Romeo And Juliet Foreshadowing Analysis

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In the story of Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare grabs your attention in several ways. Some examples are, the use of foreshadowing and dramatic irony, even from the very beginning of the story Shakespeare uses foreshadowing. Foreshadowing is a warning or indication of something to happen in the future. An example is located at the beginning of Romeo and Juliet, the audience learns, on the 6th line of the prologue, that “From forth the fatal loins of these two foes pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life.” This is a foreshadow because Romeo’s family and Juliet’s family hate each other. However, the two still fall in love even when their families despise each other, and they both die trying to be with each other. Another example…show more content…
Juliet is talking about Romeo and expressing her love but, how she wishes that he wasn’t a Montaque. What she doesn’t realize is that Romeo is below the balcony. But, the audience sees Romeo below the balcony hearing what Juliet is saying and listening how she wishes that he wasn’t a Montague. An Example of dramatic irony in Scene 2 are when Romeo tells his friends “he jests at scars that never felt a wound.” Romeo’s friends think that Romeo is still going after Rosaline Case 3 when Romeo is really going after Juliet. Finally in Scene 5 when Romeo has learned that Juliet has died, Romeo wishes to go and die by her side. What Romeo doesn’t know is that Friar and Juliet planned to fake her death. This leads to Romeo going to her tomb and drinking poison to be with her in heaven. However, the audience knows that Juliet is faking her death. In conclusion, the addition of foreshadowing help add intensity to Shakespeare's plays. Because, he gives you a small hint of what is to come and what will happen in the play. While the addition of the dramatic irony adds some feelings to the audience that they know something that the characters don't know. I think this is one of many reasons that Shakespeare is so great compared to
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