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Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
“Romeo and Juliet” was written by Shakespeare, in 1595. Romeo and Juliet are the two main characters who are portrayed as “star-crossed lovers”. In the play, “Romeo and Juliet”, both Romeo and Juliet experience the consequences of their poorly made choices. The essay helps with the understanding of the characters. The many themes of fate, timing, and friendship are all portrayed throughout.
Dramatic foils are two characters whose personalities contrast each others. An example of dramatic foils would be the Nurse and Juliet. The Nurse is uneducated, older, crude, and not attractive, while Juliet is well spoken, young, polite, and beautiful. These two characters personalities enhance the theme of decision making in the play. The Nurse first encourages Juliet to get married to Romeo because she thinks they were meant for each other, but then decides that Paris is a better choice for Juliet.
Another example of dramatic foils in the play, “Romeo and Juliet”, would be Romeo and Mercutio. Romeo is a hopeless romantic and believes dreams come true, while Mercutio is not passionate about love and believes dreams are nothing. These two characters portray the theme of friendship. Romeo and Mercutio are opposites who are also best friends.
The use of foreshadowing in the play helps the audience overcome the alarming outcome. When Juliet is discussing plans she says “O God, I have an ill-divining soul! Methinks I see thee,
now thou art so low” and “as one dead in the bottom of the tomb”. This example shows that Juliet has mixed feelings about the Friars plans, and also shows that Juliet thinks a disaster is to come. Foreshadowing is also used when Romeo says “My life were better ended by there hate” and “Then death prorogued wanting of thy love.” This shows Romeo’s love for Juliet will lead to the fall of himself. Another use of foreshadowing is when Juliet says “Give me Romeo, and when he shall die take him and...