Romeo shows this contrast between love and hate many times throughout the play but the scene in which he best demonstrates this contrast is in scene 1, act 3. This scene demonstrates this contrast in Romeo’s character as it shows how he has to battle his love for Juliet and his close friend Mercutio with his hate for the Capulet’s and Tybalt after he kills Mercutio. Juliet is the other character that best demonstrates this contrast because she goes through many situations where she is torn between her emotions of love and hate. One scene that best captures these situations is act 3, scene 2, where Juliet becomes torn between feeling hate or love for what she has just discovered has happened. 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.
mind in the case of Shakespeare literature, Juliet’s (famous) speech during the balcony scene of the play Romeo and Juliet shows the theme of heart vs. mind. Romeo and Juliet is a romance play with the two-main character Romeo and Juliet being from rival families, however, the two are brought together by fate and must try and keep their forbidden love a secret. Juliet could be the more logical/ reasonable one of the two when it comes to not letting your emotions and passion for love get in the way, however, she does have her moments. For example, in this scene, Juliet is pouring her heart out about Romeo over the balcony of her bedroom not knowing that Romeo was listening. During this heartful speech about Romeo, the two see each other unexpectedly making Juliet recant her statements about her love for Romeo when she really did love him.
As their love began with simply being attracted to one another; it mutated into something so intense, that it would later destroy themselves and others in the process. Romeo & Juliet articulates the potency of love and how it is able cause destruction to everyone. Their bond depicts intimate love for each other, but in the end, it seemed like it was doomed from the very start. Separation was the key factor where love was evoked in Romeo & Juliet. Scenes in the play were able to
The reason for deviating from the sequence mentioned, is because Shakespeare wanted to speed up the plot a bit. In this way young lovers become apt to evade part of the process of courtship, displacing the story, which is initially focused on the development of their relationship, to a context mainly focused on their decision to marry. In the final scene of suicide, there is a contradiction in the link with the Catholic religion, because suicides are considered by this as a sin that must be punished in hell, although those who resort to these in order to be with their lover become creditors to paradise, where they will be accompanied by their lover. This is how the love between Romeo and Juliet tends to be more platonic than religious. Another point to consider is the consummation of love cited in the original writing; Even though the love between the two was passionate, the couple only consummates their love after they are married, something that prevents them from losing the sympathy of the public.
After a heavy, charged scene (that of Romeo & Juliet meeting on the balcony in her rose garden), Shakespeare voices Mercutio calling for Romeo by talking about Rosaline (his former lover). “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.”
Introduction Regarded as one of the most famous and heart-breaking love story in the history of literature, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (1597) holds more than the depiction of an impossible and tragic love. The true driver of the story is the deeply-rooted hatred between the Houses of Capulet and Montague, who are stuck in a feud lasting decades. Shakespeare’s play invites the reader and the audience to reflect upon the rightful relationship between religion and the political community with its laws, between divine love and earthly love. Romeo and Juliet are forced to express their love secretly because of the political and social context of the relationship of their respective families, eventually leading them to their needless suicides.
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”.
In Scene I of Act I, Romeo is constantly moping about his failed romantic dream, Rosalind, but his emotions seem to take a rather sudden turn upon the appearance of Juliet. He states “It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night as a rich jewel in Ethiop’s ear– Beauty too rich for use, for Earth too dear… Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night” (Shakespeare 1.5.393). Although he has not met her in person, Romeo claims he is in love with Juliet just by
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.
In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the couple absolutely demonstrates true love for one another. This is proven through Romeo and Juliet in the ending who has taken their life because they truly loved each other, Romeo and Juliet 's relationship difficulties because of Montagues and Capulets, and when Romeo killed Tybalt and was sent to exile but when Romeo hears about Juliet’s death, he went back to see Juliet one last time. True love has been shown in many romantic plays and books, however, in the play of Romeo and Juliet, true love is blind. The love that Romeo and Juliet shared was true as it has blinded them from the consequences of death. In the final stages of the play, Romeo drinks poison when he finds juliet dead and right after the death of Romeo, Juliet wakes up from her sleep, the first thing that she does is ask where Romeo is.