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Analysis of the Balcony Scene in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

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Analysis of the Balcony Scene in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Love is profound and unconditional. Love is devotional and

overwhelming but as for Romeo and Juliet , they are not supposed to

fall in love because they are sworn enemies. When Romeo and Juliet

fall in love they are aware of the risks they are taking but the

feeling of love is powerful and Romeo is a romantic dreamer, they are

not afraid to fall deeply in love. The situation they find themselves

in and the strength of their love gives this scene the immense

romantic appeal and fame .

The scene is full of commotion, dramatic tension and activity. Events

accelerate towards tragedy. The lovers act like they are emotionally

married. This is revealed with there desire to touch each other and

there persistence of not being in separation. This situation that they

were in was realistic but at the equivalent occasion it is also

unrealistic because they barely know each other. The two types of love

which they are experiencing is lustful love which is love for the

purpose of physical desire. They show that love isn’t just imagery

but it’s a commitment . In addition they are also undergoing pure

love. Pure love changes people it makes Romeo more passionate and

Juliet becomes more independent. There love will last through

hardship. They show that love is not just a feeling, it is something a

person is willing to do something for. They had determination and then

they gave them selves deterrent which was their love ,it illustrates

the intensity of Romeo and Juliet’s love.

The love of Romeo describes Juliet in terms of nature to express his

admiration for her beau...

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...igure in the rest of the scene. Juliet is so overwhelmed by Romeo's

presence that she cannot remember why she called him back. Romeo is

sexually attracted to Juliet because on numerous occasions makes a lot

of sexual utterances. ‘sleep dwell upon thine eyes, peace in thy

breast. Would I were sleep and peace, so sweet to rest’. The way they

consistently refer to sex to justify there attraction to each other.

Shakespeare portrays love in such a common situation but making it

seem unrealistic. He uses such beautiful imagery and poetic language.

It shows the deep affection Romeo and Juliet have for each other.

Shakespeare makes the love of both Romeo and Juliet seem unnatural

that Romeo thinks he is dreaming, ‘being in night, all this is but a

dream’. Love is not self seeking or obsessive. Love is shown through

action.
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