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Romeo and juliet how shakespere explore both love and hate

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How does Shakespere use language and imagery to explore the themes of love and hate? Focus on act1 scene 5 and act 3 scene5. In the play "Romeo and Juliet" Shakesphere explores both love and hate in the scenes act 1 scene 5.and act 3 scene 5.the play tells us about how "a pair of star crossed lovers" meet and fall in love but because of their parents hatred towards each other they could not be together and they had to end their lives. In act 1 scene 5 Shakesphere uses language and imagery of love when Romeo and Juliet first meet then in the same scene very quickly the atmosphere changes to hate through tybalts hatred towards Romeo." for saints have hand that pilgrims hands do touch, and palm to palm is holy palmers kiss" this line shows us the romantic atmosphere created when Romeo and Juliet first meet where as in the same scene "to strike him dead I hold it not a sin" shows the hatred between both families through the character tybalt.this contrasts both love and hate in the same scene and shows how the atmosphere changes very quickly. In act 3 scene 5 the same thing is happening Shakespere in this scene develops the love and hate. ...read more.


Juliet then grants the kiss to Romeo. This part of the scene everything is at a slow paste to show us the romantic atmosphere between Romeo and Juliet. "Then have my lips? O trespass sweetly urged. Give me my sin again" this shows us that once again Juliet is playing around this her worlds but it also shows us that she also likes Romeo as she wants to kiss him again. Romeo also uses oxymoron's to describe Juliet he has also used them before on rosin but in a different way. In between Romeo and Juliet's love scene when Romeo first sees Juliet it is interrupted by tybalt which tells us that tybalt might be the stoppage between their love. Tybalt interrupts by saying "this by his voice should be a Montague. Fetch me my rapier, boy. What dare the slave come hither, covered with an antic face" this shows an instant reaction of hate. The juxtaposistioning of these two speeches highlights the contrast of love and hate. The hatred between the families is explored through the character tybalt. This shows how quickly a love scene is interrupted and turns into a scene full of hate. "Now by the stock and honour of my kin, to strike him dead I hold it not a sin" this line shows how ...read more.


at the end of the love scene tension is built. "O god, I have an ill-divining soul. Methinks I see thee now thou art so low, as one dead in the bottom of a tomb." This tells us Juliet is having images on Romeo's death and Romeo has the same image of Juliet. This uses dramatic irony to create tension as the audience already know from the prologue that there going to die but the characters themselves don't. This love scene was very different from the first love scene in act 1 scene 5. religious imagery was used in the first scene how ever in this scene it is different it is nor perfect as the couple is going to be separated also in both scenes we see emphatic language being used. At the end of this love scene everything seems to be leading to negative things such as death and soon on to the hatred from Capulet. Hate is developed in act 3 scene 5 through the character Capulet. From act 1 scene 5 a small amount of Capulet's stubborn character was explored as he doesn't like to be disobeyed. In act 3 scene 5 this gets developed as Juliet disobeys Capulet her father for the very first time. Capulet and lady Capulet arranges a marriage for Juliet for her too cheer up over the death of her cousin. The arrange marriage is to Paris. ...read more.

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