Not only would the text be written with strong language, but it would have been recited in a way that would make a strong sense of love or hate. Hate and Love are sometimes treated as 'Names' like 'a Montague' or 'a Capulet' this causes confusion, especially between Romeo and Juliet. The name Montague or Capulet has also occasionally been spoken as if the identities are evil substances. This causes edginess and hateful atmospheres. All the structure of the play is built around love and hate, including all the themes and contrasts.
Shakespeare has created a quintessential tragedy in which deepens the audience’s understanding of the universal themes of love, hate, conflict and death. The recurring focus on the tension between love and hate makes us reflect on how these themes govern upon human behavior. In the play Romeo and Juliet, the main characters for which Romeo and Juliet the denial of love and dominance of hate creates extreme loss, in this case, death. In progress, audiences have recognized that the death of two young people is entirely imprudent, creating a need for acceptance. Shakespeare relinquishes us a valuable insight into the power of hatred and reinforcing it with dramatic and literary techniques such as foreshadowing, embittering tone and comparison to elucidate that hate is contagious and destructive.
Pointing to the evil we all have within us Shakespeare allows his audience to live through Iago. Lady Macbeth and Iago both have the advantage of knowing their counterparts very well, thus, are able to scheme and manipulate by using their weaknesses against them. Lady Macbeth ambition surpasses that of her husband and once she has heard about the witches prophesy she feels that he will be Ki... ... middle of paper ... ...ion because he does not give Othello the answers he seeks. Othello already poisoned with hate and anger kills Iago to avenge the deaths of Desdemona and Emilia. In both Macbeth and Othello, Shakespeare uses his characters to exploit their counterparts to gain what they desire.
By Shakespeare showing this through the characters it makes him very clever as it makes the beginning of the play very rousing. Another way that Sampson and Gregory show that women are weaker than men is by using very intense language to revel that men have more authority upon women, “ push Montagues men to the wall, and thrust his maids to the wall”. Although what Sampson and Gregory have been talking about was quite an offence towards women, they only used such aggressive words to show the love they had for their family and so will say and do anything to defend their own, “ draw thy tool: here comes…the Montagues”. This exemplifies the risks that the Capulets will take, to battle for their closest and de... ... middle of paper ... ... lovers also because in the real world perfect love does not exist and so it makes the audience more interested because they can relate to it . Shakespeare shows this type of love in a very interesting and confusing way as the characters were from the opposite side and so it made this type of love very unique and different.
Shakespeare has used the dramatic form of a tragedy to comment on the impact of violence on society and individuals which also gives us a valuable insight into the power of love. The tragedy centres around the collapse of Romeo and Juliet’s love, filling us with a sense of dread. The messages remain relevant to audiences across time as we reflect on human nature and are drawn into the circumstances of the play through Shakespeare’s effective use of dramatic and poetic devices. Shakespeare’s insight into violence and conflict is a significant element towards the establishment of the tragedy. In the play the evocative images of violence reigns over the power of love and justice, prominently revealed from the quote “civil blood makes civil hands unclean” for the unfortunate fate of the two ill-fated lovers.
The young and pure lives of ‘Romeo’ and ‘Juliet’ is brought to a despicable end through the violence around them, which eventually brings about reconciliation between the families. Violence and conflict are the main themes of the play. Violence is the act of physically trying to injure someone; it is shown throughout the play accompanied by conflict. Conflict is tension and disagreement over a subject of discussion that can occur frequently. Many opposites such as love and hate, life and death have been used repeatedly to emphasis the conflict, which is presented well by William Shakespeare on different levels and in many ways.
Violence and death permeates Romeo and Juliet, and it is always linked to passion, whether that passion is love or hate. Hate is portrayed as an emotion which can overwhelm a person equally as powerfully as love can. The power of hate is exposed when Tybalt states ‘Peace / I hate the word like I hate hell, all Montagues and thee.’ (1.1.60-61). The passionate love between Romeo and Juliet is linked from the moment of its inception with death – with Tybalt detecting that Romeo has crashed the feast, determined to kill him, just as Romeo catches sight of Juliet and instantly falls in love with her. Furthermore, the notion of suicide is discussed many times throughout the play, as a reaction against those who oppose the love between Romeo and Juliet.
Additionally, it will explore the opposing views regarding the love portrayed by examining both, Romeo and Juliet’s idea of love, in which Shakespeare effectively presented through his use of language and technique. Lastly, this essay will study the power of the forbidden love between the main characters and highlight its consequences. Shakespeare wrote the famous tragedy Romeo and Juliet sometime between the years 1594 and 1595, during the Renaissance Period (Mason, 7). The love evident in the play both challenged and fulfilled the social norms of it... ... middle of paper ... ...wever, ironically, it drives them further apart, consequently leading to their tragic deaths. Draper argues that the mishaps of the play were merely ‘by chance’ resulting in the unfortunate death of the heroes of the play (16).
Shakespeare made sure to point out that ambition is also dangerous in its ability to terrorize in its aftermath. By Act V, Lady Macbeth’s ambition has fleeted; horror ... ... middle of paper ... ... good characteristic to withhold. He wanted the future to learn from Macbeth, and from his other works, such as Julius Caesar, where ambition was used by the main antagonists and characters to achieve invincibility. If Shakespeare’s argument of ambition being evil is valid and its ability to ruin even the most virtuous and honorable men and women, then Malcolm, Macduff, Fleance and all other characters are capable of repeating mistakes that Macbeth made, if the play had continued on. Humanity in today’s world is also capable of replicating the atrocities in Macbeth.
“Why then, O brawling love, O loving hates / these violent delights have violent ends” is as dramatic as Shakespeare would get in his plays to attract his audience. Literary devices are used in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet to grab reader’s attention into understanding Shakespeare’s language throughout his tragedies. Shakespeare uses the prologue to underscore how drama impact throughout the play. For instance of Shakespeare using prologue as drama impact when chorus says, “ From forth the fatal loins of these two foes/ A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life; /Whose misadventured piteous overthrows/ Do with their death bury their parents' strife” (I.chorus.5-8). The chorus opens up with a prologue announcing that the story's fate controlling lovers die and their deaths reconcile their warring clans.