Whose beauty is too rich for use according to romeo
What is the use of beauty, if it cannot be shared? If it cannot be enjoyed by others, what good is it? The answer is simple: there is no use. But why do we value beauty so much in the first place? Because we believe that those who are beautiful have an obligation to share their beauty with us, to give us something back for all that they give us. As Romeo reminds Juliet at Act 2 Scene 4:
Whose beauty is too rich for use
Whose beauty is too rich for use, and we were not prized?
For earth to show a paragon.
Romeo is saying that he sees beauty in Juliet that’s too rich for use. In other words, it’s so perfect and ideal that it would be impossible to use her as an example of perfection.
For earth to show a paragon! It is not now that I can say/ Aught like a man; but woe and well away!/ These our old eyes have never seen till now./ An angel rides upon this earth: That’s why Romeo says, “For earth to show a paragon!”
To such as thou mayst be,
You are too beautiful for earth. Your celestial beauty makes the stars look dim by comparison. Heaven’s art itself shall shine as dim when you appear in it, and all angels will fall silent when they see your face.
Heaven’s art itself shall shine as dim
Of all the things Romeo says about his beloved, this is perhaps the most poetic: “Heaven’s art itself shall shine as dim/To that which thou shalt be.” This line suggests that the lady has such beauty that heaven’s art will seem dull in comparison. The word dim means “to make something less bright” or “to cast a shadow over.” It’s interesting to think about how Romeo feels when he uses this word–he seems almost jealous of how much more beautiful his new love is than anything else on earth!
The phrase “that which thou shalt be” means that when you look at your girlfriend or boyfriend (or any other person), you should see them as if they were made out of gold–the best material for jewelry making!
As a taper in the sun.
The sun is too bright for use as a comparison to anything else, so Romeo compares Juliet to a candle instead of comparing her directly with the sun. This makes sense because candles are much dimmer than the sun and therefore easier to be compared with it.
In Romeo & Juliet, Shakespeare uses the phrase “Whose beauty is too rich for use” to describe Juliet. The meaning of this quote can be interpreted in different ways depending on how you look at it.
On one hand, it could be saying that Juliet’s beauty is so beautiful that no one could possibly use it or enjoy it because they would not be able to appreciate it as much as she deserves. This would mean that her beauty is too good for anyone else to appreciate it fully because they are not worthy enough of seeing such greatness in person.
On the other hand, this line could also mean something completely different: maybe Romeo doesn’t think he deserves to have someone like Juliet by his side because he believes he isn’t worthy enough and therefore decides against proposing marriage until after their death where there won’t be any repercussions if things go wrong between them later down the road (i’m not saying i agree with this idea though).
There is no doubt that Romeo is a beautiful man. He has a lot of love to give, but he also needs someone who can appreciate this. If you think you can handle Romeo’s hot body and handsome face, then maybe it’s time for you two to get together!