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How does Shakespeare create sympathy for the two lovers: Romeo and Juliet?

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How does Shakespeare create sympathy for the two lovers: Romeo and Juliet? Shakespeare's - Romeo and Juliet is such a tragic play because of the way he continues to create sympathy for the two lovers as the play progresses. Shakespeare creates sympathy for the two lovers in an instant when in the first 15 lines of the play he tells the audience that they are both doomed to death. "A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;" "A fearful passage of their death-mark'd love," In Act 1 scene 5 when Romeo first sees Juliet he is in ore of her beauty and how much he is attracted to her "Beauty to rich for use, for earth to dear" He thinks Juliet is to good for him "And touching hers make blessed my rude hand" I think Romeo thinks this as he has ...read more.

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I interpret this as sympathy for Tybalt however others may view this as being selfish and aggressive. After this though my view of Tybalt changes from feeling sympathy to feeling anger as he is completely unreasonable. Sympathy is felt when Romeo makes a mockery of Tybalts honour but anger is felt when Capulet tells him to calm down and forget about Romeo "There fore be patient take no note of him" But Tybalt just says "I'll not endure him" and wants to kill Romeo. But then after Capulet tells him once more to ignore him Tybalt has enough respect to follow his orders "He shall be endur'd" even though he wants to hurt Romeo "Makes my flesh...I will withdraw". Romeo's love for Roselyn is physical but Romeo's love for Juliet is physical and spiritual. ...read more.

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This is when Juliet becomes more independent as more and more people let her down including Romeo. Shakespeare creates sympathy for Juliet as in a couple of days he has made her whole world collapse around her. Shakespeare does this by creating a Paradox surrounding the two lovers. LOVE ITSELF HAS PREVENTED LOVE FROM CONTINUING This means Romeo and Juliet loved each other so much they killed themselves for it. Shakespeare creates a situation where either way the lovers will lose out. If the lovers stay alive they will be apart as Romeo is banished and Juliet will marry Paris this would be hell for them, if they die suicide is an immortal sin so they will go to hell but at least they will be together. I think that not until the moment before Juliet died did she truly mature as this is when she sacrifices herself for love. ...read more.

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