She hath Dian’s wit,/ And, in strong proof of chastit... ... middle of paper ... ...Act I. In Act I of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare demonstrates different forms of love that characters face. From the beginning, Romeo struggles to find true love and what love really is. As for Juliet, she also struggles on what love is, but also finding her own voice. And when finally finding true love they discover that they have fallen in love their own enemy.
In this excerpt, Shakespeare reveals Romeo to the audience as an obsessive lover with his great use of imagery, and effective figures of speech. He shows his affection admiring Juliet’s beauty by creating a passionate mood for the audience and revealing signs of themes (II.ii.2-25). In this extract, Romeo performs a soliloquy where he reflects on Juliet’s beauty and expresses his feelings (II.ii.2-25). Shakespeare uses this point of view as it allows his characters to reveal their deepest inner thoughts and feelings. Through the passage, Romeo portrays his feelings by praising Juliet’s beauty (II.ii.2-25).
The comparisons drawn between Beatrice and Benedick's love and the superficial love of Hero and Claudio are typical of the constant contrasts that Shakespeare builds into this play, comical or otherwise. It is in this way that Shakespeare manages to cross-reference almost all of his characters with each other; ` the 'wise' Beatrice with the 'modest' Hero, the 'valiant' Benedick with 'Sir boy,' the young Claudio. This emphasises their strengths and highlights their weaknesses respectively. By this he makes them more interesting, and so more realistic, pointing out things about the society in which the play was written, and about human relationships as a whole. One of the topics Shakespeare is especially fond of is that of Love being a force for good in society, improving anyone who is infatuated with it.
The love shared between Romeo and Juliet is youthful, which is one of the many reasons why their love grows intense very quickly. It is cl... ... middle of paper ... .... The changes that both Juliet and Romeo undergo show that love is strong enough to change a person’s beliefs and feelings. Shakespeare also shows the forcefulness of loving through Romeo and Juliet’s actions at the end of the story. Romeo’s feelings for Juliet are so strong that he poisons himself when he thinks that she is dead, and the feelings are returned by Juliet, shown by her decision to take a dagger to her heart when she sees that Romeo has poisoned himself.
Friar Lawrence even acknowledges this when he states, “Young men’s love then lies / Not truly in their hearts but in their eyes” (II iii 67-68). Romeo’s affection is easily swayed from Rosaline to Juliet. Romeo and Juliet are not supposed to be together. Upon seeing Romeo, Juliet sends The Nurse to find out who he is. Nurse returns saying, “His name is Romeo, and a Montague, / The only son of your great enemy” (I v 36-37).
That makes the reader eager to know what is going to happen next. To add, Romeo tries to tell Tybalt that he has a reason for them to love one another, but he could not have done that without telling him that Juliet was his bride: I do protest I never injured thee, But love thee better than thou canst devise, Till thou shalt know the reason of my love; And so, good C... ... middle of paper ... ... I will dew; / Or, wanting that, with tears distilled by moans” (V, 3, 12-14). This was interesting and unexpected because Paris was actually in love with Juliet and he even asked Romeo to lie beside Juliet after Romeo slain him. Given these points, Shakespeare used situational irony in the play Romeo and Juliet to be of interest to the reader and make sure that things are not dull or tiresome.
In Act 1.1, Romeo depicts Rosaline's beauty and says, "She is too fair, too wise, wisely too fair." Romeo’s love for Rosaline is only skin deep and faces heart break when she chooses to be celibate. Yet when Romeo sees Juliet for the first time, he forgets all about Rosaline and instantly falls for Juliet. In Act 1.5, Romeo is the first to spot Juliet and immediately feels an attraction to her. In addition, Romeo thinks Juliet is very beautiful and convinces her to kiss him without knowing each other.
This “cast of mind” is a portion of the human nature that Shakespeare clearly conveys in the play. Shakespeare, through Romeo, portrays the positive and negat... ... middle of paper ... ...onnects his audience to the characters and although the play is written for the Elizabethan era, it remains pertinent by invoking the notion of human nature. He implements themes of love, anger, and impulsiveness and demonstrates the influence these emotions have on human behavior. It is evident that because human nature is constant, people have and will continue to be affected by these emotions. Works Cited Cardullo, Bert.
It is love which causes Romeo to change his beliefs and his actions. In Romeo and Juliet, love is at first portrayed as a violent ecstatic overpowering force which supersedes all other values, loyalties and emotions. Romeo's language when pining for Rosaline is certainly fu... ... middle of paper ... ...erfect and flawless. Romeo asks for Tybalt's forgiveness, so that his sins will not go with him to the next life, he shows maturity, he asks lost of questions with no answers, because he can not believe she is not alive. He is jealous of death, who has a bigger hold over Juliet than him.
Just as important is how when the two families’ hate starts getting stronger, Romeo and Juliet only become more and more inseparable and are willing to do whatever is necessary so they can be together forever. From the moment, Romeo “loves” Rosaline to the day he attends the Capulet ball and first sees Juliet, it is clear that love is a major factor throughout the play. At the ball Romeo had just met Juliet for the first time and eventually kissed her before leaving. “My only love sprung from my only hate! / Too early seen unknown, and known too late!/ Prodigious birth of love it is to me/That I must love a loathed enemy(I.V.138-141) is what she declares to her nurse, after only mere minutes she already loves Romeo who is her enemy, which she knows she cannot do, as it could potentially ruin the two families relationship even more.