In contrast to Romeo being depressed and moody in act one scene one because on his unrequited love for Rosaline , Romeo becomes much happier and less moody as a result of meeting Juliet, I am now going to analysis act two scene two to show Romeos love.
Two of the fairest stars in heaven do entreat her eyes to twinkle in their spheres till they return.
Shakespeare show Romeos love for Juliet by writing ‘Two of the fairest stars in heaven do entreat her eyes to twinkle in their spheres till they return’, what Shakespeare is saying is that Juliet’s eyes twinkle so brightly that they look like stars from heaven. Unlike in act one scene one where Shakespeare uses Fire and hell to portray Juliet’s eyes in act two scene two he uses words like heaven and stars. The word fairest has connotations of purity and elegance, this is the first word in the quotation that relates to Romeos feelings toward Juliet, The next important word is ‘stars’ which relates to gold, shining, bright and fate linking in with the ‘star crossed lovers’ quotation’, another word that links in with Romeos love for Juliet is ‘heaven’ which has connotations of divine, pure, glorious, angelic and righteous.
O; speak again bright angel
Shakespeare uses the quotation ‘O; speak again bright angel’ to show Romeos Perception of Juliet. Shakespeare uses the opening letter of ‘O’ to symbolize a halo and an angel, also ‘O’ has the impression of sighing with the long vowel sound, the frequent commas show excitement and suggest that Romeo is panting, also it gives effect. The word ‘bright’ like ‘O’ has connotations of angels and heaven, it could also have connotations of being radiant and blinding. Finally the word ‘angel’ like ‘O’ and ‘bright’ has connotations of purity, light and being divine. Altogether the quotation shows that Romeo is desperate to hear Juliet’s heavenly voice and even sighing at the thought.
‘It is the east and Juliet is the sun’
Shakespeare uses the...
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