The Effect of Love on Romeo and Juliet

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Shakespeare shows the effect of love on both characters such as the imagery produced and the repetitive, personification that is displayed towards each character, their emotive language and the tone created. Shakespeare continuously uses metaphors to represent how enthralled they are with one another and their character, that they are deluding themselves with this technique to display this. “…Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, who is already sick and pale with grief…” “…a winged messenger of heaven…”

Romeo is describing Juliet as his sun, once he shunned himself away from her, drawing his curtains cursing love and its forsaken pain. Now he craves her; the envious moon, the reader may infer this as his darkness that with Juliet all his past sin is but a memory; it is jealousy, of her beauty and radiance and so sick, pale with grief. Romeo proves himself fearless that he sought to undermine the moon itself that steals her radiance for its light, and is beneath her. Romeo’s character is repetitive with the idolism that everything is beneath her; her maids are far below all ill with profound jealousy. Romeo is dumbfounded by these feelings, all he can think is of her bringing his pathway and light; the brightness of her cheek would shame those stars, as daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heaven would through the airy region stream so bright that birds would sing and think it were not night. He then goes on to describe her as an angel she is now his following religion, it proves Romeo is neither loyal nor regular with his religion, but she is still his daydream that enlightens him so, that he would praise as the ancient praised the sun. This is a soliloquy as Romeo talks directly towards the audience, thoughts out loud and this also gives the effect that, this is a genuine emotive language displayed to the audience the effect of love has made Rome lightheaded, he sees the sun beating on him from his fair maidens room. “…Deny thy father and refuse thy name…...
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