Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

619 WordsJan 29, 20183 Pages
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a play written in the 16th century that’s about a tragic love story between two teenagers who come from rival families, yet fate brings them together and despite the grudge that each family holds for the other; they fall in love. Throughout the story they hide their love from other people especially their families and marry and when Romeo is banished for murder they conceive a plan to run off together. From this story, we learn how two teenagers deceive their families and friends to meet each other when they aren’t supposed to. Also, people need to accept their differences and move on and that it’s about living in the present and not holding grudges. This play is very inspiring for generations to come. With the use of figurative language such as hyperbole and dramatic irony, Romeo, Juliet and Friar Laurence act on impulse instead of thinking what their consequences could be. First of all, Shakespeare uses repetition to emphasize Juliet’s impulsiveness because she doesn’t think the consequences she could face. JULIET - “Give me, give me! O, tell not me of fear!” (4.1.123). She just wants the vial and nothing else. She isn’t thinking what could possibly happen to others if the plan doesn’t go as planned. She is being selfish here. She has no fear when she takes the potion. JULIET- “To help me after! I will kiss thy lips. Haply some poison yet doth hang on them, To make me die with a restorative” (5.3.169-172). Right now, the only
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