Shakespear Essay

471 WordsNov 11, 20132 Pages
William Shakespear is a wonderful writer that uses different methods to get his message across in a creative and interesting way. In the play “Romeo and Juliet” he uses the different categories of the English language to bring to the audience attention that Romeo and Juliet are “star-crossed” and fate brings them together. Inevitability of fate would be one of the main themes of the play. Romeo and Juliet’s love for one another brings them closer together but the fight between their two sides would lead to the death of these two lovers. William Shakespear often us motifs to paint a picture of what’s going on in the story. One often used motifs is the use of light and darkness. “But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.” Right here the motifs of light is coming in to play while Romeo is comparing Juliet to the sun a form of light. He structures the play in way that you are informed that the two lover at the end would die but also in a way that you will get bored or uninterested in the play. He also structure it in a way that you and can see that the two families are rival enemies. He also uses allusions to tell you something without actually telling you something. “Well, in that you hit you miss: she’ll not be hit with Cupid’s arrow; she hath Dian’s wit,” In this allusion Shakespear is trying to simply show that Rosaline won’t have Romeo. He also uses this allusions to get the audience attention and to engage them into what is going on. “Arise fair sun and kill the envious moon.” Here allusions is getting put to play. Romeo is comparing the moon the Greek goddess Diana. In the play Shakespear used symbols of nature. “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” After seeing Romeo from her balcony, Juliet compares her affection for Romeo to a “bud of love.” A bud that would burst in to a growing flower. Another

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