William Shakespeare wrote the tragic love story, Romeo and Juliet. The play is about two star-crossed lovers who happen to from feuding families that are filled with hate. The play is set in a city called Verona, it describes the problems and conflicts that happens when two children fall in love from hateful families. Shakespeare used the motif of love vs. hate in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is developed by an extended metaphor and a simile to describe how two people that loves each other, but their family doesn’t like each other.
Love in Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare’s iconic play, Romeo and Juliet , was published in 1597 and considered one the most substantial works of English literature. The play is about two star-crossed lovers in Verona who cannot escape from their unfortunate fate. Romeo and Juliet’s passionate love for each other dominates the play which makes it a romantic story. However, their love cannot be enough for them to be together. Romeo being a Montague and Juliet being a Capulet is the greatest obstacle for them.
“Maturity is not by age, but the acceptance of your responsibilities” (Unknown). In William Shakespeare 's, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, who is a Montague and Juliet, who is a Capulet, met at a Capulet party. Romeo went to the party and met Juliet. They fell in love and got married the next day. Later that day, Romeo kills Juliet 's cousin, Tybalt.
“It seems to me, that love could be labeled poison and we’d drink it anyway”, says Atticus. This quote means that love can be dangerous, but we, as humans, are willing to take the risk in order to find happiness. This quote relates to Romeo and Juliet because Romeo and Juliet knew that there would be so many risks falling in love with each other, but they were willing to take those risks because they love each other. In the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet are star-crossed lovers whose love for each other shows, in the way, they are willing to die for each other, the way they forgive each other, and the way they are willing to leave their families for each other.
Willis, Kenny per.2 In the play Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is more compulsive then Juliet. First, Romeo is compulsive because he falls in love with Rosaline without really knowing her. Then, Romeo tells his cousin Benvolio
Individuals allow themselves to be placed in horrific situations. They can be influenced by the society of other individuals but, it ends up being their own decision whether to go through with it or not. The decision comes down to their own moral compass to guide them to make the right decision. However, losing a good moral compass could lead an individual down the wrong path. William Shakespeare explores the idea of poor decisions leading to a downfall in his tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, as Juliet risks the safety and love of her family by putting herself in difficult situations.
Using figurative language such as metaphorical nouns and verbs, Shakespeare conveys Romeo’s all-encompassing love for Juliet. Romeo constantly compares Juliet to brightness and shuns darkness when he whispers “But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east and Juliet is the sun!.” Romeo compares Juliet to light and brightness because he thinks that she is beautiful and light represents the joy in Romeo’s life as he falls in love. Romeo goes on to further exclaim Juliet is so illuminating, that at night, she would make everyone think it is day.
Figurative Language Response Shakespeare demonstrates the theme that being impulsive will affect your life negatively throughout the book Romeo and Juliet. There are many instances included in this novel that Romeo & Juliet’s youth takes hold of their thinking, and their quick decisions leads to a chain reaction; their death being the final event that shows the result of their impulsivity. This recurring theme is manifest in the following passage (1.5.152-155): My only love sprung from my only hate!
In Romeo and Juliet, young love is portrayed as superficial. This superficial love is proved when Romeo is depressed about Rosaline only to fall in love with Juliet as soon as he sees her. Romeo bases his love off of looks instead of personality. As soon as Romeo sees Juliet he says that she is a “snowy dove trooping with crows,” one of which was his recent love, Rosaline. Friar Lawrence sees this character flaw in Romeo and explains their problematic love in the quote “Young men’s love lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.”
The play Romeo and Juliet is about two star-crossed lovers that would die for each other. It might seem romantic, but it is an example of an unhealthy relationship because it shows sex discrimination, violence, and codependency. Sexism shows up multiple times in the play Romeo and Juliet. The stereotype of women being weaker than men is portrayed throughout the play.
In this passage, Shakespeare utilizes metaphor and negative diction to characterize Romeo as a person who is conflicted and frustrated by love, which ultimately reveals the theme that love is uncontrollable, conflicting, and short-lived. Towards the end of act 1 scene 1, Romeo still has a big crush on Rosaline, but Rosaline has no feelings for him. Hence, Romeo experienced a sense of depression and is conflicted by love. In this passage, Shakespeare uses numerous metaphors. “Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs.”