Literary Devices Essay The author William Shakespeare wrote the play Romeo and Juliet for people’s entertainment having to compete with several other types of entertainment. In the play Romeo And Juliet by William Shakespeare he includes metaphors and puns to enhance the reader's experience. Specifically, metaphors provide an explanation for Romeo and Juliet’s relationship while puns provide comic relief in a stressful situation. A modern day film called One Tree Hill relates to Romeo and Juliet in the way lovers cannot see each other . William Shakespeare included metaphors in his play Romeo And Juliet to explain the relationship between Romeo and Juliet while enhancing the reader's experience.
The story of Romeo and Juliet is a typical love at first sight plot but includes various other aspects that make the story interesting and different to other movies or stories with the same basic plot line. For example, there are many outside complications that are stopping them from pursuing their love as well as a surprise twist at the end to conclude the legendary play. Zeffirelli and Luhrmann decided to go in two completely different directions with how they were going to portray the tragedy that is Romeo and Juliet. Zeffirelli decided to go down the classic route and put the entire play, including original script, on screen with a few line changes. However, Luhrmann decided to modernise the story has much as he could by changing the setting and having the actors portray the characters in a different style compared to the play.
Ophelia’s death is used to cause a rise in the emotions felt by the audience that understands the heartbreak of Ophelia’s death, the reason she died, and the way it had an impact on Hamlet. Despite the differences in the stories, they are very similar. Not only did the uncle murder his brother in both stories, but the sons, wives and lovers were all nearly identical. Both Hamlet and Simba were looking for revenge for their fathers’ deaths; the king’s brother took reign; the lovers were left depressed and sorrowful. On the other hand, Mufasa was casted through most of the movie and king Hamlet had already been murdered for two months before the story began; Hamlet’s mother married his uncle, Simba’s did not; Ophelia committed suicide from depression, Nala did
The famous playwright portrays this theme by using intricate literary devices to build up the events through the theme of destiny which eventually leads towards the tragic ending. In the introductory, poetic prologue of ‘Romeo and Juliet’, William Shakespeare communicates the distinctive thematic theme of fate. He vividly foreshadows the results of fate in the opening paragraph of the play. In the prologue it states, “A pair of star-crossed lovers […], fearful passage of their death-marked love,”. This opening to the tragic play, already indicates that a death will occur because of the consequences of family and the result of their love towards each other, “continuance of their parent’s rage,”.
In William Shakespeare’s tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet”, Mercutio was murdered and cursed both the Montague and Capulet families in responsibility of his death. Both families played a major role in the cause of Mercutio’s death because of their refusal to push the generation old feud aside for the peace of the realm, they both allowed the hate to trickle down the ranks to the servants and townspeople, and by provoking arguments with each other, knowing the stakes are high and the tension is thick. Tybalt also played a significant role in the death of Mercutio, aside from being Mercutio’s actual murderer. The initial cause of the dispute is never actually addressed in the play, but it is clear that the hate brews on both sides. A good example of how deeply rooted the feud is during the opening act, Act 1 Scene 1.
In “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet” Baz Lurhmann’s contemporary form relates the feuding families, the Montagues and the Capulets, as two feuding gangs. The two star crossed lovers Romeo (Leonardo Dicaprio) and Juliet (Claire Danes) are the son and daughter of the two feuding gangs. This proves difficult for their relationship to flourish. They take advice from Father Lawrence (Pete Postlethwaite) and Juliet’s nurse (Miriam Mergoyles) and get married. Romeo kills Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt (John Leguizamo),
Cathy Shen ENG 2D7 Ms. Munro March 27, 2017 A Curse’s Compensation in Richard III In Act 1 Scene 2, lines 1-32 from William Shakespeare’s Richard III, Lady Anne is devastated by the loss of her husband, Prince Edward and her father in law, King Henry. After she asks the halberds to set down the coffin, she laments the deaths of her family members. Her emotions then transition from sorrow to rage. Feeling a deep hatred for the murderer, she casts a curse on him. In return for bringing her the misfortune of losing her family, Anne prays for an ill fortune to fall upon the murderer’s wife and son.
The deaths of Romeo and Juliet are the most iconic in the entire play, and the reasons these two lovers did kill themselves wasn’t just on one person. It was number of reasons, caused mostly by the three, Romeo, Lord Capulet, and the Friar Lawrence. Because of Romeo killing tybalt, Lord Capulet moving forward with the marriage, and the friar marrying the two even when he knows it will end in tragedy, it led to the deaths of the most beloved characters in the entire
William Shakespeare; poet, author, and playwright, demonstrates of fate through the dreams, characters, and dialogue within Romeo and Juliet. The two lovers, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, managed to show the underlying destiny of their lives and relationship through dreams and thoughts. Firstly, Romeo and his friends, Mercutio and Benvolio, are approached in the street by a messenger from the Capulet household who is seeking help on how to read the guest list. Mercutio decides that it is a grand idea to attend the party and see what happens. Romeo expresses his doubt to Mercutio and Benvolio by saying that he had a dream that showed him the negative results that could occur with their appearance at the Capulet’s house.
The death Laertes’ father, Polonius, causes him to return home, demanding answers for the crime. Once he is aware that Hamlet has killed him, he wants Hamlet to pay for what he has done. Then, immediately after, Laertes’ sister Ophelia dies which convinces him it is due to Hamlet’s insults and actions. He quickly puts together a plan with Claudius to fight Hamlet as a way of revenge. Laertes seeking vengeance on Hamlet is what drives the plot to its final scene, where the rest of the characters are killed and the kingdom
Benvolio says this to Romeo, because Tybalt has just been killed because he killed Mercutio. “Romeo, away, be gone! / The citizens are up and Tybalt slain.”(3.1.130-131) This supports that Tybalt is to blame because his death leads to a lot more events like the capulet finding out and being heartbroken, but Juliet is even more sad because Romeo has been punished to exile but her parents don’t know that they are married. So to try and cheer up their daughter they try and marry her to another man to get her spirits up. This supports that Tybalt is to blame because his death leads to a lot more events like the capulet finding out and being heartbroken, but Juliet is even more sad because Romeo has been punished to exile but her parents do not know that they are married.
Mental health is presented in a similar manner in Hamlet and Ordinary People, because both Hamlet and Conrad, are devastated, and thrown into a spiral of depression, by the loss of a family member, and the deterioration of their families. Hamlet falls into his hole of depression when his father is murdered and he finds out that his mother is guilty of incest with his own uncle. When Hamlet says, “A little month, or ere those shoes were old / With which she followed my poor father’s body, / Like Niobe, all tears-why she, even she…married my uncle, / My father’s brother,” (Shakespeare, I, II, 147-153), we see that he is extremely disappointed in his mother for not only remarrying so quickly, but, marrying her own brother-in-law, and he is upset at the loss of his father. In Ordinary People, Conrad sinks into depression after his older brother, Buck, drowns in a lake accident, and he falls deeper into depression when he realizes that his parents’ marriage is deteriorating slowly. For instance, Conrad expresses how he feels without his brother when he says, “It is like the hole in your mouth where a tooth was and you cannot keep your tongue from playing with it” (Guest 24).
Two young lover are dead. How do two young and innocent teens end up dead in Verona? Lies, schemes and families are at fault. The feud between the Montagues and Capulets are to blame for Romeo and Juliet 's death. These families drove these two young lovers to kill themselves because they could not be with their true love.