“I conjure thee by Rosaline's bright eyes, By her high forehead and her scarlet lip.” It is subtle here because Mercutio still doesn’t know about Juliet but it is also subtle in the sense that it offers two elements to the scenario: 1) By mentioning Rosaline before the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet, it appears that Shakespeare (through Mercutio) is offering us a conclusion from the Rosaline era. 2) Shakespeare lends an emotional value to the love of Romeo and Juliet by contrasting it through Mercutio’s focus on Rosaline’s physical appearance merely. “Shakespeare uses Mercutio's cynical attitude to distinguish Romeo and Juliet's love as innocent, spiritual, and intense. Because the audience is aware that Mercutio's speech falls on deaf ears, Mercutio's speech illustrates that the Romeo, the loves-truck youth, has begun to mature in his outlook on life and love.”
Romantic love is always returned and mutual between two people. Although the entire play is based around this type of love, there is a major scene where it shows another example. In the balcony scene romeo says to Juliet, “ Th’ exchange of thy love’s faithful vow for mine.”(2.2.127). In this scene they exchange their vows of eternal love to each other. Which is a great example of romantic
She wakes up to not knowing why she is in love with Bottom because Oberon, put the flower juice back into her eyes, which made her fall out of love to Bottom, and in love with Oberon. This is dramatic irony because Oberon and the audience knew what had happened to Titania and Bottom, but she was confused to why she was sleeping next to a person with a donkey head, and why she had a dream about
Yet Shakespeare displays an emancipatory access to woman kind, portrayed as Juliet, due to the reason that she stands up for her own created problems and in the long run matures as a self-confident woman. So, basically Shakespeare has laid out the grounding of emancipation coherent in Juliet’s character. Romeo on the other hand side is insecure that his love won’t be reciprocated. He compares her to the glorious rising sun that’s beauty will be envied on. Yet he struggles between talking to her or to stay hidden.
Shakespeare weaves floral symbolism throughout the play; Romeo, the object of Juliet’s affection, is considered a “rose” -- a specific flower that symbolizes beauty and love, while Juliet’s other suitor -- the affable Paris, is considered just a “flower in faith” -- pretty, but not special in any way. At the end of the play, after Juliet takes Friar Laurence’s sleeping potion to appear dead, her bridal flowers symbolically and paradoxically become her funeral
Along with light, Shakespeare employs religious imagery to typify Romeo
Irony can can be found throughout the play. Shakespeare uses 3 different kinds of Irony: Verbal, situational, and dramatic irony to create the tragedy know as Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare uses Verbal Irony to add humor to the story. Juliet was already married to Romeo and her father fixed her marriage with County Paris. She met Paris in Friar Lawrence
Throughout this play, Shakespeare has given countless examples of how fate has a larger and more in-depth grasp on the story than other themes or ideas. Fate has brought the two “star crossed lovers” together, and it also spells their end. By the first scene, the reader is already given an idea of how big of a role fate has in this story from Romeo’s aside, and this is only further enhanced as the story progresses. The relationships between characters throughout the story have tiny details of how fate has a more prominent role. Relationships between Romeo, Juliet and the Friar are some of the most potent and detailed in Romeo and Juliet.
During Act One of Romeo and Juliet, the reader may notice the switch between prose and poetry. There are many explanations for switching between the two. Shakespeare uses prose and poetry to differentiate the social classes. This is seen right at the beginning when Sampson and Gregory are speaking in prose. As soon as the Prince enters to break up the fight the reader can see that his first lines “Rebellious subjects, enemies to peace” (1.1.83) are written differently than the others.
A clear example of this can be found in Claudio and Hero’s love for one another and how it varies as deceptive acts are undertaken. Upon his arrival at Leonato’s house, Claudio immediately falls in love with Leonato’s daughter, Hero, who he claims to be; “the sweetest lady that ever [he] looked on.” The significance of Shakespeare’s choice of words ‘looked on’ is evident: Claudio has fallen for a woman about whom he knows little and this demonstrates the importance of appearances - a vital theme during the play. Their love, which began under false pretences, through Don Pedro assuming Claudio’s disguise, continues to be subject to various deceptive acts. Claudio’s “love” for Hero is challenged when he accuses Hero of disloyalty and shames her in front of the whole congregation.
In Act 1 scene 4 of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare heavily addresses the motifs of light and dark “Some consequence yet hanging in the stars… with this night’s revels, and expire the term,” (1.4.114&116). Stars literally and figuratively represent light. Figuratively they represent the “star-crossed” or fated love of Romeo and Juliet. Which leads to “some consequence” and “expire the term” meaning the death of the two teens. Both express figurative darkness regarding the figurative light perpetrated by their great love.
In the tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare tells a tragic story about how two forbidden lovers sacrifice is the only way to resolve the feud between their families. Even though Romeo and Juliet have a tragic ending, the road there is not that bad. In Act II, Scene ii, Shakespeare shows one of the lovers’ first conversations, which is painted by his very careful choice of words. He uses syntax, diction, and other narrative devices to depict the mood of Romeo and Juliet and In the passage, Shakespeare uses syntax to set the differing moods between Romeo and Juliet.
The definition of Irony is involves an outcome that is the opposite of what you expect. There are 3 types of Irony and they are important literary devices of the play Romeo and Juliet. Dramatic Irony, Situational Irony, Verbal Irony are the 3 types of Irony in the book. Today, I will talk about these Irony and what effect they have on the play and its audience with each 3 examples of the book.