Difference Between Shakespeare And Romeo And Juliet

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Many works of literature have the emotional capabilities of producing sentiments of sadness or joy. The writer initially creates the plot of the work, and then proceeds to masterfully write the words that will eventually produce emotion. The reader then indulges into the text. As the reader wafts in the plot, a sentiment, dependent on the nature of the work, is produced. Works that produce such sentiments of bliss or grief are plays. Two play that are on opposite sides of the spectrum of happiness and grief are The Importance of Being Earnest and the Romeo and Juliet, respectively. Their playwrights, Oscar Wilde and William Shakespeare, each used various methods to effectively produce "A play [that] should make you laugh or should make you…show more content…
One of those methods is the varied vocabulary seen throughout the text. Romeo and Juliet was written in the sixteenth century. Due to its difference in the nature of its vocabulary, quotes such as, "O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” gain so much more sentiment and value (2.2.33 Shakespeare). As the reader reads this, the reader can feel the love that Juliet felt towards her love. Shakespeare uses these exchanges of love to lead the reader to the point of culmination, where the lovers kill themselves. Later in the play, Juliet realizes that her husband is dead and expresses her disdain. With Romeo 's body at her reach, she exclaims, “Drunk all, and left no friendly drop/ To help me after? I will kiss thy lips. / Haply some poison yet doth hang on them. / To make me die with a restorative" (5.3.163-166 Shakespeare). Shakespeare excellently conveys the pain that Juliet felt at realizing that the love of her life was dead. The feeling of sadness seeps through the words of the play and, thus, produces a heightened emotion of…show more content…
In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare describes Romeo 's hopeless romantic self. Act one introduced the reader to a depressed and frustrated Romeo and the realization that he could not be with Rosaline. When he sees Juliet at the gathering at the Capulet 's home, Romeo says in awe, "O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright./ It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night / As a rich jewel in and Ethiop 's ear-" (1.5.42-44 Shakespeare). Hours before, Romeo had been in a miserable world and was then exclaiming proclamation of love. The significance of this is that it shows how Shakespeare portrayed his characters. The reader easily learns the nature of the character, their personality, and their desires. As the play progresses, the reader slowly begins to hope that Romeo 's desire of finding love be fulfilled and that he lives happily with Juliet. The reader is then transported to a miserable world when Romeo meets his tragic end and with him
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