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Compare and contrast the Lovers experience in 1.5 and 2.2, drawing attention to their changing feelings, key aspects of the language they use, as also to several selected themes and contexts

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Compare and contrast the Lovers' experience in 1.5 and 2.2, drawing attention to their changing feelings, key aspects of the language they use, as also to several selected themes and contexts Romeo's name is associated with romance, love and adventure. This is certainly the case as Shakespeare portrays the personality and character of Romeo throughout the play as love-struck, and always moaning about how love is unkind and unfair. In Act 1 Scene 1 where Romeo is pining for Rosaline, to Act 1 Scene 5 where he meets Juliet, Romeo constantly shows his obsession for love through poetic word play and metaphors. Being a romantic tragedy the play is based around two lovers whose feelings for each other change throughout the play. In Act 1 Scene 5 Romeo sees Juliet for the first time. Romeo has managed to sneak into the Capulet's party hoping to see Rosaline but instantly forgets all feelings for her after catching a glimpse of Juliet. "For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night." The use of the word 'true beauty' suggests Romeo is deeply in love with Juliet. This is different to the love Romeo felt for Rosaline in Scene 1 where he was describing Rosaline's beauty as physical. ...read more.

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The rhyme scheme matches that of the start showing that what is written will eventually come true. Whilst the theme of religion which is shown by the numerous references to God and prayer throughout Scene 5 show they share the same devout feelings of love. In both Scenes the feelings of love they share towards each other are demonstrated in different ways. "It is my lady, O it is my love." The love initially in the first scene is more light hearted and flirtatious and although they both love each other neither is willing to make a move while when they meet again in Scene 2 Juliet proposes to Romeo casting the impression of a more serious and established tone. The language used is still very much about love and contains many metaphors such as "O speak again, bright angel, for thou art." This ties in with the fact that religious imagery and meanings still play a very much important feature throughout the scene. It also might show that they are true to their word and that their love is strong and pure and everlasting just like the idea of God and divine purity. The idea of 'angel' and 'god of my idolatry and the repetition of religious words show that the lovers' lives are very much involved with religion and God. ...read more.

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"And kill the envious moon." With Juliet as his lover Romeo feels as if there is no night and everything is going well for him. He is implying that Juliet transforms night into day and that with Juliet there is happiness. This links in with the theme of light and darkness. Good and evil. It could also be a representation of their two families or an insight into later on in the play when they both die because of the fact that the sun and moon are never out together and therefore Romeo and Juliet will never be able to live together. On the whole the evidence from Scene 5 and Act 2 Scene 2 give the insight of a deeper more understanding relationship between Romeo and Juliet. The use of more metaphors and imagery suggest stronger feelings towards each other while the characteristics Juliet demonstrates in Scene 2 indicates a better more in depth understanding of love. The proposal of marriage also implies a long lasting relationship. The themes of fate and religion show that they are destined to be together while their relationship and emotions for each other can only be expressed and compared to the divine God. The repeated powerful religious imagery and the blasphemy shown by Juliet and Romeo suggest that their relationship is genuine and their love for each other is everlasting. ?? ?? ?? ?? 6/26/2010 Daniel Ng 10s ...read more.

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