Silvius who is hopelessly in love with Pheobe, represents pastoral love The diversity of characters' romantic sentiment creates a balance in the play and makes one appreciate their silliness, spirituality and extremities. Compared to Silvius' silly infatuation, Orlando's is more of a courtly lovesickness. Rosalind outshines everyone else in the play with her intelligence, wit and depth of feeling. Her humanity and sense of fun make her the ideal romantic heroine. She seems to be centuries ahead of her time.
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The many love relationships in As You Like It are delightful in their romanticism and the humor that Shakespeare has dashed into each of them, enhancing the happy nature of the play. Various situations of love are explored -- true love at first sight, unrequited love, even a hint of homosexuality in Orlando's attraction to Ganymede and Phebe's falling for Ganymede, who is really a woman. Their contrasting variety causes them to complement one another in the play's theme of love and the foolish things it makes people do, making As You Like It both entertaining and romantic.
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Perceptions of Love in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Bearing in mind that 'Romeo and Juliet´ is one of the most famous love stories ever written, examine Shakespeare´s presentation of 'love´ referring closely to the language used by different characters. The play 'Romeo and Juliet´ presents true love in the form of 'star-crossed lovers´ and just as their love is depicted as eternal, the play itself has endured for years. There have been many adaptations of the play in the forms of books, films, ballets and plays. Several books have been loosely based on the story, involving young lovers of different religion or different race who are not permitted to be together. These are always very popular because people want to find true love.