Foreshadowing And Foils In Romeo And Juliet

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Throughout Romeo and Juliet, literary techniques were used to enhance the story. In particular, foreshadowing and foils were used to make the story better.
Romeo and Juliet contains a great amount of foreshadowing. One of the biggest examples occurs when Romeo says, “I fear too early...some consequence yet hanging in the stars.” Here, Romeo is stating that he feels like something bad will happen. This part foreshadows him falling in love with Juliet and it ending badly. This foreshadowing makes the overall play better by adding anticipation. A second example of foreshadowing exists during the party in act 1. When Tybalt is stopped from confronting Romeo, he remarks that his actions that are “now seemingly sweet” will “convert to bitter gall”

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