The Phenomenon Of Love At First Sight In Romeo And Juliet Analysis

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The Phenomenon of Love at First Sight in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

One of the first things that make reader believe in love at first sight is the way Shakespeare created two characters who should of
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One of these is the fact that the characters Romeo and Juliet were so young, although we do not know their exact ages in the play it says that Juliet is nearly fourteen and it is commonly assumed that Romeo is a few years older. This may lead readers to question whether or not it was just 'puppy love' or maybe it was just a physical/sexual attraction due to teenage hormones. Some readers may ask whether the only reason Romeo and Juliet married was so they could have sex, as in Shakespeare's time it was not acceptable to have sex outside of marriage.

When Romeo first sees Juliet he talks about her and this is a very convincingly written passage by Shakespeare to convince the reader that Romeo is in love with Juliet. The first line begins with "O" and ends with an exclamation mark; this shows the reader that Romeo is astounded and that his breath was taken away. The "O" also has a deeper meaning, as it is traditionally a word associated with religion and worship, as people will use it when praying for example 'O
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It signifies that they were destined for disaster. This could be interpreted by the reader as more proof that Romeo and Juliet did fall in love were meant to be together or that they were never supposed to be together and weren't in love and that's ultimately why at the end they die.

The point in the play where Romeo and Juliet speak to one another is important in convincing the reader that they are in love. The most obvious of these is that Shakespeare has written their first meeting in a sonnet, which is the classical way to write a love poem. This immediately tells the reader that Romeo and Juliet are in love. The whole of the sonnet is an extended metaphor about Juliet being holy. Romeo uses the words holy shrine which in reality is usually a statue of Mary and so he is saying that Juliet is holy and also that she is beautiful because a shrine is usually a very beautiful place. However there is also a link in this to their death, as a shrine is usually for a dead person and there are also relics in it which hints at the idea of fate and destiny again, which Shakespeare has used throughout the play. The religious language and metaphors are the way Romeo

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