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Scene Analysis: Romeo And Juliet Essay


Balcony Scene with Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet is a play written by William Shakespeare. This play is one of the most famous love stories of all time, it tells the tale of a boy and a girl from warring families who meet and fall in love. Fate is not on their side and they eventually choose to kill themselves rather than live without each other. Shakespeare uses language to characterize Romeo and Juliet, he creates Romeo very young, Juliet mature, but both still very alike.

In the play Romeo is immature and impulsive. For example Romeo talks about their families not being obstacles to their love, he says With loves light wings did I o'erperch these walls, for stony limits cannot hold love out, and what love can do, that dares love attempt. Therefore thy kinsmen are no stop to me.(2.271-74) If Romeo does not see their families being a problem then he isnt ready to make a family himself. Later on Romeo asks Juliet to exchange of thy loves faithful vow for mine(2.2.134), to this Juliet answers that she gave thee mine before thou didst request it. (2.2.135-136) So, if Romeo is only now asking Juliet for her consent, when she already agreed on it a long time ago, this shows how slowly Romeo is leaving his childish era. Once again, Romeo proves himself childish and immature.

Juliet on the other hand is very thoughtful and mature. Juliet tells Romeo to swear by thy gracious self, which is the god of my idolatry, and Ill believe thee. She sets Romeo as her idol, her god. These words are very intense her, very powerful, Romeo would never say and think of something this strong. It is also very important how Juliet treats everything very vague. For example she is very frighten that And the place death, considering who thou art, if any of my kinsmen find thee here.(2.2.68-70) It is very impressive how Juliets age and thoughts are very different and unbalanced.

Even though Romeo and Juliet are very different their love is extremely powerful, they see each other as the center of the universe, Romeo says It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. (2.2.4) If Romeo makes Juliet the sun then she means life to him. Without her, for him the world would end. Juliet also loves Romeo tremendously; she says if Romeo doesnt deny his heritage then she will no longer be a Capulet (2.2.49), if Romeo and Juliet are ready to deny their heritage then for these two lovers any obstacle will be easy overcome. Romeo and Juliet are very alike; they even die on the same day. They deserved to be together and have each others love. Even if they are somewhat different.

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