Romeo And Juliet: Romeo's Feelings Essay

1177 words - 5 pages

In this essay I will explain how Romeo shows the strength of his feelings by reading between Romeo’s lines, looking at the techniques that Shakespeare uses and by understanding the text.
Extract one, act one, scene one, it is shown that Romeo does not like the feud that is going on and on between the Montagues and the Capulets and he thinks it is stupid. This impression is given to us when Romeo says: “Yet tell me not, for I have heard it all”. This quote makes us feel like he has better things to worry about than a stupid feud and it also shows he is not keen to talk about the feud either. He does not want to hear any more about the fight and he seems a little angry. When he says: ...view middle of the document...

That quote shows how he thinks love doesn’t last because he is comparing love to smoke and fumes which both disappear into the air.
Romeo is deeply in love with Rosaline in the first extract. This is shown throughout the text, especially when he compliments her. When he says: “She’ll not be hit with Cupid’s arrow. She hath Dian’s wit”, he is comparing Rosaline to the love goddess, suggesting he admires her, but she evades his love.

In extract two, act two, scene two, Romeo forgets Rosaline and he is in love with Juliet and instead of being all depressed like in extract one, he is having the happiest time of his life and it is shown when he speaks so lightly and happily “O speak again, bright angel”, he has forgotten about Rosaline and found happiness elsewhere. “It is my lady, O it is my love” that suggests he is in love with Juliet because he states it himself, and when you are in love you are happy, so Romeo is finally happy and he has a positive attitude to life.
He admires Juliet. This is shown when he says: “What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east and Juliet is the Sun.” Romeo is comparing Juliet to the Sun. “Juliet is the Sun”, is a metaphor because she isn’t actually the Sun. The Sun is the light and the guidance and happiness and when you think of sun you think of summer. Summer is usually happy time, so Romeo is saying that Juliet is happiness and light and that she is the one. That quote really shows how he has feelings for Juliet. It is very effective because it creates imagery and it immediately makes us think that Juliet is a very beautiful girl. Also when he says: “The envious moon, who is already sick and pale with grief that thou, her maid, art far more fair than she”, it shows us that he is a soft guy, a sweetheart, who is really serious about love. We get this impression because he compliments Juliet in such a sweet way, he is saying that Juliet is much prettier than the Moon and that the Moon is jealous of her. That is a big compliment, since we generally find the Moon’s silvery...

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