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.
tExplore how Love and Hate are used in Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is debatably the world’s most play. It is the love story between two people who are supposed to hate each other, already the title has been linked to the theme, but this is not all that can link the story to a Love and Hate theme and so we delve deeper… The first implication of Love and hate is in the prologue however in Line 166 of Act 1, scene 1 Romeo says “Here’s much to do with hate, but more with love”. He is talking about loving hate and is referring to his love of Juliet but his hate towards Capulets. Another interesting point about love and hate is that the two themes come in pairs and when love is mentioned so his hate (and vice versa). A good example of this is when Romeo is alone with Juliet in the orchard and they talk of their passionate and soppy love for one another, Romeo throughout this scene is reminded of how much danger he is and how he could be killed if he was caught.
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”.
5. In contrast to Romeo, Mercutio is lively, cynical and level-headed. He has little time for love games. In fact, he does not seem to like women at all. In Act 2, Scene 4 he says “… runs lolling up and down to hide his bauble in a hole”, comparing love to cheap jewellery.
ctions, even ifnot purposely. This shows that, in the end, Friar Lawrence is merely ahypocrite offering his distorted option.One of the places that Friar Lawrence offers hypocritical advice iswhen Romeo consults with him on how he wants to marry Juliet. When Romeofirst goes to Friar Lawrence, excitedly telling him about his new love, Juliet,Friar Lawrence is outraged, telling Romeo that he, like most young men, isnot really in love, but simply lusts for a new woman so quickly after he wasdying for his last. He says that Romeo is being too hasty and unwise inmarrying Juliet, and that he will eventually move on to someone else. Butdespite his own advice, the Friar marries the couple.
To show that he believes that young love inevitably results into tragedy, Juliet and Romeo die. When Romeo goes to see Juliet, after being chased by helicopters, she is surrounded by hundreds of candles. Lurhmann uses this technique to engage the audience and keep true to Shakespeare’s original version of Romeo and Juliet. Lurhmann’s version of Romeo and Juliet was so successful because after hearing the prologue the stereotypical male would like to watch it because it has violence and the stereotypical female would is engaged because she knows there will be romance in the film when she hears, “A pair of star-crossed
Even though Mercutio has a pessimistic view of life, he worries about Romeo, which is confirmed when he fights Tybalt. Mercutio´s character is essential to the play. First off all he convinces Romeo to attend the party at the Capulets house, where Romeo meets Juliet. Afterwards showing loyalty to Romeo by fighting Tybalt. Unlike the other dying characters, Mercutio blames the two disputing families for his death, dissimilar than the other members of the play who blame
Now think about Romeo’s “love at first sight” with Juliet, they cannot get enough of each other, weakened at each other’s disappearance. This is an example of an impulse relationship. They don’t care about their feuding families; they just want to be
His disinterest in the world he knows is beautiful confirms the depressed state he is in. Hyperbole: Intentional exaggeration to create an effect. Example: “He would drown the stage with tears..” (William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 49) Function: The first player’s performance of the speech leaves Hamlet in an awed state. He then uses a hyperbole to say that if the player were to act out with the feelings that Hamlet himself had, “he would drown the stage with tears”. He uses this hyperbole to both show his admiration for the actor’s skill, and to reflect the passions that he is feeling toward his father’s death and his quest for
This quotation shows how blinded by hate Tybalt is, and yet at the same time it is love which blinds him and causes him to do impulsive acts, such as killing Mercutio. It is both families’ love of honour which perpetuates the violence between the two households. Shakespeare teaches society through the key theme of family love, to not let your love for your family consume you so much that is causes deep hatred and in this case, death. Tybalt could be considered obsessed with his hatred towards the Montagues and obsession is another key theme which Shakespeare explores to teach readers about love. In Romeo and Juliet, an excess of passion is frowned upon.