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Romeo and Juliet

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´╗┐Romeo and Juliet ?Here?s much to do with hate but more with love? A play based on two star crossed lovers based in Verona, Italy show their love and hate to each other, and is filled with tragedies. Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet in the 16th century, when family honor was very important. Girls got married at a very young age, when fathers had a duty to find an ideal suitor for their beloved daughters. This between love and hate is also a major theme of the play. The question is Does Love over power hate, or does hate over power love, or both? Well as you read on it tells you how strong love and hate is in the play. Verona's streets are full of violence, fighting and hate. In fact, the fighting between the Montagues and the Capulets got so bad that the prince was forced to tell them "If ever you disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace". These contrasts with the scenes of love when Romeo and Juliet are together, such as after Capulet's party when they talk. This helps to tell us how strong the love between the couple is. ...read more.


Romeo falls in and out of love very quickly, he was love sick for Rosaline at the beginning of the play but as soon as he saw Juliet he fell in love with her. ?Here?s much to do with hate, but more with love.? ?Why the, o brawling hate, O any thing of nothing love, o loving first create!? These lines almost sum up the play as Romeo is talking about his love that can at the same time make him happy and sad. It is both love and hate; he is connecting his feelings to the bits and pieces of the fight he can see in front of him. From this, he concludes that although their fight was partly because of the hate between the two families, it is more about the love inside each family that caused them to fight against each other. Meanwhile Lady Capulet has come to talk to Juliet with the nurse in the room, about marriage. The love between Juliet and her mother is more formal than the love between Juliet and the nurse. Juliet finds it much easier to talk to the nurse and is closer to her because she has been grown up with the nurse looking after her, they are like best friends, she is also asking for advice from the nurse. ...read more.


Also Friar is constantly taking care of not only Romeo?s problems, but Juliet?s as well, by giving her the sleeping potion. Although the Friar?s help turns out to cause more problems than solve them, his aim was good and he can be seen as a caring and loving character. This is showing strong love, because Romeo and Juliet see Friar Lawrence like a caring, loving father. Capulet and Montague make peace with each other after seeing that their children were so in love with each other that they sacrificed their lives for one another. The last line means that Romeo and Juliet?s deaths were because of the hate between the two families, but it is love that brings them together. Therefore, after analyzing the love and hate sides of Romeo and Juliet, I have come to the conclusion that it is more about love than hate. Apart from the family feud the rest of the hate is caused by Romeo and Juliet falling in love with each other, but this is fate. I think this because throughout the play, love overcomes hate except for a few scenes. Overall by the end of play, Romeo and Juliet are in love with each other so much that they kill themselves, and so the parents forget the hate that they have for each other. This is basically saying that love over powered the hate of two families. ...read more.

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