What are some symbols in Romeo and Juliet?
the flowers that Paris brings for Juliet symbolizes his love for her
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Answer . He symbolizes the mediator of all bad and good. He is the god figure, who idly stands by,watching the families (or humans if we were to contextualise the play into being about god and humans) ruin what they have around them. He is the man who tries to do good, fix all the problems in Ver…ona, bad dismally fails and is the primary cause for the lovers death. However, their deaths eventaute in peace and calm, so he is perhaps not a human, but a force to be reckoned with. (MORE)
I fear, too early: for my mind misgives Some consequence yet hanging in the stars Shall bitterly begin his fearful date With this night's revels and expire the term Of a despised life closed in my breast By some vile forfeit of untimely death. But He, that hath the steerage of my course,… Direct my sail! On, lusty gentlemen. (1.4.104-113) Romeo is saying he feels like he is going to die.... After everything happens the Friar is talking about how untimely his death was. . I have night's cloak to hide me from their sight; And but thou love me, let them find me here: My life were better ended by their hate, Than death prorogued, wanting of thy love. . Friar Lawrence: "These violent delights have violent ends" . Benvolio: "And if we meet we shall not scape a brawl/for now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring" . Romeo: "This day's black fate on more days doth depend, this but begins the woe other's must end" . Mercutio: "A plague on both your houses" (MORE)
At one point, there is dramatic irony when Juliet drinks the potionthat will make her appear as if she was dead for 42 hours. It justmade her appear dead, but when Romeo went into the tomb, he thoughtthat she WAS dead. He then drank real poison. In just a few shortminutes, Juliet woken up to find Ro…meo dead. Another example of dramatic irony is Act 3 Scene 4 when Juliet'sfather, Capulet, agrees and says yes to Paris that Juliet willmarry him. The dramatic irony is that the reader knows the truththat Juliet is already married to Romeo and Juliet can not bemarried to both Paris and Romeo. Also we as the reader know that Romeo and Juliet will die in theend due to the prolouge. None of the characters know this. Also, both families insist they will never forgive one another andend the feud, but we know from the prologue that they will. (MORE)
Here are two examples of puns in Romeo and Juliet : 1. Nimble soles/soul of lead 2. "Being but heavy, I will bear the light."
Allusions are when an indirect reference is made to another person,place, or thing. An allusion in Romeo and Juliet would be: In Act3, Scene 5 when Romeo says 'Let me be ta'en, let me be put todeath; I am content, so thou wilt have it so. I'll say yon grey isnot the morning's eye, 'Tis but the pale …reflex of Cynthia's brow;'The allusion is to Cynthia, which is another name given to theGreek goddess of the hunt and moon, Artemis. Romeo is pretendingthat the light is the moon instead of the sunrise. (MORE)
Juliet and Friar; His potion would work the way he promised Juliet and romeo: Hed love her forever and not swear by the moon due to its unconstant orb.
"What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east and Juliet is the sun."
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In Act 3 Scene 2, Juliet says "Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds towards Phoebus's lodging. Such a wagoner as Phaeton would whip you toward the west."
Some examples of foil in romeo and Juliet would be. Act one, scene 3. The Nurse and Juliets mother are having a fight about how old Juliet is. The example is when she says, "But, alas, it was once said in the ancient scriptures of Syria, the light upon the candle will tell the date."
Rosaline is a foil to Juliet. Rosaline is there to enable Shakespeare to contrast Romeo's conventional attraction to her with his real love for Juliet. Paris is a foil to Romeo. On the other hand, Paris's conventional wooing of Juliet sets off Romeo's unconventional but undeniably sincere wooing.… Paris acts like he is negotiating the purchase of Juliet, not trying to get her to love him. See the related link (MORE)
Scaring the ladies like a crow-keeper Too rude, too boisterous; and it pricks like thorn Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear ; Like softest music to attending ears ! Like a poor prisoner in his twisted gyves , Without his roe, like a dried herring . And bring thee cords made like a tac…kled stair (MORE)
Shakespeare made beautiful use of similes. This is particularlyevident in Ã¢??Romeo and JulietÃ¢??. Similes include Ã¢??Is love atender thing? it is too rough, Too rude, too boisterous, and itpricks like thornÃ¢??, Ã¢??It seems she hangs upon the cheek ofnight, Like a rich jewel in an Ethi…op's earÃ¢?? and Ã¢??Love goestoward love, as schoolboys from their books,Ã¢?? (MORE)
When the Friar made friar john go tell Romeo that the death of Juliet was fake, so Romeo wouldn't flip out. Since the word didn't get to Romeo he traveled to Verona and died mourning over the loss of Juliet which is actually not dead!
