Analysis of the Balcony Scene in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

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Analysis of the Balcony Scene in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Love is profound and unconditional. Love is devotional and overwhelming but as for Romeo and Juliet , they are not supposed to fall in love because they are sworn enemies. When Romeo and Juliet fall in love they are aware of the risks they are taking but the feeling of love is powerful and Romeo is a romantic dreamer, they are not afraid to fall deeply in love. The situation they find themselves in and the strength of their love gives this scene the immense romantic appeal and fame .

The scene is full of commotion, dramatic tension and activity. Events accelerate towards tragedy. The lovers act like they are emotionally
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Juliet says how her love resembles the sea. ‘My bounty is as boundless as the sea , my love as deep , the more I give to thee , the more I have, for both are infinite’. This statement refers to her love as deep as the sea and the more she gives, the more she receives. The love they have for each other is compared to as sweet as roses and birds that sing. They are all things to do with nature signifies purity and beauty .

Romeo describes Juliet as a light in darkness. It makes Juliet sound more beautiful and shows how to Romeo, Juliet stands out from everything. ‘But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east , and Juliet is the sun’. She is his source of light. Their love is also referred to radiant and life giving as the sun.

Shakespeare uses religious image to describe . He makes it seem sacred, pure and holy. It transcends our human existence. Romeo calls Juliet a ’saint’ and a ’bright angel’. Shakespeare uses these images to show us that Romeo does not just love Juliet, he worships her. He mentions phrases like eyes in heaven signifying her beauty , baptised- when all sins are washed away therefore one becomes holy and receives new life. The description of her as a messenger of heaven makes her seem like she is special and as if she was ‘god sent’. All these pure and spirit that Romeo compares her to shows how sincere and genuine he is
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