn makes everyone including Romeo think she has passed on. In act 4 scene 1 the Friar states “take though this vial being in bed, and this distilled liquor drink thou off” (4.1., 94-95). This is Friar Lawrence telling Juliet the plan that will eventually lead to death of the lovers.