these are all the famous ones i could think of....... "A pair of star-crossed lovers. True, I talk of dreams, Which are the children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing but vain fantasy". My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! . He jests at scars… that never felt a wound. But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. . "See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand! O that I were a glove upon that hand, That I might touch that cheek!" . "O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?" . "What 's in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet." . "For stony limits cannot hold love out, And what love can do that dares love attempt.. Men's eyes were made to look, and let them gaze." . "I am the very pink of courtesy." . "Eyes, look your last! Arms, take your last embrace. Beauty's ensign yet Is crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks, And death's pale flag is not advanced there." . "Give me my Romeo; and, when he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night, And pay no worship to the garish sun.". "Was ever book containing such vile matter So fairly bound? O, that deceit should dwell In such a gorgeous palace!" . "Never was a story of more woe Than this of Juliet and her Romeo." (MORE)
A recurring motif in Romeo and Juliet are stars. They are symbolic of several things. Romeo and Juliet talk about each other as sources of light: "O she doth teach the torches to burn bright," "it is the east and Juliet is the Sun", "and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world wil…l be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun". In this last quote, Juliet wants Romeo to be cut out "in little stars". Stars, like torches, illuminate the night, and the night is the time for love, just as the day is the time for fighting. Stars are also symbolic of fate. In the prologue Romeo and Juliet are described as "star-crossed". Romeo later says, "Then I defy you stars!" (MORE)
Lots of things are symbols in Romeo and Juliet. Indeed, words are symbols and the play is made up entirely of words. Similes and metaphors are a particular kind of symbol which is spelled out for you in the text. In "like a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear" the jewel symbolizes Juliet. There are more g…eneral tendencies for one thing to have the same symbolic meaning. Some are conventional: "stars" are a symbol for fate (This is conventional because of the influence of astrology). In a general way, the heat of day symbolizes anger and fighting, but this is particular to this play. Benvolio uses this symbol when he says "the day is hot and the Capulets are abroad." (MORE)
Graze where you will you shall not house with me: Look to't, think on't, I do not use to jest. Thursday is near; lay hand on heart, advise. An you be mine, I'll give you to my friend; And you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets, For, by my soul, I'll ne'er acknowledge t…hee, Nor what is mine shall never do thee good: Trust to't, bethink you; I'll not be forsworn. (MORE)
The most famous version of the story is by William Shakespeare. It is a play, not a poem or a book. It contains the most misunderstood line in literature, "Wherefore art thou Romeo?" which means "Why are you called Romeo?". It is not based on a true story but on a series of retellings going back to …the story of Pyramus and Thisbe in Ovid. Nevertheless, the Tourist Bureau of Verona would like you to think that it was based on a true story. It is a story that has been adapted into every conceivable artistic form: short stories, poems, a play, a ballet, a symphonic poem, an opera, paintings, cartoons, movies, a Broadway musical, etc. (MORE)
In Act 4, everyone is running around making wedding preparations when we know that there will be no wedding.
