Romeo was always romantic on the inside he just needed Juliet for his romantic side to come out. In Romeo and Juliet, juxtaposition is used to indirectly characterize the characters and their personalities. William Shakespeare used many types of figurative language to go into more detail. Juxtaposition was used to let the readers know that Juliet was desperate for love, Friar Laurence was ignorant when it came to love, and Romeo was always a romantic on the inside. Although these characteristics were never blankly said, the readers could still infer them.
What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. (2.2.4-5) This is one of the best examples of the use of light and dark imagery, as Shakespeare creates a visual picture to compare Juliet’s beauty to the light of the sun, but it also symbolizes the lover’s plight to remain together. Though they love each other so deeply, Juliet is the sun while Romeo is the moon; their fate enables them to be together briefly just as the celestial objects are only to meet at dawn and dusk successfully portraying their love. Romeo continues the inference of Juliet’s eyes to that of the light and beauty of the brightest of stars, when he states, "Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven, Having some business, do entreat her eyes To twinkle in their spheres till they
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
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.
William Shakespeare is one of the world’s greatest writers but he isn’t known for just one genre. Shakespeare was popular in many genres: tragedy, comedy, history, and romance. Two of the most popular comedies he wrote were Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Both are light hearted and enjoyable because of their humor and romance elements. Twelfth Night is a play about confusion, love triangles, and goofing around.
In the play Macbeth written by Shakespeare the word night appears multiple times and it plays a big role in the play. For Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both the word night seems to portray a feeling of darkness and evil. In the most prominent scenes where night is used the person isn’t referring to the night itself, but rather the idea of darkness that comes along with night. In every act of the play the word is mentioned at least twice and has at least one moment which the word is used in a powerful context. The first act featured the introduction to the story and the characters.
The films “The Great Gatsby” as well as “Midnight in Paris” were directed to portray the vibe the directors wanted to carry all throughout the films with characters and music, taking inspiration from the novel “The great Gatsby”. The “midnight in Paris” took inspiration from the great Gatsby to help bring the film alive as well as the characters, which were involved, in it. Both films as well as the novel portrayed a loving couple that did anything to be together but at the end of the day, not all the trouble the characters went through to be together was enough. One of the major conflicts that the films seemed to have were that the main characters always living in the past instead of living in the present, which was their mistake. Living in the past was a huge mistake that the character has seemed in encounter, in their head they always thought of what it could have been and what it would have been, which brought many problems on the way.
In Act 2 Scene 2, the use of figurative language and celestial body diction accurately depicts Romeo’s view of how beautiful Juliet is. Romeo, standing under the balcony imagining being with his true love expresses that, “Juliet is the sun.”(2.2.5) This metaphor portrays Juliet like the sun, radiant and beautiful which shows Romeo’s idealization of Juliet. He views her as the majestic sun that shines very bright compared to all the other girls. In his perspective, she is the one girl that no other woman can match up with because the sun is the upmost planet in the universe and no other girls come close to it. Since Romeo is eager to see Juliet, he cannot wait for morning to arrive.
Love and Death Alway Go Together “Love is the only force capable of turning an enemy into a friend”-Martin Luther King Jr.. This quote goes with the story Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, because in the end love is what brings peace along with death to the households of the Capulet's and Montague's. William Shakespeare is regarded as one of the best writers of all time because of how he was able to put tragedy, comedy, and love all together in one story. In his tale Romeo and Juliet, he manages to do just that but it also raises many questions about the play, one of those being who is to blame for Romeo and Juliet's deaths. Who is to blame can be interpreted in many different ways because no one knows for sure where the true blame lies.
When Romeo says “Thus with a kiss I die” (Act 5 Scene 3 Line 121), it shows how despite the fact that Romeo and Juliet have known each other for mere days they feel as though they are so in love that they would rather die than be without the other. This situation shows once again their naive and impulsive tendencies when it comes to their love, and how their decisions had multiple disastrous outcomes. As we are able to see through examples in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, acting with haste rarely works in our favour. We can see this in how Balthasar’s haste
In the Elizabethan tragedy “Romeo and Juliet” written by William Shakespeare, the characters that are known to be adored, can even be the cause of adversities throughout the beautiful play. Many characters could be accountable for the death of Romeo and Juliet. It might be the Nurse, who had very poor judgement, stringing Juliet along in a relationship that wouldn’t last. Would it be Tybalt, the violent cousin, who resented Romeo? Unexpectedly, the person who is to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet is the carefree Romeo.
That just shows how fast Romeo’s feelings can change and how he cannot decipher the difference between love and lust. There are also a lot of people who believe that Romeo’s love for Juliet is sincere. But in this case, there is too much evidence that prove that Romeo’s love for Juliet is not true love. His attraction is more physical than emotional. And because Romeo and Juliet got married the same day they met, his love for Juliet was like an obsession.
The only thing that attracted Romeo to Juliet was her beauty. So what I’m saying is Juliet is a rebound to Romeo while Romeo is different towards Juliet. To sum it up, Romeo may mean quite a lot to Juliet and although Romeo says he loves Juliet, is it coming from his heart or is he just saying it to make himself and everyone who knows believe that he loves