In Romeo an Juliet, what are three ways in which Romeo shows love and passion to Juliet?
mwestwood | Certified Educator
Since Romeo's nature is passionate, he displays this emotion throughout the play. Three salient instances are
- When Romeo first sees Juliet, he is passionately struck by her beauty: "Oh, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!...Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear! (I,v,(41-44).
- When Romeo approaches Juliet and speaks to her with passionate love: "If I profane my unworthiest hand/...My lips, two blushing pilgrims, read stand/To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss (I,v,86-91)
- When Romeo steals into the Capulet's orchard and stands beneath Juliet's balcony he expresses his love: "See how she leans her cheek upon her hand!/Oh, that I were a glove upon that hand/That I might touch that cheek!" (II,ii,21-23). Then, Juliet appears and he declares his love to her: "Lady, by yonder blessed moon I swear [my love],/That tip with silver all these fruit-tree tops--(II,ii,107-108).