Shakespeare uses a lot of light and dark imagery in this scene to describe the Romeo and Juliet's romance. As Romeo stands in the shadows, he looks to the balcony and compares Juliet to the sun. Then he says "Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon" . Romeo had always compared Rosaline to the moon, and now, his love for Juliet has outshone the moon. Therefore, when Romeo steps out of the moonlight into the light from Juliet's balcony, he has leaves behind his melodramatic love declarations for Rosaline and moves toward a more real and mature understanding of
¨For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo¨. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a story of two lovers who take their life all because of a misunderstanding. However, who is to blame for their tragic demise? The parents who made the two lovers feel like outcasts must be to blame. The Capulets forced Juliet to marry Paris, the constant fighting made them want to keep the marriage secret, and made Romeo and Juliet to scared to say anything.
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a story that is still profound and relevant today, some four hundred years after it was originally published. Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 film version of the play is a postmodern interpretation and he has successfully “made [the story] available to a whole new audience” (Hutcheon. 2) through his use of interesting film techniques that are able to tell the story in an innovative way. In the film, Luhrmann does away with the famous balcony but rather has Romeo and Juliet meet next to the swimming pool in the Capulet mansion. In this scene, Luhrmann uses a close up while Romeo is saying his famous lines “But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?” (Shakespeare.
Thus Juliet’s ‘enlightening’ awakening to the prospect of marriage remains concealed, as not yet coloured to the emotions of courtship. The muted light is perfectly befitting of the her measured speech; ‘I look to like, if looking liking move. Allen Denson calls the Mediterranean sun ‘saturating.’ Whilst bright light spreads fairly evenly throughout the film, this makes the change in the final scene more poignant. The grey sky creates a white parlour in the faces of the mourners, in sharp contrast to the brightly lit early scenes, as if the lovers death has drained the colour from the world. Whilst more fleeting than Zeffirelli’s continuous sun, Luhrmann's Romeo becomes synonymous with heavy saturated light, creating a repeated setting for his soliloquies.
The paradox shows that Juliet is talking to herself but he cannot hear her. This means that Romeo is confused of whether or not she knows he is there. Romeo uses juxtaposition and paradox to show his love for Rosaline, and how he wants to love Juliet. This characterizes Juliet as perfect, and Romeo as loving. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, juxtaposition, paradox, and oxymoron are used to create characterization.
The audience is able to see both of the lovers, but Juliet is not aware of Romeo’s presence. Both of them are insecure about the relationship. For once Juliet does not feel completely ready it is “too rash, too unadvised, too sudden” and “too like the lightning, which doth cease to be ere one can say ‘It lightens’.” (Act 2 Scene 2) for her. Juliet feels too overwhelmed by the sudden affection which is just like a lightning stroke. Yet Shakespeare displays an emancipatory access to woman kind, portrayed as Juliet, due to the reason that she stands up for her own created problems and in the long run matures as a self-confident woman.
A play by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, portray the idea of individual liberty through Juliet's characteristics. The play involves 'star-crossed lovers' from an aristocratic family of feuds. This essay will argue Juliet's behavior that develops in order to create the theme of acceptance and freedom. Throughout the play, their relationship shows the importance of sovereignty, therefore, challenge modern society to have individual independence. Shakespeare’s use of soliloquy characterizes Juliet as a star-gazer.
The character Romeo Montague in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, makes many poor decisions, specifically, when he kills Tybalt in an enthralling duel and later takes his life to be with Juliet Capulet. After Tybalt kills Romeo’s best friend, Mercutio, Romeo assumes personal responsibility to avenge his death by brutally killing Tybalt in a swordfight. Due to disrupting the streets of Verona, Romeo’s punishment made by Prince Escalus is banishment. Romeo then hides in Friar Laurence’s cell and threatens to commit suicide because he feels there is no world without the Verona walls. For instance, Romeo states, “Then “banishèd,”/ Is death mistermed.
This foreshadowing is shown when Romeo states, “I dreamt my lady came and found me dead—/strange dream, that gives a dead man leave to think,” (5;1;6-7). This sets a sad mood for the reader, as the reader knows that the story will end with the two dying, and also knows that Romeo does not. Overall, William Shakespeare successfully used foreshadowing consistently throughout the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. It helps set the tone for the reader and helps the story progress smoothly. They foreshadowing lines help reveal Romeo’s character and keeps the reader engaged in the story.
For sake of chronology and order we will go over them one by one, from the beginning of the play to the end. In the third act of Romeo & Juliet a duel ensues between members of the houses of Capulet and Montague, which Tybalt had arranged to put Romeo in his place after he attended the Capulets’ ball. Initially Romeo refuses to fight Tybalt, which is why Mercutio takes his place and duels with Tybalt. Mercutio loses to Tybalt and is stabbed under Romeo’s arm, marking the first death in the play. Quickly thereafter, Romeo takes revenge for his fallen comrade, in turn killing Tybalt, leading to his excommunication.