This creates an emphasis on Romeo’s utter affixation with love. Mercutio’s playfulness and ability to make a serious subject humorous and reasonable bring out the deep, dark, and depressing side of Romeo, who is completely the opposite when it comes to love. Romeo does not see love as a joke and we see him fall into a depression, Mercutio only makes this sadness more apparent as he talks so jokingly of love. Shakespeare uses Mercutio to lighten Romeo’s depression and make it more
The theme of love and misery is present throughout the play, yet Antonio holds a passionate and honest love that is a great contrast to the Petrarchan lover, Duke Orsino. Orsino is a melancholic lover who is in love with the idea of being ‘in love’; but unbeknownst to Orsino his views on love are more towards his stomach it seems. The first lines of the play Orsino explains his skewed view on love, Orsino refers to love as an “appetite” and mentions that it is possible for the appetite to ‘sicken and die’ which was a foreshadow in my opinion of Orsino’s character because through the play he mentions how strong his love is for Olivia despite the fact that he suddenly loses interest in her when someone else is brought to his attention. The use of the word ‘die’ when talking about
William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is a comedic drama. This play provides a perfect blend of drama, as well as a fair amount of comedic relief, sometimes seemingly at the Inappropriate of times. In Act 4 Scene 1, lines 314-342, Benedick and Beatrice have already proclaimed their love for each other, after Claudio has called off his wedding with Hero. They are so blinded by the fact that one loves the other and vise-versa, they seem to allow all of their emotions to take ahold of them. The audience gets a dramatic view with a light comedic undertone; they are saying all these things about loving one another, because they think the other loves them.
Within Much Ado About Nothing, the two plots: the romance between Claudio and Hero and the tough spots between Benedick and Beatrice. The use of prose not only exemplified the playful nature between Benedick and Beatrice, but also proved that they really did have a genuine love. They finally speak in verse when they admit their love, switching to the more serious tone proves that they were done fooling around, and they wreally meant it when they said they loved each other. Beatrice breaks the mold of a typical woman’s role is in Shakespeare’s plays. Usually the women are subservient and submissive to the men in their lives, but Beatrice challenges that role.
The love of  weaklings for each other can only manifest as the goad of lust; the love of the weak for the strong is abasement and fear; the love of the strong for the weak is pity and forbearance; but the love of the strong for the strong is Love, for it is the free surrender to one who cannot compel us.” He also states that this new true art does not seek to gain but will be conservative and that it is the theatre which should take precedence in bringing all styles together to create the perfect drama. He claims that whilst Jesus suffered for all men, Apollo raised them to their “joyous dignity”. The Art-work of the Future: Within this complex and extensive essay, Wagner continues from his last point in Art and Revolution. He starts off by explaining that Nature is to Man, what Man is to Art. He explains this to be that once the first has evolved itself to its full potential, the latter shall find its own self.
(1.1.166-171). A wide variety of oxymorons appear within this detailed quote from the compelling love story of Romeo and Juliet which compare opposite (better word for things) such as love and hate, sad happiness, and serious foolishness. Shakespeare utilizes this piece of dialogue to help the reader comprehend the mixed emotions going on within young Romeo’s head at this point in the
But with me, I comprehended it in a way not many do, and that way is that love and hate are equal to each other. As stated many times the whole reason for this essay was to prove that love and hate are the same thing even though other people believe differently. Yes, Romeo and Juliet loved each other to the point of death, but what caused all of it was the hate between the families. So, it kind of evens out. “Love sees sharply, hatred sees even more sharp, but jealousy sees the sharpest for it is love and hate at the same time.” Arab
Which Shakespeare lover doesn't know the famous words: "If love be rough with you, be rough with love. Prick love for pricking, and beat love down." These words are spoken when Romeo, Benvolio and Mercutio first enter the stage. With just a few words you know immediately that Mercutio is skeptical when it comes to love. This contradicts with the lovesick Romeo and levelheaded Benvolio, who don't doubt true love exists.
Shakespeare’s use of symbols suggests the spontaneity and artificiality of young love as it correlates to future generations. Known to “make or man or woman madly dote upon the next live creature that it sees,” the “Love in Idleness” juice acts as an unvirtuous symbol for how fickle and wavering young love is (Shakespeare 2.1.171-172). Shakespeare makes this clear through the actions of different characters throughout the play. For example, Lysander in response to the love juice affecting him, is at one moment completely in love with Hermia and the next, madly in love with Helena. When Lysander says he “never did desire to see thee more” a day after being completely in love with Hermia, it not only suggests that young love can change so quickly, but that it lacks the maturity to endure and overcome (3.2.278).
William Shakespeare consistently uses language that displays celestial imagery in order to explore enduring themes such as love, loss, destiny and vengeance throughout his classic play Romeo and Juliet. The uses of imagery that Romeo uses bequeath not only the idea of fate, but meaningful symbols and metaphors to successfully convey the despair that the lover’s face in a way that we ourselves can feel their lust as well as their anguish. Throughout the play, Shakespeare uses imagery to portray the adoration and love Romeo has for Juliet using language to compare her to all that illuminates. Here Romeo professes, Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven, Having some business, do entreat her eyes To twinkle in their spheres till they return.