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How does Shakespeare use language to present the difference causes of the lover's death?

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Romeo and Juliet HOW DOES SHAKESPEARE USE LANGUAGE TO PRESNT THE DIFFERENCE CAUSES OF THE LOVER'S DEATH "Thus with a kiss I die" These were the last words of Romeo before killing himself. The quote itself is very powerful in the way that it links the two main genres together 'love and death' together. Also two very powerful oppositions or maybe they are not opposites at all. 'Romeo and Juliet' was Shakespeare's first major tragedy. Then followed the 'big four' (Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth and King Lear) these were also major tragedies and are all very famous plays. In all of these plays the heroes are doomed from the start. Their foolish acts are blatantly going to have a tragic end! But this all adds to the appeal and love people have for the plays. For example 'Romeo and Juliet' is set over a week, and in that week Romeo meets Juliet, marries Juliet, and then soon after kills Tybalt in the same day as marrying Juliet, gets banished from the city and then kills himself, thinking Juliet's dead when she isn't. What a tragic week! Before the action starts you know the plot of the play, or at least that the play will end because they are enemies, it cannot be. This is also mentioned in the Prologue. Many different causes contribute to this. One such cause is fate. Was it meant to happen? Did all this happen for a reason? ...read more.


Juliet doesn't yet know about him. "But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart; My will to her consent is but apart: And, she agree, within her scope of choice" Here Capulet is talking to Paris. He tells Paris to win her gently, to get Juliet's heart. His consent is only a part of the plan for it to work; she will have to agree by her own choice. This is Capulet's plan to get Paris and Juliet married; this also puts a lot of pressure on Juliet because she has not got a choice. She is pushed into it, as a father's word was law. When Juliet told Capulet she didn't want to marry Paris (of whom he chose) he was furious. "Hang thee, young baggage! Disobedient wretch! I tell thee what; get thee to church on Thursday, Or never after look me in the face. Speak not, reply not, do not answer me!" This is a very powerful speech given by Capulet to Juliet. Capulet says if Juliet doesn't get to the church on Thursday to marry Paris, he will never talk to her again, and she will be thrown onto the streets! But she has married Romeo already! That's the problem. This puts a lot of pressure on Juliet. Should she forget about Romeo, marry Paris and stay in the family? Or leave her family have no assets and stay to marry Romeo? These are her two options. ...read more.


He chose to change his luck When the Prince banished Romeo from Verona he was forced to leave. Later on Friar Lawrence sends a letter to Romeo updating him on what has happened. Unfortunately this does not arrive. . "her body sleeps in Capels' monument" because he obviously did not know at this point that Juliet was faking her death and thus this wrong message sends Romeo back to Verona and to his tragic end. The letter was of most serious importance that it got to Romeo, but it did not. "This letter was not nice but full of charge, Of dear import" The letter was very important as it contained the vital information that Romeo needed. I personally think that the tragic ending was caused mostly by adolescent passion because they rushed into things too fast! They were too hasty in their approach. Also in the way that they are too young to know what love is! For example Romeo kept on saying how much he loved Rosaline but then when he met Juliet he forgot all about her! I think all the topics I have covered have some relevance but are not the whole cause. I leave you with a quote which I mentioned earlier, I think it very powerful in the way that an innocent man died because of the hatred between the two families. "A plague o'both your houses" A plague called love ?? ?? ?? ?? Matt Rideout Mr. Manning ...read more.

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