Different Forms Of Love In Romeo And Juliet By William Shakespeare

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How are the different forms of love presented in the Jacobean and Elizabethan times?

In this essay I will be discussing and comparing the way different forms of love are presented in Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet. Macbeth was written in the Jacobean times and Romeo and Juliet was written in the Elizabethan times, two very different time periods and I will be showing how these two different time periods affect the way the plays have been written. The Jacobean period was when James the first was ruling which was 1600s and the Elizabethan period was when Queen Elizabeth was ruling which was 1500s. Both of these plays were written by a well-known man, William Shakespeare. William was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564. Shakespeare was a dramatist
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In Romeo and Juliet, light imagery is presented a lot as soon as Juliet comes into the scene for Romeo, “‘the brightness of her cheek would shame those stars, as daylight doth a lamp” here Romeo is describing Juliet’s presence. There are many words that suggest the imagery of light, “brightness”, “stars”, “daylight” and “lamp”, Shakespeare uses these words to show light and to show the affect Juliet has on lovesick Romeo at that time. As Romeo is introduced into the play he is presented to be in a dark, emotionless and isolated place and the way he is feeling is also shown in the setting, “Adding to clouds more clouds with his deep sighs” here the language feature used is personification because Shakespeare is describing Romeos emotions as clouds and clouds are normally perceived as dull, depressing and spiritless. “Deep sighs” this suggest that Romeo is truly deep in his emotions and also¬¬ the personification of the word cloud shows that the clouds are covering any chance of light and happiness that may try to come and reach Romeo; this …show more content…
The recurring use of religious imagery emphasizes the purity of Romeo and Juliet 's love. When they first meet each other in the play and get to talk, Romeo calls Juliet a "saint" meaning glorified soul and implies that he 'd really like to worship her body, in act 1 scene 5 he also compares himself to a religious

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