What does contemplating mean?

1 : to view or consider with continued attention : meditate on contemplate the vastness of the universe contemplated the meaning of the poem. 2 : to view as likely or probable or as an end or intention contemplate marriage contemplated a move to Alaska.

What is the difference between thinking and contemplating?

To think is to try and find a rational answer; to contemplate is to let the answer come to us. To think is to look for the answer; to contemplate is to actually find the answer. The difference between the two is simple: to contemplate is to not think.

What is another word for contemplating?

SYNONYMS FOR contemplate

1 gaze at, behold, regard, survey. 2 study, ponder. 3 design, plan.

What are 2 synonyms for contemplate?

contemplate
  • 1’she contemplated her body in the mirror’ SYNONYMS. look at, view, regard, examine, inspect, observe, survey, study, scrutinize, scan, stare at, gaze at, eye, take a good look at.
  • 2‘she couldn’t even contemplate the future’ SYNONYMS.
  • 3’she contemplated walking out’ SYNONYMS.

What’s the word when you can’t decide?

The definition of indecisive is someone who can’t make up his mind or make decisions, or something that doesn’t decide an issue. An example of indecisive is a person who cannot ever decide what to wear or what color to paint a room.

What is fickle minded?

adjective. (of a person) prone to casual change; inconstant.

What is an indecisive person called?

1 vacillating, hesitant, wavering.

What means fickle?

: marked by lack of steadfastness, constancy, or stability : given to erratic changeableness.

Is fickle a bad word?

Fickle comes from the Old English word ficol, for deceitful. We usually use fickle to talk about people, but it can also be used for abstract things that alternately favor you and abuse you, like the weather.

Is being fickle a bad thing?

If you are fickle then you must change else your life will be ruined, your low self esteem will become lower and you will waste your life without finding out what you want.

How is Romeo fickle?

Romeo is changeable as at the start of the play he declares his love for Rosaline, describing his heart as “heavy as lead”. However, his emotions and feelings soon change when he meets Juliet. This shows that Romeo is fickle, as he is openly stating he has ‘forgotten’ his past love, Rosaline.

How old was Romeo?

Romeo’s age is never given, but since he carries a sword, it can be assumed that he is not younger than Juliet’s thirteen years. It is much more likely that, given his immature responses to problematic events in the play, that he is probably about sixteen or seventeen years old.

Why does Rosaline not want to marry Romeo?

Whereas Romeo had told Benvolio that Rosaline had rejected him because she’d sworn to remain “chaste” forever, Friar Laurence suggests that Rosaline didn’t believe Romeo’s love to be authentic, saying “Oh, she knew well, / Thy love did read by rote that could not spell.” In other words, she knew Romeo was only acting

How old is Juliet?

Juliet is thirteen years old. In Shakespeare’s primary sources, Juliet is considerably older than she is in the play. Why does Shakespeare change Juliet’s age?

Was Juliet a 13 year old?

A 13year-old girl, Juliet is the only daughter of the patriarch of the House of Capulet. She falls in love with the male protagonist Romeo, a member of the House of Montague, with which the Capulets have a blood feud. The story has a long history that precedes Shakespeare himself.

At what age did Juliet die?

Time in Shakespeare plays tends to a bit flexible, but I estimate the action up to the point of Juliet’s death to be somewhere around a week, making her still just under 14 at the end.

How do we know Juliet is 13?

Shakespeare cuts three years off Juliet’s age to make her the tender age of 13: as Old Capulet says to Paris, ‘she hath not seen the change of fourteen years’. Eventually, he puts his foot down by telling Juliet, if ‘you be mine, I’ll give you to my friend’.

Did Romeo and Juliet sleep together?

Romeo and Juliet do sleep together after their secret marriage. This is made clear in act 3, scene 5, when they wake up in bed together at dawn. Juliet urges Romeo to leave before her relatives find him and kill him.

Does Juliet get pregnant in Romeo and Juliet?

Juliet: Yes. Pregnant. Romeo: With my child? Juliet: Yes of course with your child!

What Killed Romeo?

Hearing from his servant that Juliet is dead, Romeo buys poison from an Apothecary in Mantua. He returns to Verona and goes to the tomb where he surprises and kills the mourning Paris. Romeo takes his poison and dies, while Juliet awakens from her drugged coma.

Who broke Romeo’s heart?

Romeo’s heart is broken by Rosaline.

Why did Romeo kill Paris?

Romeo kills Paris because Paris accosts him in the Capulet tomb and refuses to leave him alone. Paris doesn’t know about Romeo’s marriage to Juliet, and so he automatically assumes that Romeo intends to desecrate Juliet’s corpse or that of another Capulet. In the ensuing duel, Romeo kills Paris.

What were Romeo’s last words?

Romeo opens the crypt and is shattered as he finds what he believes to be the corpse of his beloved. His final words, as he consumes a lethal drug, are as follows: Come, bitter conduct, come, unsavoury guide!