The main feature of all drama is conflict and Shakespeare uses oppositions in literary devices to create it. Romeo and Juliet starts off with the feuding families fighting, already setting the mood and creating a separation, forcing us as the reader to pick a side. Through the play, puns and other literary devices are used to establish oppositions between love and hate to create conflict and tension.
Young lovers defy their families’ long-established vendetta and jeopardize all they have to continue their relationship. The violent commotion between the two lovers, Romeo and Juliet, finally bring peace to their feuding families, with their own death. Like with many suicide cases, there are challenges and decisions being made that lead up to this decision. Often times, we question who contributed to the suicide. Regardless, others argue that Romeo and Juliet should be held accountable for their ultimate decision. Then again, there is no definite reason to assign fault to Romeo and Juliet. Not only are their brains not fully developed, but pressures from outside forces caused such stress within the relationship.
In the play, Romeo and Juliet, by Shakespeare tells of two families that have a huge grudge. A boy named Romeo and a girl named Juliet fall in love with each other and die in the end. In this play, Shakespeare uses a lot of figurative language throughout. He uses language like metaphors, similes and personification to describe the scenes and characters.
A classic love story Romeo and Juliet, tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers who do not live happily ever after. However, true love must first be understood in order to fully grasp the complexity, mystery, and passion involved in the play... "If he be marrièd, / my grave is like to be my wedding bed," Juliet says before she learns Romeo 's identity (Shakespeare I.v.148-149). This tragedy, written by William Shakespeare, takes place in the Renaissance era, the setting is Verona and Mantua, which are northern cities in Italy. Romeo and Juliet is a tragic dramatic play written in English in London, mid-1590’s. Throughout the play, monologues and soliloquies develop Juliet Capulet’s tone as indecisive, passionate, and violent which strengthens her immense love for Romeo so she can defy her family and accomplish the impossible to be with her lover. (III.ii.144).
In the play Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, we learn of the many hardships and highs Romeo and Juliet go through over the course of the story. The play Romeo and Juliet is based off two star-crossed lovers who are separated from each other due to a feud between their two families. Their love is so strong that at the end of the story Romeo and Juliet both end up committing suicide because they can’t live without each other. Whether it is problems with love, or them complimenting each other on how they feel about the other person, Shakespeare uses many literary devices to make the reader dig deeper into the context to find the meaning behind the sentence. Some of the literary devices are; similes, metaphors, and personification.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a play regarding two families who hate each other. After their children fall in love disaster strikes. Soon after the families unite and begin to care and love each other. Then Shakespeare makes it apparent that hate is just another form of love because he models love overcoming hate and solving problems caused by hate.
“Tempering extremities with extreme sweet.”(pro.14) The Act II prologue of Romeo and Juliet uses quite a few extreme words, which, being a romantic tragedy written by William Shakespeare, has many hidden meanings, many of which are demonstrated through foreshadowing. Shakespeare, a playwright from the Elizabethan era who wrote many famous plays, was well know for his play on words, which often prefigures a later event in the play. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the Act Two prologue foreshadows the extreme themes of death and blindness, love versus lust, and passion versus power, all of which will become visible in Act II.
“If love be rough with you, be rough with love” (1.4 27). Words of Mercutio, a supporting character. Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare, an award winning play, depicts the story of a pair of star crossed lovers. Death one of the main themes, announced during the prologue, occurs many times throughout this play. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, children of two different houses, fall into a deep love for each other that eventually plummets them to their demise. Shakespeare treats death as a punishment for those who did another wrong, and makes it almost humorous because of the amount of irony that led up to that moment.
In this piece of work I will be examining the reaction to loss of life in Romeo and Juliet, as well as 3 other poems. This piece will be analysing Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.
Throughout many of William’s Shakespeare’s plays, Shakespeare creates distinguished characters that serve as foils to the title characters. In Romeo and Juliet, the unseen Rosaline and the conventional Parris contrast with the heavily featured Juliet and her unpredictable partner, Romeo. In Macbeth, the decisive Lady Macbeth contrasts with her indecisive husband, Macbeth. In Hamlet, Shakespeare creates one of his most polarizing title characters. Detailing Hamlet’s quest to avenge his father’s death, Shakespeare shows how Hamlet contrasts with other characters. Hamlet’s foils Laertes, Fortinbras, and Ophelia emphasize Hamlet’s independence, calmness, religiousness, patience, cunningness, rationality, loyalty, intelligence, perseverance, compassion, and honor.
William Shakespeare uses the intense relationship from the young star-crossed lovers to show their strong love. Many are familiar with Romeo and Juliet and their forbidden love, due to their
The play, Romeo and Juliet, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare in 1592 and is set in Verona, Italy. It is about two young star-crossed lovers. The play explores the themes of friendship, loyalty, family, love, hate, fate and fortune. It includes literary and dramatic techniques such as imagery of light and dark, poetic language in iambic pentameter, soliloquies, oxymorons, sonnets, characterisations, juxtapositions, similes, metaphors and puns. Romeo falls in love with Juliet at first sight. However, their love is forbidden, as Romeo comes from the Montague family and Juliet from the Capulet family. The two families have an ongoing feud that prevents the lovers from ever being together. To get their way, they go against their parents’ wishes which in the end results in a double suicide. This quote by Juliet (Act 2, scene 2) “Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo?” is her expressing her feelings towards Romeo being a Montague. She continues to say “deny thy father and refuse thy name. Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.” Juliet is asking herself, why Romeo has to have the name Montague because if he did not, they could be together happily.
Vapidity and dullness thrives in the latest big-screen adaptation of Shakespeare 's timeless tragedy since Baz Luhrman 's quirky yet passionate ‘Romeo + Juliet’(1996) and Franco Zeffirelli 's true-to-fashion classic, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (1968). Adapted by Julian Fellowes, creator, producer and writer of the multiple award-winning British television series, Downton Abbey (2010-2015), has taken Shakespeare’s mesmerising words to the chopping block, utilising the same emotional beats, lifelessly directed by Carlo Carlei, (the Italian director’s first big budget film) who ricochets the film from a timeless tragedy into a ‘Twilight’ want-to-be. Shot in the actual Verona and at other Italian monuments, the film looks charming, feels merited, and is easy to understand. However ‘Romeo & Juliet’ is a disappointing adaptation that pursues the play’s original outline but is too timid to raise its two fate-bound lovers to the passionate intensity of Shakespeare’s original.