The feuding has turned their minds so much that they would even rape the Montague women. They now do not know what true love is anymore. When in 'love' with Rosaline, Romeo tries to express the fact that love has a fatal power, he talks of two conflicting sides 'is love a tender thingâ€¦.and it pricks like a thorn'. Benvolio also feels that the cure to solve Romeo's love is to love another: "Tut, man, one fire burns out another's burning". Romeo is the stereotypical Courtly lover who pines for the love of a woman who is unobtainable.
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.
Love is important because it is a universal issue that everyone relates to. Shakespeare cooperates unrequited love, false love, and ill-fated love into Act I to connect different types of audiences. These forms of love create a major theme about romantic love. One of the forms of love Shakespeare indicates is unrequited love. Romeo has fallen deep in love with Rosaline, but he is, “out of her favor where [he] is in love”(Shakespeare.I.i.173).
The love in the play is not just about the love between 'Romeo and Juliet' nor is it all about romance. Just about everyone in the play has a view on love and this comes across very strongly. Mercutio jokes about love a lot, this may be because he is scared to be in love. Mercutio treats love as a game; he thinks that if you are hurt by love you should hurt somebody else. Mercutio also relates love to sex and he thinks of it as a dirty sexual game.
Shakespeare portrays the love of Romeo and Juliet as 2 halves which when joined make there love for one anther complete. The fulfilment of Romeo and Juliet's Love is hindered by external influences, the most obvious of which being the 'ancient grudge' between the Capulet and the Montague's. The feud is one of many conditions and incidents, which together can be considered influence counter acting on the relationship between Romeo and Juliet. The sexual punning begins in the opening scene and is continued throughout the play. The love of Romeo and Juliet although idealized, is rooted in passionate sexuality.
Have you ever been in love before? Many would say that love is hard to come by, and even harder to maintain, while some would say the opposite. In Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet, he explores similar concepts related to love and infatuation. Although the reader never directly hears from Shakespeare, one could infer that his own thoughts are similarly mirrored in his characters, with the play serving as a warning tale of sorts, and the various roles echoing different dangers when it comes to love, which of there are many. More specifically, Romeo Montague and his actions in the play are very intentional, as they help explain Shakespeare’s intentions and his own personal thoughts on the topic of love and its hazards, as well
Orsino professes his love for Olivia and the play’s opening lines are, “If music be the food of love, play on, / Give me excess of it that, surfeiting, / The appetite may sicken and so die” (1.1.1-3). Orsino’s overdramatic speech expresses his consuming infatuation with Olivia. Rather than spending time dwelling on his obsession for Olivia, Orsino would rather listen to music enough to make him sick thus his desire for Olivia will disgust him. During Kenneth Branagh’s film adaptation of Twelfth Night, this opening scene is dark and gloomy with Orisno’s hand in his face looking depressed. His stage direction displays Orsino’s hopeless romantic and sadness from his overwhelming desires for Olivia.
Often, both characters portray a side that opposes the real meaning of romance. Many would argue that Shakespeare’s lines about love perpetuate its beauty; however, these structures are mainly abused by his own characters. Uttered by Romeo, “Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs,”—this line reveals how his perception of love changes when love is not granted to him. Therefore, it paves the way to the idea that love is often filled with complications and confusions. All in all, Romeo takes the easy way out in order to eliminate the memories of his past lover.
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet has been a great example of “true love” in the past. But a question arises: Was this story really a story of true love or just true lust? The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is the story of Romeo and Juliet, both from enemy families who are so madly in love with each other, they end up killing themselves. In the play, we can see so much physical contact and talks of love between Romeo and Juliet the moment they meet. Because of this, people think what Romeo and Juliet felt for each other was attraction for the physical body and not the person.
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?