Examples Of Metaphors In Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays. This is probably because at the time that it was written it had themes of forbidden love a theme that was never touched upon before Shakespeare. The story is about two young people who are from feuding families who at one families masquerade ball fall in love at first sight, and even when one parent tells Juliet to marry someone else she refuses and would rather be disowned than marry some one else. To be able to be with Romeo she takes a poison that would make her appear dead. When Romeo hears of her ‘death’ he is so distraught and depressed that he kills himself at the side of her death bed. When she realises what he has done he takes Romeo’s blade…show more content…
My first example is that Romeo calls himself the pilgrim and the palmer and he calls Juliet a saint and an angel. This shows that he only feels as though he is a loyal follower/ servant to her, this is also something that Romeo does when he thinks he has found love and this is shown by the quote ‘tis no less, I tell ye, for the bawdy hand of the dial is now upon the prick of the noon’ this is said by Mercutio to show that once Romeo falls in love too easily and gives away his control. Also in the film there are numerous shots of Verona and the key point in most of these scenes is the titanic statue of St. Mary. I believe this to be a link to Juliet. I believe this because Juliet is described as beautiful, pure and sinless these are the same things that you would associate with St. Mary because she was said to be a virgin when she gave birth, and Juliet says she wants Romeo to be the first man she lies with. Also in the scene before the ball when Juliet’s mother is telling her about the arranged marriage to Paris it is obvious that she is wearing no make up and still appears to be beautiful. Also throughout the text she is described as saintly and angelic. Finally in the Catholic religion which both Romeo and Juliet are; when they go on a pilgrimage to the holy lands, they would be blessed and then they would touch the palms of a saint, the main one is usually St. Mary. In many strong Catholics lives this is viewed as one of the most enlightening and pure moments of their life. So when Romeo touches the palm of Juliet after calling her a saint this can be interpreted to be the most pure and enlightening moments in his life showing his trust and unconditional love for

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