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Why should any audiencebelieve that fickle Romeo has indeed fallen in love with Juliet?

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Introduction

Why should any audience believe that fickle Romeo has indeed fallen in love with Juliet? Why does Shakespeare bother with the Rosaline 'romance'? He does this to show the audience what Romeo is like, a guy who isn't sure of anything, that he just thinks he is in love but really he isn't. It prepares us for what is to come because when he talks about Rosaline, you know he isn't really in love; therefore you can't wait to see whom he will really fall in love with. When you first listen to Romeo talk about Rosaline, you basically know that he is not really in love with her because of the way he talks about her. You don't get that much involved in the romance between him and Rosaline because you basically know it's not a real one so you don't get that involved. Once he starts to talk about Juliet thought, you really start to get involved because you know that this one is the big one, the real romance of the play. It is very important that the audience believes that the romance between Romeo and Juliet is real because the whole play revolves around their romance. It is important to the play because all the actions that happen after the party and at the Capulet's house is related to their romance and then at the end of the play, where they both kill themselves, is because of their doomed love. ...read more.

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Forswear it, sight for I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.' You also know he is really in love with her because of the way he talks to her and the way he says how beautiful she is and also the way he compliments her beauty by saying it can be compared to the beauty of a saint, the words used also play a part of convincing you that he is truly in love because he uses words related to religion, he says that she is like a saint. The style of the way he speaks is a poetic loving way, the way you would speak to someone if you really loved him or her and wanted him or her to love you back. Juliet on the other hand basically repeat what Romeo says but in a different way. But as I said before, she uses the same style as him, which proves that she also is really in love with him. 'Romeo: O then, dear saint...' Shakespeare uses a lot of metaphors and similies to describe how Romeo feels when he is talking about Rosaline and about Juliet. When Romeo is speaking about Juliet, he uses similies and metaphors that show that she is compared to all the most beautiful and precious things there are on the planet, for example: 'O doth teach the torches to burn bright. It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night as a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear- ... ...read more.

Conclusion

When they meet, I would make fireworks to go off, and then when they finally kiss for the first time, I would let a burst of red laser light go off in the shape of a heart, to show that the lovers have finally fallen for each other. Shakespeare is really good at managing the emotions of the audience because when he wants the audience to feel sorry, he just makes the characters talk in a way that would tell the audience that the character is sad, when he wants them to be happy, for example when Romeo finally meets and kisses Juliet, the actions and words used makes the audience happy. For the conclusion of this essay, I have to stress the point that convincing the audience to believe what you want them to believe is key. If they do not believe that what you are saying is true, then they lose interest and when they loose interest they leave, so if you want your audience to stay, you got to make them believe that what is happening is real, for example: ''Romeo: O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright...so shows a snowy dove trooping with crows...Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight for I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.' This segment tells the audience that Romeo has truly fallen for the beautiful Juliet, but if you do not believe that they are really in love, then the whole essence of the play is lost because the play revolves around the doomed love of these two lovers. That is why it is so important to make the audience believe. 1 ...read more.

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