Consequences of Love and Hate Explored in Romeo and Juliet

1061 Words5 Pages
Written by the substantially renowned English poet, and playwright, William Shakespeare, the play Romeo and Juliet is written in a poetic disquisition that distinguishes many timeless themes. These themes transcend the boundaries of this perennial classic into the foundation of many prevailing modern-day literary workings. Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet in the late fifteen hundreds in the riveting city of Verona, Italy, where it has since been revered as one of the most preeminent and recognized play’s in history. Romeo and Juliet explores the extents of human emotion and its enduring ability to extend beyond the boundaries, as it portrays an engrossing reflection on the consequences of unrelenting animosity, and how far love will stretch the limits to conquer this. One of the primal themes that Shakespeare displays coercible throughout the play is love. In Romeo and Juliet, their love is initially the prelude to a lot of complexities as their families dissension divides them. Shakespeare’s poetic narration’s illustrates a compelling love story that contrives the importance of its true meaning, and has since influenced many other authors that have adapted the same idea into more modern contexts. For example, ’Tis but thy name that is my enemy. Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. What’s Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot, Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part Belonging to a man. O, be some other name! What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet. (2.1.80–86) In this quote, Juliet relents on how names are just names, and how love should not be impeded because of this, has been adapted into many contemporary literary works because the preliminary theme is very persisten... ... middle of paper ... ..., and is often exerted to rationalize events and the same idea can be applied at anytime to just about anything. Shakespeare also expands this theme profusely in his play, Macbeth, which was written in the early sixteen hundreds and is also a tragedy. Shakespeare’s timeless, in-depth story permeates an emotionally impelling outlook on the constraining barriers of enmity between the families of two fated lovers and the substantiating aftermath this leads to. Romeo and Juliet’s primeval themes continue to persevere as incessant topics in contemporary literature. Though this play, along with many others of Shakespeare’s, is written in an older context he explores motifs that are expertly crafted and gripping with many persistent characters. Shakespeare insights a powerful love story past the bounds of moral obligations that will timelessly exalt in literature.
Open Document