William Shakespeare included metaphors in his play Romeo And Juliet to explain the relationship between Romeo and Juliet while enhancing the reader's experience. When Romeo comes to the Capulet ball he immediately notices Juliet and her beauty. When Romeo first sees Juliet he already lets her know his love for her, “If I profane with my unworthiest hand this holy shrine, the gentle sin is this: My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand to smooth that rough touch with my tender kiss” (1.5.104-107). Romeo compares himself to Pilgrims and the way Pilgrims worship a holy shrine, saying how much he worships Juliet. This lets the audience know how to should appreciate any lover but not go to the extent of worshipping them.
Shakespeare frequently uses examples of terms of contrast to create indirect characterization in Romeo and Juliet. Juliet uses her terms of contrast to indirectly characterize herself as romantic and Romeo as perfect, but when she is betrayed by him, Juliet characterizes Romeo as an untrustworthy traitor. She uses an example of juxtaposition when she remarks, “thou day in night” about Romeo (3.2.17). Juliet’s juxtaposition characterizes Romeo as perfect because it shows him as being the only light in
Firstly, Juliet’s soliloquy about Romeo and the obstacles in their relationship clearly demonstrates her love for him. This intense and romantically centered soliloquy that Juliet exclaims on her balcony shows a mixture of feelings including worrisome indecision, as well as passionate love. Romeo is the principal subject, and this shows us that Juliet most probably already harbors deep feelings for him. The second time she speaks, Juliet says “Oh Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?” Here one can also see the use of a rhetorical question.
has Romeo go to a party that the Capulets were having and while Romeo was in search for the girl he supposedly loved named Rosaline but while finding out that she was not there he found another girl he had lay his eyes on. Her name was Juliet: “If I profane with my unworthiest hand this holy shrine, the gentle fine is these: My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand to smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss . . . “ (Shakespeare act 1.scene 5.
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.
In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare uses imagery and other types of figurative language to help us see how each character felt when they speaked. It seemed almost as if on every page he used at least one form of figurative language.Whether it was personification, a hyperbole, or a smile. By doing so he contributed by helping us understand the meaning of the longer speeches in the play. In Act two, Romeo is standing hidden beneath Juliet while she is on the balcony. She has no idea that Romeo is there, Romeo reveals that he loves her even though she can’t hear him "But, soft!
Shakespeare used literally devices for Romeo and Juliet's feelings toward one another in the balcony scene. Shakespeare uses a metaphor of Romeo calling Juliet the sun. Then Juliet calls Romeos hands and lips holy palmer. Romeo says Juliet has pilgrims and lips but Juliet says lips are to be used in prayer. Romeo also calls Juliet a saints lips and hands and that she kisses by the book.
Shakespeare uses disguise in the play to show several confusions and internal conflicts between the characters, proving how malleable and deluded some human attractions can be. Shakespeare uses Viola (Cesario) as an example of a mechanism that can throw internal conflicts into temporary chaos. Viola willingly faces whatever comes in her way. Her love for Duke Orsino seems too constant and true, unlike the other characters in the play. The temporary chaos of the play is when Viola falls in love with Orsino, who falls in love with Olivia, who on the other hand falls in love with Viola’s disguise, Cesario.
Until this particular moment, Romeo is equivocal of her love for Rosaline and immediately admires Juliet from the moment they first meet. However, Shakespeare makes it undoubtedly implicit that “Romeo’s feelings have not been transformed, merely transferred to another person” (Seward). Therefore, Romeo’s love for Juliet is something completely different, and unique. Instead, Romeo and Juliet’s love sparked at their first glance. As a result, the romance perspective of Romeo and Juliet provides the audience with a story they enjoy.
The purpose of comedy is to tickle those emotions into an expression of light relief; of tragedy, to wound them and bring relief of tears. Disgust and terror are the other points of the compass.” Through the outcomes of both plays, the audience is able to receive some hard truths and be confronted with reality. In their respective ways, the two plays reveal truths about the human experience in the way that the plays are symbolic of very real human or societal problems. Sophocles’ Greek tragedy, Oedipus Rex, has a fateful plot with a tragic ending. His play follows the conventions of tragedy, implementing plot, character development,
Benvolio: Out of her favor. (1.1.163-166) In the play, Romeo was experiencing a one sided love, and to protect his heart, Benvolio told Romeo to look for a new companion. Though this may be a heartfelt and sad scene, Shakespeare used the pun to inject humor. Throughout the play Romeo and Juliet, humor plays a huge role in entertaining the audience and bringing comedy to otherwise tragic scenes. Although many main characters die, the use of word play turns these heavy moments into
According to Jamieson “Shakespeare’s treatment of love in the play is complex and multifaceted. He uses love in its many guises to thread together the key relationships in the play” (Lee 1). First, we see Romeo is in love with Rosaline in the beginning of the play. In today society we might describe it as “Puppy Love.” Laurence did not believe it will last long: Romeo says “Thou chid’st me oft for loving Rosaline” and Laurence replies “For doting, not for loving, pupil mine” (Shakespeare 11.iii.). Likewise, Paris is not in love with Juliet, it was more tradition then Passion.