In William Shakespeare’s timeless play Romeo and Juliet, two star crossed lovers are faced with great adversity as they hide their romance from their feuding families. As author James Lane Allen once said, “Adversity does not build character, it reveals it”. Romeo, a Montague, struggles to hide his love for the Capulet daughter, Juliet, from his family and friends. The challenge of lying to his closest companions, and going against his family’s ways to secretly marry Juliet causes Romeo to act erratically and carelessly. Throughout Act 3 Scene One, Shakespeare exposes the lovestruck Romeo’s mercurial nature and impulsivity through his thoughtless actions.
Some say that opposites attract; in some cases they do and in some they do not. A foil is a character who is opposite of another character in order to highlight certain characteristics in both characters. An example of foils in a play that Shakespeare wrote, Romeo and Juliet, including rambunctious Tybalt and the tranquil Benvolio. Another example is the obnoxious funny Mercutio and the lovey dovey Romeo. Romeo and Juliet was a Shakespearean play written 1595 by William Shakespeare. This story of two star crossed lovers takes place in Italy featuring two rival families who cannot stand each other. These two characters are total opposite of each other and bring out the worst and best of each other.
True love is a concept perceived as achievable by many and a myth to some. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio’s purpose is to foreshadow an important aspect of the play, be a foil for Romeo, and lead to the woeful turning point of the comedy turned tragedy.
Literary devices help in such a way that need them to survive; they help by showing what are the meanings of sentences and how they work. They usually make the sentence that make more powerful and more vibrant to the reader and show that sentences can be more stunning in a way. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, are many different foils in the play. The two families, the Capulets and the Montagues, they differ from just how do not like each other, and on how they battle most of the time. These fights usually happen from one person getting mad at a person from a different family, some might fight from one liking a person and the person might have person that wants to be with them but they are not letting that happen. Some might also get in fights from how they dislike each other and how the Prince has to break up the fights in which they might want to keep fighting. Shakespeare uses a foil to deepen understanding of the play by showing how people are differing from one another.
Literary devices help readers to better understand writing and help readers get a better understanding of what they are reading. One of the literary devices in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is foil. Foil is two characters who are nothing alike with different qualities. Foil helps bring different types of characters together.
Character foils can be found all over in Much Ado about Nothing by WIlliam Shakespeare. In “Much Ado about nothing” by William Shakespeare, there is a romance between Beatrice and Benedick, Claudio publically shames Hero, and character foils are the ones who make the play better, and show other characters traits. Beatrice is a foil for Hero because of their different actions, opposing personalities, and their differing thoughts and opinions.
In “The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark”, William Shakespeare uses the sayings and behaviors of many of his minor characters to show his audiences the true characteristics of the protagonist, Prince Hamlet. This literary device is called a foil. A foil is a character whose traits help to clarify the character of the protagonist. In this famous play, Prince Hamlet has many foils. Laertes is the most effective foil to Hamlet because of how his life and reactions compare to that of Hamlet.
Imagine two people who are polar opposites with different perspectives and attitudes towards controversial ideas, and overall, contrasting personalities. One would think that they would be enemies, but instead, they are best friends. In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Mercutio are known as dramatic foils, this can be concluded due to their conflicting opinions on love. Romeo is stuck in love, while Mercutio has fallen out of love. This contributes to how they differentiate on that “contradictory” subject.
When forced with the eminent forbidden marriage, everyone has to take sides no matter what the consequences may be. When people are put into a rough situation, it brings out the true characteristics of themselves. Notably, Romeo and Juliet are blind to everyone except for each other. You never know someone’s personality until it’s too late. In Act III of Romeo and Juliet, three foils predominantly stand out from the rest.
In the play Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence made 50 appearances, Benvolio made 63, and Lord Capulet 49. These important characters show up a lot and their actions define the future. Romeo and Juliet fell in love and Juliet’s father, Lord Capulet, got in the way because he told a Count named Paris that he could have his daughter’s hand in marriage. Friar Lawrence marries them to stop the feud, hides Romeo so he does not get captured, and gives Juliet a potion making her appear dead so she cannot be forced to marry Paris. Benvolio comes into the story multiple times to try and stop the fights and give good advice to his cousin, Romeo. In the play Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, the characters Friar Lawrence and Benvolio should be pardoned of punishment but Lord Capulet should be punished.
Romeo &Tybalt This play has a lot of characters in the play. There is many different things about every character. Romeo Issa good looking young man he is lovable and careening. Tybalt is a disliked person he is mean and hateful. These character have the same foil because
Character foils often allow the reader to better understand a protagonist’s personality and desires. In the play, Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, Horatio, Claudius, and Laertes are exemplar character foils for the protagonist, Hamlet, and under further examination, the play suggests that these character foils help the reader to really resonate with Hamlet and depict the contrasts and similarities between Hamlet and other characters in the play. These character foils are important and significant in highlighting another character’s flaws and traits in which they may not have, compared to another character in the play.
Tybalt is the trigger that sends Romeo and Juliet off on their downward path. He is always causing trouble and never once in appears in the play without being in the context violence. He is constantly harassing Romeo and trying to make him fight. When Romeo finally does fight him to get revenge, he ends up killing him and thus gets exiled as the Prince promised earlier in the play. Romeo getting exiled means that when Friar Laurence and Juliet plan their devious scheme Romeo is not able to hear about it straight away, and in fact never hears about it, which leads to him killing himself on top of her still living body.
Benvolio and Mercutio (Montagues) are on the fair streets of Verona, midday, with the weather sweltering hot making everyone irritable. The Capulets come. Tybalt (a Capulet) challenges Romeo to a fight, however, Romeo politely declines because of his recent marriage the love of his life, Juliet (a Capulet). However, Mercutio and Tybalt begin to fight due to the tension and hatred of the two families. Tybalt ends up killing Mercutio and as Mercutio is dying, he curses both the Capulet’s and the Montague’s houses. Romeo, angrily and impulsively kills Tybalt because Tybalt killed Mercutio, his best friend.
In William Shakespeare's Hamlet and Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, the authors show the development of individuals and perspectives, as a result of exposure to outside events and internal struggle. Since changes are often subtle, both authors use the literary device known as foil characters-- a character that contrasts with the protagonists, to highlight specific temperaments or qualities. The protagonists, of both works, have widely different interactions with the foil characters; in Hamlet, Laertes and Hamlet, are mismatched and create conflict. Alternatively, they can compliment the protagonist, such as Jane Bennet to Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. Shakespeare and Austen use the foil characters to highlight the protagonists'