Romeo And Juliet Language Analysis

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William Shakespeare uses language to reveal the way the characters feel and think. In “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet’’ act II by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet use their language to express their emotions to each other. The characters words reveal how Romeo and Juliet’s love will not end well. Romeo and Juliet put one another on a pedestal they have unrealistic thoughts about each other. For example, Romeo tells Juliet “call me but love, and I’ll be new baptized’’ (Act 2, Scene II ,L.54). Romeo is willing to change his identity for Juliet so she can love him. Romeo uses the word baptized to reveal he wants to become a new being for Juliet so she can accept him. In addition, Romeo calls Juliet, “Dear Saint’’ (Scene II, L.60). Romeo is calling Juliet a saint which means he thinks she is holy pure. Romeo sees the good in Juliet and that means it does not allow for any flaws or imperfections. Lastly, Juliet calls Romeo “Good of my idolatry” (Scene II, L.120). It seems that Juliet worships Romeo which is not good to worship another person because then she will have high expectations of him. Romeo is placed on a shrine by Juliet. Romeo and Juliet have too many expectations for each other they want things to be perfect. The language used in Act II reveals how Romeo and Juliet’s love is dangerous and tragic. For example, Friar Lawrence says “These violent delights have violent ends” (Scene 6, L.9). Friar Lawrence understands that Romeo and Juliet’s love will not end well because of the feud between their families. Lawrence says “violent ends” he is foreshadowing that something tragic is going to happen to Romeo and Juliet. In addition, Juliet tells Romeo “If they do see thee, they will murder thee”(Scene 2, L.75). Juliet’s guards might kill Romeo if they see him in the Capulets property. It is dangerous for Romeo and Juliet to be together because their families dislike each other they have a feud. Lastly, Juliet says “and I’ll no longer be a Capulet” (Scene 2, L. 39). Juliet says that her love for Romeo makes her want to not be a Capulet any longer. It is tragic that Juliet feels the only way she can be with Romeo is if she is not a Capulet. Romeo and Juliet ‘s love will end up badly no matter what
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