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Romeo and Juliet- how does love develop over the first two acts?

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Romeo and Juliet- how does love develop over the first two acts? In the first two acts, the interpretation of love by Romeo and Juliet changes. In act 1 scene 1, Romeo enters, appearing down-cast and distracted. Romeo explains to Benvolio that he is madly in love with a woman named Rosaline, but that she is not in love with him. Benvolio tells Romeo to forget about her and look at other girls, but Romeo doesn't believe that is possible. In this scene, Romeo's interpretation of love is that there is only one love (from the fact that he says that it is impossible to forget bout Rosaline) In the second act of the scene, Romeo meets the servant who is suppose to read the list, but he cant read, so he asks Romeo to read it aloud and he finds Rosaline's name. He asks where the feast is taking place in order to meet Rosaline. ...read more.

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Like Romeo, she finds it surprising that "My only love springs from my only hate, too early seen unknown and known too late! "In which she is saying that her love is her enemy, which was known too late to change her feelings for him. In this scene, Romeo seems to change his feelings about love, as he is now in love with Juliet. Juliet now has a 'definition' of love as she is now in love with Romeo. To conclude, the act, Romeo has confused feelings about love. In the beginning, he only believes in true love, but then, he falls in love with Juliet which denies that and now belies in love at first sight. The same thing happens with Juliet as at first, it seems as if she doesn't believe in love, but the fact that she falls in love with Romeo contradicts that. In the second act of the play scene 1, Romeo, decides not to go home, but to visit his 'heart' (love) ...read more.

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In this scene, the two express their love for each other. By the fact that they get married shows how serious they are. The next scene includes Friar Lawrence and Romeo. Romeo asks him to marry him and Juliet, however, at first he is reluctant to doing so and point out that Romeo was recently in love with Rosaline and that he can't be sure that the marriage will work, but he agrees with Romeo in order for a better future(no 'war' between the Montagues and the Capulets) in this scene, Romeo, for a short moment tries to consider if his love for Juliet is true when friar Lawrence points out his recent love of Rosaline, but he still has a strong love for Juliet. In the last scene of the act, Juliet and Romeo get married. Both of their vows are powerful of love which shows that the love is true. In this act, the love between Romeo and Juliet grows and is mainly shown as true love in the balcony scene where the two get married, even though they are of rival families ...read more.

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