Love the weapon that controls

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Sometimes when people are in love they tend to do things that they could not imagine. Their mind is so caught up on the person that they forget everything and focus on them. The love takes over their mind and they do the unthinkable. In Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare shows love by introducing us to Romeo and Juliet who are star-crossed lovers. In the play, Shakespeare has messages, but one message that stands out is: Love is a crazy thing that can control ones mind and makes a person do things without thinking twice. This becomes evident through the actions of Romeo, Juliet, and Mercutio.
Romeo’s point of view about love is that it can be very saddening and melancholy, but it also can be joyful, pleasant and exciting. Throughout the play, things that Romeo mentioned showed a lot about his opinion of love. “Love is a smoke made with fume of sigh/Being purged, a fire sparkling in lover’s eyes/Being vexed, a sea nourished with loving tears.”(I.i.197-199) This shows that Romeo was depressed in the beginning part of the play. It also displays that Romeo was in love but his love rejected him. The connotation of the word vexed reveals that he is going through a difficult time. On the opposite though from what he said before, Romeo seems happy and loving. He says, “With love’s light wings did I o’erperch these walls/For stony limits cannot hold love out/And what love can/do that dares love attempt.” (II.ii.71-74) In this quote, it seems like Romeo is more loving and happier than previous things that he said. This suggests that the word love, meaning delighted and peace, shows that Romeo is going through a delightful phase. Depending on how he may be feeling or what he is going through, his point of view toward love may...

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Even though there are different ideas or messages about love in the play Romeo and Juliet, the most seen is that love takes control of people. 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?

Works Cited

Shakespeare, William, and Barbara A. Mowat. The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Washington Square Press new Folger's Ed. New York: Washington Square Press Published by Pocket Books, 1992. Print.
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