Examples Of Foreshadowing In Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet Act II Foreshadowing Analysis In Act II of Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare uses the foreshadowing of Romeo & Juliets death to show the theme that rushing into love can keep people from thinking about consequences of their actions. In Act II Romeo sneaks into the capulet's garden to try and see Juliet, in the garden Romeo overhears Juliet professing her love for him. He then responds to Juliet telling her the love he has “and what love can do, that dares love attempt. Therefore thy kinsmen are no let to me,” (II.2.68-69) Juliet responds to him “If they do see thee, they will murder thee” (II.2.70). Shakespeare uses this scene to explain that this love that Romeo has is dangerous and could get him killed. This hinting at Romeo and Juliet dying …show more content…

Romeo doesn’t take this warning, he won’t let the Idea of death keep him from loving her. This establishes the foolishness of Romeo and Juliet's love as well because these too just met that night and are willing to die for each other. The next day Romeo goes to see Friar Laurence to see if he will marry them, before he arrives Friar Laurence talks to himself and the audience about life “Poison hath residence, and medicine power; For this, being smelt, with that part cheers each part; Being tasted, slays all senses with the heart” (II.3.24-26) Friar Laurence is saying everything in life has two sides, one happy and good and the other leads to sadness and death. Shakespeare puts this in as an explanation of Romeo & Juliets love. He is telling us that their love can be a good thing but not handling it

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