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Gender Roles In Romeo And Juliet

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The language of love with two people can be similar, yet very different. This can be proven by the way the lovers speaks or acts to each other. In Romeo and Juliet, by Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet fell in love when they first laid eyes on each other at a party. They did not know each other nor seen each other before. Then they fell in love but their love has a catch; they come from two different families that despise each other. Romeo and Juliet express their love in different ways. Gender roles can also play a huge part in love because usually the girl would be the one who would get the guy and flirt. In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is the one who went after Juliet but Juliet was also flirting. Although Romeo and Juliet just met and come from…show more content…
Juliet is telling Romeo that she sees him as her idol that she believes in and if he swears to himself, she will believe him which shows a lot of trust she has in him even when they just met.

Lastly, Romeo and Juliet show their strong feelings by trusting each other. They just met two times and are already getting married which shows a lot of bravery. This is also a big step in modern day because two strangers don’t get married that easily. Before Juliet leaves Romeo she tells him, “If that thy bent of love be honourable,
Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow
By one that I’ll procure to come to thee
Where and what time thou wilt perform the rite,
And all my fortunes at thy foot I’ll lay” (2.2.39). Juliet is speaking in poetry and is telling Romeo that if he is so honorable and wants to marry her than she would like to marry him also. She trusts him so much that she would marry him and might even die for him. This shows how Juliet is very courageous to say how she feels. Romeo also asks Juliet after they got married, “Ah, Juliet, if the measure of thy joy
Be heaped like mine, and that thy skill be
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Romeo and Juliet’s love can be seen by the way Romeo speaks to Juliet, how Juliet has her own way of showing her love, and the trust they have for each other. Love can also be challenging because you make a lot of sacrifices. Romeo and Juliet knew that their love can be dangerous because they come from two envious families but they chose to still love each other. This can relate to real life because love can bring difficulties and many people will judge. For example if someone marries someone with a different religion, some people judge and believe that is wrong. Romeo and Juliet are passionate for each other but this might affect
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