Themes Of ' Romeo And Juliet '

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Be Careful With Love: Themes Through Figurative Language in Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare was a 16th century poet and playwright who wrote many famous plays, poems and sonnets. One of the most famous of these is Romeo and Juliet. In the play Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare uses foreshadowing, metaphors, hyperbole, personification, and other literary devices to prove that love is unstable and can be hazardous. In the play Romeo and Juliet, two young people fall in love, however they are from rival families and are supposed to hate each other. They go on nevertheless with the help of the local priest, Friar Lawrence, hatching plans to get married in secret and be together, even when Romeo gets banished from their home city of Verona. They try to get back together, but it leads to both of their suicides. The theme of this play is the instability of love and that it is sometimes perilous to get caught up in obsessing about love. The author of this play shows this through figurative language like foreshadowing, metaphors, hyperbole, and personification. One of the ways William Shakespeare proves that love is risky is through foreshadowing. Foreshadowing is implying or insinuating what will happen later in the story. Throughout the play, Shakespeare hints that the play will end tragically because of love. In the beginning of the production, Romeo is sad because his love, Rosaline, has sworn to chastity. Lord Montague, Romeo’s father, says “Black and portentous

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