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How Is Death Presented In Romeo And Juliet

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William Shakespeare warns that love is closely followed by violence, and death, through the events of Romeo and Juliet 's sexual experience, and their death. Romeo and Juliet 's first sexual experience is closely followed by arguing and talking about death. This situation stresses Shakespeare’s lesson about how love is closely followed by violence. Love being followed by violence and death has been clearly shown in the middle of the play, after Romeo and Juliet have their first sexual experience. Romeo and Juliet have been fighting about whether Romeo should leave or stay, he eventually climbs down the balcony and heads off to Mantua. As Romeo is climbing down the stairs Juliet says to him “ O God, I have an ill-divining soul! / Methinks I see thee, now thou art so…show more content…
Through Juliet 's conversation of Romeo and Tybalt with her mother, Shakespeare again reveals that love is closely followed by violence. Juliet’s mother enters Juliet’s room the moment after Romeo leaves. She speaks with Juliet about her plans to kill Romeo. During their conversation Juliet speaks of Romeo in a loving way without Lady Capulet noticing. Lady Capulet asks if killing Romeo will make her happy and Juliet replies saying “Indeed, I never shall be satisfied / With Romeo till I behold him—dead— Is my poor heart, so for a kinsman vexed” (3.5.98-100). There are multiple meanings in this paragraph. To her mother Juliet is saying, “I will never be satisfied with Romeo until I hold him dead. I feel dead in my heart when I think about Tybalt” The double meaning in this paragraph is what Juliet actually means “I will never be satisfied with Romeo until I hold him, until then my poor heart is dead” Shakespeare also has a third meaning and an example of dramatic irony. The triple meaning has to do with the line “I never shall be satisfied until I behold him—dead” .The third meaning and example of dramatic irony in this passage is the fact the Juliet never will actually hold
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