preview

Exploring Different Types of Love in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Satisfactory Essays
Exploring Different Types of Love in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet The play Romeo and Juliet was written by William Shakespeare in 1595.

In Romeo and Juliet, there are two emotions that revolve around the

play and are extremely important; these two ideas are love and hate.

The idea about 'cogs driving the same wheel' is associated with them.

The entire plot of the story is the 'wheel' and love and hate are the

'cogs' that contribute to the story.

These two emotions are crucial from the start right through to the

climax of the play. In my opinion I believe that Shakespeare spends

more time talking about love however many of the key events of the

play are due to hate as well as love. However the play itself begins

with the families of Capulet and Montague in a bitter brawl also this

is indicated in the two films. Sometimes equally love and hate

contribute and explain some aspects of the play such as the death of

Tybalt is a result.

Throughout the play, are several types of love that are used, these

include courtly or petrarchan love, sexual love, dutiful love and

finally true love.

Petrarchan love is a love that is an infatuation because it is not

genuine and this love is indicated in the opening scene as Romeo falls
Get Access