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Romeo & JullietHow does Shakespeare show the strength and depth of Romeo and Juliet's love in Act II, Scene 2

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How does Shakespeare show the strength and depth of Romeo and Juliet's love in Act II, Scene 2 In this essay I am going to explain how Shakespeare uses strength and depth of Romeo and Juliet's love in Act 2, Scene 2. It is very important that we must understand how Romeo and Juliet love each other, because the whole plot of the play is to get us involved. Shakespeare tries to create the effect of a perfect relationship and then shock us later on in the play with their suicide. When Romeo and Juliet first meet, they instantly fall in love. They cannot get enough of each other. Shakespeare uses Act 2, Scene 2 to show how the two lovers are desperate for each others love. Romeo wants to see her so bad he is willing to die for her by entering the Capulet orchard. Shakespeare uses metaphoric language in his play to show how Romeo feels: 'With loves light wings did I o'eperch these walls, For stony limits cannot hold love out' This shows us that Romeo can do anything for love. ...read more.


They believed stars could tell them their future. In this case, Romeo sees his future with Juliet, and that's the future he wants. Shakespeare uses this to show the audience Romeo's future through his own eyes. 'He jests at scars that never felt a wound' Shakespeare uses this comment to show that Romeo has been permanently scared by a love arrow from cupid. Scars are for life, and Romeo has been scared because his love is permanent for Juliet. Shakespeare uses this type of language as a detail, to show love is a scar on your heart for life and does not leave you. Between Romeo and Juliet there are discussions on the importance of names: 'Deny my father and refuse thy name; Or if thy wilt not, but swarm my love, And I'll no longer be a Capulet' Here Shakespeare is showing that Juliet is willing to give up her family and father to be with Romeo. She could give anything up to be with Romeo because love is a strange force; she would rather betray her father and be with Romeo. ...read more.


He explains this by saying his bounty of treasure is as boundless as the sea; bounty meaning something on his back which is bound until he gets rid of it and boundless meaning he cannot get to it. Romeo is trying to reach out for Juliet but she is hard to get, she is his treasure at the bottom of the sea which is out of reach. In conclusion Shakespeare shows us the strength and depth of Romeo and Juliet's love through various techniques such as Imagery, and figurative language i.e. metaphors and similes. This attracts the audience and gets them to understand the characters more. By using these techniques he made masterpieces such as Romeo and Juliet. He shows a true depth of love between Romeo and Juliet, especially in Act 2, Scene 2. I think he used a very appropriate place to set the scene (the orchard); because it is where Romeos and Juliet's love grows. By doing this - it makes the scene show a stronger and deeper depth of Romeos and Juliet's love for each other. ?? ?? ?? ?? Tom Slinger 07/05/2007 11AOB ...read more.

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