Romeo feels being so in love with a woman he cannot posses. Specifically when the reader believes that in Shakespeare’s time this poetic style of verse was used to present moments of steep dramatic or emotional force. Shakespeare applies detailed metaphors, such as “love is a smoke raised with the fumes of sighs, a fire sparkling in lover’s eyes” to highlight how distressing his love for Rosaline is. Shakespeare uses the comparisons like ‘sweet’ and ‘gall’ to symbolise the opposition and disarrangement Romeo is feeling. Benvolio suggests that Romeo looks at the women, “examine other beauties”, however Romeo is unwilling to because he does not believe there is another woman as “fair” as Rosaline.
This makes Montague think that it sounds like Romeo is making himself live in an imaginary, not existing, fake world all by his lonesome self. When Benvolio and Romeo meet, they talk about what is bothering Romeo. This is when we learn that Romeo is depressed by the rejection of his love, Rosaline, who believes in chastity. Also, Rosaline won’t return the love that Romeo is waiting impatiently for. So this is why Romeo is heart-broken.
Shakespeare introduces the audience to Romeo, a son of Lord Montague, whos House is involved in an ancient feud with the House of Capulet. Briefly, Romeo divulges to his friend Benvolio that he has a profound and absorbing love for Rosaline, but his love is unrequited. Shakespeare writes Romeo various oxymoron’s, “Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire”, to show Romeo’s ability to use elaborate language and to express his poetic nature. Romeo talks about the brawl that had previously taken place between the two families, and knows that love and hate are closely related to each other. The audience would witness Romeo’s self-centredness and concern for his own feelings, through the comparisons he makes.
: "Feather of lead". He is also wallowing in his own misery, as though he is enjoying being so miserable because he feels so in love with Rosaline, although he barely knows her. Romeo and Rosaline is an example of 'Courtly Love', which would have been around in the days of Shakespeare. Courtly Love was where the man fell in love with a woman of higher social class and she rejected him at first to save her honour and grace. This made the mans passion increase, and only his faith in god would keep him going.
How Shakespeare Presents the Theme of Love in Romeo and Juliet Works Cited Missing Shakespeare presents the theme of love in different ways for each of the characters and for some, such as Romeo, Shakespeare's portrayal of this theme changes as the play progresses. Shakespeare's first portrayal of the theme of love is in the first act when Romeo is talking of his love for Rosaline with Benvolio. Here Romeo is very confused as he uses oxymorons such as 'o brawling love, o loving hate,' (line 107) which shows how he is confused by his relationship with Rosaline as she does not return his love. Romeo continues to speak about the pain of love as he says 'being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers tears.' (Line 186) This shows how Romeo feels that he is being tormented by his love and he also, in this line speaks of all the lovers who have shed tears over their love and says how this is keeping the sea levels high by saying that the tears nourish the sea.
Romeo in William Shakespeare's Play Throughout the play Romeo’s character develop, as he is able to mature and gain a two-way love. I sympathies for Romeo to a certain extent as he is a tragic young man in many places; he tries to protect himself as well as others. Although Romeo tries to protect lives he annoys me as he is moody throughout the first act and is not able to come out of his depressing mood. Romeo is madly in love with a woman called Rosaline but as soon as he sets eyes on Juliet falls in love with her, this shows Romeo is not a strong young man as his emotions and feelings change suddenly. Romeo’s conducts does annoy me when he is depressed due to unrequited love from Rosaline, when he is depressed and moody he hides himself so know one can find him, as he would like alone time; he asks for his cousins Benvolio for advice but then ignores him.
Shakespeare expresses Romeo's contradictory feelings by showing the audience that love has the ability to bring a mixture of sadness and happiness - it can feel like a combination of opposites. Romeo speaks like this because his feelings for love are threatened by the warring families, especially since Rosaline is a Capulet. Romeo states; "Here's much to do with hate, but more to do with love," where he blames the hatred of the two families for his misery of love. This can show why Romeo does not like to get involved in the brawls between the two families, especially before the fight with him and Tybalt. I think Shakespeare is also making a point that Romeo often wants what he can't have - which explains why he is then so attra... ... middle of paper ... ...an immature child because he should be grateful that he is not executed.
This tells the audience that Romeo is distraught about losing Rosaline and seems detached from reality. Romeo continues to say 'Ay me! Sad hours seem long', this underlines Romeo depression since he sees time getting longer and longer because he is low-spirited. As Romeo questions his cousin Benvolio 'what fray ... ... middle of paper ... ...e as he is mentally and physically tierd and his knowledge that fate was against the unity of the Capulet and Montague families'. The audience, realising the tragic irony of Romeo death, now see love as an overwhelming and cruel emotion.
The outcome of the play was changed because of there irrational thinking. This essay will argue how the immaturity and naivety of the main characters lead to their downfall in the play of Romeo and Juliet. Throughout the play we see a lack of maturity in Romeo as he makes quick decisions without thinking them through and the reader realizes how fast Romeo can be in and out of love. In the beginning of the play Romeo is shown, as he’s heartbroken over Rosaline a couple hours after the reader sees him love-struck over Juliet and talks the same way about Juliet as he did about Rosaline hours ago. The reader will learn he falls in love easily.
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.