The Theme Of Divinity In Romeo And Juliet

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Shakespeare also included divinity as a theme in his play, we see this through the notion that Romeo and Juliet are star-crossed lovers, that ‘the gods’ oppose their love. The idea of divinity is reinforced in act one scene five when Romeo, while seducing Juliet says, ‘this holy shrine, the gentle sin is this’ as if Juliet is an honorary deity, and then further on in their exchange Romeo maintains ‘ O, then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do. They pray; grant thou, lest faith turn to despair’, which alludes to Romeo and Juliet kissing to something akin to praying, moreover in act two scene two Romeo calls Juliet ‘ bright angel’.
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