You like the idea of you and this beautiful person together. Romeo’s love was exclusively based on Juliet’s looks. When Juliet first meets Romeo, he asks to kiss her but Juliet refuses. Juliet, though obviously attracted to Romeo, is more
Romeo was motivated to visit Juliet as he was already completely and utterly in love with her, and he wanted a second encounter. Romeo could NOT wait until morning to visit Juliet, so he decided to go that night. Their first encounter was at the masked ball earlier in the night, where after seeing each other, they instantly fell in love: love at first sight. By the way Romeo spoke about Juliet, using metaphors to compare her to the highest beauty, and iambic pentameters to emphasise the point, it is obvious he was very much in love with her. That, or he was just trying to impress her with his vocabulary and witty charm.
Essay Question Compare Romeo and Tybalt’s language in Act 1 Scene 5. How does Shakespeare present them as opposites in this scene? In this scene Romeo mainly talks about his love for Juliet from when he first saw her where as Tybalt expresses his hate and anger towards Romeo for coming to the Capulet party. They are seen as totally opposite people, not just in their personality but in their language. Romeo often compares Juliet using similes and metaphors to show his love for her.
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.
Bob sanders 11 February 2011 Light and Dark Imagery In the story of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet are from rivaling families the Montague and the Capulets. When Romeo crashes a Capulet party he finds a girl named Juliet and they fall in love with each other. As the story progresses, Shakespeare alludes to the symbolism of light and dark creating metaphors and similes to show imagery for the reader When Romeo meets Juliet at the party he gets butterflies in his stomach, but after the party it is the complete opposite. When Lady Montague is looking for her son Romeo she asks Mr. Montague and he replies, “ ‘Away from the light steals home my heavy son, And private in his chamber pens himself, Shuts up his windows, locks far daylight out ( Shakespeare.1.i.145-147).’ ” This is an example of a quote using light and dark imagery. Happiness can be depicted out, and so can sadness.
2) How does Romeo describe the woman he loves in Scene 1? Refer to things like word choice. Connotation, tone figures of speech, and so on. Romeo describes the woman he loves by saying: ‘’She hath Dian’s wit.”- Here Romeo is comparing her to the Roman goddess Diana because she is chaste and does not want to marry. “O she is rich in beauty, only poor that when she dies, with beauty dies her store.” – Romeo is saying that she is beautiful, but it is a shame that she will not pass her beauty down to anyone because she does not want to have children.
When Tybalt is killed, Lady Capulet, Lord Capulet, and Paris think she is unhappy because of her cousin’s death, which makes Paris respond to this conflict by scheduling the wedding earlier to make Juliet happy again, and that’s one of the biggest conflicts since she told Friar Lawrence she would rather do the most dangerous things than marry Paris. Paris is a very kind-hearted man who treats Juliet like she’s very delicate, he still loved her even though she denied it when he called her his wife. Although he is arrogant, he loves Juliet and he treats the Capulets with admiration and formality, he highly respects Friar Lawrence and gets annoyed with Romeo at the end because
But still we can match some characteristics and things of the two characters. The biggest similarity is of course that they both fell in love with Juliet, and that they want to marry her very quickly. Romeo and Paris are also both self-centered and selfish: Romeo is selfish when he doesn’t think about what Juliet will be put through if she goes about marrying him with the Friar. He doesn’t realize that her father and mother
As surprising as this is for someone who was supposedly ‘love-sick’ over another girl, it is even more amusing because of how it had taken him a few seconds of seeing Juliet before he began announcing his admiration of her. Maybe the audience would find this sweet of Romeo, if it was not for how Shakespeare uses the language that Romeo uses to make him sound over exaggerated and for that reason. We feel somewhat superior over Romeo because we realise that his intentions are not completely pure. We can see this in line 4 when Romeo says’ ‘My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand to smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss’ The whole line