In a romantic comedy, two people will fall in love at first sight, with everything working out at the end. However, this is not possible in a tragedy. The tragedy Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare tells the tale of a couple’s forbidden love and how it leads to many consequences, which are caused by impulsive decisions. One consequence is the couple having to hide their love from their families and friends. Another is the deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt.
While the color black represents Chillingworth, an evil man who often is compared to the devil, the color red represents Hester and her fiery individualist and strong personality. The scarlet, red letter on Hester’s chest melts with her unbreakable and iron individuality. “On a field sable, the letter A gules”, or “On a black background, the scarlet letter burns”, means that even surrounded with all the darkness and not accepted by the society, Hester’s pride sparkles and is not unseen. "Blackness of your sin,Hester Prynne," said the clergyman….” The sin of adultery is seen as black, as evil and as a devilish act by the members of the Puritan society.
Imagery is one of the most provocative and pervasive forms of literary techniques available and is often used to develop themes and characters. As such, it is no surprise that it is prevalent throughout Shakespeare's plays and regularly employed to develop overarching themes. In his tragic play Othello, Shakespeare uses demonic imagery as a point of contrast between a character’s true nature and the impressions held by others in order to develop the theme of how people’s impressions of others can be deceptive. Shakespeare does this three separate times: first in the false impression of Othello as demonic, then in Othello’s false impression of Desdemona as demonic, and once again in contrasting the honest impression and devilish nature of Iago.
Her point of view allows her to describe just how vast her darkness is, all the while putting us at the center of the action. In contrast, Frost repeats the pronoun “I” so much that it creates a conceited tone. Instead of putting you in the poem, he gloats by using hyperboles to prove that he has conquered “the night”. Through boasting his heroic actions, he demonstrates just how hard it is to overcome the night and all
Like a candle within the darkness, the imagery of light in dark comes up plenty in Romeo and Juliet. Variations on this imagery are continual again and again—images of Juliet as a sun rising within the darkness, of Juliet's eyes shining in the sky, pictures of Romeo's body cut out in little stars, of Romeo and Juliet's love as a bright flash. At times, the scene of a flash of light disappearing into the twilight appears to symbolize each the sensible strength of Romeo and Juliet's love, in addition as its transience. The imagery of light and darkness additionally picks up the play's stress on the contrasts between love and hate, passion and death. Night is a pretty vital time within the play.
Throughout the celebrated play “Romeo and Juliet,” William Shakespeare uses symbolism to explore enduring themes such as love, fate and revenge. The play, which tells the tragic story of star-crossed lovers from feuding families, uses a variety of symbols to deepen and reinforce the audience’s understanding of the play. Whether referencing the setting or the tragic end of the title characters themselves, these symbols contribute to the feelings of misfortune and despair present in the play. Light and Darkness
The kind of love that resists everything even families and loyalties. The adoration Tony felt for Maria and Romeo for Juliet made them challenge their families, their companions and their society. Their adoration is strong and compelling, to such an extent that it made them rebel against themselves. The first instances where the love story begins in both stories is at a party. In Romeo and Juliet it is the ball held at the Capulet’s house, where Romeo and his friends sneak into to enjoy the fun until Romeo catches sight of this beautiful girl, Juliet, who he cannot keep his eyes off of.
Choices and Consequences in Romeo & Juliet (ROUGH DRAFT) Many choices in Romeo & Juliet lead to Romeo and Juliet’s deaths, but the most responsible are the decisions of Romeo and Juliet. Even though the choices of people like Friar Laurence, Tybalt, and Lord Capulet lead to the deaths of Romeo & Juliet, the choices Romeo and Juliet make throughout the play ultimately leads to their death because of Romeo and Juliet’s decision to be married and Romeo’s decision to go to the party. Romeo’s choice to go the Capulet party is the most influential and contributing to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Due to Romeo’s depression Mercutio & Benvolio convince him to go to the Capulet party.
Macbeth is story a tragedy of intrigue, power, and murder written by Shakespeare. Many of Shakespeare’s writings have been adapted into plays for his use of soliloquies and rhyming schemes. The rhyming schemes has an impact on the dialog changing between characters. Macbeth’s dialog contains more rhyming compared to Lady Macbeth’s straightforward lines. The rhyme scheme of Macbeth’s speech affects its meaning by changing its tone and enhancing the traits of each character.
Montag mentioned earlier on in the novel that they only receive calls at night, “Never by day! Is it because fire is prettier by night?” (39) Beatty’s helmet has a Phoenix on it, a creature that periodically renews itself in flame. The goal of the Firemen’s flames are not to renew, but always to force the people to conform to the societal expectations. Our final characteristic of a dystopian society is worshipping the flames of the Firemen.
First of all, Romeo’s major flaw is his rashness towards certain aspects of life such as love, because one day he is in love with Rosaline, and the next day he is in love with Juliet. In “Act 1, Scene 2”, Romeo complains how life would be meaningless without Rosaline and that he will kill himself: “When the devout religion of mine eye Maintain such falsehood, then turn tears to fires; And these who, often drowned, could never die, Transparent heretics, be burnt for liars. One fairer than my love! the all-seeing sun Ne’er saw her match since first the world begun.” (Shakespeare 23).