Romeo and Juliet Essay

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Emily Williams
In the play, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, it is easy to tell how each character is feeling. Therefore, making it some what easy to take those feelings and a find a song that relates to them along with the action in the play. However, it is a challenge to find a full length song where the whole song fits in with the act you are focusing on. In this case, it is easier to find a song and take out certain pieces to help describe the act and the feelings a certain character is showing. In the first act, I decided to focus only on Romeo and Rosaline. Romeo is very sad and depressed because he loves Rosaline but Rosaline doesn’t love him back. In act I scene 1, Romeo and Benvolio talk and all Romeo talks about is how much he loves her. While rereading through this scene, the song “I Miss You” by Avril Lavigne went through my head over and over again. You could tell by the things Romeo was saying that he really missed Rosaline and he couldn’t stop thinking about her, which is exactly what the song talks about. The part of the song that stuck out the most to me was at the very beginning when it says “I miss you, miss you so bad. I don’t forget you, oh it’s so sad.” Just those two lines show exactly how Romeo was feeling in this scene. Act II was probably my favorite act out of the whole play, mostly because of the famous balcony scene. For this scene I made the obvious song choice of “Love Story” by Taylor Swift. This song was actually based off of the play Romeo and Juliet, making it very easy to make the connection of the song to the play. “Love Story” actually makes a few references to other parts in the play but I chose to use it on act II scene 2 because that’s the part that the song refers to the most. One part in the song that stuck out to me was “ See the lights, see the party, the ball gowns. See you make your way through the crowd and say hello, little did I know, that you were Romeo you were throwing pebbles.” This part of the song referred to after the party when Juliet finally found out that the boy she met at the ball was Romeo and a Montague. When she found this information out she cried the words “ My only love, sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me that I must love a loathed enemy.” ( Act I, Scene 5, Lines 154-157 ) Despite figuring out that Romeo was Montague, she still decided she wanted to stick with him. Another part from the song that popped out was “ So I sneak out to the garden to see you, we keep quiet cause we’re dead if they knew.” This part also referred to after the party when Romeo went back to find Juliet at her balcony and they had to be quiet because they are sworn enemies and they would get in a lot of trouble from their parents if they found out. Mercutio and Tybalt both died in act III, scene 1 because the Capulet’s and Montague’s fought again, mostly because Tybalt was mad at Romeo for being at the ball the night before. Tybalt stabbed Mercutio and he ended up dying and then Romeo killed Tybalt. The prince came and Romeo was told to either leave Verona or he would be killed. The nurse went to tell Juliet the terrible news about her cousin and Romeo. Juliet got really upset and she didn’t know weather to be mad at Romeo or not. She found out that Romeo was trouble but she knew she still had to love him because he was her husband. For act III scene 1 and 2, I decided to use the song “I Knew You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift. This song fit in perfectly with the action that had happened in act III, scene 1. The lyrics “ I knew you were trouble when you walked in, so shame on me know. Flew me to places I’d never been, till you put me down.” fit perfectly to how Juliet was probably feeling in this scene. Another part that could show how Juliet was feeling could be “ No apologies, he’ll never see you cry, pretend he doesn’t know, that’s he’s the reason why, you’re