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Romeo and Juliet.

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Romeo and Juliet Some people would say that Romeo and Juliet is the greatest love story ever told others would say that the tragedy outweighed the love. In this essay I will be exploring the different types of love. There are many different types of love represented in this play such as lust, passion, duty, infatuation, family and romance I will be looking at each aspect of love in detail. In this section I will be focusing on lust. This is one of the main types of love portrayed in this play. One of the most important scenes that show how Shakespeare used a different approach to love in his plays is, Act 1 scene 1 with Sampson and Gregory boosting. The reason Shakespeare opened the play with a scene such as this one was to show the contrast in the different types of love in this play. This scene opens with Sampson and Gregory and their male boosting and their views on women and love. They are saying how the would like to have sex with the Montague lady's 'I will push Montague's men from the wall, and thrust his maids to the wall'. ...read more.


Another example of duty and obedience in the play is Tybalt and his love for fighting. Although he loves fighting the main reason he fights is part of his duty and obedience to the family. It shows that a certain amount of his love for fighting is also his love for his family he does this to pro6tect and keeps up the family name. The next aspect of love in the play that I will be looking at is infatuation. I believe that Romeo and Juliet's love is very much to do with infatuation. There romance developed very quickly they met on the Sunday night and were married and had sexual intercourse by the following might. Shakespeare appealed to his audience in particular queen Elizabeth the 1st with the whole subject on courtly love. Queen Elizabeth was seen as a figure of desire she was untouchable as was ros� line untouchable to Romeo she was a figure of desire for him and it wasn't real love he felt for he but it was lust and desire. However when he met Juliet she crushed all his feelings for ros� line and he began to feel real love. ...read more.


I believe this is why they are both very romantic towards each other because of this. In conclusion of looking at all there different aspects of love in the play the different cultures between the families I believe this is a very affective theme giving the audience a variety of attitudes towards the opposite sex and love each one contrasting and high lighting Romeo and Juliet's love for each other. Romeos attitude towards love and the opposite sex changes during the play. In the beginning Romeo sees women only as sex objects and often mistakes love for lust and infatuation. At the beginning of the play Juliet is very obedient towards he family and would do anything to make them happy however towards the end of the play her attitude changes and she becomes very withdrawn from her family as she feels very alone and she marries Romeo the son of the Montague family arch rivals of her family at the beginning of the play she would not have done this. Romeo and Juliet coursework Natasha Beckett 11G1 ...read more.

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