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Examine the views of love presented by the title characters in Romeo And Juliet

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GCSE Romeo and Juliet

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Examine the Different Ways Love Is presented by the title characters in

'Romeo and Juliet'

The characters Romeo and Juliet do not just show physical attraction but also an attraction in a spiritual and religious aspect. The play describes their love to be the truest and deepest love of all time. Even though they are both in love, both of the characters have different ways of presenting it. Romeo is more impulsive and reckless in his actions; in comparison Juliet is calmer and practical. This is shown through Shakespeare's choice of language when the characters interact with one another. Romeo is clearly the more romantic character, as shown by Shakespeare's use of figurative language, particularly when he is expressing his feelings towards Juliet. However, Juliet, being the more practical and sensible character is more concise in her language choice. It is in this way that we can identify the different ways that love is presented by Romeo and Juliet.

We identify that Romeo's first true love starts when meeting Juliet as he forgets his "dearest love Rosaline" from the previous scene. Earlier, Romeo mentions Rosaline every time he spoke but after laying eyes on

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