In Act 3, Scene 3 of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare depicts the theme of both fear and shock that Romeo feels when exiled. Immediately into the scene, Shakespeare uses personification when Romeo asks, “What sorrow craves acquaintance at my hand / That I yet know not?” (Shakespeare III.iii.5-6). Romeo discusses how sorrow is craving acquaintance at his hand, meaning that he will soon be sad, or suffering. This hidden meaning is presented, however, it is presented as personification because sorrow, an emotion, cannot actually crave anything. Shakespeare sets the tone of fear using this literary device to show how there are harsh consequences for killing Tybalt. Shakespeare further explores this theme when Romeo asks, “Doth she not think me an old murderer, / Now I have stained the childhood of our joy / With blood removed but little from her own?” (Shakespeare III.iii.103-105). Shakespeare’s choice of words , …show more content…
This sentence really means that Romeo and Juliet’s new, young love is no longer as perfect as it once was; there is now something that has “stained it”, or has ruined how pure the love once was. Due to this act, the people of Verona banishes Romeo, a punishment more awful than all else. Romeo compares his banishment with that of death, emphasizing exactly how awful his punishment is with the metaphor, “There is no world without Verona walls / But purgatory, torture, hell itself. / Hence ‘banishèd’ is ‘banished from the world,’ / And world’s exile is death” (Shakespeare III.iii.18-21). By comparing the consequences of his actions with death, Romeo accentuates how awful his future might be. Shakespeare uses personification and metaphors to discuss the theme of fear that Romeo possesses when thinking of what his life will be like without his loved one, now that Verona has exiled him-- a life described as
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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.
This quote highlights Tybalt's character as an example of the consequences of hatred and violence as demonstrated in Romeo and Juliet. Despite his quick temper and outbursts, Tybalt still gets drawn into a fight with Romeo, which ultimately results in his death. Another example of the theme that hatred and violence leads to destruction and death is when at the Capulet party, Tybalt recognizes Romeo as a Montague, and is insulted by the fact that he has dared to attend the Capulet's party. He orders his servant to bring him his sword, and speaks these lines as he prepares to confront Romeo. Tybalt is outraged that a Montague
"... I hate the word as I hate hell, all Montagues and thee. "(1.1.28) In the book of Romeo and Juliet there were many deaths and tragedies. Warning signs were also a big part of the play.
I vow while there is blood in my veins and air in my lungs I shall pursue Juliet with my all. I must, MUST see her again. Ushered upon thou very lips thou spoke that thou doth love me. If this much is true, and true it must be, then this love shall not be broken by my murderous act. But I am banished; a criminal.
At last but not least, the author employs negative diction, such as: “vexed” (1.1.199), “madness” (1.1.200), and “gall” (1.1.201). “Vexed” denotes annoyed, and “madness” denotes insanity. Since Romeo is referring to love in such a negative way, this shows that Romeo is pessimistic about love. In this passage, the metaphors demonstrate that love is short-lasting, depressing, and conflicting. Due to the metaphor and negative diction in this passage, the author characterizes Romeo as a person who is conflicted and frustrated by love.
Some people can have mixed emotions when they first start out. In Romeo and Juliet’s case, they have mixed emotions because their families were enemies, Capulet against Montague, and can not fall for each other. After Romeo had seduced Juliet during the masquerade party, Juliet was in love and as he was leaving she asked the nurse who that gentleman was. When she found out that he was a montague she was devastated and said why she had to “love a loathed enemy”. This is a bit hard for her knowing she loved the family’s enemy, but this happens a lot in today's world, Many couples have to keep their relationships a secret because their parents or friends don’t like the person, I have witnessed this a couple of times with my friends, which is
In William Shakespeare’s he writes a play telling a dramatic event of two lovers ‘’Romeo and Juliet’’ that have to keep their love a secret because of their family hatred for each other that will lead to a tragic event that will cause the two lovers to die. In William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” hate is shown to be stronger than love because Romeo kills Tybalt, Juliet dad was going to throw her in the streets and let her starve, die of hunger if she didn't marry Paris, and Romeo and Juliet die because of hate. One way hate is shown to be stronger than love in “Romeo and Juliet” is Romeo killed Tybalt. In Act 3 Scene 1 Tybalt wanted to fight Romeo because he hated him, but Romeo Tybalt. In Act 3 Scene 1 Tybalt wanted to fight Romeo
Romeo is saying that being banished from Verona keeps him away from his love, Juliet, which takes away the meaning of life for him. Romeo believes that being apart from Juliet brings more fear to him than being exiled. Ultimately, he is relating love and death by saying you can’t have one without the other. Through love and death, as well as banishment and exile, the author expresses Parallels in the
Romeo and Juliet’s love seemed like a little harmless thing, but the reality was that their “love” led them to their eternal doom. Shakespeare applies the use of diction in the climax to further advance the motif of dreams. When Romeo first sees Juliet lying in the tomb he describes her as “Is crimson in thy lips and in thy
Love can cause illusions and false realities that enhance the idea of perfection that does not really exist. Juliet’s idea of Romeo being a man of wax is questioned when Juliet learns that Romeo killed her cousin, Tybalt. She is conflicted as to whether she should hate Romeo or not for killing someone in her family. She exclaims, “Oh, that deceit should dwell/ In such a gorgeous palace!”
Tybalt believes that Romeo attended the fest to mock and show disgrace to the Capulet and therefore wanted to kill Romeo. however, which in fact is not true as Romeo came to meet Rosaline and is known in the city to be a very nice man. Tybalt’s feeling about Romeo is not due to his actions but because of his passionate hate for Romeo as he is a Montague a family enemy. In addition, Tybalt Mercutio has great hate towards the Capulets and along with his short temper has caused his death and gotten Romeo banished from
In the infamous tragedy of the play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare, the theme and influence of death are poignantly prevalent through the course of the play. The use of death in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is portrayed through 3 instances of the deaths of 4 major characters, Romeo, Juliet, Mercutio and Tybalt, in which the context of each death, are relative to the cause and development of their demise. Shakespeare capitalizes on the sophistication and complexity of death along with its varying impacts in relation to the context in which guides their tragedies. The death of Romeo is the result of his intense love and passion for Juliet as he refuses to exist in a world without his true love, “ The lean abhorrèd monster keeps thee here in dark to be his paramour? For fear of that, I still will stay with thee, And never from this palace of dim night depart again.”