Growing up in a society obsessed with the concept of sappy love stories, it is easy to find flaws with the unrealisticness of such accounts of love. Songwriter Taylor Swift contributes to the popular trend of mainstream love stories in her own composition, “Love Story.” Throughout her song, Swift effectively incorporates the use of various figurative devices to relate her own love story with that of the famous Shakespearean lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Swift conveys the strength of her forbidden love, in similarity with that of Romeo and Juliet’s, through the use of metaphors, hyperboles, and allusions. First and foremost, Swift uses clear examples of metaphors throughout her song to maintain the resemblance of Romeo and Juliet’s love story with her own love story. Throughout the song, as it will be described later, Swift makes multiple comparisons between her lover as Romeo and herself as Juliet.
In William Shakespeare’s play “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.” Romeo and Juliet risked so much to be together. The two go through a journey where every decision they make has a huge impact on not just themselves but those around them. The pair truly loved each other, from sneaking around to see each other, to risky marriage, and being committed and loyal. Even though, they have a lot of trouble. The two will lay together in death.
In the world, people express their love towards others in countless different ways. A popular way to do this is through literature or language. In the play Romeo and Juliet the characters similarly express their love for each other. In the beginning of the play, Romeo is in love with a woman named Rosaline who is becoming a nun. Romeo is depressed about his hopeless love for Rosaline.
Rowell references Romeo and Juliet throughout the book comparing similarities of both lovers, “‘Romeo, sweet Romeo . . .’ ‘It’s not like that, Eleanor, and you know it.’ Park’s arms were tight around her. All the playfulness in his voice was gone. ‘There’s no reason to think we’re going to stop loving each other, ‘ he said.
Lord Capulet is talking to Paris and asking him if he would consider marring his daughter. Lord Capulet says, “She is the hopeful lady of my earth./ But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart;/ my will to her consent is but a part/” (1.2.15-17). Lord Capulet is going out of his way to find his daughter, Juliet, the perfect husband. When he tells Paris, “But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart;/ my will to her consent is but a part/” he is telling Paris to go charm her and make her fall in love with him. It is clear that Lord Capulet explains that his permission is only part of her decision through the phrase,”my will to her consent is but a part/”.
Throughout the Renaissance period, the notion of love was linked to Courtly Love (fine amor) indicating that “the knight serves his courtly lady” and “the knight’s love for the lady inspires him to do great deeds” (Schwartz para 4). It is studied that Shakespeare’s sonnets are factual explanations so readers can get a look on his yearnings. Although love is a key theme in William Shakespeare’s sonnets, he rejects to celebrate his lover’s exquisiteness in a perfect technique and mentions that his lover is the “dark lady”; on the other hand, he idolizes his masculine darling whose nickname is “fair youth”. Notwithstanding of the fact that Shakespeare’s particulardetermination is to immortalize his love in sonnet18 and he praises his lover in
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.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a poem about love v. lust, the role of fate, the role of women, love vs. hate, and the manipulation of time. Minister Lawrence assumes a noteworthy part, he is a minister/priest who is a nearby friend of both Romeo and Juliet, he is to Blame in Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet, as an individual from the Order of St. Francis, a gathering of savvy and liberal ministers, Romeo and Juliet trusted Friar Laurence totally, swinging to him for exhortation, and arrangements. Monk Lawrence assumed a key part in the marriage, arranging and demise of Romeo and Juliet. His endeavors to make the best decision were honorable, but since of lack of common sense they would soon prompt the inescapable disaster. Monk Laurence weds Romeo and Juliet even though he trusts that the marriage will wind up in disaster.
Being alike in many ways, the two main female characters also make a distinction. Engaging in the gauzy mystery of romance, Shakespeare points out that, when it comes to Hermia and Helena’s concept of love, the two female characters fit perfectly in the gender stereotypes by aggressively and passionately pursuing love. In contrast, Shakespeare states that the madness of Demetrius and Lysander can somehow be explained as they are believed to be deeply enchanted. The reader expects that the lovers would form two couples; however, nonparallel situations occur since both men love Hermia. In addition, the dramaturgic suggests that once Demetrius and Helena were lovers, they could be together again.
She has a very sentimental character, and has helped shape Juliet throughout her life. The nurse also has a different view of love, Juliet has a very deep serious love with Romeo and she is willing to trade her life for him, that idea is foreign and unexpected to the nurse. The nurse’s view on love is very temporary and meant for enjoyment. She knows Juliet very well and passes messages between her and Romeo. She personally asks Romeo about his sincerity to Juliet, and if he takes the marriage seriously.