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I am no pilot yet wert thou as far as that vast shore washed with the farthest sea I should adventure for such merchandiseIIii88-89 In the tragedy Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Romeo is constantly pursued by the image of a drifting boat in the stormy sea The first time that more clouds are added to cloudsII136 happens due to Rosalines refusal to Romeos love intentions Unable to sustain failure he is at the border of striving for his boat to sink and thus burden loveI iv 23 However the sun soon shows itself from behind the clouds as Romeo sees Juliet and realizes that he ner saw true beauty till this nightI iv 60 Juliet brightens up Romeos existence but the ever-severing storm made of the events that built around the young lovers prevents their happiness from being Since Romeo is no pilotIIii87 he is unable to steer the boat in such a manner as to resist the forces of nature and therefore fate Thus boat imagery may be seen as a symbolic overview of the relationship between Romeo and Juliet which proves that it is fate that drives the lovers on the dashing rocksViii118 Romeos character is first mentioned in the conversation between Benvolio and Montague as they discuss Romeos depressed and gloomy mood Neither of them are aware of his unfortunate love experience with Rosaline in which Rosaline declines Romeos loving termsI I 220 However they both agree that Romeo shuts up his windows and locks fair day out and makes himself an artificial nightII142-143 Romeo locks himself up in his own boat therefore not permitting the sun rays to reach his soul and make his life meaningful In this sense the suffering due to his love to Rosaline is completely pointless since it is not Rosaline who will brighten up his existence but rather Juliet Throughout the play Juliet is constantly compared to light thus Juliet is the sunIIii49
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