The Love Language of Romeo and Juliet

             ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is arguably one of the greatest love tragedies of all time. Scholars believe that Shakespeare found his inspiration for Romeo and Juliet from Arthur Brooke’s narrative poem ‘the Tragicall historye of Romeus and Juliet.’ It was this that Shakespeare used to write his play, he did this by shortening the events of the pay to fit a four day period making it more exciting. The play can easily be known a pay about hate as easily as it is a play about love. Shakespeare uses many different drama devices to drive the play along such as scene setting, through most of the play a private scene is followed up by a public scene. The play tackles many different themes of love; he Romeo and Rosaline to present unrequited love. The nurse and Juliet reflect the love between a ‘mother’ and her child. He also uses contrast and conflict to demonstrate how intense and passionate the love between Romeo and Juliet is. Shakespeare tries to inform his audience on the magnitude of love. He uses the lives of Romeo and Juliet to show how a series of small accidents can shape your life. He uses this to demonstrate to his audience that no one can ever escape destiny and what it has intended for them.
             Shakespeare uses the concept of fate and chance controlling our lives throughout the play. The idea of love being predestined is expressed at the very start of the play in the chorus, ‘a pair of star-crossed lovers take their lives’p6. Shakespeare uses the chorus to give the audience an indication that Romeo and Juliet are destined to die for their love. The chorus also serves its purpose as to giving the viewers background information on the play and a warning of events to follow so the audience is now watching to see how event occur rather than to find out how it all ends. Shakespeare continues the idea of fate all throughout the play. When Romeo and Juliet share their second love scene on the balcony their language is full of r...

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