The paradox shows that Juliet is talking to herself but he cannot hear her. This means that Romeo is confused of whether or not she knows he is there. Romeo uses juxtaposition and paradox to show his love for Rosaline, and how he wants to love Juliet. This characterizes Juliet as perfect, and Romeo as loving. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, juxtaposition, paradox, and oxymoron are used to create characterization.
William Shakespeare, believing infatuation was true love , gave many examples of infatuation in the play. Romeo and Juliet were infatuated as proven by Friar Lawrence’s lectures, Romeo’s comments, and Juliet’s remarks. Friar Lawrence’s lectures proved Romeo and Juliet were infatuated. When Romeo told the Friar that he forgot about Rosaline, the Friar yelled, “ What a deal of brine Hath washed thy sallow cheeks for Rosaline !” (A2,S3,L76-77) The Friar evinces the audience that Romeo *acts upon his emotions because he quickly became besotted with Juliet, and he paid no attention to Rosaline, even though he cried for months because she did not return his affections. When Romeo was exiled he wished for his own death , the Friar reminded him,” Thy Juliet is alive, For whose dear sake thou wast but lately dead.” (A3 S3 L152-153) Romeo was acting without thought and did not think about the grief he would cause Juliet if he killed himself.
shakespeare uses indirect characterization to make him, and his plays, something that people still talk about in amazement years after his passing. Shakespeare uses figurative language to develop complex characters. Throughout Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare uses Paradox and Juxtaposition to show that Romeo is always confused about his love life, and to show how much he loves Juliet. Romeo states, “Arise fair sun and kill the envious moon” (2.2.2-25). This shows how much Romeo loves Juliet because he is saying that he wants the night to end and the next day
William Shakespeare included metaphors in his play Romeo And Juliet to explain the relationship between Romeo and Juliet while enhancing the reader's experience. When Romeo comes to the Capulet ball he immediately notices Juliet and her beauty. When Romeo first sees Juliet he already lets her know his love for her, “If I profane with my unworthiest hand this holy shrine, the gentle sin is this: My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand to smooth that rough touch with my tender kiss” (1.5.104-107). Romeo compares himself to Pilgrims and the way Pilgrims worship a holy shrine, saying how much he worships Juliet. This lets the audience know how to should appreciate any lover but not go to the extent of worshipping them.
The Friar detects pure infatuation between Romeo and Juliet as exposed in his commentary to them. The Friar acknowledges Romeo’s quick shifting his infatuation from Rosaline over to Juliet by pointing out, “So soon forsaken? Young men’s love then lies / Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.” (A2, S3, L73-74). The Friar states that Romeo is not in love at all, but rather developed an admiration determined by appearance. Along with comforting Romeo for the punishment he received, the Friar adds, “This is dear mercy, and thou seest it not.” (A3, S3, L31).
In the story of Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare grabs your attention in several ways. Some examples are, the use of foreshadowing and dramatic irony, even from the very beginning of the story Shakespeare uses foreshadowing. Foreshadowing is a warning or indication of something to happen in the future. An example is located at the beginning of Romeo and Juliet, the audience learns, on the 6th line of the prologue, that “From forth the fatal loins of these two foes pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life.” This is a foreshadow because Romeo’s family and Juliet’s family hate each other. However, the two still fall in love even when their families despise each other, and they both die trying to be with each other.
Some may think that it is Friar´s fault, for making the plan to get Romeo and Juliet married. And it can also be said that it is Benvolio 's who helped Romeo meet Juliet by taking him to the party. However, this is not true because it is Romeo who follows through these plans or advises to make these plans due to his unwise decisions. Afterall, he asked Friar to marry them ¨I’ll tell thee as we pass, but this I pray: That thou consent to marry us today¨ (Shakespeare 2.3.63-64). He requests Friar to get them married while Friar is not happy with him falling in love with another person all of a sudden.
It is one of the first things you see in Romeo: "But this I pray, / That thou consent to marry us to-day" (Act 2 Scene 3). In that quote, it can be seen in Romeo's decision to marry so suddenly, particularly when he begs Friar Laurence to marry he and Juliet that day. Based on this, the reader can infer that Romeo is impulsive and there was no real reason to want to be married so suddenly. When Romeo finds his friends Benvolio and Mercutio engaged in a heated exchange with Tybalt, he rushes to stop the aggression between Mercutio and Tybalt. Unfortunately, Mercutio is stabbed because Romeo impulsively steps in the way, preventing Mercutio's sword from defending him.
Romeo gets caught in a bad situation with Tybalt because of the lies, and can’t seem to find a way out of it. Romeo should’ve told the truth because now he can’t fight Tybalt. Also because of the lies Juliet must stay true to Romeo and decline Paris’ marriage proposal. Romeo and Juliet happen to be loyal to each other because of their lies, not love. Each lie causes more problems.
Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name; Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I'll no longer be a Capulet’’. In this quote Juliet is trying to say to Romeo that forget about who you are, who you’re father is, and where do you belong. Or else, if he doesn’t change his name so she swear that she will stop being a Capulet. Juliet doesn’t care if she needs to leave her own family for Rome’s love.
When Romeo met Juliet at the Capulet party, he instantly fell in love with her. He then pulls her aside and before he kisses her, he says, “If I profane with my unworthiest hand/ This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this,/ My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand/ To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.” (1.5. 92-95) This quote proves how quickly Romeo can fall in love. When he first meets Juliet, he instantly forgets why he went to the Capulet
Senselessly, Romeo risks his life by encountering Juliet. He acts blindsided to the fact that disturbance can approach for conversing with the enemy. In Similarity, Romeo experiences such great elation in the presence of love with Juliet that he will accomplish anything to prove it, including the irrational act of marriage. To demonstrate that Romeo’s love for Juliet ceases to fade, Romeo seeks Friar Lawrence and “pray[s]: That thou consent marry [them] today” (2.3.60). Just like that, it takes two days for Romeo to come across his darling and decide on the absurd idea of matrimony.
The powerful force of fate defies explanation and common sense. In this scene, Romeo Is looking for a way to forget an ex-girlfriend and a servant is trying to get someone to help him read a guest list. “I pray, sir, can you read?”(22) This is an example of fate because on this guest list was Rosaline and Romeo wants to attend just to see her. At this part, Romeo and Juliet meet and Romeo seemingly forgets Rosaline.The fate is that Romeo