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How does Shakespeare bring out the themes of love and hate through the language and actions of the characters of Act 1 Scene 5 Romeo and Juliet

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Karl Willett 10 PL 20/03/2003 How does Shakespeare bring out the themes of love and hate through the language and actions of the characters of Act 1 Scene 5 This essay is about the contrast of love and hate in the play by Shakespeare "Romeo and Juliet". The essay tells you about how Shakespeare uses language and actions to promote the themes of love and hate and contrast throughout the play. The way he uses certain characters as love and others as hate and how change the story line with the contrast. While Romeo is at the ball he spots Juliet and instantly falls in love with her. He speaks to he and with their love they speak a sonnet about love and each other. 'If I profane with my worthiest hand This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this My lips two blushing pilgrims ready to stand.' ...read more.


This contrasts the love of Romeo and Juliet and the hate of Tybalt over Romeo. When Romeo and Juliet meet they both speak in perfect harmony in one of Shakespeare's most famous sonnet of love. This shows how much Romeo loves Juliet. The sonnet is split in half each Romeo and Juliet saying half each. By doing this Shakespeare shows that this is true love. 'have not saint lips, and holy partners too. Ay pilgrim, lips they most use in prayer. Often, dear saint let lips do what hands do.' Willett 10 PL 20/03/2003 When Romeo and Juliet realise who each other really are they feel unhappy and surprised as they know that they will not be able to see each other as their families Karl will disagree. This is a big contrast as their families hate for each other has made it near impossible for Romeo and Juliet to love each other. ...read more.


Because of his love this caused more hate. Benvolio, Romeo's best friend stepped up to the challenge because of his hate of the capulets. Tybalt kills marecutio, and Romeo wants revenge over the hate of the capulets and his love of friendship from Benvolio. He attacks tybalt killing him in a brutal fight he gets banished. Because of his love it means his hatered grew stronger and caused him to get banished and for hate to conquer. The whole play runs in a viscous cycle of Romeo wanting his love so he had more hatred and due to his hatred his loses his love. When Romeo hears of Juliet's "death" he buys poison because he hates losing his love. He goes to see her in her place of rest, and as he drinks the poison she wakes up and Romeo dies and due to Juliet's love to him she kills herself. In the end due to their love of each other their hatred shone through and in the end it was hatred that won. ...read more.

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