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Love is a central theme in Romeo and Juliet. Explore the different kinds of love revealed in the play.

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Jennie McCombs St Julie's High School 18/04/03 Assignment no. 6 34358 CLK Romeo and Juliet. English Different Presentations Of Love. A) Love is a central theme in Romeo and Juliet. Explore the different kinds of love revealed in the play. In Romeo and Juliet there are many different types of love. The main type is the true love between Romeo and Juliet. Another type of love is the materialistic love of possessions and power. Capulet and lady Capulet's love for Juliet is the love the power they have over her. Capulet loves Juliet as to him she is possession that he can gain a profit from by marrying her off. At the same time, he wants to marry her off, because he loves her and thinks he is doing the best for her. Juliet does not want to be married off, she tells him this and he disowns her at this point, because he is angry with her. " Hang thee young baggage, disobedient wretch". All Capulet wants is for Juliet to be married and he does not see that she is disagreeable to this, so he says to her to be at the church to be married to Paris on Thursday or "I'll ne'er acknowledge thee". ...read more.

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The price is her family not loving her because she is in love with a Montague. Also because she is in love with Romeo she will not and cannot marry Paris. Her father becomes angry with her. Juliet says that she will forget her family just to love Romeo. "O Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father, refuse thy name or if thou wilt not, but be sworn my love, and I'll no longer be a Capulet." She is willing to lose her family just to be with Romeo and love him. She says that she does not need familial love if she has true love with Romeo. Romeo has romantic love as he is in love with Rosaline; he is in love with the idea of being in love, as he will not really love Rosaline because she will not return the love. "Out of her favour where I am in love." Romeo fantasises about being in love with Rosaline and the sexual lust between them that will not happen. It is a dreamy romanticism. Paris is very formal and correct with the arrangements of marriage between him and Juliet. He pretends to love her, as he believes it is his duty. ...read more.

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He would wear crimson tights and black buckle shoes. The friar would wear a black priest's tunic. The lighting would be dark around the edge of the stage and light on the main focus, the bed. A spot light would follow the friar off the stage the focus back on Juliet and Romeo. The moment of love I have chosen to direct is Act 5 Scene 3 from line 148 where Juliet speaks first after waking up, to where she stabs herself. Juliet sits up and speaks to the friar, then as the friar talks he moves towards her then away and exits stage right. Then Juliet notices the potion in Romeo's hand and reaches for his dagger, kisses him then stabs herself. She falls to the bed and the dagger drops out of her hand and down the steps. This sound of the dagger hitting each step is emphasised by a percussion instrument. A flute starts playing and then the curtains draw ready for the next scene. Romeo is lying on the first step though out this section of the scene. The music of the flute is used to create the right mood. On the curtains would be drawn a set of cast iron gates to show the gates into the tomb. Word count 2,041 ...read more.

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