Different Representations of Love in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet There are lots of different representations of love in Romeo and Juliet. I think that Shakespeare chose to have so many representations of love against a background of hate to show the many types of love and to show that in the end love conquers hate. He uses so many different types of love to explore the nature of love. He contrasts and compares the different types of love with each other and with hate to help us identify the different types of love and to see how they relate. 'Romeo and Juliet' is famous for Shakespeare's representation of the romantic love felt between Romeo and Juliet.
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?
Love is important because it is a universal issue that everyone relates to. Shakespeare cooperates unrequited love, false love, and ill-fated love into Act I to connect different types of audiences. These forms of love create a major theme about romantic love. One of the forms of love Shakespeare indicates is unrequited love. Romeo has fallen deep in love with Rosaline, but he is, “out of her favor where [he] is in love”(Shakespeare.I.i.173).
The first two characters that the audience is introduced to are Sampson and Gregory. They are vulgar and crude, making many sexual references and innuendoes. They do not see love as involving emotions or desires, but as a purely physical thing, sexual not emotional. Sampson refers to women as "weaker vessels" and tells of how he will rape the maids of the Montague household; "Women being the weake... ... middle of paper ... ...ung lovers defy their parents by marrying behind their backs, proving their love for one another. However the most definite affirmation of their love, is when the lovers make the ultimate sacrifice, their own lives.
Sex debases men. They begin to struggle when they feel they are losing control of their emotions in any way. For a woman to easily change the way a man feels or the way he acts just by being female and attractive is enough to drive men insane. William Shakespeare's plays, Othello and Hamlet, demonstrate on paper, on film, and in other art forms that female sexuality and beauty are a threat to patriarchal society and that they must be controlled. Showalter affirms this in her essay by quoting David Laverenze's essay, "The Woman in Hamlet."
One of the topics Shakespeare is especially fond of is that of Love being a force for good in society, improving anyone who is infatuated with it. During Act 2 Scene 3 Don Pedro comments that if Beatrice loved him like she supposedly loves Benedick, 'I would have doffed all other respects and ... ... middle of paper ... ...io and Hero signifying closure and restoring order, which demonstrates that not only is their relationship superficial, but also their presentation within the play. Much Ado About Nothing explores the many nooks and crannies that lurk in the dark theoretical world of love. Shakespeare captures the essence of love, in his language, structure and content. The presentation of love in this play is wide both in scope and in application, including many relevant ideas.
By using the dramatic irony Shakespeare leaves you on a cliff-hanger which makes this scene even more intensifying, and more interesting than other scenes in the play. Shakespeare symbolises a key theme, love. He symbolises it the most when Romeo and Juliet. This is effective because love and hate are not only throughout the play, but throughout the world as well. This is why this scene is most popular because Shakespeare uses a lot of affection which link to the themes of love and hate, to show how the characters feel, and to make this scene dramatic.
The Theme of True Love in A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare The overriding theme of the play "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare deals with the nature of love. Though true love seems to be held up as an ideal, false love is mostly what we are shown. Underneath his frantic comedy, Shakespeare seems to be asking the questions all lovers ask in the midst of their confusion: How do we know when love is real? How can we trust ourselves that love is real when we are so easily swayed by passion and romantic conventions? Some readers may sense bitterness behind the comedy, but will probably also recognize the truth behind Shakespeare's satire.
In contrary, Romeo and Juliet use suddenness in the pursuit of romance. While this method is commonly misinterpreted around the world, it exhibits an absolute resemblance to today’s generation. Throughout the tragic tale, the young lovers encounter many obstacles, causing them to understand the fallacies of love. Ann Landers expresses that “Love is quite understanding and the mature acceptance of imperfection.” Even so, Shakespeare’s protagonists fail to discover ‘that’ deepening emotion that leads to true love. Often, both characters portray a side that opposes the real meaning of romance.
Although the play is known for its love story, it is as much about love as it is about hate between the two rival families. Therefore there are many contrasts within the play, for instance Romeo uses oxymorons which Juliet echoes later, ' Here's much to do with hate, but more with love.' Act 1 scene 1. Within the play there are many different characters who have different perceptions of love, which is what I will be analysing in this essay. The first reference to love in the play occurs in the first scene when the audience meet Sampson and Gregory who perceive woman in a crude, vulgar and misogynistic way.