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.
Dressed as an angel and in white shows virginity, purity and that she is beautiful and innocent, this could relate to Romeo’s speech in Act 1 Scene 5 that relates her to a bright light, “O she doth teach the torches to burn bright” line 43 this is a poetic exaggeration, since torches can't really be taught. It is important for Romeo to say this, as the audience cannot see Juliet's beauty directly because in Shakespeare's theatre a boy, perhaps seen at some distance, played Juliet. But the metaphor
However, it can be experienced at many different levels of love. In Romeo and Juliet, the moment Romeo sees Juliet, he immediately devotes himself to her. He says ‘Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight’. Shortly after Romeo meets Juliet, he immediately woos her and kisses her, forgetting entirely about Rosaline, his previous love.
Romeo and Paris have not only things in common, there are also differences between the two. Romeo changes his mind fast, that’s easily seen when Romeo is one day totally in love with Rosaline but the next day, actually the same night he is totally in love with Juliet. Paris on the other hand is constantly in love with Juliet, and doesn’t give up on her. Paris is also decent, he asks Lord Capulet polite if he can marry his loved-daughter. Romeo didn’t share his feelings for Juliet to anyone but Juliet and Friar Lawrence, the fact that he had contact with Juliet was only known by Romeo and his friends, Juliet the Nurse and Friar Lawrence.
He describes her looks as he says: "O, she is rich in beauty, only poor". Romeo talks of his unattainable love to the beautiful Rosaline. He sees Rosaline as strong, for she would never be hit by cupid's arrow. This is an example of courtly love. Now think about Romeo’s “love at first sight” with Juliet, they cannot get enough of each other, weakened at each other’s disappearance.
I am Fortune's fool!" (3.1.133) What does it mean? After Tybalt and Mercutio die, Benvolio tells Romeo that Prince Paris will probably doom him to death if he's caught. Romeo calls himself Fortune's fool. Romeo is discreetly referencing the prologue, where the audience learns that Romeo and Juliet are fated for misfortune.
Shakespeare presents the concept that deceptive decisions lead to tragic events. Romeo’s rapidly changing character makes irrational and unwise decisions which link up to a strong and prominent theme in the play; deception. Through Romeo’s character Shakespeare juxtaposes true love against infatuation, he does this by showing his melancholy state over his loss of his infatuation Rosaline, then shows how he has found “true love” with his “bright angel” Juliet through his poetic dialogue, although they are from feuding family’s they decide “what’s in a name”, and she implores him to “doth thy name” and “swear by the god of [her] idolatry”. Shakespeare shows the changing of Romeo’s moral compass throughout the play, he goes from an elated state of mind as life was perfect with “thee”, and then, as the “plague on both (their) houses” is begun by the death of Mercutio, Romeo’s unchecked emotions cause him to commit the disloyal act of murdering his wife’s cousin, Tybalt. Despite of his blundering, Juliet see’s this only as dreadful because of his “banished”.
Romeo is dressed in a knight’s costume, and as knights are traditionally portrayed as heroic characters- (Knight in shining armor), Lurhmann is trying to make readers feel more emphatic for Romeo. Paris on the other hand, is dressed in an astronaut costume which can be seen as silly and immature, therefore making the audience favour Romeo more than Paris, as Romeo seems to be more serious. Lurhmann uses mis en scene very effectively. The music as well as dim lighting plays a significant role in creating a romantic atmosphere for their first
Romeo is talking in paradoxes; he does this to emphasize that love is confusing. He says that love is everything except for what it actually is. Since Romeo thinks that he is in love although no one loves him, love can be two things that are opposites at the same time. Although Romeo is happy to be in love, he does not like the thought of love itself because if no one loves him back, love will become more confusing. Romeo is hopelessly in love with Rosalind which he explains when he says, "I am too sore enpiercèd with his shaft To soar with his light feathers, and so bound, I cannot bound a pitch above dull woe.