Romeo And Juliet: A Tragic Love Story Of Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet is a tragic love story about two star-crossed lovers. This play involves love, hate, death, violence, vengeance, and betrayal. Before Romeo and Juliet met, Romeo was in love with another girl called Rosalind. He was quite heartbroken when he was rejected as shown in this sentence in Act 1 Scene 1 “Out of her favour, where I am in love.” and “Alas, that love, whose view is muffled still, Should, without eyes, see pathways to his will!”. Juliet was going to be married to count Paris before they met. The audience expects Romeo to go off to find Rosalind and Juliet to court Count Paris. Shakespeare uses foreshadowing at the prologue of Romeo and Juliet to warn the reader that there are going to be deaths and it is obvious
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It is evident that a bloody fight may occur right there at that moment. Lord Capulet stopped Tybalt from doing anything rash but then Tybalt did not back down wanting to kill Tybalt right then and there. This makes the audience interested in what he will do to get revenge on Romeo for humiliating him. The audience then saw Tybalt deliver his speech swearing revenge on Romeo for this humiliation the audience knew that another bloody fight was coming up. Tybalt’s speech has a huge effect on the audience. The speech foreshadows and adds suspense to the play as the audience tense up and anticipate a possible fight between Romeo and Tybalt in the future and knows the violence is likely. This speech swearing vengeance in Romeo contrasts a lot with Romeo’s romantic speech about Juliet. Romeo’s speech proclaims love for Juliet while Tybalt’s speech proclaims hate and…show more content…
Romeo compares his lips to “two blushing pilgrims” and Juliet as a “Holy Shrine”. This kind of imagery is in constant in this scene as Romeo woos Juliet. Romeo and Juliet also speaks to each other in sonnets for this part. This shows that Romeo is in love with Juliet. This shows that this is not like the love that Romeo had for Rosalind which seemed to be a silly crush. That disappeared once he saw Juliet. In my opinion Romeo and Juliet’s love is not real. Romeo was just lusting after Juliet because he could not get Rosalind and Juliet was easier to get. Shakespeare uses a lot of religious imagery in this
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