Love in Romeo and Juliet.

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Shakespear's Romeo and Juliet is the most famous love story in English literature. The play focuses on romantic love, specifically the intense passion that springs up at first sight between Romeo and Juliet. In Romeo and Juliet, love is a violent, ecstatic, overpowering force that overcomes values, loyalties, and emotions.

Love between two people is often effected by outside issues such as violence, rules, parents, law and eventually death. I think that s why this play is so popular because the issues in it are still very relavent.

Is it possible to have love without hate? I don't think it is possible, after all think of that wise old saying: its thin line between love and hate. In this story whenever something loving or happy happens almost instantly something awful happens to balance it out. I also believe that to this day not much has changed and that no relationship in unaffected by outside issues and every relationship be with a lover or a friend is without its ups and downs. The love of Romeo and Juliet is threatened by a society full of hate. In this play love is never without its troubles and just when the young lovers think they're going to get a break something else catastrophic happens to shatter their dreams. Love in Romeo a Juliet is not seen as a precious little dainty thing, it is a huge overwhelming passion and can blind a person almost as powerfully and completely as hate can. But this extreme passion also shows itself to be a beautiful thing that few people would be able to resist.

The theme of love and hate is introduced before the play is even starts, in the prologue. The prologue sets out the whole story, in this quote, 'A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life' we get the idea of love vs. death. But Shakespeare also says 'life' I don't believe this is an accident I think its meant to show that they were so close that they had almost become the same person and were living the same life. 'From forth the fatal loins of these two foes' also tells us that death and the ancient grudge get in the way of love and happiness.
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The opening scene is all about violence and it's all fuelled by the ancient grudge. Although the fight only turns into a brawl when Tybalt arrives. (Tybalt; a name which suggests the word tyrant, meaning a cruel and oppressive ruler who seizes absolute power without legal right) But we also see love in this scene as Romeo pines for his lost love Roselyne and between Romeo and his parents, as we see them concerned for his safety and well being. There is also family love as they two families stick together and defend each other without thinking about ...

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