some examples of puns in romeo and Juliet include: Not I, believe me You have dancing shoes /With nimble soles . I have a soul of lead/So stakes me to the ground I cannot move. (I,iv,4-6) "Give me a torch, I am not for this ambling. Being but heavy I will bear the light" (I,iv,11-12)
\nSymbolize is a loaded word... It means "representd." "$" represents money, or "MPH" represents "Miles Per Hour," but those are specific and direct things. If I showed you the color red and asked you, "What does this remind you of?" Guaranteed, you would give me a laundry list of answers. That is w…hy your question is loaded. \n. \nHow to find Symbols and their Meanings?\n. \nStep 1. What does the writer or author keep coming back to? Major Topics or Issues? Race, Identity, Love, Family, Freedom, Success, etc.\n. \nStep 2. What was the CONFLICT (problem) in the situation/plot/story?\n. \nStep 3. What did the character do to cause that problem, but hopefully resolve it?\n. \nStep 4. Is there a relationship between the character, the conflict and the Major Topics?\n. \nFIND PATTERNS!!!\n. \nNOW FOR THE LAZY ANSWER....\n. \nRomeo can represent one of 4 things...\n. \n1. Indecision- Remember who made all of the decisions throughout the conflict...\n. \n2. Lust- How many girls did Romeo have a crush on? Juliet and ROSALINE! Did he really love and care for Rosaline? (Listen to what his friends Mercutio and Benvolio have to say about her!)\n. \n3. Cowardice- Remember how Romeo fights? He never starts them, but everyone seems to die around him, even his mother. How does he react when these people die? Tears, profuse apologies, and tread marks from his shoes...\n. \n4. Foolish Love- Would you really marry someone you just met? He and Juliet met, married, mated, and then became martyrs in less than a week! \n. \nSo, there you have it. (MORE)
The first thing that happens in the play is that a guy "bites his thumb" at another, which was "giving him the fico" or as we would now say, giving him the finger. Tybalt challenges Romeo with the feeble insult, "Thou art a villain." Mercutio does much better: he loves to insult Tybalt, calling him… "Prince of Cats", "lisping, affecting fantastico", "strange fly", "fashion monger", "pardon-me", "very butcher of a silk button", courageous captain of compliments" and finally, in challenging him, "Tybalt, you rat-catcher, will you walk?" He is also pretty free with the nurse, calling her "old hare hoar (or whore)" and "bawd". She calls him "scurvy knave." Capulet has some prize words for Tybalt also, calling him a "saucy boy" and a "princox". He calls Juliet "young baggage", "disobedient wretch", "green-sickness carrion", and "tallow-face". (MORE)
"O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name; Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn love And I'll no longer be a Capulet" - Juliet
Bloody rose, dagger, poison. (Actually, a bloody rose has nothing to do with Romeo and Juliet. Roses really only come up in Juliet's famous line "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet".)
When she first saw him, she knew that there had to be something imposible about him from the start. She was right, he was a Monotauge.
day symbolizes hatred and fighting because all the fights happen during the day and Romeo and Juliet can't be together during day.
Romeo and Juliet are based on true love that didn't get a chance, because Romeo thought Juliet was dead, so he bribed an apothecary to sell him poison till he finally gave in. Romeo went to the Capulet's tomb and tried to kill himself next to Juliet but Paris got in the way of that, so Romeo and Par…is fought and Paris ended up dying. Paris asked to be put near Juliet's body in the Capulet's tomb and Romeo agreed. After that was all said and done, Romeo's servant ran to get some help, and by then Romeo had drank the poison and already died... Blah Blah Blah go read the whole story, Juliet awakes and sees every thing and wants to kill herself, she kisses Romeo hoping to get some of the poison but it doesn't work, pressure builds up of the arriving guards and so Juliet takes Romeo's dagger and stabs herself. If you want more facts, Go and read the WHOLE story. (MORE)
"I do bite my thumb, Sir." Symbolizes an insult "He's a man of wax." Symbolizes that Count Paris is good-looking "So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows." Symbolizes that Juliet among the other girls (including Rosaline) looks more beautiful than all the others.
Leaving aside the films which are actually called Romeo and Juliet, and which are adaptations of Shakespeare's play (films along these lines were made in 1936, 1955, 1968 and 1996 and there is another one in the works), we have such efforts as Gnomeo and Juliet, Romeu & Julieta, Private Romeo, Romeo… & Juliet vs. the Living Dead, Romeo & Juliet in Stanley Park, Romeo vs. Juliet, Roma and Juliet, Romeo & Juliet: Sealed With a Kiss!, Romeo & Juliet Revisited, Romeo Thinks Again, Tromeo and Juliet, Romeo Loves Juliet . . . But Their Families Hate Each Other!, and Runaway Robots: Romie-O and Julie-8. (MORE)
Imagery is using the senses to give a vivid description of what the author is trying to say. An example would be in act 1 scene 1, line 80, "on pain of torture, from those bloody hands" would describe the penalty given for the disobedience of fighting on the streets, spoken by the Prince. Hope tha…t helps. (MORE)
Oxymorons are the juxtaposition of two words with opposite meanings. Romeo gives vent to a whole stream of them, starting with "O brawling love, O, loving hate!" in Act 1 Scene 1. Later on the balcony, Juliet provides the most famous oxymoron "Parting is such sweet sorrow."
