And when finally finding true love they discover that they have fallen in love their own enemy. They both realize that the idea of love can be amazing, but also a painful experience. Shakespeare demonstrates love versus evil and the forms love takes that is acknowledged as an universal issue that connects different types of audiences. Audiences are captured by relating on love and the emotions that are displayed. From Romeo and Rosaline’s unrequited love, Paris and Juliet’s false love, and Romeo and Juliet’s ill-fated love, create the forms of love that establishes love as a leading theme in Act I.
To her, it is dreadful that her first love is her only foe. Love is trust, honesty, respect, and the strong connection between two individuals. Juliet only exchanged a few words with Romeo and supposedly fell in love. I personally find this hard to believe since I don’t believe in love at first sight, it is simply impossible. Juliet has the same immature viewpoints on love, which is why both her and Romeo fall in love so quickly.
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.
Even before Juliet is introduced, Romeo considers himself to be in love with Rosaline. Although he says that it is true love, stating “..Doth add more grief to too much of mine own. Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs; Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes..” (Shakespeare, I.1.23), it is clear that his obsession with Rosaline is purely surface-level-- later on in this same scene, it is revealed that Rosaline is taking a vow of chastity, and after that, it could be inferred that Romeo does not know Rosaline well at all. He is simply interested in the concept of her, rather than being in true love with her. After he pursues Rosaline, and quickly gets over her at the masquerade party, Romeo moves on to Juliet, the two immediately “fall in love”, even though they are meeting for the first time.
Mercutio does not take love seriously at all; he has a very jokey attitude towards love and thinks it is more about sex than feelings. The nurse shows a motherly love for Juliet and Capulet shows a passionate fatherly love for his daughter Juliet. At the beginning of the play Romeo is in love with Rosaline, his only true love, or so he thinks. Romeo later discovers that his love for Rosaline is nothing but ‘puppy love’. The implication of Romeo’s exaggerated artificial, contrived and elaborate language is that his feelings for Rosaline do not run deep.
It is the tension between the desire and his reticence that shows us how much he truly loves Juliet. All the presentations of love in Romeo and Juliet have led to one inevitable Love, the love that changes a person's soul this is the love that Romeo and Juliet hold for one another, as they are willing to kill themselves to love freely. The prince says Love is what kills Romeo and Juliet, as 'The sun for sorrow will not show its head.' As Juliet is dead, love is dead. Romeo and Juliet illustrate their compassion and true Love for one another by paying the greatest price for their love death.
However the most definite affirmation of their love, is when the lovers make the ultimate sacrifice, their own lives. This pair of "star-crossed lovers" experience the most remarkable form of love imaginable, true love. Shakespeare´s presentation of 'love´ in the play 'Romeo and Juliet´ varies. Some characters think only of sex, others demonstrate a form of love with their children, but the one true, pure love is that of Romeo and Juliet. Each character in the play provides a frame to their love, their attitudes contrasting with young lovers.
Themes of Love and Hate in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet, one of the most famous plays of all time, is so because of the combination of doomed love and troubled hate that plights the destiny of the two "star-crosse'd lovers". Before Act 1 Scene 5, love has already been displayed in many forms. Romeo shows an almost courtly love for Rosaline where he is to pursue her until he can win her. In contrast to this the nurse and the servants give a much more informal, bawdy presentation of love, perhaps this is because it is the only type of love they have the experienced. However, more likely it is used to emphasise the class differences that existed at the time.
Conventional love is another kind of that is shown in Romeo and Juliet, where it develops in social situations without any consideration to emotions. Although true love is a dominant theme in both plays Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing, there are differences in the way that true love is developed in both of them and the changes it makes in the personality of the lovers. In Romeo and Juliet love between the two lovers, Romeo and Juliet, is more passionate and romantic, springing up at first sight between them. Love controls and changes both of them completely, turning them to more simple and pure; it affects their language that turns to be really the language of their heart. Romeo becomes a lover poet, expressing his love to Juliet by comparing her to the sun, "Juliet is the sun" (2.2.3) and to stars, describing here as an angel and a messenger of heaven, "o, speak again, bright angel, for though art/ As is winged messenger of heaven" (2.2.26-28).
The eventually fatal attraction between these two lovers contributes strongly to Shakespeare’s overall theme of love. The strong connection between Romeo and Juliet help to show the forcefulness of both love and fate. Romeo and Juliet’s relationship is very strong. It is fate that brings them together, or so Shakespeare portrays by showing that the characters believe this is true. When Romeo shouts “Is it even so?