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Romeo and Juliet

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Describe and explain how Shakespeare shows the love between Romeo and Juliet in act 2 scene 2 Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written in the 1597 by William Shakespeare. The timescale of the play is Sunday to Friday. By reading the prologue the audience knows what's going to happen. The story is of two star-crossed lovers who take their own lives, the son and daughter from two feuding families fall in love at first sight. In the play Romeo and Juliet meet n fall in love unaware they come from feuding families which means their unable to be together, so Juliet makes a plan, she pretends to be dead and sends a message to Romeo but he doesn't receive it in time and ends his life as he ...read more.


He talks about her eyes and compares them to stars. "Two of the finest stars in all the heaven" Shakespeare showed love by using good techniques like comparing everything to brightness not darkness as he says "it is the east and Juliet is the dun. Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon" Love is shown the most in act 2 scenes 2 as this is the scene they declare their love for one another. Juliet shows she is wrestling with the idea of falling in love with the enemy it shows this when she says "O Romeo, Romeo wherefore thy Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name; or if thou wilt not, be a Capulet this means she will give up her name to be a Montague with Romeo. ...read more.


Romeo reassures her saying "I have night's cloak to hide me from their eyes. And but thou love me, let them find me here; my life were better ended by their hate, than death prorogued, wanting of thy love. Towards the end of act 2 scene 2 both of the characters express their reservations about power and rapidity of their love When Romeo says, "what shall I swear by? Juliet replies "do not swear at all or if thou wilt, swear by thy gracious self. Which is the god of idolatry, and Ill believe thee. Juliet is saying that she will only believe how much he loves her if he doesn't swear by anything else but swears by himself. I think the love shown between Romeo and Juliet show they would do anything for each other, and also would do anything to be with each other. ...read more.

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