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Romeo and Juliet is a famous play by William Shakespeare, a famous playwright. He displays this play as a tragedy because on what happens on the characters and the conflict between the two families

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Patrick Evangelista English Romeo and Juliet is a famous play by William Shakespeare, a famous playwright. He displays this play as a tragedy because on what happens on the characters and the conflict between the two families. He is from the Elizabethan era. This play is set in Italy, Verona during the 13th century during time when between higher-class families was rife. The themes of this play are love, hate, tragedy and conflict. Romeo is initially presented as a young man with a broken heart. He is depressed and desperate for someone. This contrasts with the other characters, as they are happy, glad and cheerful. Romeo is in love with Rosaline but Rosaline does not like him this is called unrequited love. ...read more.

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Shakespeare applies detailed metaphors, such as "love is a smoke raised with the fumes of sighs, a fire sparkling in lover's eyes" to highlight how distressing his love for Rosaline is. Shakespeare uses the comparisons like 'sweet' and 'gall' to symbolise the opposition and disarrangement Romeo is feeling. Benvolio suggests that Romeo looks at the women, "examine other beauties", however Romeo is unwilling to because he does not believe there is another woman as "fair" as Rosaline. Romeo heard about the party that Rosaline would be there but he found Juliet and falls in love with her same way as Juliet and both agreed to marry each other. In Act 3 Scene 1, the relationship between the Capulet and Montegue families is seen to be confrontational. ...read more.

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Romeo is obviously experiencing extreme emotional hatred against Tybalt. He has been forced to fight Tybalt and killed hi. The use of imagery such as "fiery-eyed fury" underlines the anger of Romeo like he is burning with anger and his eyes are like burning with fir. He feels compelled to fight Tybalt because of his anger. Romeo takes on the role of "revenger" at the expense of loving Juliet. Romeo's actions are like he is sorry for himself and Mercutio. Romeo's actions are underlined based on spontaneous vengeance. He realises the extent of his actions when he reflects, "O I am fortunes fool!" as he realises his actions were quick and he should have thought it through and now he has lost Juliet. In conclusion Shakespeare has developed a believable and successful character by using different types of language to express the different emotions Romeo feels throughout the play. ...read more.

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