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Romeo and Juliet....how is the theme of love shown The theme of love is portrayed in many different ways in Romeo and Juliet and most of them revolve

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Romeo and Juliet....how is the theme of love shown The theme of love is portrayed in many different ways in Romeo and Juliet and most of them revolve around Romeo's whirlwind emotions and poor interpretation of true love. The types of love shown in Romeo and Juliet are; courtly love, family love and true love. The love Romeo shows for Rosaline is what would be called courtly love as he has a crush and a great lust for her, he has never even spoken to her which proves their love is of a false nature. Romeo and Juliet is a timeless tale of lovers whose misfortune and immaturity was a cause of their own destruction. ...read more.

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"If that thy bent of love be honorable, thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow. . . And all my fortunes at thy foot I'll lay, and follow thee my lord throughout the world" (Lines 142-143, 146-147, Scene 2, Act 2). After he marriage she is told by her nurse she is to marry Paris. In a blind fury she runs to Friar Lawrence with a knife to her body, thinking that her only option was to dye or hear a plan presented by Friar Lawrence to get her out of a second marriage. "If in thy wisdom thou canst give no help, do thou but call my resolution wise, and with this knife I'll help it presently. ...read more.

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He thought nothing of the consequences of killing Tybalt which made his life crash down around him also trapping the person her loves in his downfall. Romeo and Juliet's individual decisions to take their lives were results misunderstanding and assumption. Assuming Juliet was dead, Romeo thought that his only option was to take his life out of grief for Juliet. His impatience resulted in the death of Paris, himself and Juliet. In Romeo and Juliet's naive minds, suicide was a fast answer to their problems. In Juliet's case she had other options which she willing chooses to overlook. Romeo and Juliet's innocence show us that jumping into situations too fast can cause big problems. Their impatience caused them to fall in love too quickly and gave them the impression of being in love. ...read more.

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