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Romeo And Juliet - ThemeA play I think focuses mainly on the theme of love is Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. In the play Shakespeare

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Romeo And Juliet - Theme A play I think focuses mainly on the theme of love is Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. In the play Shakespeare tells the story of two star crossed lovers who's love is destined to fail because of the ancient grudge between their two families, the Montagues and the Capulets. I think that love is such an important theme throughout the play because their love ultimately destroys them and other people. They alone die for their love. Love in its many forms is an important theme in the play. The love between Romeo and Juliet is its main form even though it is not at all one hundred percent pure. They fall in love with each other for physical beauty at the Capulet ball. Romeo always comments on how beautiful Juliet is. "Did my heart love for now? Forswear it sight, for I ne'er saw true beauty till this night." Even though they feel it is love at first sight it is definitely not true love, it is just hyped infatuation. ...read more.

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Her love too is superficial because she is struck by Romeos handsomeness. Juliet describes her love as "Spiritual wealth" confirming the fact that their love is not 100% pure it is a spiritual superficial love. Also in the play the theme of love turns to conflict in the scene were Tybalt and Mercutio are both killed. When Romeo refuses to fight Tybalt because of his secret marriage to Juliet. "I do protest I never injured thee, but love thee better than thou canst devise till thou shalt know the reason of my love; and so good Capulet, which name I tender as dearly as mine own, be satisfied." His love causes Mercutio to react to his submission and confront Tybalt. "O calm, dishonourable, vile submission! "When Tybalt murders Mercutio Romeos love changes to hate. "And fire-eyed fury be my conduct now!" He changes because his love or Mercutio is stronger than his love for Tybalt so he feels he must avenge Mercutio's death and to do this he kills Tybalt and is made an outcast by the Prince. ...read more.

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In Friar's view love is a responsibility and not merely a passion. The Friar also sees Romeo and Juliet as both enemies and lovers. The Nurse and the Friar both try to help the lovers but ultimately, Romeo and Juliet suffer. . Their suffering and deaths are tragic however, without them, their families would not have stopped feuding. Verona was torn by the hatred between the two families. The sacrifice made by the lovers allowed everyone to begin healing old wounds. I don't think Shakespeare necessarily wanted Romeo and Juliet to be a true love story. He included many themes so that the play was like a puzzle you had to piece together to understand the meaning fully. Of the many themes included like love, fate and the stars, the contrast of light and dark, youth and age and civility, love is the most important because Romeo And Juliet is still a love story if not one purely about true love and it shows love doesn't just affect two lovers it affects many other people to. Overall I feel that Shakespeare wanted to teach the reader of what could happen with hate and when you make impulsive decisions. ...read more.

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