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How Convincing Do You Find The Love Between Romeo and Juliet?

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How Convincing Do You Find The Love Between Romeo and Juliet? Romeo and Juliet was written between 1594 and 1596 by William Shakespeare. The play is set in medieval times in the town of Verona. There is a possibility that this play was written for Queen Elizabeth as she experienced many of the difficulties of forced marriage and managed to avoid it. At this time rich girls were virtually powerless in everything they did. They were their fathers property until they were married off and then they were their husbands property. They had no choice as to who they married and if they did not obey their fathers' wish as to who they should marry they risked being thrown out of the house or even killed. ...read more.

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But saying 'Being a feared this all but a dream' shows that he doesn't want to have to leave her which goes some way to prove their love. They also have a lot to say about each other as well which goes even further to proving their love. The nice things they say aren't just to sweet-talk each other. They also have meaning. Whilst Juliet is speaking on the balcony Romeo is listening intently below, 'Speak again bright angel' he says, wanting to hear her 'heavenly' voice again. Romeo is also wondering if Juliet knows how he feels, saying, 'It is my love, O that she knew she were'. Juliet however is more concerned about the fact that she is in love with a 'Montague' saying, 'My only love sprang from my only hate' but later she convinces herself that what family Romeo comes from isn't important, 'What's in a name?'. ...read more.

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She takes the threat of being thrown out of her family if she is found out and she also has to cope with being married off to another man. To prevent this she puts her life in danger by taking a drug to make her look like she's dead, drugs in those days were an unknown quantity and it was always risky to take them. In the end it is their love that leads them to their death's although their youthful short-sightedness wouldn't have helped in restraining from committing suicide to be with each other. As the points I have raised encompass , Romeo and Juliet's love is indeed convincing. It is shown in many aspects of the dialogue in the play and even more so by their actions. It is so strong that in the end they tragically take their own lives to be with one another. ...read more.

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