Romeo & Juliet Assessments:
#1 Significance Passage
Annotation & Paragraph
Name: Kasey Bain
Play: Romeo & Juliet
Writer: William Shakespeare
Date Submitted: May 23, 2014
Date of Submission: May 14, 2014
(GAPPS WASN’T WORKING FOR ME)
Romeo and Juliet
This annotation is significant because it is one of
the earliest mentions of the character relationship
between Rosaline and Romeo. Also, it deals with
the theme of love vs. lust. In this passage,
Romeo is head over heels for Rosaline. As a
matter of fact, in these lines, he states how love
is blind, and how it can make people do crazy
things. But is it actually love that Romeo feels for
Rosaline? It appears that it is not love that
Romeo feels for Rosaline, but lust. Furthermore,
it seems like Romeo does not know what love is.
In Act 1 Scene 5, he is already over Rosaline and
is kissing Juliet. Romeo had mistaken love for
lust when it came to Rosaline, so who is to say
that he didn’t mistaken his feelings towards Juliet
Alas, that love, whose view is muffled still,
Should, without eyes, see pathways to his will!
Where shall we dine? O me! What fray was here?
Yet tell me not, for I have heard it all.
Here's much to do with hate, but more with love.
Why, then, O brawling love! O loving hate!
O any thing, of nothing first create!
O heavy lightness! serious vanity!
Mis-shapen chaos of well-seeming forms!
Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire,
This statement is significant because it mentions
the person vs. person conflict between the
Montagues and the Capulets. The conflict
between the Monatagues and the Capulets help
drive the plot of Romeo and Juliet— ultimately,
Romeo and Juliet die due to their forbidden love.
Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is!
This love feel I, that feel no love in this.
Dost thou not laugh?
These phrases all have one common literary
device— oxymorons. Romeo uses oxymorons to
show how it is like to have mixed feelings for a
person (Rosaline). Furthermore, it shows what
Romeo’s thinking— it shows his confusion as to
what his true feelings are. The oxymorons also
demonstrate the person vs. themselves conflict
that Romeo has going on inside his head about
his feelings towards Rosaline.
This quote is significant because it sums up
Romeo’s feelings towards his and Rosaline’s
relationship. Romeo is head over heels for her
and Rosaline does not reciprocate his feelings.
This quote is also a good example how reckless
Romeo is. Romeo is very reckless when it comes
to romance— he falls in love and lust too quickly
and too hard. When Romeo saw Juliet, he fell for
her instantly! Romeo’s encounters with romance
have all been reckless, which only proves that
one of his character traits is recklessness.
Romeo and Juliet Paragraph!
This passage is significant to the characters, conflict, devices, and theme used in
“Romeo and Juliet,” by William Shakespeare. First of all, this passage is important to the characters in the play in terms of exhibiting their character traits and showing the extent of their relationships with one another. Moreover, this passage focuses on Romeo’s relationship with Rosaline. Romeo’s relationship with Rosaline is complex due to the fact that he has an unrequited love for her. His one sided love for her ultimately makes him confused about his feelings. Furthermore, this passage demonstrates how reckless Romeo is when it comes to romance. He was head over heels for Rosaline, and a couple of scenes later, he moves on to Juliet. Romeo falls hard in love, but he can get over it quickly. Second of all, this passage is important to the conflict in the play because it deals with person vs. person conflict and person vs. themselves conflict. This passage mentions the earlier person vs. person conflict that occurred between the Capulets and the Montagues. Romeo and Juliet undoubtedly revoles around the conflict between the Capulets and the Montagues because the conflict between the Capulets and the Montagues are the root of most of the problems in the play. Furthermore, the passage brings up the person vs. themselves conflict within Romeo. Romeo is very conflicted about his feelings towards Rosaline because she does not reciprocate his feelings. As a result, later in the story, Romeo goes to the Capulet party to try to get over Rosaline. Third of all, Romeo uses literary devices, which are oxymorons, to describe his feelings about Rosaline. Oxymorons contradict each other, and as a result, they show us Romeo’s mixed feelings. Romeo is unsure of his feelings and it evidently shows by the figue of speech he uses. Fourth of all, the passage ties in with the love vs. lust theme that occurs in the play. In the passage, Romeo mentions how love is blind and how it can make you do crazy things. However, Romeo isn’t in love with Rosaline, which is evident because in act one scene five, he immediately gets over Rosaline and moves on to Juliet. Consequently, this brings up the question whether or not Romeo was really in love with Juliet. He had mistaken his lust for Rosaline as love— what if he did the same thing to Juliet? All in all, this passage is significant to the characters, conflict, devices, and theme used in the play.