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Different kinds of love is portrayed and presented by symbolic language and imagery through the characters in Romeo and Juliet.

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Introduction

´╗┐Tiam Sakian Sakian 1 Ms. Kim English 23 March 2012 Love Shakespeare?s Romeo and Juliet, a play of two young lovers from two families against each other is mainly based on the theme of love and hate. Love is presented right from the start and maybe the most obvious subject is different kinds of love that involved in this play. Shakespeare used the characters and imagery to represent refined love, devoted love and romantic love. Shakespeare used the relationship of Romeo and Rosaline, Paris and Juliet to present refined love. Romeo is terribly in love with Rosaline but the love is not returned which turns out Romeo unanswered love to Rosaline. ...read more.

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Paris is accepted by Capulet and glad to marry Juliet but he doesn?t know that Juliet is married to Romeo secretly by Friar Lawrence. devoted love is a major love that Shakespeare have presented throughout the play, especially in the Capulet family. ?I?ll look to like, if looking liking move, but no more deep will I endart mine eye than you consent gives strength to make it fly.? (I, iii, 99-101) Juliet have always been faithful and devoted to her parents but became independent after meeting Romeo. ?Not proud you have, but thankful that you have. ...read more.

Conclusion

In the end, Romeo and Juliet killed themselves due to the strong love they both felt for each other. ?From fatal the fatal loins of these two foes a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life? (Chorus, prologue, 5-6) Shakespeare portrayed the two lovers as stars and also beauty and love of Juliet as sun ? It is the East, and Juliet is the sun! Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon.? (II,ii 3-4) Different kinds of love is portrayed and presented by symbolic language and imagery through the characters in Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare divided the love in relationships and developed character?s personality, attitude and actions throughout the play. ...read more.

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