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It has been said that it is love not death that has the victory in "Romeo and Juliet" This has been clearly demonstrated

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Romeo and Juliet Essay It has been said that it is love not death that has the victory in "Romeo and Juliet" This has been clearly demonstrated in the play in several contexts to a large extent. Love has been described as warm emotions, which is expressed in many ways such as the love for a person, object or activity. The victory of love was shown when the two lovers were still able to be together despite their family's feud, the focus on love by Shakespeare and when the two warring families reconciled in the end scene. The strength of Romeo and Juliet's love was shown when the two were able to be together despite the hatred between their families. ...read more.

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Even though this was a fatal encounter with no actual meeting between the two while they were alive, their untimely and pointless deaths resulted in change for the good. The change was the reconciliation between the families who learned that their hatred was futile as was the deaths of their children. Given this, the two families came together in grief of the premature deaths that had occurred. "O brother Montague, give me thy hand" Capulet said upon knowledge of his daughter's parting. In the early scenes, the servants of the families started a fight, which at its conclusion gave the masters a warning from the prince. "Your lives will pay the forfeit of the peace," warned the Prince and although Capulet and Montague's lives were not forfeited the deaths of Romeo and Juliet ended the feud between the two families. ...read more.

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The romantic love of Romeo and Juliet is also shown in the renowned balcony scene where Romeo overhears Juliet speaking of her love for him before he begins to express his love for her. In the Queen Mab speech of Mercutio, he reveals his beliefs about different people and their love for different things. Later in the play, he indicates that he prefers physical love opposed to other forms. It is quite apparent that in the play "Romeo and Juliet" love not death has the victory as despite the death of many people and the hatred shared between the enemies the two star crossed lover were able to be together and overcome all obstacles. The feud was also ended by love not death, which is emphasised by Shakespeare's focus on love right throughout the play. ...read more.

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