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. Romeo almost worships Juliet, he is fascinated with her beauty, he only loves her for the way she looks. “What light in yonder window breaks, it is the east and Juliet is the sun.” Juliet’s response confirms the fact that it is just infatuation it is not really love. “My ears have not yet drank a hundred words of thy tongues utterings, yet I know the sound.” This shows that even though she barely knows Romeo she recognises the sound of his voice. The few seconds that they shared together at the ball made such an impact on both of them they were falsely led to believe it was true love when it is only a spiritual, romantic love. Romeo does not actually know Juliet. He is marrying a name, not a person.

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One way the writer portrays the theme of love very well is through the development of the two main characters.
With Romeo we can see from the start that he falls in and out of love easily. At the beginning it seems that Romeo is in love with Rosaline and he becomes depressed and submissive because his love for Rosaline in unrequited. But its obvious that Romeo more liked the idea of being in love and wasn’t actually in love. “Young men’s love then lies, not truly in their hearts but in their eyes.” Juliet’s beauty strikes Romeo through the eyes, ...

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