Shakespeare Love Quotes

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Love is a strong selfless desire to protect, support and respect someone so that they can achieve a happy and fulfilling life. Shakespeare is one of the few playwrights/authors who was able to capture and understand the many meanings of love along with their consequences. Many of Shakespeare’s works focus on the tragic aspects involved in loving relationships. Not only does he write about the negative aspects of love, but also of the strong bonds that are built along the way. Love is a complicated emotion to understand, because it makes you feel so many different things at once. When in love you experience pain and sadness, just as you experience happiness and bliss. Love has the ability to control ones actions, causing people to act in a less…show more content…
At the age of fourteen, she remains a child, unequipped for the duties and responsibilities paired with the position of becoming a wife. He is showing his love for Juliet, by explaining that he longs for more time with his only child, before she grows up and leaves. Capulet continues by saying, “She’s the hopeful lady of my earth/But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart,/ My will to her consent is but a part” (1.2. 15-17). In this quote, Capulet shows his respect for Juliet and her decisions. He loves her enough, to allow her to marry out of love. Little does he know that Juliet will soon fall in love with Romeo, a Montague, and an enemy of the Capulet family. Paris is then encouraged to wait for her; this proves Capulet’s intention for Juliet to have a positive future, filled with love and affection. Later on in the play the audience is introduced to a different side of Capulet, when he shames Juliet for not agreeing to marry…show more content…
Now by the stock and honour of my kin, To strike him dead I hold it not a sin. (1.5. 54-58)
In this quotation Tybalt is referring to Romeo as a “slave”, or an unwanted guest. Tybalt is an aggressive character throughout the play, however is always trying to maintain the honour of the Capulet family. In this specific situation he is worried that Romeo has come to crash the ball, and would happily kill him in order to uphold the Capulet family’s image. He expresses his love in an aggressive and protective manner. Tybalt later expresses his hatred towards Romeo prior to initiating the brawl involving Mercutio, when he says: Thou art a villain…. Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries That thou hast done me, therefore turn and draw. (3.1. 58-64)
During this statement, Tybalt is addressing Romeo as a villain. When Romeo responds with an attempt to keep the peace, Tybalt remains stubborn and is set on causing havoc. Amidst the chaos of the fight, Tybalt is stabbed and killed by Romeo. Although this was unexpected, he knew the odds of the fight upon arrival, and was willing to sacrifice his life to defend his family’s name. Despite the fact that many of Tybalt’s actions were questionable, his thoughts behind them were purely based on the love of his family’s honour. Tybalt’s love consistently overrides his ability to think reasonably, causing him to act violently throughout the
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