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How Does Shakespeare Present The Relationship Between Romeo And Juliet
Explore the ways that Shakespeare presents his characters in difficult circumstances in Romeo and Juliet and Othello.
In Romeo and Juliet and Othello, Shakespeare presents Romeo’s love for Juliet through references to the stars and other cosmic images. The fact that Romeo says, “arise fair sun and kill the envious moon in “suggests that because he loves Juliet and is willing to marry her ,she should lose her respect and loyalty to the moon which represents the goddess Diana who at that time was referred to as the goddess of virgins .Romeo referrers to Juliet with the metaphor fair sun to suggests that she has brought him happiness, joy, new life and all other attributes of the sun. Therefore, this could mean, Romeo was depressed and sad but his love for Juliet has changed his state from sadness due to Rosaline rejecting him to happiness. Shakespeare therefore uses these devices to let Elizabethan audience know how Romeo falls in love with Juliet, because of the power of her physical appearance. However, love relationship between Othello and Desdemona is based on sexual attraction. In act 5 scene 2 of the play, Desdemona lays on bed, sees Othello and says ,”will you come to bed my lord?”. Her quote therefore gives audience the impression that shehas been sleeping with Othello often since they
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This is thy sheath;there rust, and let me die” Juliet hear voices and realizes the watchmen are coming .She picks up Romeo’s dagger from his pocket and then uses oxymoron by calling it a happy dagger which is to say the dagger is happy because it is about to do what it does; stab people. She says this and without hesitation , stabs herself. I really love shakespeare’s clever use of the oxymoron in this scene because it is very effective in showing the love relationship between characters and helps readers identify the juxtaposition between Romeo and his

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