Motifs In Romeo And Juliet Essay

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Romeo and Juliet Acts 2 and 3 Motifs
Motif 1:
Motif: Love
In the famous balcony scene of Romeo and Juliet, Juliet realizes that Romeo is under her window and wonders how he found her, he replies with “By love, that first did prompt me to enquire./He lent me counsel, and I lent him eyes” (2. 2. 80-81).
Romeo says that love is what guided him under her window and also what made him search for Juliet Capulet.
Romeo and Juliet fell in love at first sight and which causes them to continuously be drawn together. People in love tend to want to be together for all the time in the world and hope for good things for their significant other. The characters believe that love at first sight is possible and also that their is no reason to wait to do anything if you are in love.
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6. 14-15).
Friar Laurence tells Romeo that he should not be too hasty in this marriage, but rather take his sweet time in order for this marriage to last and be a healthy one. He should practice moderation.
Even the friar feels the ominous vibe this marriage gives off. It is fated that this marriage would last in one short burst and no more even with his warning. Juliet is a believer in fate while Romeo denies the existence of fate however this will come back in the form of not only his, but his thirteen years old wife’s death too.
Motif 3:
Motif: Hate
As Juliet secretly weeps for her banished husband, Romeo, her mother, who weeps for her murdered nephew, Tybalt, promises that “We will have vengeance for [Tybalt’s murder], fear thou not...he shall soon keep Tybalt company…” (3. 5. 87+91).
Lady Capulet, Juliet’s mother, promises to send an assassin to kill Romeo as revenge for killing Tybalt since that is what she believes is truly bothering Juliet. In reality, Juliet is crying because she misses