Examples Of Foreshadowing In Romeo And Juliet

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In Act V of Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare, uses foreshadowing to show that people’s fears or uneasiness about a situation can often be for good reason. When Paris is proposing the idea of marrying Juliet to Capulet, Capulet agrees they should be married, but is unsure if it should be now because she is so young. Paris says many women her age are mothers, but Capulet believes, “And too soon marred are those so early made” (Shakespeare, I.2.13) saying that women who marry early are “marred” or spoiled. This foreshadows the fact that Juliet will indeed marry early, and will die and her life will be “marred” because of it. Capulet is afraid she is too young and is not ready to start life as an adult. This is used to show how people’s automatic

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