The Theme Of Love Between Romeo And Juliet Essay

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Another form of love that Shakespeare presents, is the traditional form of love as it is actually the love between Romeo and Juliet. Their love is the most prevalent love seen throughout the play and Shakespeare uses many language forms and techniques to emphasise this fact. An example of this can be seen in the balcony scene, where Romeo compares Juliet to the sun and asks her “to kill the envious moon”, insinuating how much truer and important loving Juliet is to him. The reason for this is the fact that Romeo widely referred to Rosaline as the moon and by asking Juliet to kill it presents the idea that the unrequited love he had for Rosaline has died out. Shakespeare does this extremely effectively as he quickly manages to allow the audience …show more content…
She takes control of the conversation she has with her mother as instead of obediently agreeing, she answers her mother by saying “I’ll look to like if looking liking move”. Again she shows a sense of maturity as instead of being forced into a marriage with the threat of being disowned, she chose to defy her father by simply answering him “if all else fails, myself hath the power to die”. Also making her decisions without her nurse,who advises her to enter the false marriage, as she goes behind her back to go to Friar Lawrence, and drink the potion. Although Shakespeare could be trivialising their love here, he is most likely further emphasising the point that love has no boundaries and lovers are willing to go to extremes for one another. The dramatic irony in this scene is very prominent as we see Juliet grieving Tybalt’s death, but in fact is praising her husband.Shakespeare could be using this to portray love as something that should be kept known only to the lovers themselves as "love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind." (Midsummer Night’s dream). Again this point is conveying a clear message as the quote is from the sonnet in the feast scene and as we realise, Shakespeare uses sonnets to effectively celebrate love. This is due to the idea that sonnets are traditionally used to …show more content…
Shakespeare juxtaposes the idea of their death with this imagery to almost show how happy they make each other and that even though they are young and naive, their love is true and pure just like the light is as Juliet, "doth teach the torches to burn bright", thereby suggesting that Juliet bring the light into the darkest of days and it is only her who does so in Romeo’s life. In her soliloquy, Juliet reveals how much she truly loves Romeo. Shakespeare shows the audience through his use of literary devices, such as the use of alliteration that is repeated throughout i.e ‘fiery-footed steeds’ makes her seem anxious and impatient for Romeo and that almost shows how she can’t live without him, and also other methods that her love for Romeo is true and not just ‘puppy love’ as here speech has a natural flow to it but even still Shakespeare manages to instil a sense of urgency in her speech through the continuous use of punctuation as the repeated use of commas almost highlights her talking quickly but trying to take short breaks as she draws for breath. Again the sentence structure plays a vital role as. Not only this but the language used by Shakespeare plays a vital role in portraying her

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