Examples Of Dualism In Romeo And Juliet

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Creative Representation Project Romeo and Juliet plays on the idea of duality. Friar Laurence says, “In man as well as herbs, grace and rude will;” (2.3). He uses the example of a plant which can be used for medicine, but it can also be used as a poison. The art piece is inspired by a tarot card. Specifically, the lovers tarot which is translated in Italian. Tarot cards are seen as a system of fortune telling, a prediction of one’s fate. Fate in this play is a dominating force in the lives of these young lovers. The Prologue states that Romeo and Juliet have fate against them, a "death-marked,"love. The mechanism of fate works in all of the events surrounding them: the series of accidents that ruin Friar’s plans and the tragic timing of Romeo’s suicide and Juliet’s awakening. These events aren't coincidental but manifestations of fate to the unavoidable outcome.…show more content…
The image of the two lovers holding hands is a symbol of the union of two beings, but it also stands for the necessity of proper choice. It often portrays love that is divinely blessed. This seems to imply that nothing but good can come of this union, though with such a dualistic card there is always the potential for a sad conclusion. After all, love is like a flame because it can ignite the blaze of passion, but also because it can consume and destroy if used carelessly. “These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which as they kiss
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