Attitudes Toward Love In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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As with life, tragedy always strikes with the unknown possibilities. Within William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, impossibilities come fatefully true. Born in 1564, Shakespeare’s work is considered the greatest English written works of all time, and the performances in the Globe Theater were no exception to his spectacular work of literature-based art. The wide variety of Shakespeare’s work continue to fascinate audiences to this very, present, day. Throughout the tragic play of Romeo and Juliet, literary devices aid to portray characters’ attitude towards love and how it reveals the meaning behind their interactions with other characters within the play. Romeo is one of the most emotional characters in the play, who cares for …show more content…

The friar personally believes that “these violent delights have violent ends” (2.6.8). This instance of foreshadowing is foretelling future events within the play, in this specific case, it is the suicidal deaths of the two lovers, Romeo and Juliet. The utmost belief that all love will end horribly is a perspective of desire an the common belief that less is more, and to not overindulge yourself with a materialistic or emotional attachment. Another famous Friar Lawrence quote includes: “Young men’s love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes” (2.3.71-72). The use of personification in this quote is giving the idea that hearts and eyes are connected to the emotion of love, and the heart is where true love is, while younger people cannot perceive love anywhere but in the eyes, as a result of lust and desire. Romeo’s unrequited love to the beautiful Rosaline ended and quickly, Romeo gained speed once more when he started to love Juliet, and Friar Lawrence only views Juliet as another lust-filled lover. Love is a desirable trait, but as Friar Lawrence presume, it is often lost in the eyes, than the heart of the

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