Head Vs Heart Analysis

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Head Versus Heart In Nick Cassavetes movie, "The Notebook," Allie and Noah exemplify the theme of head versus heart when two people fall in love but are tragically ripped apart by their families. Years later Allie is engaged with another man but falls in love with Noah again. Ultimately, they disobey what their head deems correct, and wind up choosing what their hearts desire. Similarly, Shakespeare uses the same theme of head versus heart in his book, “Romeo and Juliet,” exemplifying how the heart overruled the head. In this book, Shakespeare personifies the balance of head versus heart with Juliet and personifies the heart with Romeo. Due to lack of balance, and nature, the heart takes the victory over the head. This shows how passion…show more content…
Firstly, in Juliet's eavesdropped soliloquy scene, Shakespeare uses comedic language, and metaphors to show how Romeo would risk getting killed in order to see his love Juliet, contending that the heart overrules the head. Romeo intrudes the Capulet residence, creeping over to Juliet's room, where she is secretley professing her love for Romeo. Romeo eavesdrops and continues to talk to himself contemplating whether or not he should speak and reveal himself. Finally, he does and Juliet says,"How camest thou hither, tell me, and wherefore?/ The orchard walls are high and hard to climb,/And the place death, considering who thou art./ If any of my kinsmen find thee here." Romeo then states, "With love's light wings did I o'erperch these walls./ For stony limits cannot hold love out,/And what love can do that dares love attempt;/Therefore thy kinsmen are no let to me." Juliet tries to warn Romeo about the danger of seeing her but Romeo is so love-stricken that he uses comedic language such as, "With love's light wings did I o'erperch these walls." By this Romeo is using
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