They are both self-centered. They both love and wish to marry Juliet. Romantic, charming, etc.
Romeo and Juliet's suicides symbolize their undying love for one another. Romeo killed himself so he could stay with Juliet forever in eternal life, and when Juliet awoke to find her love dead, she killed herself for the same reason.
Thinking of Paris as a symbol doesn't do the poor sap much justice--he is a character, not a symbol. I suppose you could imagine him symbolizing arranged marriages or something, but it takes away from the way the play is structured. Indeed, if you view the characters as symbols, you are straying fro…m the main point of the drama. (MORE)
well this story became a tragety because of Juliet so i think a bloody white rose and dagger would simbolys Juliet better for she is the pure angel that became rebelious at the idea of marriage and became the dagger who who helped shed blood for her self
The nurse, in act 2 scene 5, makes use of polysyndeton in the following quotation: "Your love says, like an honest gentleman, and a courteous, and a kind, and a handsome, and I warrant, a virtuous--"
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They are not marked in the text. It is up to the director to determine the rhythm of the performance.
Moral in this story is that Romeo and Juliet loved each other so much so that they didn't care about nothing else other than each other and how to be together.
NO! The final quote of the play is as follows: PRINCE ESCALUS: A glooming peace this morning with it brings. The sun for sorrow will not show his head. Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things; Some shall be pardon'd, and some punished; For never was a story of more woe >>>>>>> Than this …of Juliet and her Romeo. (MORE)
Juliet fakes her own death and then Romeo sees her and thinks she really is dead so kills himself, when Juliet wakes up she sees Romeo lying dead next to her and kills herself as well.
Symbol as in any symbol you've seen before. One example being the symbol of the Capulet's on Tybalt's firearm.
Stars symbolize a number of things. Primarily, fate, as in "star-crossed lovers", then I defy you stars", "some consequence yet hanging in the stars", or "the yoke of inauspicious stars". But they are also symbolic of the light and brightness which exists at night, the time of love. Thus Capulet say…s "Look to behold this night earth-treading stars that make dark heaven light." Juliet will take Romeo and "cut him out in little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun." Romeo uses the starry-eyed symbolism too: "Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven, having some business, do entreat her eyes to twinkle in their spheres till they return." (MORE)
"She doth lie upon the cheek of night like a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear,"
love is foreboding between them because they come from 2 families who hate each other
R: If I profane with my unworthiest hand this holy shrine, the gentle sin is this: my lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand to smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss. J: Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much, that mannerly devotion shows in this. For saints have hands that pilgrims h…ands do touch, and hand to hand is holy palmer's kiss. R: Have not saints lips? And holy palmers too? J: Ay, pilgrim, lips that they must use in prayer. R: O, then, dear saint let lips do what hands do: they pray, grant you, lest faith turn to despair. J: Saints do not move, though grant for prayer's sake. R: Then move not while my prayer's effect I take. (MORE)
Nothing. Shakespeare does not use the word "red" once. Nor is it an important concept. Compare the word "black" which is used eleven times in the play.
You could think of Romeo and Juliet having a private life, where it is just them with no outside world to break in, as well as a public life, where they have to deal with their warring parents and the needs of society. We see their private life at night, and their public life during the day. In this… way they declare their love for each other at night (in Act 2 Scene 2), but make a public and social confession of it during the day (when they marry at the end of Act 2). They are protected from the animosities of their families (represented by Tybalt) at night during the party (Act 1 Scene 5) but not during the day (Act 3 Scene 1). They sleep together at night and they also die together at night. These are both very private events. Even when they die, they lose the other people around them and each of them has to face death alone with the corpse of their beloved. It is small wonder then that Juliet wishes that the bird she hears is a nightingale, for with the day, the outside world will come crashing into their lives and tear Romeo away from her. (MORE)
Good grief, yes. Just for starters, how about the costumes people choose for themselves at the Capulet party. Each is symbolic of some aspect of the character of the person wearing it. The storm clouds which form over the ruined theatre where Mercutio is killed are an example of pathetic fallacy, wh…ere the weather symbolizes the mood of the characters. (MORE)