Romeo has fallen deep in love with Rosaline, but he is, “out of her favor where [he] is in love”(Shakespeare.I.i.173). Unrequited love is love that is not returned or reciprocated. Romeo is madly in love with Rosaline who does not love him back. This unrequited love has given dread to Romeo, he feels like he cannot love anyone else again. As a hopeless romantic, Romeo loves the idea of love, but the love he is experiencing is pain through his heart.
“Did my heart love till now? Foreswear it sight, for I ne’er saw true beauty till this night. This queries the authenticity of his love for Juliet, his ability to love is almost diminished because Romeo’s judgement is clouded by his immaturity and passion. Significantly both protagonists make sacrifices for each other in order to pursue their passion. However sacrifices made by the youths in turn benefit themselves, conflicting the value of the sacrifice.
It guides you through lots of things and decisions without thinking twice, which creates a problem. People say that love is exciting and untroubled, but if you look at real life and true love, there are troubles and down sides. Through out Shakespeare’s play of Romeo and Juliet shows that love will control the lovers and make them do crazy things such as make bad and good choices. Love is will give you problems and also make people delighted as well. But is love always joyful?
(Act 1, Scene 5) and Juliet realizes their love is special. Shakespeare encourages his audience to consider the qualities people need to fall in love and to remain in love. Shakespeare shows that unrequited love can make people feel sad and unhappy. Romeo falls in love with Rosaline and Paris falls in love with Juliet. Romeo sees Rosaline as the earth and sky, calling her fair, wise, and as well as beautiful.
The eventually fatal attraction between these two lovers contributes strongly to Shakespeare’s overall theme of love. The strong connection between Romeo and Juliet help to show the forcefulness of both love and fate. Romeo and Juliet’s relationship is very strong. It is fate that brings them together, or so Shakespeare portrays by showing that the characters believe this is true. When Romeo shouts “Is it even so?
The love of Romeo and Juliet although idealized, is rooted in passionate sexuality. The Victorian idea of pure non-sexual love has not yet evolved. Both Samspon and Gregory create a sense of Bravado and refer to 'maidenheads' similar to Romeo's love for Rosaline as he holds a sexual love for her, which is quick and Impulsive. Shakespeare expresses love as an intense emotion, which is both happiness and sadness as Love is 'choking gall' 'smoke sighs' 'preserving Sweet' and 'madness'. We see that Romeos love for Rosaline is 'black and portentous' this is in sharp contrast with the fresh, spontaneous passion, which Juliet will inspire in Romeo.
Conventional love is another kind of that is shown in Romeo and Juliet, where it develops in social situations without any consideration to emotions. Although true love is a dominant theme in both plays Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing, there are differences in the way that true love is developed in both of them and the changes it makes in the personality of the lovers. In Romeo and Juliet love between the two lovers, Romeo and Juliet, is more passionate and romantic, springing up at first sight between them. Love controls and changes both of them completely, turning them to more simple and pure; it affects their language that turns to be really the language of their heart. Romeo becomes a lover poet, expressing his love to Juliet by comparing her to the sun, "Juliet is the sun" (2.2.3) and to stars, describing here as an angel and a messenger of heaven, "o, speak again, bright angel, for though art/ As is winged messenger of heaven" (2.2.26-28).
The most distinct similarity between Romeo and Juliet is their undying love for one another. Both Romeo and Juliet have an intense love for each other that never weakens. Romeo and Juliet experience love at first sight when they meet each other at the Capulet’s party. Romeo expresses his immediate physical attraction towards Juliet when he remarks, “This holy shrine … my lips, two blushing, pilgrims, ready stand to smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss” ( I.iv.93-95 ). Juliet excitedly replies “Good pilgrim you do wrong your hand too much, which mannerly devotion shows in this for saints have hands that pilgrims hands do touch…[and has] holy palmers kiss” (I.iv.97-100).
Romeo?s heart is set on Juliet, and he can?t stop thinking about her. Inside, Romeo also knows that Juliet loves him, too, and her heart is set on his. Love at first sight is quick on Romeo. After less than one day of knowing her, Romeo has ... ... middle of paper ... ...n love at first sight, this story may have had a different ending. In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare clearly displays the tragic ending between Romeo and Juliet.
Throughout this scene Romeo talks of her beauty “she is too fair, too wise, wisely too fair, to merit bliss by making me despair” (Pg25). Romeo is saying that she is too wise and beautiful that she could not find happiness in making him despair. This quote shows that passion and supposed love he feels for Rosaline is so great that it makes him despair when she does not love him like he loves her. Romeo’s immaturity is showed when he attends the Capulet ball and gets sight of Juliet. He meets Juliet and proclaims his love for her and describes her beauty in the same passion as he did Rosaline.