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How does Shakespeare illustrate the nature and power of the love between her and Romeo? Pay particular attention to the character of Juliet; to the language she and Romeo use in relation to each other; to events leading to their deaths.

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How does Shakespeare illustrate the nature and power of the love between her and Romeo? Pay particular attention to the character of Juliet; to the language she and Romeo use in relation to each other; to events leading to their deaths. Romeo and Juliet is one of Britain's most famous, and widely known stories from William Shakespeare. It is said to have been wrote in 1595 due to the style of writing - this story is based upon two young lovers who spawn from rival families. They are completely devoted to each other and will do anything to be together. In this essay I will write about and analyse the play, I will comment on the imagery created by Romeo and Juliet, the language used between the young lovers and relate to the events and actions which finally lead Romeo and Juliet to their deaths. Romeo and Juliet meet at a ball, Romeo sees Juliet through the midst of the other various guests. In I V 41-50, we read about how Romeo describes Juliet. He compares her to a '...rich jewel in Ethiop's ear,' and in 'O she doth teach the torches...'. ...read more.

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Because they are having this relationship secretly, the night has became their friend as it enables Romeo and Juliet to meet without being seen. The turning point for Romeo and Juliet's relationship is that shown in IIIV 116-230 but more pacifically lines 180 to 230. We now see the feud between the Capulet family. When Lady Capulet enters the scene to deliver some news Juliet is anxious to know what is going on, she is far from knowing the truth that it has been arranged that she is to marry Paris - and soon. Juliet is extremely unhappy about the idea and this is shown when she finally stands up to her Father and tells him that she does not wish, and will not marry Paris. In line 117, 'He shall not make me there a joyful bride.' We see how Juliet has expressed her wish but this eventually causes an argument between the family leading to her Father threatening to disown her, 'Graze where you will, you shall not house with me.' And 'And you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets' From these two quotes we see how Capulet, Juliet's Father has express his feelings and that he has no problem in throwing her ...read more.

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In conclusion to this essay I feel that Romeo and Juliet's relationship was to be in disaster from the beginning, I feel that it was fate, which brought them together, and fate, which ended their lives at this particular time. However there are a number of noticeable events during the play, which may have contributed to the distractions in the relationship between the young star-crossed lovers. Such events or ideas could have been things such as Romeo could have decided not to pursue the idea once he realised that Juliet was a Capulet, but by this time I feel that Romeo's love and desire for Juliet was to great to overcome. Many people may also feel that the deaths of the young lovers could have been blamed on Friar Lawrence for not ensuring that Romeo had received the letter he sent. Although I believe this is a fate driven plot I also feel that a great deal of contribution from various events throughout the play did lead to the deaths of the young lovers. When we look at the language between the two young lovers we can only ever see pure devotion and admiration for each other. They only ever compare each other to that of something extremely powerful and important, such as does Romeo in IV and when he compares her to an angel. ...read more.

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