If Juliet stayed away from Romeo Tybalt would have been alive still. Plus Juliet’s only seen Romeo maybe 2 or 3 times, is she really in love? Or is she like Romeo, only in love with his beauty. Even in the supposed love story of Romeo and Juliet (more like a tragedy), love at first sight is questioned. Juliet’s Nurse and Verona’s priest know their love is taboo and centered on looks.
From the beginning of the play, the chorus states that Romeo and Juliet are “star-crossed lovers” (Prologue 6-8). The term literally means two people whose love gets thwarted by fate, yet some people assume that these two people are in unconditional love by fitting into society’s ideas about that emotion. Because they aren’t based on the truths, these assumptions are faulty, foremost for the reason that base themselves on irrelevant, non-factual things. For example, in Act One Scene One, Romeo’s depression about “love” shines through when he says, “She will not stay the siege of loving terms, / Nor bide the encounter of assailing eyes, /... ... middle of paper ... ...o dead and Juliet, dead before, / Warm and new killed.” (V.iii.202-204) By analyzing why these people actually died, it becomes evident that Romeo’s death was caused by his belief that he should do anything in his power to be with the person he loves, even if it meant joining Juliet in the afterlife. Because it has been proven that he doesn’t love her, his dead was caused by his very own misconception about love which could have easily been avoided.
The Truth of Love Revealed in Adam’s Curse “Adam’s Curse” is a poem by William Butler Yeats that was written at a time when his first true love, Maud Gonne, had married Major John MacBride. This may have caused Yeats much pain and Yeats may have felt as cursed as Adam felt when God had punished man from the Garden of Eden. This poem, in fact, symbolizes his pain and loss of love that he once had and is a recollection of his memories during happier times with Maud. In the beginning of the poem “We sat together at one summer’s end/ That Beautiful mild woman your close friend/ And you and I, and talked of poetry”, Yeats recalls a beautiful time with Maud. Poetry could be related to the language of love, and Yeats recalls falling in love with Maud.
First Love by John Clare How do different poets convey the idea of Love? “First Love” by John Clare was written in the 19th century. It is a poem about how the poet had fallen in love but it turned out it was unrequited. Whereas “Song” by W.H.Auden written in the 20th century, is a poem about how someone has been in love but then lost them to death. They are both quite similar in the fact that they are both about loving someone but not being able to have them.
Maybe this is because she is scared to enter a real relationship because of hurt, pain or abuse which is shown and experienced in ‘A kind of love, some say’. This also shows us that when we open ourselves up to love we open ourselves up to hurt and pain. Both of these poems both portray love in a very different way. ‘A kind of love, some say’ is an emotional poem, which explores the theme that emotional pain lasts a lot longer than the visible pain that comes from physical confrontation. Whereas ‘Where we belong, A duet’ shows the empowering effects relationships can have on people and this helps them to finding there true identity.
In 'Remember' the poet describes her feelings for her lover, (which is a sad form of love). The narrator is talking about separation caused by death where love is trapped in the middle. Yet it is unusual in that, unlike Queen Victoria, Rossetti urges her lover to be happy and if that means forgetting, then so be it. Victoria never did. Both these female poets are also interesting in that love poetry was the province of men, especially the Petrarchan sonnet, named after Petrarch a Roman love poet.
Romeo and Juliet displays a clear but yet complicated views of love: Although love may seem powerless in this text, it actually is the driving force dictating the whole plot. The foundation of Romeo and Juliet’s love is built upon quicksand, which is destined to fall and fail. Romeo, at the beginning when he has lost the love of Rosaline, shows how anguished he is and how deep he sinks into depression. He says to Mercutio, “I am too sore enpierced with his shaft, to soar with his light feathers, and so bound I cannot bound a pitch about dull woe. Under love’s heavy burden do I sink” (1.
Shakespeare has created emotional character’s that contrast with the other characters strengths and their flaws. Romeo is a romantic character that is impulsive with the fact of being in love. However Juliet is cautious with how she handles her love conflict with Romeo, but determined to be with him. On the other hand Tybalt is loyal to the Capulet family, yet vengeful to the Montague family. When you love someone that your enemies with someone will always get hurt.
In their appalling consequences, Shakespeare portrays how immature love can engulf young lovers, resulting in decision-making. This love is shown through the actions of Romeo, Juliet, and Mercutio. Romeo experiences that he is a slave to love, who bends people "to his will”. He also feels that love has a contradictory nature; it is composed of complete opposites. Firstly, Benvolio has been appointed by Lord Montague to find out the source of Romeo's melancholy.
The Disasters of Love Love: the most splendid, indescribable, intense euphoric feeling for someone or thing. Young love can cause one to act and think irrationally; as if love had a magical power over ones body and mind. In William Shakespeare’s tragic playwright, Romeo and Juliet, two lovers cross paths set out for them by fate; Although all odds are against them because of a bitter, ongoing family feud, Romeo and Juliet recklessly go against their parent’s will and risk it all for love. Love often results in poor decision-making. Throughout the story, Romeo and Juliet conduct themselves in such a manner that is considered reckless.