Juilet's Use Of Metaphors In Romeo And Juliet

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Janelle Hayes Ms. Hurst LA9 24 March 2023 Passion without reason Everyone wants things to arrive on time, including packages, mail, gifts, and lovers. However, where do people's minds go when they do not show up? In the play "Romeo and Juliet" by Shakespeare, Juliet is often impatient and impulsive. Throughout the story, Juliet shows her impatience and impulsiveness when making decisions that could affect her incredibly. The readers see this early on when she impulsively decides she would like to marry Romeo after only knowing him for less than 24 hours. Later on, she is impatiently waiting for Romeo to visit her. Then she impulsively kills herself once she sees Romeo has died. In "Gallop Apace" from Act 3, Scene 2, Juliet uses oxymorons and metaphors to show her anxiety and …show more content…

As Juliet sits in her bed, she starts worrying, and waiting for her beloved Romeo to visit her becomes more tedious. "Play'd for a pair of stainless maidenhoods" (3.2.13) Juilet uses metaphors about her blushing cheeks to show her excitement about getting to see Romeo. Her metaphors show the readers that Juliet likes to move fast when making decisions. When Juliet marries Romeo, they have only known each other for very little time. Like this quote, they have only been married for a very little time, yet they want to act on their marriage rights. This proves that Juliet is sometimes impulsive. Juliet wants to be able to do her married duties, but Romeo needs to get there faster for her liking. "Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds, Toward Phoebus' lodging. Such a wagoner" (3.2.1-2). Juliet wants her lovely husband to arrive faster, so she uses metaphors to get this across. Even though horses do not have fiery footed feet, Juliet wishes they did. Because as mentioned before, Juliet is eager to spend a night with her Romeo finally. The use of Metaphors reveals that Juliet wants to put stress on what she is

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