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Love in Romeo and Juliet.

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Introduction

Shakespear's Romeo and Juliet is the most famous love story in English literature. The play focuses on romantic love, specifically the intense passion that springs up at first sight between Romeo and Juliet. In Romeo and Juliet, love is a violent, ecstatic, overpowering force that overcomes values, loyalties, and emotions. Love between two people is often effected by outside issues such as violence, rules, parents, law and eventually death. I think that s why this play is so popular because the issues in it are still very relavent. Is it possible to have love without hate? I don't think it is possible, after all think of that wise old saying: its thin line between love and hate. In this story whenever something loving or happy happens almost instantly something awful happens to balance it out. I also believe that to this day not much has changed and that no relationship in unaffected by outside issues and every relationship be with a lover or a friend is without its ups and downs. The love of Romeo and Juliet is threatened by a society full of hate. ...read more.

Middle

Love is described in many forms such as magic or by Juliet who refuses to describe her love for Romeo. The use of poetry in this play signifies high character status and shows them to be in tune with each other's emotions and thought process from the moment they met. But in this same scene we also see Tybalt's violent reaction when he discovers that the Montagues are at the party and he swears vengeance against the Montagues. When he bring this fact to the attention of Lord Capulet he is scolded for wanting to pick a fight and cause a scene. There is also a disaster for the young loves just minutes after they first meet, they discover that they are sworn enemies. Both characters are in complete dismay. Quotes such as 'My only love sprung from my only hate!' and 'That I must love a loathed enemy.' Show us how the characters react when they hear the news. In this scene lines 137 -140 contains examples of many oppositions, which run throughout the play: love/hate, early/late, unknown/known, and love/loathed. ...read more.

Conclusion

Lord Capulet says 'My fingers itch' suggesting that h wants to hit her, a fathers love for his daughter instantly turning into burning hate. When she continues to argue with him he threatens to throw her out, she begs her mother for help and support but receives nothing showing the love less relationship between herself and her mother. So Juliet then turns to the one parental figure she truly loves; Nurse but when she urges her to marry Paris she feels utterly betrayed and so goes to seek the advise of Friar Lawrence. My final point is the violent end to this play, but every cloud has a silver lining, due to the tragic event and that both the families are in the same boat having lost a member they have a opportunity to right all the wrongs and make a fresh start. In some ways their future ends so societies can begin. So in conclusion I don't believe that you can have love without hate or hate without love, as they counter balance each other, so that you can really appreciate the good times. ...read more.

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