The themes of death and violence saturate Romeo and Juliet, and they are always connected to assign, whether that passion is love or hate. The connection between hate, violence, and death seems obvious. But the connection between love and violence requires further investigation. The theme of love as a cause of violence or hate is displayed through the expression and feelings revealed through Romeo, as he is in a State Of melancholy and self-pity. This is depicted in act 1, scene 1 where he states “Here’s much to do with hate, but more to do with love, why O brawling over love, O loving hate! The use of oxymoron, enables the audience to recon sis the emotional state of the hearted as he ties together the two most powerful emotions known to man and identifies them as equal, thus both having to exist as a means of revealing such passion between the Capsules and the Montague. Repetition is used in this quote to allow the audience to understand the confusing and disorientating similarities of love and hate. This quote also reveals Romeos passionate and dramatic nature as he perceives love as a splendid yet dynamic emotion.
The audience is introduced to a character who is quite emotionally unstable, therefore altering them right from the very beginning, f the outcome of his life. This theme is prevalent through out society now, and will be forevermore. There are those who will say there is a fine line between love and hate. Really all these emotions encompass is passion. [ Love as a cause of violence or hate is a core theme that is presented through Romeos tragic perception of love. This is portrayed in act 1, scene 1 where Romeo reveals ‘This love that thou hast shown, Doth add more grief to too much of mine own.
Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs; Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes” Romeos metaphorical allusion paints picture for the audience and exposes them to the ongoing motif on this play that love holds negative implications and slowly destroys one’s soul. The imagery in this quote displays to the audience, the unclear and bewildering nature of love, how brightly it burns and how consuming it is to a lover. The audience is exposed to the antagonistic makeup of love, and how much discord it can really cause, but also how potent it is in the eyes of two lovesick teenagers.
Love and hate are emotions that have a holdover you which makes you think differently and cloud your judgment, this has great elevate to everyone in the world, in the land Of today. The theme Of the inevitability of fate is coursed throughout the entire play. In the quote “I fear, too early: for my mind missives some consequence yet hanging in the stars shall bitterly begin his fearful date with this night’s revels and expire the term Of a despised life closed in my breast By some vile forfeit of untimely death” Romeo expresses his worries.
The use of soliloquy in this quote emphasizes the amount of internal debate that Romeo has within himself and it demonstrates Romeos keen sense of destiny as he has that gut feeling that omitting unfortunate will happen at the party. The constant reference to the stars playing a part in the direction of where the course of the events lead to. The characters also are quite aware of it: Romeo and Juliet constantly see omens. When Romeo believes that Juliet is dead, he cries out, ‘Then I defy you, stars,” completing the idea that the love between Romeo and Juliet is in opposition to the decrees of destiny.
The mechanism of fate works in all of the events surrounding the lovers: the feud between their families. Exactly this can be seen in the society of today. Not just within things surrounding family feuds, but in every day life, because people believe in it. [The inevitability of fate is a theme that plays its part extremely well within Romeo and Juliet. In the prologue, the audience is made aware of the unfortunate course of the lover’s fate. ‘From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair Of star cross’s lovers take their life; Whole misadventures piteous overthrows Do with their death bury their parents’ strife. The use of rhythm and rhyme in this quote emphasizes the tremendous amount of strength that the story of Romeo and Juliet has. It sheds light on how undeniable the course of events presented will be. Foreshadowing runs rampant through Romeo and Juliet, allowing anticipation and apprehension build, creating a sense of suspense for the audience. Some believe that fate relies on the actions of God, but Fate takes God out of the equation. It’s some unknown, uncaring force doing stuff for some unknown reason. How does modern society still believe it? Simple, they don’t think it out.
Then again, modern society still believes in Occupy Wall Street, The Tea Party, everyone is basically good, everyone is going to have a wonderful afterlife, and DRP. Oz. Much of Romeo and Juliet involves the lovers’ struggles against public and social institutions that either explicitly or implicitly oppose the existence of their love. In the quote “O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name, Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I’ll no longer be a Caplet” Juliet rhetorically asks herself if she can give up her name ‘Caplet,’ and Romeo his name ‘Montague. This technique tells the audience of Gullet’s longing to be with her beloved Romeo, and how she is willing to give up her family to spend the rest of eternity with him. This gives the audience a yearning feeling for satisfaction of having what they long for with them. The theme of individual versus society links to the theme of lover versus family. Juliet is not even torn between having to decide between her devotion to her family and her affections for Romeo.
An individual Of today’s society would be more than willing to give up a great part of themselves to have or achieve something that they have had in their sights or to attain the love of someone they adore. [ The individual can overbear society greatly if the world is prepared to stop and follow that individual. This is seen through Gullet’s quote ‘Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun. Juliet uses imagery within this quote to express her feelings of deep love and wonder at the beauty and loveliness of Romeo that is seen through her eyes. This causes the audience to experience a sensation of longing for something that they have a similar feeling of marvel and admiration for. Juliet personifies heaven has having the face of Romeo, smiling down at the rest of the world tit his fine gaze. She declares that the whole world will stop and stare at the beauty of the night sky which is made up of the wonder of Romeo alone.
One of the plays most consistent visual motifs is the contrast between light and dark, often in terms of night/day imagery. This contrast is not given a particular metaphoric meaning-?light is not always good, and dark is not always evil. The dark is made up of the beauty of the stars and night sky, and the light is a sign to Romeo and Juliet that they must part their secret relationship of the night, and continue the facade of the day. The world Of today is willing to holt and just catch a glimpse of something that holds their attention.