how does Shakespeare use metaphor to show Romeo’s inner thoughts in Act 1, scene 4 of Romeo and Juliet ?
In the play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare , Shakespeare uses many metaphors to communicate the internal thoughts inside the characters minds. In Act 1 , Scene 4 , Romeo is explaining a bad dream he had the previous night. Saying something bad would begin that night that would lead to an “untimely death”. In this scene Romeo says ” He that have steerage of my course, direct my sail ” . This metaphor Shakespeare has used represents Romeo as the boat by using language such as “steerage, sail and course” and by using the capital H in He it suggests that God is in fact the leader of the ship . Shakespeare explains through this metaphor that Romeo is going to surrender himself to the path he believes God has put in place for him.