In “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare, the author uses rhetorical questions and diction to portray Romeo’s grief and despair in which he feels like death is his only option. Romeo’s repetitive use of rhetorical questions display how vigorously he is trying to stall himself from the truth, but ultimately, he comes to terms with what is already done with Juliet. Romeo asks, (5. 3. 89-90)” Which their keepers call a lightning before death. O, how may I call this a lightning?”. This implies Romeo’s thoughts that he cannot find anything relieving or positive about his current situation which highlights the dread he feels about Juliet’s supposed death. By questioning how he may see light, he further institutes the thought of not being able …show more content…
Romeo says, (5.3.113-115)”O you the doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss. A dateless bargain to engrossing death!”. The phrase “A dateless bargain to engrossing death” used to describe his upcoming death, conveys a sense of dread and gloom because “engrossing, means taking up completely, so an infinite death. Instead of using words like “eternal” or “long”, the author purposefully uses this diction to emphasize the extreme lengths Romeo is willing to go through in order to get out of his state of grief. Additionally, (5.3.109-110)”O, here will I set up my everlasting rest,”. The author uses the word “everlasting”, which relates to never-ending, to accentuate Romeos inevitable death. He could have used “endless” or “infinite”, but Shakespeare included this touching diction to describe the huge decision Romeo is making as he felt deep and gloomy, which eventually pushed him over the edge. Also, (5.3.92)”Death, that hath suck’d the honey of thy breath,”. The author’s choice of the word “suck’d”, which is describing the sweetness being taken out of Juliet, displays a sense of forcefulness and desperation because something being “sucked” out usually means it is forcefully or absolutely needs to be removed. The author could’ve alternatively used “taken” or “pulled”, but the author chose to convey the feeling of neediness or anguish that Romeo felt in that moment, when he had no power to save Juliet. To conclude, Romeo accentuates his words due to the fact he couldn’t be there for Juliet and he had no choices to change what was already done, causing him to rely on what he felt was best, and that was
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At the beginning of the story, Romeo was convinced to go to a party. However, he did not want to go, saying, “Some consequence yet hanging in the stars shall bitterly begin his fearful date (Shakespeare).” Romeo knew that night would lead to his final days. This is one quote that shows the inevitable hand of fate in the play. Obviously Romeo was a very melodramatic character, and in one instance said, “My life were better ended by their hate than death proroguèd, wanting of thy love (Shakespeare).”
(5.3. 111–112). Romeo's decision to kill himself in this passage highlights the destructive nature of the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets. He feels that his fate is predetermined by the "inauspicious stars" and that the only way to escape the pain of his situation is through death. Juliet's decision to follow him in death emphasizes the
In this play he develops the theme that grief can lead to peace. In instance, when he sees Juliet's “dead” body, Romeo says “Thou detestable maw, thou womb of death gorged with the dearest morsel of the earth, thus I enforce thy rotten jaws to open, and in despite I'll cram thee with more food” (264). This quote unveils how Romeo is using his grief to find peace in death. He finds his peace in death because he would rather die than face the world without Juliet.
Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.” (5.3.87). Romeo has always been a romantic, since the beginning of the play we have seen Romeo make rash decisions usually because of his “love” of Juliet. Even in his last moments he was dedicated to love, before his life ends he declares “Thus with a kiss I die.”
Throughout the soliloquy in scene 3, Shakespeare uses juxtapositions and oxymorons to continue creating an undeniable theme of dread and lingering death. An example of this states, “O, give me thy hand, /One writ with me in sour misfortune’s book. /I’ll bury thee in a triumphant grave.” Here, Shakespeare uses the comparison between the words “triumphant” and “grave” to imply that Romeo is facing an incoming death, but has no problems with dying and is planning his own death. The usage of these words together also establishes that death will end up being triumphant over not only Romeo and Juliet, but 4 other characters in the play.
“Be not long to speak, I long to die If what thou speak’st speak not of remedy” (4.1.67-68). Her desperation is a dull reason for killing herself, and likewise Romeo at the end of the play, because they have already lived so long without even knowing of each other. The decisions made by the lovers cast doom on their
Henceforth, romeo and juliet love each other and when they said till death do us apart they meant it When romeo find out that juliet is dead he is in great grief and decides to end himself but he didn't know at that time that she was still fairly much alive romeo goes to the apothecary and buys poison paris and him fight and he kills paris romeo kills himself in the tomb ,friar lawrence arrives juliet wakes up kisses romeo hoping for some poison then takes his dagger and kills herself the family is very upset and sets up gold statues of their children prince says it is the family feuds to blame. When romeo said“ A dram of poison, such soon-speeding gear As will disperse itself through all the veins That the life-weary taker may fall dead,” (Act 5 scene
He declares, "Thy Juliet is alive, for whose dear sake thou wast but lately dead" (Act 5, Scene 3). This revelation showcases the dire consequences of deception as it pushes Romeo toward impulsive actions, ultimately leading to his demise. Shakespeare masterfully highlights the fragility of trust and the devastating outcomes that can stem from choices based on
Shakespeare, the great playwright, has done many things to help him stand out, writing many plays, always keeping the audience on the edge of their seat. This suspense stands out in his play Romeo and Juliet, where he makes suspense through the recurring dramatic irony of Romeo’s and Juliet’s death and the audience wanting to know what’s next. Early on, the audience is clued in on Romeo’s death at many different points in the play. The talk of Romeo’s death is highlighted even in simple talk with Benvolio: “Of despisèd life closed in my breast / By some vile forfeit of an untimely death” (Shakespeare 1.4.117-118).
1. In Romeo's soliloquy he speaks of love being death;y and he pretty much just talks to himself about events that have happened throughout the play. He makes a long speech on how he will kill himself because his love is so strong for Juliet. He says “Often when men are at the point of death, they have been happy. Their nurses call this a revival before death.
The doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss/A dateless bargain to engrossing death!/Come, bitter conduct, come, unsavory guide!/Thou desperate pilot, now at once run on/ The dashing rocks thy sea-sick weary bark!/Here's to my love!"Act 5, Scene 3, lines 111-120 With Romeo saying these lines as his last words he never once mentioned anything about people dying, nor did he mention their families fighting. Romeo is just admiring Juliet,saying,Eyes, look for the last time! Arms, take your last embrace!
In the tragic poem Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare uses a wide variety of figurative language to depict Romeo as a suicidal character which helps add tension and suspense to the story. An example of an oxymoron is when he begins to tell the priest how bad banishment is for where he says, “And sayest thou yet that exile is not death?”(3.3, Line 45). Romeo is asking the priest if his banishment is worse than death but in a way that makes it sound more like a statement than a question which makes it much more dramatic. Shakespeare shows Romeo as an emotional and moody person by having him talk in a dramatic and depressing way.
Romeo comments “ for my mind midwives some consequences yet hanging in the stars, shall bitterly begin his fearful date with this nights revels and expire the term or a despised life, closed in my breast, by some vile forfeit of untimely death (Shakespeare 1.4.106-111).” He has begun his fearful date and this night reveals and expires the term of a despised life. He thinks whatever the fates
When Romeo receives the news that his love, Juliet, is dead he is completely shocked. Filled with irrational emotion Romeo takes a vial of poison to kill himself, “Here's to my love… Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss, I die. ”(Shakespeare, 5.3.120).
After learning of Juliet’s ‘death’, Romeo gets poison to kill himself. He goes to the Capulet tomb and says his goodbyes, and his last words before his death were, “Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.” (5.3.120.) Romeo no longer felt the need to live because he ‘lost’ the love of his life.