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How Does Shakespeare present teenagers in Romeo and Juliet

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´╗┐By Daniella Kaliada 9I What impression does Shakespeare create of teenagers in the opening? Rebellious Shakespeare is trying to present teenagers as very rebellious, incorrigible and fractious, to make audience stay on the edge of their seats, because they can?t predict next move of main characters (such as, Romeo or Juliet). This was very well presented in quote by Juliet in Act 3, Scene 5: ?Now, by Saint Peter?s Church and Peter too, He shall not make me there a joyful bride?? Author has used repetition of ?Saint Peter?s Church and Peter too? to show how distinct is Juliet?s decision, so he is using this language devise to emphasize this idea. ...read more.


He has perfectly showed this in Juliet’s quote in Act 2, scene 2: “Parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good night till it be morrow…” Author of this play has used oxymoron, in phrase “ Parting is such sweet sorrow”, this language devise, including words of opposite meaning one after another, makes very big influence on the audience because it basically describes, plot of the play ‘Love to Death’. Those two words ‘Sweet’ and ‘Sorrow’, represent two lovers as very naïve children, as well as, it makes me as part of the audience feel, that characters themselves never experienced true sorrow. This quote have a huge influence on the readers because it really seem to be spontaneous true love, when both Romeo and Juliet pronounce such a plain, but powerful vows, which are hidden under a lot of lyrics. ...read more.


Shakespeare has perfectly displayed this in Romeo?s Act 1, Scene 1 quote: ?Tybalt, the reason that I have to love thee?Villain am I none?? Writer have used some dramatic irony in phrase ?I have to love thee?, because this is really ironically that Romeo and Tybalt, two heirs to warring families, both related to each other through Juliet, and Tybalt don?t know that Romeo and Juliet are already married. Words ?love? and ?villain? two words with reverse meaning in one sentence represent contrast between Romeo and Tybalt. These phrases have a very big influence on the audience because it shows loyalty of Romeo towards Juliet, and loyalty of Tybalt towards his family. This makes audience split into half, (which show their interest) those who respect Romeo?s feeling to Juliet, and those who respect Tybalt?s original code of honor. ...read more.

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