The ultimate fate and destiny of Romeo and Juliet who would do anything to be together but the tragedy of death cannot be avoided because of their own actions,; young immature love and the barriers of a long standing family feud. Romeo and Juliet’s fate is caused by their poor decision making and immaturity. At the beginning of the play Romeo is madly in love with Rosaline, but when Romeo lays eyes on Juliet from afar he forgets Rosaline instantly and he falls in love with Juliet. Romeo’s love for Juliet is immediate and spontaneous, love at first sight. “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright.
Some of the imagery that truly appeals to the reader’s senses are the references to the stars, light and dark, and heaven and hell. In this play the stars represent the vast unknown and the heavens. When Romeo hears of Juliet’s passing he says, “Is it even so? then I defy you, stars!” (Act V, Scene 1, Line 24). Romeo is saying that he cannot believe in a God if they could take his beautiful wife from him.
William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet delves into the major themes of destiny and love, using imagery of light and darkness to express them. The theme of destiny is exposed throughout the entire play by omens that hint that the stars have predetermined the lover’s future. However, love is the dominant theme in the play; it is the passion of love that united Romeo and Juliet; that also took their lives. This tragedy is inundated with images of light and darkness, which aids the characters to express their true emotions. Destiny is the hidden power believed to determine what will happen in the future.
Bobby The Difference and Similarity between Light and Dark Light and dark have very different meanings in everyday language. Traditionally, light is considered to be all "good" and dark is considered to be all "evil." However as Scholar Caroline Spurgeon once wrote "In Romeo and Juliet …the dominating image is light, every form and manifestation of it; the sun, moon, stars, fire, lightning, the flash of gunpowder, and the reflected light of beauty and of love; while by contrast we have night, darkness, clouds, rain, mist, and smoke." In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, light and dark imagery represent the forces that push the young lovers apart and pulls them together again. In the beginning of Romeo and Juliet's relationship, light imagery can be seen as representing love and beauty, but it soon turns into an enemy of Romeo and Juliet's relationship.
Theme of Stars Allusions to the stars can be seen frequently throughout Romeo and Juliet. The first time we hear about stars in the novel is in the prologue when Romeo and Juliet are referred to as "Star-crossed lovers" , which is a symbolic meaning of the two feuding families that Romeo and Juliet belong to; this signifies the fate that is unavoidably against them. Next, In Scene 2, Romeo says : "Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven. Having some business, do entreat her eyes. To twinkle in their spheres till they return".
The theme of fate is developed in Romeo and Juliet through the use of paradox, literal and grammatical, and metaphor. When true love happens you don’t know what is going to happen and people will go till the end of the Earth to be with each other. Fate is one of the major themes in Romeo and Juliet and it plays a key role in many ways. In the book Romeo and Juliet would do anything for one another and throughout the play the reader is able to tell how much they are meant to be together. Romeo and Juliet see each other for the first time and they fell in love instantly.
Romeo and Juliet is most probably one of the best know love stories of all time. Many people do not realise, at first glance, how effectively tragic it is. William Shakespeare had to convince very early on how much Romeo and Juliet actually are in love. this essay will examine how this is achieved, with particular reference to Act 1 Scene 5, in which Romeo and Juliet first meet at the masked ball and Act2 Scene 2 during which Romeo and Juliet agree to marry each other over Juliet's balcony. When Romeo first sees Juliet, when the audience first see both Romeo and Juliet together, act 1 scene 5, lines 44-53, Romeo immediately speaks about Juliet in a blank verse with iambic pentameter and rhyming couplets.
They were constantly around each other. Whenever a Capulet came to fight Romeo, Mercutio always defended Romeo. After Tybalt accused Romeo of harming him, Mercutio says “O calm, dishonourable, vile submission! Alla stoccata carries it away (Page ).” He then proceeds to fight Tybalt. Friendly love is one type of love portrayed by Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet.
99-100). The point he’s trying to get across is that there has never been a more beautiful woman than Rosaline in the history of the world. His Casanova senses taking over, Romeo mentions this in order to express the idea of his love being entirely unique and irreplaceable. In addition, after the party and his first encounter with Juliet, Romeo sneaks into the yard beneath her balcony and says to himself of her, “Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven,/ Having some business, do entreat her eyes/ To twinkle in their spheres till they return,” (II. i.
During Shakespeare's time most Elizabethans believed in fate and the idea that everything would eventually fall into place. The prologue of the play reveals a lot about the plays theme and how fate plays an important part in it. From the first page of the play we hear about fate- Romeo and Juliet are introduced to us as `star-crossed lovers' meaning that fate would have eventually brought them together, and that the stars themselves control the fate of Romeo and Juliet. It says that their love is `death mark'd' which means that their fate will be tragic. It tells us that they have no control over what will happen to them and it will lead to their death.