All the acts in the play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by Williams Shakespeare had different motifs. However, the motif I choose to write about in this essay is light versus dark. The reason I choose this motif is because the whole play shows imagery of light and dark of Romeo and Juliet in the play. An example of light versus dark is lighting a candle in pitch dark. In the play, Romeo and Juliet all show love and goodness of light versus dark.
In life, people want to have that someone they can call the “sun to the their moon,” or the “night to their day,” wishing for an undying love. William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet deals with the recurring visual motif of light and dark, that is used to represent and foreshadow their love. Both of the lovers compare one another to the day and night, which highlights the intensity of their relationship, but also expresses the downfalls and unforeseen complications to come. For Romeo, Juliet is his sun. His light.
Throughout Romeo and Juliet the theme of conflict is imparted in many forms, mostly through physical violence; a reflection of the Renaissance era in which there was political turmoil and a copious amount of European nations were at war. Shakespeare chose to dramatise the theme of conflict to showcase the ideology that conflict is inevitable and represent how “there can never be the good without the bad” (Hipponensi).Shakespeare successfully does so by exploring the theme of conflict in different forms; violence versus peace, parent versus child, sacred versus profane and inner conflict. The use of conflict in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is a vital aspect of the play and as with each conflict that is introduced drama is heightened. The theme of conflict
This is the scene where she finds out Romeo has killed Tybalt and she does not know whether to hate him or to be happy and love him that he was not killed in the fight. Another scene that shows the situations Juliet is put in is in act 3, scene 5 when Juliet does not know whether to feel hatred toward her dad for marrying her off to someone she does not love or to feel love towards him because she knows he did it out of his love for her. Romeo and Juliet’s characters demonstrating this contrast is very important to the play as a whole because it shows how they have to struggle with the pressures of their family’s and society's expectations that they can't keep up with. These expectations are so impossible for them to keep up with, that it leads to both of the character’s tragic demise. Not only are Romeo and Juliet’s deaths due to impossible expectations they face, but also due to them no longer wanting to have to fight between their emotions of love and hate, when they just want to be
Relationships between Romeo, Juliet and the Friar are some of the most potent and detailed in Romeo and Juliet. The story would be completely different without them. Another way that fate has contributed to the overall depth and genius of this story, is how the reader interprets the word. Fate also means the end or death of someone, and Romeo and Juliet’s fate has forever changed the lives of the Montagues and Capulets, disintegrating their rivalry. Change is one of the big themes in Romeo and Juliet, and fate plays right into that theme making it very noticeable and potent.
Romeo and Juliet Play Versus Movie The original play Romeo and Juliet, written around 1595 by William Shakespeare, is about two young people who fall in love, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. The unfortunate thing is that both of their families are feuding and despise each other, making their relationship impossible. During a turn of events, Romeo is banished from their hometown of Verona and Juliet fakes her death in order to avoid a marriage with another man. The young Romeo is not informed of the illegitimacy of her death and ends his life over her ‘dead’ body. She awakens, sees her dead lover, and ends her life as well.
Conflict is one of the many ways Shakespeare used to spice up the play of Romeo and Juliet. Not to mention that conflict is a recurring theme within the play as it intertwines with several other themes to importantly show the relationship of conflict to tragedy. He explores conflict to bring the significance of tragedy within the play, this can be observed that the idea of conflict has been dispersed throughout the play. This can be seen as when conflicts build up and unveil itself in a chain till the death of Romeo and Juliet, this intensifies what Shakespeare depicts the conflict as a means of proving the worth of conflict in the play. Since the play of Romeo and Juliet was set In Verona, during the Renaissance period, it was the rebirth of Art and beauty, showcasing nobility, humility, and dignity.
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.
He speaks in a poetic way. He digs deep into himself and brings out the emotions out. Romeo loves Juliet very much he thinks that she is very beautiful. In Act 1 Scene 5, when Romeo was at Lord Capulet 's party, he says “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!” According to me in this situation, Romeo means that Juliet is so beautiful that she shines more than the torches. In act 1 scene 5 line 43-44 “It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night, like a rich jewel in an Ethiope’s ear”.
Despite a lot of the play exploring the positives and the beauty of love and romance, the real lessons from the story are found in the primitive and belligerent nature of the characters. Ultimately, the story of Romeo and Juliet teaches us about the most quarrelsome, primal instincts of the human nature, and how not avoiding them can lead to a tragic end. Romeo and Juliet’s families, as mentioned previously, both have an extreme hatred for each other. Even at the beginning of the play, Tybalt and