Romeo And Juliet And Twelfth Night Analysis

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Thoughts of Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night There is nothing either good nor bad, but thinking makes it so (Shakespeare). Romeo and Juliet written by Shakespeare is far superior to one of his other plays, Twelfth Night. Due to the superiority of the themes, plot, and symbolism in Romeo and Juliet there is no doubt that Twelfth Night is inferior to Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet is about two young lovers who created “love at first sight” with each other due to romantic issues at the time. Romeo and Juliet is not a romance, it is a tragedy as both Romeo and Juliet, and other characters, die towards the end. Twelfth Night is a comedy, being the biggest difference between the two. In Twelfth Night the grief is at the beginning. With With
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It could be said that letters are a symbol of communication. But that is like saying bread is a symbol of eating. Yes, it could be called a symbol of communication. But letters are also a form of communication. So even if it was meant to be symbol it is a very lazy symbol. In the subplot of Twelfth Night there is much symbolism of the idea behind Malvolio wearing yellow stockings. “Indeed, evidence of this sartorial practice from other literary and legal texts supplements and refines our understanding of their meaning by indicating the sexual symbolism of wearing yellow stockings in early modern London. Specifically, this evidence indicates that some early modern Londoners understood the wearing of yellow stockings to signal illicit sexuality and marital betrayal”. In Romeo and Juliet the isn’t a whole lot of symbolism either. However there is more than Twelfth Night. Weather is used at times as a symbol. Through the middle of the story when the situation is about to turn bad a storm starts. Characters even call out the storm, like when Romeo's cousin says “there's a storm coming” as he sees romeo run off to kill Mercutio
This is why Romeo and Juliet is undeniably superior to Twelfth Night, Due to the plot, themes, and symbolism in each play. Romeo and Juliet has better plot structure especially due to the way that cause and effect fits, it has better themes that mean something and tell something, and while Romeo and Juliet has bad symbolism Twelfth Nights symbolism is minimal at best. There is nothing good nor bad but thought makes it so, these are the thoughts that makes Twelfth Night bad, at least compared to Romeo and
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