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Examine the way Shakesphere presents the youthful haste and romantic nature of love.

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´╗┐Examine the way Shakespeare presents the youthful haste and romantic nature of love. One of the main themes in Romeo and Juliet is the youthful haste and the romantic nature of love, and perhaps the best example of this concerns Romeo. We first meet him when he is love sick, "is the day so young?" This suggests Romeo is surprised by the day and has lost track of time because he is constantly thinking about Rosaline, this shows Romeos romantic nature. Throughout the play Shakespeare continues to show Romeo and Julie's romantic nature and youthful haste - resulting in their love for each other killing them both. Shakespeare shows us that Romeo wears his heart on his sleeve, in the start of the play Romeo has fallen in love with someone who doesn't love him (Rosaline). ...read more.

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When he talks about Rosaline he relates to battles, "Cupid's arrow," and talks about sadness, ?sad hours seem long." However when he talk about Juliet he uses romantic words such as, ?beauty too rich," this shows Romeos romantic nature and proves he was never in love with Rosaline. Romeo uses a simile to describe Juliet further, "like a rich jewel," this suggest that Romeo has a very romantic nature and thinks Juliet is beautiful and stands out from everyone else. Shakespeare reminds us of how young Romeo is, "did my heart love till now?" This shows Romeos youthful haste and his immaturity and suggests he never loved Rosaline, she was just a childish lust. When Romeo and Juliet speak for the first time, it suggests the feeling is mutual. Shakespeare presents the romantic nature of love through Romeo, " two blushing pilgrims," Romeo talks as if he has gone to see a saint and she is too perfect to touch, he shows his love by comparing her to the most good and kind person. ...read more.

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Juliet compliments Romeo, " you kiss by the book," this suggests she thinks his kissing is perfect and shows Romeo is romantic and knows how to treat a women. They are interrupted by the nurse and they both realize they are enemies. Even though Romeo and Juliet's families are rivals they still can't live without each other, Romeo says, "my life is my foe's debt," this suggests his life belongs to his enemy and he can't live without her, this proves Romeo would do anything for Juliet because he loves her. Also Juliet relates to Romeo, " I must love a loathed enemy, " she can't help herself like Romeo and shows her romantic nature by matching Romeo language. Shakespeare shows us that youthful haste and the romantic nature of love is a constant theme throughout the play and that the haste and the romance will only lead to the death of Romeo and Juliet. ...read more.

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