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The different types of love and hate seen in Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet.

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This essay is about how Shakespeare is more interested in the love then hate in Romeo and Juliet. During the play there are a lot of different types of love displayed and a few different types of hate. The love varies from family love to sexual love. The hate goes from hate between families and hate from father to daughter. Throughout the essay I will show and point out the different types love and hate. At the beginning of the book Romeo says how much he loves Rosaline. This love is not true love. Rosaline has "sworn to live chaste". The feelings that Romeo is feeling cannot be true love since as soon as he meets Juliet he forgets Rosaline's name. This shows that what ever he had said before was not true or was just temporary. The love between Romeo and Juliet is totally different. First of all Juliet feels the same way. Throughout the whole play Romeo and Juliet only meet 5 or 6 times! ...read more.

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When Romeo has a problem or if something good has happened Romeo goes to Friar Laurence not his real father. "Romeo quickly tells him that he has fallen in love." When Romeo has been exiled from Verona he goes to see Friar Laurence and Friar Laurence helps him out. He tells him he will send him letters. A love which is really the same as the fatherly love between Romeo and Friar Laurence is the love between Juliet and her nurse. Her nurse has always been with her and treats her like her own daughter because they were both born on the same day but her daughter died. Juliet likes her nurse and tells her things which she couldn't think about telling her mother like the fact that she is married to Romeo who is a Montague so she cannot marry Paris. The love between Juliet and her father is quite strange because he does love her because she is his daughter but he is really aggressive towards her. ...read more.

Conclusion

Paris only assumes that Juliet is in love with him. He does not ask her once he only asks Lord Capulet if he can marry her. Lady Capulet cares for Juliet but does not really show her feelings much. She does not seem to care for Juliet's feelings. She does not let Juliet go out unless it is to confess at church. She wants Juliet to marry someone that Juliet does not want to. This shows that she is not really thinking about how Juliet feels. Juliet wants to impress her mother so at first says she will try and like Paris. When Tybalt is killed by Romeo, Juliet does not show any sadness for Tybalt. All she thinks about if the fact that Romeo has been exiled from the walls of Verona. Her mother thinks that she is weeping for her cousin but she is not. Juliet only shows a few seconds of hating her husband but then is happy that Tybalt was killed instead of Romeo. In the play there are a lot less types of hate than love. The main love from which all the other hate are stemmed is from the 'ancient grudge' between the Montague and Capulet's. ...read more.

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