In this time in history, love was shown by a kiss on the cheek or on the hand. It was very strict then. In act one, scene five of ‘Romeo and Juliet’, the two lovers first meet and Romeo does a soliloquy to Juliet. Shakespeare uses Romeo to present love at first sight and religious love. There are many examples of love at first sight in the text.
Metaphors are used when talking about subjects without coming straight out and saying what the character means. Shakespeare uses metaphors by having Juliet say things like: “If love be blind, it best agrees with night” meaning that love-making happens during the night; Juliet wants Romeo to come back because she wants to make love to him so she will be officially married to him. She uses metaphors to describe her feelings for Romeo and her feelings about her life. Similes are used to compare people, words, and things, and Shakespeare uses them to describe Romeo in the eyes of Juliet as well as describe the world around her. Juliet says things such as “Whiter than the snow on a raven’s back” (Juliet, 49) to compare her feelings
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.
Romeo and Juliet have attained the role as the Quintessential lovers. Shakespeare’s version of Romeo and Juliet is closely based on Arthur Brooke’s tale. The tragical history of Romeus and Juliet. In 1949, choreographer Jerome Robbins decide to retell Brooke and Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy by using song, and dance, elements of racism and nationalism, with a modern twist. Robbins called upon the musical talents of composer Leonard Bernstein and the words of Arthur Laurent for the script and book.
In my opinion this archetype fits Romeo to a “tee” because Romeo embarked on a great task when he made the choice to get married to Juliet. Romeo went through a lot of work just to arrange a secret wedding. Romeo talked to Friar Laurence to convince him to do the ceremony and to find Juliet’s messenger nurse. All at the same time He got the task done, still knowing that He is in a great sense of danger. The last archetype I chose for Romeo was the fall.
The play “Romeo and Juliet,” by William Shakespeare, has many different ideas. The main idea, however, is love. A question that keeps coming to mind is how much physical attraction influences love at first sight. This is demonstrated in the play by Romeo’s immediate love for Juliet, how he has “ne’er saw true beauty till this night” (act i sc. v line 60).
introduction I am going to explore the ways in which writers present different variations on the themes of love, Courtly/Petrarchan Love, Sexual love/the art of seduction and true love and finding similarities and differences within Romeo and Juliet, The Flea, To His Coy Mistress, Sonnet 116 and Sonnet 130. Petrarchan/Courtly love Petrarchan/Courtly Love is the main type of love that appears in the poems of Petrarch. It is very self centered as it isn’t having contact with what you are in love with, just being inside the head. This is shown in Romeo and Juliet at the start of the play. Romeo expresses courtly love for Rosaline although he hasn’t met her yet, this shows that Romeo is very childlike.
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 reason Paris, Romeo and Juliet are so young in the play is because during Shakespeare’s time, people died at a young age, hence they married younger. Shakespeare’s style is very poetic. He uses irony and drama to the audience to feel suspense. Shakespeare uses figurative language, metaphors and imagery to highlight the themes and
When Juliet responds with a yes, the Nurse says “Then hie you hence to Friar Lawrence’s cell” (II.iiiii.67). Meaning, hurry to Friar Lawrence’s cell so you can marry Romeo. Juliet knows she cares for Romeo and that he cares for her. Juliet meets Romeo at the cell, forgetting about her arranged marriage. Juliet there weds her loving Romeo.