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Contrast in Language iContrast Between Language of Love in the Balcony Scene and the Language of Death in the Final Scene of Romeo and Julieti In William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare introduces many themes that he continues throughout all of his tragedies including the language of love vs the language of death The balcony scene is the most valuable scene illustrating the language of love whereas in the final scene of the play the language of death is used to set the stage for their suicides pulling together the tragic ending of the play Throughout the second scene of Act II Romeo uses beautiful metaphors and similes to express his affection for Juliet O speak again bright angel for thou art As glorious to this night being oer my head As is a winged messenger of heavenRom II II 28-30 This passage is used to compare Juliet to an angel somethign that is universally held as sacred and lovely Elsewhere in the scene there are lines that describe their love for one another and add to the romantic theme of the scene And but thou love me let them find me here My life better ended by their hate The death prorogued wanting of thy loveRom II II 76-78 In the final scene of the play there is much talk of death by Romeo Friar Laurence and Juliet Romeo announces his own demise in his soliloquy Depart again Here here I will remain With worms and chambermaids O here Will I set my everlasting rest And shake the yoke of inauspicious stars From this world-wearied flesh Eyes look your last Arms take your last embrace And lips O you The doors of breath to engrossing deathRom V III 108-114 The Friars Frantic wrods and actions in conflict to his previous calm stature illustrate the grim mood of the scene Stay not to question for the watch
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