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Analyse how Romeo emotions change from act 1 scene 1 to act 2 scene 2.

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Analyse how Romeo emotions change from act 1 scene 1 to act 2 scene 2. William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" was written in 1595. The play is set in "fair Verona" and the main themes are love and tragedy. Two families; the Capulet's and the Montague's are living in "strife" meanwhile " two star cross lovers " are developing a secret love that ends in death . In this essay I am going to assess how Romeo's emotions change from act 1 scene 1 to act 2 scene 2. ...read more.

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Romeo tells Benvolio about his unrequited love'- he is madly in love with Rosaline but she does not love him back. At this point in the play Romeo is heartbroken and he is dissatisfied because Rosaline abandon Romeo. We know he is disorganized and emotional as he says "o loving hate" (act 1 scene 1 line 175). He is using oxymoron to describe his feelings that Rosaline just neglected him. Through using a series of oxymoron's, it is clear that Romeo is devoted to Rosaline however Rosaline was not devoted back to Romeo because she wanted to become a nun. ...read more.

Conclusion

He describes her beauty as he watches her dance. 2it seems she hangs upon the cheek of night" (act scene 5 line 45). Romeo is using metaphors and personification to talk about Juliet's beauty. Juliet cannot hang upon the cheek of night but by comparing her to the stars, Romeo shows he holds her in high esteems. After the Capulet's ball, Romeo cannot bear to be away from Juliet and so climbs over the wall of the Capulet mansion to speak to her in act 2 scene 2, Romeo is watching Juliet on her balcony; Juliet is unaware of his presence. The language he uses in this scene shows that he is in love ...read more.

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