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Discuss the theme of love in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

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Introduction

 �Romeo and Juliet� Discuss the theme of love in Shakespeare�s Romeo and Juliet. �Romeo and Juliet� is one of the most famous love stories ever written. In writing this play William Shakespeare focuses on Arthur Brooke�s poem, �The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet�. There have been many adaptations of �Romeo and Juliet� and the plays are still being performed in theatres across the world. A recent and modernised version of the play was made by a director called Baz Lohman. The film focussed more on the love and was less dramatic than the play. The last scene was also altered and left out the last and most dramatic parts. The play opens with the chorus, it is a sonnet and has a rhyme scheme of A, B, A, B through out. The chorus sets the scene and environment of the play. The chorus gives the audience the summary of the play. The play begins with two Capulet servants, Sampson and Gregory. Later Abram and Balthasar, who are both Montague�s, enter the scene and a fight breaks out between them all. Tybalt, of the Capulet�s is ready for a fight but Benvolio, a Montague comes to stop the fight and keep the peace. ...read more.

Middle

They realise that all the resentment and hate between Capulet�s and the Montague�s was a waste of time and that they should have loved their children more. They used the deaths as reason to reflect and settle their differences. There are various amounts of different friendships in the play. The main friendships are the ones between Romeo and Mercutio, Romeo and Benvolio, Romeo and Friar Laurence and Nurse and Juliet. When all the friends are together and getting ready for the Capulet�s Ball, Romeo is still heartbroken but they still try to persuade him to attend the party. Mercutio tries to cheer him up and lighten up his mood: Romeo: Give me a torch. I am not for this ambling: Being but heavy, I will bear the light Mercutio:                                           Nay, gentle Romeo, we must have you dance. Romeo: Not I, believe me: you have dancing shoes With nimble soles; I have a soul of lead So stakes me to the ground I cannot move. Mercutio: You are a lover; borrow Cupid�s wings, And soar with them above a common bound. ...read more.

Conclusion

When Romeo thinks that she is dead he takes the potion that he brought from the Apothecary and dies. When Juliet sees Romeo�s corpse she too kills herself. This seen is full of tension and may cause the audience to feel sad because of the unnecessary suicides of Romeo and Juliet. The audience may also be excited by the action in the fight between Romeo and Paris.     The death of the two lovers brings the two families together. The deaths were too ironies and created a great twist at the in the play. There are various different loves in the play. The love between the Nurse and Juliet, the love between Romeo and Rosaline, the love between Romeo and Mercutio, the love between Lady Capulet and Juliet and finally the love between Romeo and Juliet. This is truly the strongest love of them all.   This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ 5 This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ ...read more.

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