Romeo And Juliet Figurative Language Essay

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Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet in 1952 based on real lovers who lived in Verona Italy and died for one another in 1303. During this time the Capulet’s and Montague’s lived in Verona. Shakespeare found the story in Arthur Brooke’s poem called the, Tragical Histoyre of Romeus and Juliet. The play was about two star crossed lovers, whose parents had the same social power and wealth but they hated each other. The reason Paris, Romeo and Juliet are so young in the play is because during Shakespeare’s time, people died at a young age, hence they married younger. Shakespeare’s style is very poetic. He uses irony and drama to the audience to feel suspense. Shakespeare uses figurative language, metaphors and imagery to highlight the themes and…show more content…
Shakespeare explored this theme by using Elizabethan English to make Romeo and Juliet’s love overly dramatic. He used iambic pentameter for the audience to see how young love inevitably results into catastrophe by writing, “A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their lives.” Lurhman was also critical of young love and believed that it was very dangerous. He expressed his view on young love being dangerous by also making the movie overly dramatic. The scene in the gas station clearly shows that the movie is going to be dramatic. 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
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