Personal Identity In Romeo And Juliet

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In the play, Romeo and Juliet it’s about the two lover’s that go against their fate of two different families that hate each other, but will soon end their relationship when Romeo and Juliet die together. The horrible love story creates Romeo and Juliet's relationship of being loving and caring. Shakespeare uses metaphors and symbolism to show personal identity through love. In the play by William Shakespeare uses metaphors to show the personal identity of Romeo’s character traits of being loving and caring before Romeo meets Juliet. One quote that shows Shakespeare uses metaphors to use personal identity before Romeo meets Juliet is when Romeo expresses his feelings of having nobody to love by stating,” Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs” (1.1.189). This shows how Romeo was affected when he lost his love, Rosaline. The quote relates to the central idea because it shows how Romeo is always caring about the people he loves. It proves my thesis of personal identity because he expresses his own feelings. Another quote that uses metaphors to use personal identity before Romeo meets Juliet is when Romeo describes how love is important to him by stating,”The precious treasure of his eyesight lost ” (1.1.190). This quote shows that Romeo wants a pretty girl to love and care for. The quote relates to the central idea because it shows how love is important to Romeo. It proves my thesis of personal identity because Romeo’s character traits will help him find his true love later in the story. Shakespeare uses metaphors to build a personal identity before Romeo meets Juliet. Shakespeare uses symbolism to show the personal identity of Juliet’s character of becoming independent and reserved. One quote that shows Shakespeare uses similes to use personal identity before Juliet met Romeo is when the nurse describes Paris as a lady’s man by stating ”As all the world-why, he’s such a man of wax” (1.3.77). This quote shows how Juliet is getting pressured by her mom and nurse to marry Paris, but decides not to. This relates to the central idea of personal identity because the nurse and her mother are pressuring Juliet to marry Paris but doesn't want to, this shows how Juliet is really independent and reserved by making
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