With Mercutio being such a skeptic, he mocks love and makes fun of his best friend Romeo when he finds out he has fallen in love with a Capulet; Mercutio states “Romeo, Humors! Madman! Passion! Lover! Appear thou in the likeness of a sigh, speak but one rhyme and I am satisfied.” When Romeo is distressed by his love for Rosaline, he states
Is John Proctor the man who has it all figured out? No John may seem like he is the man that is figured out, but when dug deeper that is not the case. Proctor in the book The Crucible plays the tragic hero, an honest, upright, and blunt speaker, he is a good man, but has a secret. Proctor shows him finding self-discoveries about himself, like how much he loves his wife, self-respect, and peace with himself. John Proctor loves his wife, this we already know but Proctor learned how much he loved her and what he was willing to do as mentioned in the play.
William Shakespeare, believing infatuation was true love , gave many examples of infatuation in the play. Romeo and Juliet were infatuated as proven by Friar Lawrence’s lectures, Romeo’s comments, and Juliet’s remarks. Friar Lawrence’s lectures proved Romeo and Juliet were infatuated. When Romeo told the Friar that he forgot about Rosaline, the Friar yelled, “ What a deal of brine Hath washed thy sallow cheeks for Rosaline !” (A2,S3,L76-77) The Friar evinces the audience that Romeo *acts upon his emotions because he quickly became besotted with Juliet, and he paid no attention to Rosaline, even though he cried for months because she did not return his affections. When Romeo was exiled he wished for his own death , the Friar reminded him,” Thy Juliet is alive, For whose dear sake thou wast but lately dead.” (A3 S3 L152-153) Romeo was acting without thought and did not think about the grief he would cause Juliet if he killed himself.
This creates an emphasis on Romeo’s utter affixation with love. Mercutio’s playfulness and ability to make a serious subject humorous and reasonable bring out the deep, dark, and depressing side of Romeo, who is completely the opposite when it comes to love. Romeo does not see love as a joke and we see him fall into a depression, Mercutio only makes this sadness more apparent as he talks so jokingly of love. Shakespeare uses Mercutio to lighten Romeo’s depression and make it more
In contrast, both Benvolio and Mercutio are Romeo’s friends, but when Romeo gets hurt from Rosaline, they choose two opposite ways to advise Romeo. Benvolio is maturer and more positive than Romeo, he suggests Romeo to find the right woman for him through comparison. He knows the meaning of life, the hurt of lovelorn can be reduced by finding another person. Love maybe important but there are still some things that more important than love, like family. Back to Mercutio, compared with Benvolio’s maturity, typically, Mercutio like a cynical aristocrat, he has nothing to worried about and usually use an ionic way to express his feeling.
The paradox shows that Juliet is talking to herself but he cannot hear her. This means that Romeo is confused of whether or not she knows he is there. Romeo uses juxtaposition and paradox to show his love for Rosaline, and how he wants to love Juliet. This characterizes Juliet as perfect, and Romeo as loving. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, juxtaposition, paradox, and oxymoron are used to create characterization.
“ (Shakespeare act 2. Scene 3. Line 65). Friar Laurence tries to keep romeo on the right path and he is always trying to look out for the best for Romeo. Parents should take their children’s identity crushes serious too because these crushes are what their children’s are looking up to and if they’re not showing support to what their children’s believe in it is going to
These true and effective lines ended the long grudge between the Montagues and Capulets. Old Montague and Capulet shook hands and decided to build a statue of Romeo and Juliet. Lastly, the isolation of the parents from their children is what helped the two households to forget about their grudge and made the tragic events of the story equal to both sides. Shakespeare uses balance to enhance the development of the plot that leads to tragic events. In the very beginning of Romeo and Juliet, the introduction of the characters provided a sense of balance.
Friar Laurence states, “violent delights” 2.2.9-15) This quote shows how wize Friar Laurence is because he knows that the marriage between Romeo and Juliet was being rushed. Friar Laurence states, “the sweetest honey is loathsome” (2.6.9-15). Friar Laurence is saying that even things that are amazing at first can turn out to be terrible. Friar Laurence is a wize man who helps Romeo and Juliet in the hope that their marriage would end the two families feuds. In Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare uses figurative language to help his audience understand what each character is like and how he or she will act.
Looking at the handout Taxonomy of Love by, John Alan Lee, Romeo is considered an Ero and Juliet is considered a Storge, which are two different kind of lovers, but it wasn’t the reason why they went to downhill. Romeo has a love style called Ero. I consider Romeo an Ero type of lover because he had a nice childhood with a relationship with his parents and the Montague family. He