William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

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Many famous characters made their way into William Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet is a clever way. The most influential and important literary device in William Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet is allusion, Shakespeare uses it to bring the reader into the story and help them to make connections to other things, to give the reader something in mythology or scripture to help the them better understand the situation, to make the reader feel a connection with the play, and to add in interesting aspects into the play to keep the reader thinking and always aware. Shakespeare uses allusion to invite the reader to make connections, to other things. While Romeo expresses his feelings to Benvolio about Rosaline, he extremely exasperated sighs, “She hath Dian’s wit" (1.1.202). Romeo explains to Benvolio why he struggles with Rosaline, he would like to be intimate with her, but she does not feel the same way. Romeo compares Rosaline to Diana, the goddess of chastity, because she will not be with him. This allusion happens to be an example of classical allusion. Shakespeare uses this to help the reader to make a connection between a well-known character, Diana, and the character in the play, Rosaline. Shakespeare, allowing the reader to make this connection between these two characters, helps them understand the situation at hand and comprehend what was going on. Allusion, helps the reader make connections within the play, helps the reader feel a connection, be connected to the play,
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