Romeo taunts at how “none but fools do wear” their virginity, revealing that he is lustful towards Juliet. “ 'Tis but thy name that is my enemy/ Thou art thyself, though not a Montague/ What’s Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot/ Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part/ Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!/ What’s in a name? That which we call a rose/ By any other word would smell as sweet/ So Romeo would, were he not Romeo called/ Retain that dear perfection which he owes/ Without that title.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Shakespheres Romeo and Juliet has many facets. One of the most prominent is the theme of love. The play suggests that this love between the two main characters is all consuming and self focused and seems to ignore all realities of the real world. Youth is the season of love and is full of desires and hopes. With experience, comes the disappointments and that brings us down to the world of reality.
However, no one is able to on account of the fact that the audience is so focused on how rash and unwise they are. Within the first few hours of knowing Romeo, Juliet bemoans the fact that her “only love, sprung from [her]only hate.” First off, she barely met the guy and she’s already saying that he’s her only love. It doesn’t make sense. Then, at the beginning of the play, Romeo is in love with another woman, and then all of a sudden he’s in love with Juliet, whom he’s barely met? What is up with that?
This verse is significant to Shakespeare’s play, as well as Lurhmann’s film. The line “I think I fell in love again” speaks to the point that Romeo quickly fell out of love with Rosaline and in love with Juliet, as seen in both the play and the film. The fickle and short lived love of Rosaline alludes to the lack of permanence in the lives and in the love of the teenagers. The second line pertains more to the film as Mercutio refers to Queen Mab as a drug having power over the minds of men, including their perceptions of love. In the scene before Romeo meets Juliet, seen in Lurhmann’s film and in the
In Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare references light and dark to show the love of the couple and the consequences. Romeo compares Juliet to light a few times during the play. When Romeo first sees her he says “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!” (I.v.43). He is saying that she is so beautiful that she outshines all the other girls. Juliet compares Romeo with a light that illuminates the dark: JULIET: Take Romeo and cut him out into little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun.
This extract reflects on the theme that romantic love can be beautiful and ennobling. Romeo sneaks into Capulet’s orchard and uses the most charming figurative language to describe Juliet and her beauty. Shakespeare uses metaphorical language comparing Juliet to the sun; this shows Shakespeare’s craft in writing, because this scene is placed at nighttime, “It is the East, and Juliet is the sun.” Romeo describes her beauty in glowing images of light, like the sun, moon, and the stars. Also, he uses personification saying the moon is jealous of Juliet’s beauty, “Kill the envious moon who is already sick and pale, that thou her maid art far more fair than she.” Furthermore, Romeo brings in heavenly bodies and uses metaphorical language saying Juliet is an angel who stands over the clouds, “As is a winged messenger of heaven, when he bestrides the lazy-pacing clouds.” Romeo is so in love with Juliet that he compared her to the universe and its beauty along with alluring imagery. The imagery in the passage has the motif of light and dark.
Maybe he loved her too much, and that is why it ruined his life. He uses many characters throughout the play to prove his idea, like for example Juliet, who ended up a victim of love, dead at only fourteen years old after meeting Romeo. In addition, Friar Lawrence, who gave many hints that love should only happen moderately, and those who go too fast will fall. Furthermore, there is Mercutio, who is completely sure that love should not be taken seriously. In his opinion, women are not as good as men and can be replaced easily; therefore true love does not exist, nor does anything to do with love’s fate.
In addition, he refers to Romeo and Juliet as "star-crossed lovers". To put it in another way, the two lovers are dissatisfied by fate from the very beginning. They may not have fallen in love like normal young people, but they still truly love one another. Romeo first notices Juliet during her parents' banquet, which causes them to fall in love at first sight. His reaction in Act I, scene IV illustrates that Juliet's appearance significantly affects him: “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!
A Range of Emotions in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet The play 'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare is a story of spontaneous true love between the two main characters. After reading the play in class I showed particularly strong emotions towards it, the range of feelings I felt throughout the play were predominantly relevant to me. Although Shakespeare's tale was dramatic I could relate the characters emotions to my own, this is why I have chosen to concentrate on episodes throughout the play which carry the passion or burden of these emotions. Romeos love for Juliet is instant; as he suddenly drops all previous feeling to focus on her. His love is to the extent that he feels he couldn't achieve the affections of one as spectacularly beautiful as Juliet, something he hasn't laid eyes on before.
William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet “Romeo and Juliet” is a famous love story. It involves two families, the Capulets and the Montagues, who fued with each other. Romeo is a Montague and Juliet is a Capulet. Romeo and Juliet both fall in love, which leads to tragedy and their deaths. Shakespeare uses a prologue to summarize the play, and hint there will be a tragedy.