In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare uses imagery and other types of figurative language to help us see how each character felt when they speaked. It seemed almost as if on every page he used at least one form of figurative language.Whether it was personification, a hyperbole, or a smile. By doing so he contributed by helping us understand the meaning of the longer speeches in the play.
he fact that Romeo is in Juliet 's room, his families rival, and he is a wanted fugitive for killing her cousin, also makes this dangerous for him. However, she wants him to stay longer, but Romeo understands the danger, because "more light and light" brings the possibility of capture and death (Act 3, Scene 5). During, Act 3, Scene 5, Romeo seems like he uses rational thought and maturity, by pointing this out to Juliet.
The story of Romeo and Juliet is the story of two star crossed lovers. Romeo and Juliet’s love was hidden because they were forbidden to date as they were from the two opposing houses in Verona; Capulet’s and Montague’s. Names are important in this tragedy as the reason there was so much tragedy was based on the two teenagers having to hide their love from everyone and the weight that responsibility bared on them. In this play names divide characters and define people as well as they divide the city in two based on your last name.
Romeo and Juliet is a play written by William Shakespeare in which many characters are faced with tragedy. Shakespeare presents Juliet as the character who suffers the most, arguably making readers sympathise with her more. Shakespeare does this by his showing how the situation affects Juliet the most and how other characters affect Juliet’s struggle. Shakespeare also invokes our solicitude by depicting the scale of her hardship through the impact it has on her own personality and actions. Shakespeare uses a range of devices including wordplay, juxtaposition and the strength of certain word to present Juliet as a figure of isolation.
The 1694 play Romeo and Juliet introduced to the world the love story of two of litterature’s most prominent historical star crossed lovers. The two characters in question are Romeo and Juliet, whose love overthrows the balance of their world. Before meeting Romeo in Act 1, scene 5, Juliet appears to be an intelligent child, mature beyond her years and devoted to her family. This situation is completely overturned once Romeo, her first true love, enters the seemingly perfect picture that is her life. Shakespeare communicates the love that Juliet possesses for Romeo wonderfully with the use of distinct language techniques. In particular, Juliet’s love for Romeo is crafted into the story and demonstrated
In act 2, scene 2, Juliet assumes an unconventional role and asserts her control over Romeo in order to achieve independence and fulfill her desires. As Juliet discovers Romeo’s presence in the Capulet garden, she does not suppress her curiosity towards him and questions him without hesitation. When she first sees him, she states, “What man art thou that,... / So stumblest on my counsel?” (2.2.55-57), demonstrating her inquisitiveness towards the stranger in her garden. After they decide to get married, Juliet asks Romeo: “What o’clock tomorrow / Shall I send to thee?” (2.2.180-181). Juliet does not hesitate to express curiosity towards Romeo, unlike most women of this time period who did not attempt to question a man. Juliet does not hide
Juxtaposition is defined as a side by side contrast. Shakespeare uses this literary device throughout many of his works to demonstrate the intricacies of his characters. He uses juxtaposition in Romeo and Juliet to show the chararcters’ complexity and inner conflict.
· Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly, as well as inferences and conclusions based on an author’s explicit assumptions and beliefs about a subject.
Juliet 's apparent death reveals the reactions and true emotions that her parents, The nurse and Paris felt towards her. Act 4 scene 5 starts with a humorous and eager tone but suddenly switches to a more sorrowful and sad tone as soon as the nurse discovers Juliet’s pale dead body.They were shocked and upset because it meant to be juliet 's wedding night. Their attitude and reaction shows us the importance of Juliet in their lives.Their relationships with Juliet in the past have an impact on the way they reacted.
William Shakespeare consistently uses language that displays celestial imagery in order to explore enduring themes such as love, loss, destiny and vengeance throughout his classic play Romeo and Juliet. The uses of imagery that Romeo uses bequeath not only the idea of fate, but meaningful symbols and metaphors to successfully convey the despair that the lover’s face in a way that we ourselves can feel their lust as well as their anguish.
In Luhrmann’s film (1996), the acting of Romeo and Juliet make the audiences feel that they are more reliable and imperturbable, this is shown in many situations. Juliet’s first appearance in the movie seems more cool-headed. When Juliet is taking a shower when her mother calls her name, she puts on a bathrobe lightly and walks out. Her action indicates her leisurely personality. Moreover, in the wedding of Romeo and Juliet in the church, Juliet gracefully walks toward Romeo with a wedding dress, Romeo smiles at Juliet and wait gently, their expression and action make them look like engage in a real wedding as the real adult. Even though they are young lovers, they still know and respect the properties in front of the God statue. Furthermore, after Romeo seeks Juliet in Capulet’s house, they
Picture a rollercoaster. With so many ups and downs, there is never a point in the ride where the rollercoaster is at a constant level. This is the same effect that Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet plays on the audience’s emotions. There is just never a break in the emotional ride; however, that is the reason for why Romeo and Juliet is famed in the first place. From the beginning of the play, the audience is already set off to the top of the ride by the prologue which tells the entire plot of the story. As the plot progresses, Shakespeare stirs more emotions into the audience and ends the play in one of the most dramatic ways known to literature: death. More specifically, Romeo’s and Juliet’s death; however, it was not the death that made the
The classic play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare explores the theme of love. In his play shakespeare reveals that love is doomed,superficial, strong and powerful and therefore very complex.This theme is effectively portrayed through the use of figurative language,metaphor, hyperbole and personification
In the first scene, Romeo, Mercutio, and Tybalt were talking. Tybalt demanded that Romeo draw his sword. Hearing this, Romeo says that he will not draw his sword. With this, Mercutio says that he will fight Tybalt if Romeo didn’t. Enraged, Tybalt and Mercutio fight. Romeo, trying to stop this battle, ends up getting between the two fighters. Tybalt uses this to his advantage and stabs Mercutio. Mercutio dies, and Romeo draws his sword and kills Tybalt.
Romeo and Juliet is such an interesting play because even now, five hundred years later we are still talking and learning about this play. It is so relatable till date because people fall in love now as Romeo and Juliet did, families fight, as the Montagues and Capulets did. We can relate to each character in some. Which is what makes this play so compelling and lets it live, five hundred years later. Romeo and Juliet is a tragic tale of two lovers, separated by an epic feud of their two houses (Romeo a Montague and Juliet a Capulet.) In these two houses there are many relatives and friends that make up much of the population of fare Verona. In the house of Montague there are two men. Mercutio and Benvolio. Both dear friends of the young Romeo. These two friends, so different in their ways are never found apart, or ever far from Romeo.