Throughout this scene Romeo talks of her beauty “she is too fair, too wise, wisely too fair, to merit bliss by making me despair” (Pg25). Romeo is saying that she is too wise and beautiful that she could not find happiness in making him despair. This quote shows that passion and supposed love he feels for Rosaline is so great that it makes him despair when she does not love him like he loves her. Romeo’s immaturity is showed when he attends the Capulet ball and gets sight of Juliet. He meets Juliet and proclaims his love for her and describes her beauty in the same passion as he did Rosaline.
Jonathan Swift’s poem, “A Lady’s Dressing Room,” represents a man’s love for a woman as the author, Strephon, and audience explore the happenings inside a woman’s bedroom. Like many other men, Strephon is an obsessed lover whose vision of women is distorted by eighteenth century radical ideals of love and beauty. While the poem is a satire, Swift tries to establish that love is blind and presents that love is only based on beauty of women. By introducing an idealistic lover into a realistic environment, he examines the disturbing end results as Celia falls from her godlike state. As she is humanized, Swift successfully demolishes the ridiculous fantasies of love and beauty, and men are also able to see more clearly behind the clothing and make-up.
Flaubert endowed Emma with pale skin, black curls and large black eyes. Imagination, dreams and fancy held them above their societies. Hester had a “wild and picturesque peculiarity” (Hawthorne 82). Emma was in the perpetual search for the intoxicating joys of love. They were also alike in their hatred for their husbands and their mediocre married life.
Sampson and Gregory are two Capulet servants who are both very crude and bestial in their attitudes towards love. Lord and lady Capulet see love merely as the securing and retaining of wealth. Romeo on the other hand is always searching for love, never knowing if it is real love for sure. He soon realises when he meets Juliet and his mind is made up for certain. The love between the “two star crossed lovers” (Romeo and Juliet) is deep and passionate and more powerful than hatred or even death.
He uses numerous oxymorons to emphasise his emotions and feelings about the love and hate between the two families, "Why then, O brawling love, O loving hate." Romeo ... ... middle of paper ... ...Romeo and Juliet happy without thinking enough about what is right. Juliet is terrifyingly committed to what is right in a way that shames the older people. The Nurse in Act 3 Scene 5, attempts to persuade Juliet to marry Paris, "Romeo is banished"â€¦"I think it best you married with the county. O he's a lovely gentleman."
He falls in love with the Belle Dame instantly and is convinced that she too is in love with him; "She look'd at me as she did love". The Tempter is "beautiful, a faery's child"; the Belle Dame looks magnificent on the outer surface however beauty is only skin deep as there is an inner wickedness about her. Her "eyes were wild" and she enchants the Wretched Wright with "faery's song's". 'Faery's' were thought to be from 'another place'. Her love was weird but wonderful to the Wretched Wright, "And sure in language true she said, I love thee true."
In H. Rider Haggard's novel She, two men go in search of an immortal queen with whom they both fall in love. The men, Holly and Leo, are opposites in nearly every way; one is intelligent but physically repulsive, the other handsome but rather slow and boring. From the beginning, they are nicknamed "Beauty and the Beast," and like Beauty and the Beast, Leo is admired by those around him while Holly is rejected and isolated. Between them is Ayesha, or She-who-must-be-obeyed: beautiful but dangerous, intelligent and devoted but destructive, all-powerful but isolated by her power. Although She falls desperately in love with Leo, it is clear that her strongest bond, one of mutual understanding, respect, and love, is with Holly.
The epitome of passion lies in the lovers, who believe they are in unfathomable love but are blinded by their obsession. Romeo states in a monologue, “Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs.” (1.1.181). This metaphor explores the complex view Romeo possesses about love and his belief that love can bring both pleasure and pain, further emphasised by the oxymoron, “ O Brawling love, O loving hate” (1.1.166). After Romeo’s death, Juliet’s obsession for him combined with her extreme emotional state causes her to hallucinate and to take her life with him. This is supported by her statement, “O happy dagger, this is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die” (5.3.182), in which her infatuation for Romeo is emphasised
They loved with all their heart and projected deep passion, obsession and madness. Both idolized their object of affection and loved them so passionately and deeply that the love they thought would become their salvation became their tragic end. Works Cited Shakespeare, William. Romeo and Juliet. USA: Signet Classics, 1998.
: "Feather of lead". He is also wallowing in his own misery, as though he is enjoying being so miserable because he feels so in love with Rosaline, although he barely knows her. Romeo and Rosaline is an example of 'Courtly Love', which would have been around in the days of Shakespeare. Courtly Love was where the man fell in love with a woman of higher social class and she rejected him at first to save her honour and grace. This made the mans passion increase, and only his faith in god would keep him going.