In this essay, I will be showing a comparison between ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (Shakespeare), ‘To His Coy Mistress’ (Marvel) and ‘Sonnet 130’ (Also by Shakespeare). The first main comparison between these three texts is that they all show different types of love. ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is based on true love as both main characters fall in love with each other at first sight. Shakespeare shows their love by the soliloquy and the sonnet that he added to this text as the words and techniques used in them project a connection between Romeo and Juliet. ‘To His Coy Mistress’ shows an idea of a sexual and lustful love.
The use of “...we are, for as long as we are.” (Line 16 and 17) Shows that Duffy is inviting her readers into the poem to help reflect upon how she feels. The formats of these pieces are all varied. Shakespeare firstly has written a play. However, within his play he writes a few sonnets to show the feelings of love between both Romeo and Juliet. One of the famous sonnets in the play is in act 1 scene 5, where Romeo shows his true feelings for Juliet during their first encounter.
Friar Lawrence: Unnoticed Importance In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, many secondary characters play an essential role in the play. Friar Lawrence is one of the most important secondary characters in the play. He marries Romeo and Juliet, helps Romeo and Juliet grow in their love for one another, and eventually helps end the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues. He helps the characters in the play grow in a way they would not have on their own. Friar Lawrence affects the action of Romeo and Juliet by marrying Romeo and Juliet, helping Romeo escape Verona safely, and helping them reunite by giving Juliet a sleeping potion to fake her death.
Shakespeare uses a combination of techniques to show a true heartedness of love between Romeo and Juliet in Act 1 Scene 5 and Act 2 scene 2. Elements of Shakespeare's techniques can be seen also in poems from the Love Poetry Anthology. I will be exploring the ways how all three the writers portray strong feelings love. In Act 1 scene 5 Shakespeare sets the scene for the rest of the play of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare sets the Scene for the rest of the play in Act 1 scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet; he shows how the lovers meet and the intensity and depth of love that is then created between them. When Romeo first sets sight Juliet he is stunned by the sight, the overwhelming feeling he experiences is made obvious by him when he sighs 'O', which shows the audience that he has an over flow of emotions and longs to be with Juliet.
Form and formality in Romeo and Juliet- Form- the way in which particular literary works can present a particular genre of writing Formality- to analyse how a given text abides by the conventions of a particular genre/form. Levin discusses how language is used as a vehicle to bring form and meaning together. Romance Genre- When lovers first meet their meeting is formalised into a sonnet providing the audience with light and sensual imagery of Romeo’s pilgrim lips that desire of “tender kiss”. Juliet answers as a lady must to argue such forth right desires to suggest that pilgrims’ lips bets be used in prayer. The form of romance is culminated in a kiss.
The poem Anne Hathaway is a tribute to Shakespeare. It is written in the form of a sonnet – a traditional love poem. Duffy uses the character of Anne Hathaway to present a feeling of love. “The bed we loved in was a spinning world of forests, castles, torchlight, clifftops, seas where he would dive for pearls.” A deep feeling of love is conveyed metaphorically by comparing the couple’s bed to a romantic, fantasy world. All of the places mentioned are key settings for some of Shakespeare's most famous works, this shows how special Hathaway considers the couple's lovemaking.
“I was the princess in the castle in the sleeping woods… we all fell asleep, but the prince kissed me awake. Only me”, this is where Gemma finally claims she is Briar Rose. Yolen uses the fairy tale genre to tell the story of Gemma, and links certain aspects of the sleeping beauty story to Gemma’s story. The whole of Gemma’s version of the fairy tale is ironic. A fairy tale is supposed to be happy but Gemma uses it as an allegory for the holocaust.
He approaches Juliet and after reciting a few lines comparing her to a saint her proceeds to kiss her. His aching heart for Rosaline seems to have recovered as soon as he found a new target, and the innocent Juliet takes every word to heart. Juliet falls trap to his charm and attention within a single meeting while Romeo was driven to the party because of his love for another woman. When a new opportunity for him to get a girl to sleep with presents itself, he takes it and seduces the first beautiful girl he sees. Not only is the love displayed in “Romeo and Juliet” extremely unrealistic, the romanticism is completely full of Romeo’s ulterior motives to forget Rosaline.
Borachio tells Don John to bring Don Pedro and Claudio to Hero’s balcony and “…hear me call Margaret Hero, hear Margaret term me Claudio…” (Bevington, p. 233). The trap being set, Claudio sees who he believes is Hero having sex on her bedroom balcony with Borachio. However, the treachery of Don John is eventually exposed and all is set right between Claudio and hero. Benedick and Beatrice find that they do indeed love each other despite what they say as Benedick proclaims “Here’s our own hands against our hearts,” (Bevington, p. 255) when Claudio and Hero produce love notes written by both Beatrice and Benedick. Don John is captured after fleeing because of fear of what Don Pedro would do to him for the deception he committed.
Dramatic irony is a literary technique when the reader and/or other characters know something that other characters do not. In Romeo and Juliet, a play by William Shakespeare, there are many instances of dramatic irony, which enhance the plot of the play. In the prologue of Act I of Romeo and Juliet, much foreshadowing is given to the reader. In lines 5-6 (p.321), “From forth the fatal loins of these two foes a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life”, the chorus tells the audience the Romeo and Juliet will eventually die. Lines 9-10, “The fearful passage of their death-marked love, and the continuance of their parents’ rage” further describe the lovers’ death by saying that it will be caused by their families.