Foreshadowing is used to stubbly warn the audience of the approaching tragedy. Friar Lawrence alludes to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet that will result from their rushed marriage when he tells Romeo in ACT 2, scene 6, line 9, “These violent delights have violent ends.” With violent delights referring to their fiery passion and violent ends to their deaths. Another feature used is simile, in ACT 1, scene 4, line 26 Romeo uses a simile when talking to Mercutio, “Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn.” In this simile Romeo compares love to a thorn. Ultimately, Romeo and Juliet beautifully written play, that explores the tragedy of forbidden love through plot, literary devices and aesthetic features.
William Shakespeare was characterized by the fact that he doesn’t give the public and readers and gives a clear result, but he leaves it up to the person to make his or her own opinion about the specific issue. However the characters appearing in the plays are very miscellaneous. Also their diversity gives Shakespeare 's stories ambiguity and thrill. I was also intrigued by this ambiguity of Shakespeare’s works and I wanted to express my own opinion about this matter. Furthermore Romeo and Juliet is a play about love in the midst of war.
For instance, “Yea, there thou mak’st me sad, and mak’st me sin / In envy that my Lord Northumberland/ Should be the father to so blest a son—/ A son who is the theme of honor’s tongue,/ Amongst a grove the very straightest plant,/ Who is sweet Fortune’s minion and her pride,/ Whilst I, by looking on the praise of him,/ See riot and dishonor stain the brow/ Of my young Harry. O that it could be prov’d / That some night-tripping fairy had exchang’d/ In cradle- clothes our children where they lay, / And call’d mine Percy, his Plantagenet!” (I.i.78-89). In this passage, King Henry IV is saying this lines at the beginning of the play that induce conflict between Prince Hal and Hotspur. Henry characterizes the acclaim and affluence of Hotspur by calling him ‘the theme of honor’s tongue’; in analyzing, he says, Prince Hal has been besmirched by ‘riot and dishonor.’ He then mentions an old English folk superstition about fairies who exchanged young children at birth. Henry desires that a fairy had replaced Hal and Hotspur at birth, so that Hotspur were really his son and Hal the son of another.
This is because of how different the worlds are today. We aren 't as religion based and superstition based. I think that it does matter if the audience understands the allusions or not because if they don 't understand it, then they are really understanding the play. They need to know who Roman life was like and the allusions help
He was the king of Ithaca (Staiger), so it can be inferred that he had a good reputation. His wife was Penelope, and they had a son, Telemachus (Staiger). Odysseus dreams of going home, and is forlorn when he is trapped on Calypso’s island (Homer 717-718). He fears losing Penelope, which is shown when he kills all of her suitors and weeps with joy when they are finally reunited (Homer 778, 779, 783, 784). Odysseus fits the Trickster archetype; he maneuvers situations cleverly and is a strategist, which are his strengths.
Youthful, star-crossed, desperate. Whose repercussions most shook the ill-fated souls of Romeo and Juliet? An arrogant, battle-prone kinsman of the prince, with boisterous character. Mercutio, of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, had the most profound effect upon the fates of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo’s aversion to take part in the Capulet masque was overturned by Mercutio’s persistence, giving way to the happenstance of Romeo and Juliet’s meeting.
But why? Isn’t he in the city where there is easy living and opportunity? In 1939, Americans were discriminating against one another for being any of the minority races or nationality or religion that was not in the mainstream. In the book “Ask the Dust” Arturo explains how he was discriminated for being an italian american as a child. Never learning from what had been done to him, he took his pain out on his love interest in the book, Camilla Lopez.
Essentially what is going on during this time is that Mercutio and Benvolio are forcing Romeo to go to a party so he can invest his time in a new girl instead of moping about Rosaline, who is the girl Romeo loved before. If they had never urged Romeo to go to the party, he most likely wouldn 't have gone to the party, and had never met Juliet, thus stopping the unfortunate events that were to happen next. Another example would be the event where Mercutio gets killed by Tybalt. Since Romeo’s best friend dies, he gets extremely angered, causing him to kill Tybalt. This event could have been easily avoided by Mercutio choosing his actions differently and wisely to avoid getting killed by Tybalt, or he could have calmed down instead of engaging in violence.
For Act 3 Scene 1, he uses the conflict man vs man, man vs self and man vs society. Mercutio vs Tybalt and Romeo and Benvolio as the other antagonists, Romeo vs Tybalt and Benvolio as the other antagonist and Romeo vs self. Shakespeare makes a dramatic change from act 2 to act 3. From hope for these two star crossed lovers to Romeo stuck between the family feuds. The temper, anger and sudden violence between Tybalt and Mercutio is surprising and is a drastic jump from peace to violence.
Juliet responds with “It is an honor that I dream not of” (1.3.72). When Juliet says that she never thought of marriage, she meant it a sarcastic way. “I’ll look to like, if looking liking move…” (1.3.106) Juliet says. Although Juliet doesn’t know Count Paris, she would try to be unprejudiced towards him and get to know him at the party. It 's at the party that Juliet meets Romeo and falls for him at first sight.
She says, “Did ever a dragon keep so fair a cave? Beautiful tyrant! Fiend angelical!” (178). This shows the feeling that Juliet has about Romeo and how he could be a terrible person for killing Tybalt, but he is also Juliet’s husband and she loves him more than anything else. This echos Friar Lawrence’s comments about the flower because the flower will strengthen you if you smell it but will kill you if you eat it.
Slapstick comedy also brings out Sebastian and Olivia’s identities. “Cesario” placates Feste’s wordplay and desperately avoids fighting with Sir Toby whereas Sebastian jumps in ready to fight two men in the same breath. Similarly, Olivia thinks she needs to help the previously weak “Cesario” and relishes in an attempt to control such a malleable young man. Ironically, she immediately blames the violence on Sir Toby which would align with “Cesario’s” disposition but it is actually Sebastian causing trouble. Speaking of irony, a few lines before meeting Olivia, Sebastian asks “Are all the people mad” (25) before quickly devolving into the very madness he spoke against when he says “If it be thus to dream, still let me sleep!” (60).
Friar Lawrence also knew that Romeo and Juliet had only just met and that not even twenty-four hours before, Romeo was crying about Rosaline. The wedding led to their deaths because since they were already married, Juliet 's engagement to Paris led to a chain reaction of unfortunate events. Friar Lawrence might not have given Juliet the potion if he wasn 't put in the situation of marrying the same girl twice, then they could have avoided the whole double suicide. If they weren 't married things might have gone very differently, Juliet might have talked to her parents or she might have found that she actually liked Paris and could move
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Women were considered to be weak, also were ordered to stay home and become a housewife. Yet, it is interesting how the author made the only daughter in the family become an easy target for men to have sex with. Dewey Dell said, “And we picked on toward the secret shade and our eyes would drown together touching his hands and my hands and I didn’t say anything. I said ‘What are you doing?’ and he said ‘I am picking into your sack.’ And so it was full when we came to the end of the row and I could not help it.’” (27). In this scene of the book where Dewey Dell was with Lafe and he made a move on her and her “sack” that led both of them having sex, at first Dewey Dell knew what Lafe was hinting at her, whether she agreed or did not agree with his action, she did not have the voice to speak up.