Analysis of Romeo and Juliet Quote
“but come what sadness can… Then love-devouring Death do what he dare”- Romeo in Act 2, Scene 6 (Friar Lawrence’s cell), page 85, lines 3 and 7 Representation of Dispute– “come what sadness can” might be seen to foreshadow the conflict yet to come and present itself in the play. However Romeo could be seen to be presently happy and by saying this he doesn’t care about what the future holds as long as he is with Juliet he will be happy. Revealing that Romeo is uninformed of what will take place yet the audience/reader understands precisely what their fate holds.
Foreshadowing– The word “sorrow” and the phrase “love-devouring Death” can be seen to foreshadow the lovers “death”. It reveals that their “love” is bound In death as they are about to be bound in marital relationship. The word “sadness” can foreshadow the catastrophe and unhappiness which comes after their deaths from their families, buddies and enjoyed ones. And “love-devouring Death” could reveal that their love WILL end in death and there is nothing they can do about it, which the reader/audience already know due to The Prologue which in literature terms is called remarkable irony. Death” can be seen to foreshadow the poison of their phony death and eventual genuine deaths and can be seen as a villainous character throughout the play, who foreshadows ALL conflict within ‘Romeo and Juliet’s’ disaster. Oxymoron– “love-devouring Death” is an oxymoron as once again, “love” and “Death” are being shown in a text within the exact same sentence. “love-devouring Death” could suggest that “Death” is “feasting on” for the sensation of “love”, which might indicate that “Death” as a character is the murderer of everything excellent in Verona. Death” also can not feel, so it can not for that reason “feast on” “love” demonstrating how the effect of this juxta position is essential to the sentence structure and the feeling it offers the reader/audience. It includes additional impact and is essential in the writing of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ as it shows how intricate Shakespeare’s writing was and what feelings were held inside the text. Metaphor– It is a metaphor since you are making “Death” which is an inferior sensation when somebody is ending their life, into a person/something else.
Showing how “Death” can be changed into various things within literature utilizing the techniques of a metaphor to include additional affect for the reader/audience. personification– “Death” is typically turned into/seen as a person/character in the play. “Death” is never ever far away within this play and therefore provides and establishes the approaching conflict which young lives are suddenly interrupted by this individual, showing that “Death” is an essential character in the play despite the fact that, it is just personified, it is feared and seen to exist among the two families.
By saying this character of “Death” can “do what he attempt” shows that “Death” is a he as a character and in his own sense and method which he has feelings, thoughts, emotions and is as real as any of the other characters within ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Also, “do what he attempt”, could also be seen that Romeo is challenging “Death”, like by saying this Romeo is coincidently tough “Death” to eliminate him and his soon-to-be wife.
Romeo doesn’t understand that “Death” is a character in the play and so feels the requirement to say this and generally taunt “Death” as he is just too pleased about his coming marriage to care and/or realise the effect of what he simply stated and what “Death” might be provoked to do by what he has stated. ** “Sorrow” = sadness; could suggest loss of enjoyed one/friend/family member; misery; distress; regret; suffering; grief; distress; suffering; heartbreak; adversity (a cause of great problem or suffering.
Or: a state of fantastic problem or suffering.) Definition of “grief”= unhappiness or regret caused by loss or frustration ** “love” = enthusiasm, romance, caring, but “love” can have terrible ends of relationship ends or in these case, the promise of “death”. Care for; feel deeply for; adore; cherish; hold dear; treasure; fondness; affection; adoration; devotion; admiration; ardour; desire; devoted to. * “devouring” = be totally soaked up by an effective feeling– “she was feasted on by need” afflict; torture; pester; bedevil; problem; harrow; rack; consume; engulf; engulf; swamp; overcome; overwhelm. ** “Death” = darkness, lose, sadness, terrible, advancement of dispute to come. mortal; casualty; death; deadly; end/ending; destroy; damage; termination. ** “dare” = have courage; be brave enough; take the threat; take a chance; venture; obstacle; defy; provoke; goad; taunt.