Romeo and Juliet Balcony Scene

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Some people might say that you should love with your heart and not with your eyes. In Shakespeare's case you love with your eyes as also shown in the famous play "Romeo and Juliet” where both lovers fall in love with each other’s beauty. In the famous play "Romeo and Juliet" Romeo was in love with this young lady named Rosaline, he noticed that their love was impossible and he felt into depression that lead him enter into the Capulet's house which is his families enemy. He found this girl name Juliet and with only seeing each other’s beauty they fell in love. Romeo later leaves the party after knowing that Juliet is a Capulet and returns to find Juliet's balcony were Romeo releases many figurative language and imagery in the famous balcony scene to compare Juliet to a sun, and uses personification to kill an envious moon. Shakespeare reveals the theme "Beauty can say a thousand words", since Romeo and Juliet fell in love with each other’s beauty within a few hours of knowing each other. One example of Shakespeare use of metaphor to reveal the theme appears when Juliet goes outside to the balcony. In (Act ll, scene ll, line ) Shakespeare uses a metaphor to compare Juliet to the sun and an angel . The line, “But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the East, and Juliet is the sun” “She speak o speak …bright angel for thou art as glorious to the night” means that light is representing Juliet which implies the new beginning for Romeo. The light breaking through the window shows that Juliet is giving positive energy to Romeo and taking all the negativity he had about love. Shakespeare is trying to make us understand that Juliet shines, that she is the center of attention. Romeo is explaining how Juliet is beautiful like an angel and that she makes everything better. Shakespeare second use of figurative language is personification and it reveals
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