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does anyone know what grade this would be or any advice to make it better. I have only did a few paragraphs but any help will be very helpful. the question is something like explore the ideas of love and relationships in Romeo and Juliet.When we first meet Romeo in act 1 scene 1 he uses ametaphoric statement to describe love by saying it is “a choking gall”.Structurally, this foreshadows Romeo’s death from poison later on in the play.Romantic stems from the name Romeo telling us the significance of his characterrole is to be a loving character. This makes us feel pitiful for him as he isoblivious that his loving nature will ultimately cause his death.
In act 1 scene 2 Romeo says the “all seeing sun” to describehow the sun hasn’t seen anyone as beautiful as Rosaline. The use of hyperbolein this metaphor suggests that Romeo wants a sexual relationship as he seeslove in beauty and lust rather than genuine feelings of love. This reinforcesthe idea that he is a very romantic character.

In act 1 scene 5 Romeo asks himself “did my heart love tillnow”. The use of a rhetorical question could suggest that Romeo is unsure aboutwhat love really is and he doubts if he has felt love before. This shows he isvery naive probably because he is so young so therefore he has a very fickleattitude towards relationship. This makes us feel sorrowful for Romeo as hisnaivety is going to cause his death.
In act 1 scene 5 Juliet says “she must love a loathed enemy”.The use of the modal verb “must” makes us feel sympathetic for Juliet as she isaware that fate has made her heart fall in love with Romeo. This makes us feelpitiful for Juliet because she has no choice and we know her love for Romeowill cause her death. Elizabethans would have strongly believed in fate andthat god had a path in which we followed in our lives.
Also,in act 1 scene 5 Romeo says to Juliet “dear saint”. This would be blasphemy tothe Anglican Church as in Elizabethan times no one should be called by the nameof god. This was because no one was as important as god. This shows Juliet isvery important to Romeo even though they have just met and Romeo is willing togo against god for love. This could be linked to his naivety. It is writteninside a sonnet which also emphasises his love for Juliet.
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sorry about some of the words joining up I don't know why it does it
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Possibly talk about the effect on the audience that the quotes would have. For a higher level (6) include the Shakespeares methods.
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