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Romeo and Juliet Theme Paper Some love is too strong for just one person. This is definitely conveyed in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare organized this play so that there were many different themes and intricate relationships. The theme of love is just one of the many but probably the most detailed and prominent. Throughout the play many different views and beliefs about love are shown. First of all there is the main point of the story, the true love between Romeo and Juliet. The love that these two characters share is very strong and meaningful. There was no hesitation for commitment between them. During the balcony scene Romeo says "Th' exchange of thy love's faithful vow for mine." (II. ii. 133) This is spoken to Juliet the very night Romeo and she met. Romeo has already exchanged his vow and now he is asking for hers. The only thing that comes between these two lovers is their enemy families. "O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name; Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I'll no longer be a Capulet." ...read more.


For example after Tybalt killed Mercutio Romeo says to Tybalt "for Mercutio's soul is but a little way above our heads, staying for thine to keep him company. Either thou, or I, or both must go with him." (III. i. 117-120) This quote is showing that Romeo would die for Mercutio, the same as he would do for Juliet. This is the main similarity between Romeo's love for Juliet and his love for his friend Mercutio. He would support and do anything for the people he loves. Next Juliet's love for Romeo is very different from the love between her parents. Romeo and Juliet share a sort of unconditional love where they love each other for who they are. But on the other hand Juliet's parents have an authentic love where they love each other because it is the proper thing to do. You can see that this is true because Capulet and Lady Capulet exchange very few lines in the play. They also only have a couple of scenes when they are together. This may mean that Shakespeare wanted to convey that they were not very close and weren't married to each other because they love each other like Romeo and Juliet do. ...read more.


All she wants to know is if Juliet can accept to love him. Her parents turn very disappointed in her when she disagrees to marry Paris. They are mad because as their daughter they expect her to marry him to make them happy. "Soft! Take me with you, take me with you, wife. How! will she none? Doth she not give us thanks? Is she not proud? Doth she not count her blest, Unworthy as she is, that we have wrought So worthy a gentleman to be her bride?" (III. Iii. 100) Capulet says this line not understanding why Juliet won't marry Paris. He is saying why isn't she proud or happy that we arranged such a nice gentleman for her to marry. But Juliet won't marry Paris because she doesn't truly love him and her parents won't understand that. Almost all of the characters have some sort of connection. From true love and devotion to marriage out of necessity there are varying degrees of relationships all through the story line. Many of them face hardships. But of course no one can forget the main point of the story, the relationship between the star 'crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. ...read more.

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