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ROMEO AND JULIET - LOVE

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Introduction

ROMEO AND JULIET LOVE "Romeo and Juliet" is a love tragedy based on different kinds of loves. Romeo and Juliet become married in a forbidden relationship over the high tension brawl between their rival families which Shakespeare clearly shows in the play. Despite the family brawls, the pair decides to let their "perfect" love defeat all. Peoples ideas have changed in the space of 400 years, for example back then some loves featured in this play would produce different reactions to the audience, than today. Shakespeare opens the play with the chorus who speaks a sonnet, where love imagery is found; "Two Star-crossed lovers" This hints the couple feeling stuck and desperate to be free to love one another. The stars in this quote means their love is bound to happen, the forbidden bit is in the darkness, as stars are covered by darkness meaning the two lovers are as well, but as stars shine in the dark night this proves their love is everlasting in spite of the hard situation. In Act 1, scene 1 straight away we are involved in the fight scenes followed by the violent action which would have entertained the Shakespeare's audience 400 years ago. ...read more.

Middle

"It is not yet near day; it was the nightingale" "It is some meteor that the sun exhaled" Here Shakespeare shows us how they don't what to leave each other just yet, those extra more seconds with each other mean a lot and even dough its morning they are not that worried about getting caught in bed together. As it is their first morning together being husband and wife. Mercutio, friend of Romeo is a playful character full of sexual innuendos. His lines are full of puns, especially when he can add a sexual meaning. Mercutio takes love as a joke and is the 'clown' who entertains the audience and his friends with his funny lines. "The pox of such antic, lisping, affecting phantasimes, these new turners of accent! 'By Jesus, a very good blade! a very tall man! a very good whore!" When Juliet is first aware that Romeo has killed Tybalt her love and anger blend in a series of romantic words which illustrate her emotional state. "Dove-feathered raven, wolvish-ravening lamb!" "Beautiful tyrant, fiend angelical!" "Then, dreadful trumpet, sound the general doom" Juliet talks alone with the nurse and she begins to question Romeo being with her, this shocks Juliet as she believed in the nurse all along but now she's changed her mind and advises her to go for Paris. ...read more.

Conclusion

When Juliet wakes up from her sleep she finds Romeo dead and the shock of seeing all this go wrong makes her just think of killing herself. Juliet's direct speech is shorter than Romeo's as Juliet feels guilty and is in pain to see al this tragedy. As Friar Lawrence tells Juliet the watch is coming she stabs herself before they ask her why she's still alive and what's been going on, Juliet does this to save herself and to be with her husband Romeo, after death. "Yeah, noise? Then I'll be brief. O happy dagger, This is thy sheath; there rust and let me die." Love triumphs in the end because the two families are united. So although Romeo and Juliet have to die, love wins in the end-in a strange way. The Capulet and Montague's learn to re-unite because of the tragic death that the fight brought. Both County Paris and Romeo die because of Juliet and she kills herself because Romeo is dead, they erect a statue for them and mourn. "Go hence to have more talk of these sad things, Some shall be pardoned, and some punished: For never was a story of more woe Than this of Juliet and her Romeo" By Alessio Babolin ...read more.

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