How does Shakespeare use metaphors to show Romeos inner thoughts in Act 1, Scene 4 of Romeo and Juliet?
Shakespeare uses many metaphors in Romeo and Juliet to show thoughts of the characters. In Act 1, Scene 4, Romeo remembers having a dream that at the party it might steer him down a terrible path with the cost of his “untimely death” In this scene romeo says ”He that hath steerage of my course, direct my sail. The metaphor used here is referring to a boat. When Shakespeare puts “He” in the text it has a capital letter and it is him referring to God. Romeo pretty much says that God has decided his fate.