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.
To begin with, Romeo compares Juliet and Rosaline, easily maneuvering their placement in his cosmos with their new status of sun and moon. He demands that Juliet, the sun, “Arise...and kill the envious moon,”(II.ii.4), commanding her to take the place of his previous infatuation while at the same time degrading the value of Juliet as her own person, since her sole purpose in Romeo’s
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.
All that fighting causes Romeo to be banished. After all that, Romeo allegedly hears of Juliet 's “death” so he goes back to Verona and kills himself next to Juliet. Then Juliet wakes up next to the dead Romeo and kills herself with his dagger. Overall, Romeo and Juliet show love is stronger than hate as they risk their lives just to see each other and eventually die together. Hate may have killed them, but hate is not enough to disrupt their love, they are still together, even when they are dead.
Explain the doubts and fears Juliet expresses even as she realizes that Romeo loves her. Analyze how these doubts/fears create a better understanding of Juliet’s character. Support your ideas with text evidence. As Juliet realizes that Romeo loves her in the balcony scene, she reveals doubts she has about their love. While talking to Romeo, she states “If they do see thee they will murder the,”(II.ii.70).
Both Juliet and Romeo experience this feeling when Romeo becomes banished from Verona. The last time Romeo sees Juliet alive, his grief is affirmed with his line, “More light and light, more dark and dark our woes” (Romeo 3.5.36). He is expected to be gone by daylight, but the two lovers are clutching onto their last moments together. This love that has brought the two main characters together has, in some sense, made them foolish. Juliet would rather die than to be with another man, “If all else fail, myself have power to die” (Juliet 3.5.255).
Getting to know someone is essential in building a healthy relationship between two people so that no rushed decisions are made and they will not encounter trouble in the long run. In Act II Scene 3 of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Juliet is conversing with Friar about her love for Romeo. “But come, young waverer, come, go with me. In one respect I'll thy assistant be, for this alliance may so happy prove, to turn your households' rancor to pure love.” The Friar does not believe that Romeo’s love for Juliet is authentic because just before, Romeo had been madly in love with Rosaline. His love is very changeable, just days before he had been in love with another woman.
Romeo & Juliet could see that there life wasn't going the way that they wanted it to go, because there we're so many barriers put between their love. For example, Juliet is to drink a potion to make her appear dead, and later wake to be free of the shame of marrying Paris. Here, Friar Lawrence assured Juliet
As she continues to complain about him, Juliet remarks, “O that deceit should dwell / In such a gorgeous palace” (3.2.90-91). The “gorgeous palace” is symbolic of the part of Romeo that she knows, loves, and admires, where deceit may exist. By giving this quality human traits, Juliet is separating deceit itself from Romeo, decreasing his culpability for his actions. Taking the blame from him, in turn, takes any blame off herself for not realizing that he isn’t the gentleman he seemed and the man that she married. Using personification as a tool to offset responsibility for Romeo’s actions gives Juliet the ability to live with her decision to be with him despite his flaws and his despicable actions against her
This ultimately leads young Romeo and Juliet to take their own lives. Love is knowing everything about someone, growing together as a couple, and a feeling that grows in time. Romeo and Juliet do not fit this definition and have a relationship that develops far too quickly, and consists of hidden agendas. The first point to prove that Romeo is only interested in Juliet because of her physical beauty begins early on in the play. When Romeo first sees Juliet, he impetuously claims that he is in love with her, knowing nothing about her but her alluring looks.