Love in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.

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Love in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. "O, speak again bright angel, for thou are as glorious to this night being over my head, as a winged messenger of heaven." These are the words of Romeo as he stands outside of his beloved Juliet's bedroom. Having fallen in love at first sight, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet set the stage for the greatest love story in history. Romeo and Juliet are the children of affluent, well known residents of Verona. Unfortunately, the Capulets and the Montagues are passionate enemies. In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, these two main characters become the victims of Cupid's arrows, when they meet by chance at a masquerade ball in the Capulet household. Instantly, Romeo and Juliet are attracted to each other; she by Romeo's words, and he by Juliet's beauty. It has been said that boys fall in love with their eyes and girls primarily with their ears. This romantic, but tragic story points out in many ways that this idea is realistic and holds true to this day. Handsome, gallant, flirtatious Romeo has always been a ladies'-man. His closest friends, Mercutio and
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Benvolio, frequently tease him, calling him "Humors! Madman! Passion! Lover!" Towards the beginning of this intricate drama, Romeo had already received a reputation for enjoying only beautiful women. Romeo expresses that to him beauty is a greater quality than knowledge or personality. When Romeo speaks of another woman, he says, "For beauty, starved with her severity/ cuts beauty off from all posterity." This means that by denying herself love and marriage she is wasting her beauty. Romeo obviously doesn't care about anything but looks. If he did, he would have said, "For knowledge, starved with severity/ cuts knowledge off from ...

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