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Romeo says 'here's much to do with hate but more with love' - Romeo and Juliet

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ROMEO SAYS "HERES MUCH TO DO WITH HATE BUT MORE WITH LOVE" (ACT 1 SCENE 1 LINE 66) DO YOU AGREE? Most people know that Romeo and Julliet is a love play. They know that Romeo and Julliet meet and fall in love. Most people know that in the end Romeo and Julliet commite suicide because they cant be together forever so they feel they have to die. In the prolouge it tells us what will happen in very brief details but doesnt say they play ends in a tragedy. The prolouge tells us of a ancient grudge between two familys which turns even more bitter during the play becuase of what happens to Romeo and Julliet. The prolouge also says "A pair of star crossed lovers take thier lives". This means the two lovers commite suicide. This is like fate becuase "star crossed" is like they where destined to be together. The prlouge tells us enough infomation to make us want to read it because you feel curious and you want to know what happens, if you dont already know. We first see the consequences of the "ancient grudge in act1 scene 1 when Sampson and Gregory are joking about in the street. When the two men are jokeing about and Abram a Capulet enters onto the scene. Sampson turns to Gregory and says "I will bite my thumb at them". Biting your thumb in shakesperes times was like swearing today and would of been taken as a insult. Abram did take it as a insult and they started fighting. Benvolio (a Capulte) was trying to make peace and stopped the fighting by saying " Part you fools" and getting his sword out and putting the fighters swords to the floor. Tybalt ( Julliets cousin) enters and Says " What drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word, As i hate hell and all montagues". These are strong words and a massive brawl involving all the Capulets and Montagues brakes out. ...read more.


When Romeo and Julliet talk to each other they use a religeous sonnet, Romeo plays they pilgram and Julliet plays the saint. They use words like "unworthy" and "blushing" to get over how much Romeo loves her and how soperery Julliet is to him. Romeo and Julliets teenage desires are woven into the sonnet by Romeo wanting to touch her and kiss but Julliet playing hard to get but using religous terms. Romeo and julliet treat each other with respect because they both have fallen in love with one another at first site and they are being like adults and they both want to one another but are just taking there time becuase they want to be together but when they finally get to kiss each other they fell they are in a dream world. When Romeo found out that Julliet was a Capulet he was stunned for a minute and says "O dear account my life is my foe's debt " and " Ay, so i fear, the more is unrest". Romeo means that he will not be able to love her because she is a Capulet so he feels depressed. When Julliet finds out that Romeo is a Montague she says " my only love sprung from my only hate" This is a powerful line because she is saying that the only lover she has ever had is a enemy of the family not her so she cant love him because of her name. The nurse loves Julliet in mothering sort of way because the Nurse has been more like a mother to Julliet than her actual mother and Julliet loves her more than her actual mother to. The Nurse has not got a child of her own because it died at birth so when Julliet was born the Nuse breast feed her so Julliet is like The Nurses baby . The Nurse helps Romeo and Julliet to get married by making the arrangments with the friar and going as a go between for Romeo and Julliet because they cannot be sceen talking together because of there houses. ...read more.


At the end sceen there are 4 bodies lying in the tomb. At the end of the play we have sceen 5 deaths Romeo and Julliet, Paris, Tybalt and Mercutio. The people who are suffering at the end of the play are Lord and lady Capulet and Lord and Lady Montague because they have lost there children to love and didnt know that they where married so they must feel overwelmed with tragedy. When PrinceEscalus makes his speach nearly everline is harsh to hear, but the hardest of them all must be " That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love, and i for winking at your discords too, have lost a brace of kinsmen. All are punished" because he is saying that Romeo and Julliets Parents are to blaim for there deaths because of there rivalry they couldnt be together so they had to die. This must be hard on Lord and Lady Capulet and Lord and Lady Montague because hearing that you where responceable for the death of your child is heartbreaking. In the Baz Luhrmann film i think that his final sceen is the best because the actor who plays Prince Escualus delivers the lines with power and they get through to all the charachters. I think the play ends in a hopefull manor because Lord Capulet and Lord Montague shake hands and end the ancient grude which is quite good but still doesnt account for the loss of Romeo and Julliet. I think that Romeo and Julliet lying next to each other and Lord Capulet and Lord Montague shaking hands is enough for the audience because it is the only way that Romeo and Julliet could ever be together and the ancient grudge is broken. I think that love has conquerd hate overall because Romeo and Julliet had to die to brake the ancient grudge and make a better future for the two familys. ...read more.

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