Shakespeare uses the form of a sonnet to set up the dialogue between Romeo and Juliet. The contrasting imagery in the sonnet suggests that even though Romeo and Juliet are physically attracted to each other Shakespeare implies that their love is pure and innocent in comparison to the previous views of love expressed by the Nurse and Mercutio. Firstly, the imagery in the sonnet is highly romantic and religious, yet often physical. For instance, in line 3-4 Romeo says “This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this: / My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand. ” In this passage, Romeo says many religious terms such as holy, shrine, gentle, sin, blushing, pilgrims, this portrays that Romeo and Juliet 's love is very innocent and pure as there are many religious allusion.
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.
So one of the personification that I found in Romeo and Juliet was From love’s weak childish bow, she lives uncharmed. (Act 1, Scene 1, Page 11). The meaning of this personification was about Rosalina. Romeo says this to Benvolio while talking about love. Romeo says that she doesn’t want to fall in love and he says that she beautiful and has lovely eyes, but she is sadly a vrigin and vowed it.
Father Lawrence suggests a potion to cause a deathlike trance and that it“ free thee from this present shame/ If no inconstant toy nor womanish fear/Abate thy valor in acting it” (4.1.120). Father Lawrence assumes that Juliet is a normal girl who does not have courage, yet Shakespeare contrasts traditional girls to Juliet’s fearlessness. By drinking the potion, she shows tenacity as she tries to protect Romeo from Tybalt’s ghost, saying, “Stay, Tybalt, Stay! Romeo, Romeo, Romeo!/ Here’s drink, I drink to thee”(4.3.58).
During Elizabethan times,famous plays had various characters with different insights on the meaning of love.these characters had multiple traits, but were focused on the physical aspects and financial benefits instead of true intimacy. Shakespeare 's works of literature give readers an insight about how love was during the era. William Shakespeare gives his characters complex and unique personalities. In the play Romeo and Juliet williams shakespeare’s main male protagonist, romeo is characterized as being beauty oriented, impulsive, and bring romantic. First of all Romeo is a very self driven beauty-oriented person, for example,when romeo first sees Juliet, he states, ”did my heart love till now forswear it,sight/for one ne’er saw true beauty
The Friar detects pure infatuation between Romeo and Juliet as exposed in his commentary to them. The Friar acknowledges Romeo’s quick shifting his infatuation from Rosaline over to Juliet by pointing out, “So soon forsaken? Young men’s love then lies / Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.” (A2, S3, L73-74).
Romeo compares his lips to “two blushing pilgrims” and Juliet as a “Holy Shrine”. This kind of imagery is in constant in this scene as Romeo woos Juliet. Romeo and Juliet also speaks to each other in sonnets for this part. This shows that Romeo is in love with Juliet. This shows that this is not like the love that Romeo had for Rosalind which seemed to be a silly crush.
Through terms of contrast, Shakespeare characterizes Juliet as a loving, sweet, and passionate girl. Juliet is waiting for her wedding night and says, “... And learn me how to lose a winning match” (3.2.12). The juxtaposition talks about how Juliet is nervous, but excited about losing her virginity to Romeo the love of her life. Juliet found out that Romeo killed
In the play Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare’s use of stylized language promotes a deeper understanding of Juliet’s struggle with her conflicting feelings for Romeo. Specifically, she shows her adversity through her monologue of paradox. In this scene, her nurse confesses to Juliet that Romeo, her beloved husband, has killed Tybalt, her kinsman. This leaves Juliet conflicted; she doesn’t know what to do, how to act, or who to choose.
Scene 5. Line 60-64). Juliet acknowledges fate and pleads it return Romeo to her safely, also meaning for their love to not be mangled and for fate to evade them. Fate is the determined cause of Romeo and Juliet's demise, for it is fate which construes these means of complication for our heroes' undying love. It is fate which renders these two households as mortal enemies, and it is also fate for summoning a plague upon the only person who could prevent the couples
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.
There is love at first sight but is it true love? In the book “Romeo and Juliet”, Romeo and Juliet may show signs of love and say things like “I would die for you” but is it coming from the heart or are they just saying it. They had only truly met at the Capulet’s Ball but Juliet is already saying “ My only love sprung from my only hate.” (1.5, 136)
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.).
Love; Noun; an intense feeling of deep affection. The structure and language in the prologue of Act 2 in Romeo and Juliet reveals an immense mutual feeling of love. Romeo and Juliet is a tragic story of love, pain, and feuding. It handles two star-crossed lovers from rival families in Verona, Italy in the 1300s. To them, it seems as if the whole world is against them and the universe is telling them “No”.
In Act 1 scene 4 of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare heavily addresses the motifs of light and dark “Some consequence yet hanging in the stars… with this night’s revels, and expire the term,” (1.4.114&116). Stars literally and figuratively represent light. Figuratively they represent the “star-crossed” or fated love of Romeo and Juliet. Which leads to “some consequence” and “expire the term” meaning the death of the two teens. Both express figurative darkness regarding the figurative light perpetrated by their great love.