Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet Essay         To express his view of good and evil in every man, William Shakespeare writes lines that Friar Laurence reveals in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet which compare man to plants, focusing on the common trait they hold of having two contrasting components in their being. Throughout history, there has always been a conflict with the view of goodness and evilness in man. The philosopher Plato believed that man was born …

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…use of extended metaphor, Shakespeare holds the idea throughout that man can be looked at in a similar view to man because they share this characteristic of duality. The aphorism to be shared with his audience is Shakespeare's premonition of letting too much evil overtake the good in one's personality because it has the potential to destroy, just as evil took the life of Dr. Jekyll who could not avoid it taking over his being.