Romeo and Juliet

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Love Can Destroy or Transform a Person
Love has its good and bad moments. This is prominent in Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare conveys his message, love contains both good and bad, by using figurative language and other literary elements. A few examples include metaphor, personification, and paradox.
Romeo and Juliet’s affection for each other is pure as well as bad. Shakespeare uses metaphor to hint at his theme. “For here lies Juliet, and her beauty makes/ This vault a feasting presence of light” (V.iii.85-86) in this quote it shows the good side of love. Romeo, one of the main characters, talks about the beauty Juliet radiates, even though at this time in the story Romeo thinks she is dead. This quote also uses the word light which is a constant motif, light and darkness. “It is the east and Juliet is the sun” (II.ii.3) is also a metaphor. The metaphor is Romeo comparing Juliet to the sun. Saying how beautiful she is, like she is the most wonderful thing in the world. This quote really shows how love can change a per...
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