Romeo’s feelings for Juliet are so strong that he poisons himself when he thinks that she is dead, and the feelings are returned by Juliet, shown by her decision to take a dagger to her heart when she sees that Romeo has poisoned himself. Romeo and Juliet’s relationship is one of youthful, passionate love. They are “soul mates”. Their interdependence on each other emotionally allows Shakespeare to develop this plot. Shakespeare uses this relationship between Romeo and Juliet to portray his beliefs about love.
“Immature love says:’ I love you because I need you. ‘Mature love says’ I need you because I love you” (Fromm, Eric). Romeo and Juliet is a tragic love story written by William Shakespeare, the play is based on teenagers who fall in love with each other without thinking about the consequences that there love will have. In the play the reader will see Romeos immaturity and irrational decisions that lead to his death, also the reader sees Juliet’s immature decisions and her lack of growing up and being more mature. The outcome of the play was changed because of there irrational thinking.
Romeo and Juliet choose their own actions through their judgments, which were caused by their belief of everlasting love. Due to their unsound and absurd attitudes, both characters are dazed by love in a puerile manner. The relationship they created was actually built on lust and desperation. Firstly, Romeo is the first character whom shows immature love in the story as a whole. Once Capulet’s party is over, Romeo’s attitude leads him to jump over the wall to Juliet’s house and exclaim to her,” And what love can do, that dares love attempt./Therefore thy kinsmen are no stop to me”(2.2.68-9).
She hath Dian’s wit,/ And, in strong proof of chastit... ... middle of paper ... ...Act I. In Act I of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare demonstrates different forms of love that characters face. From the beginning, Romeo struggles to find true love and what love really is. As for Juliet, she also struggles on what love is, but also finding her own voice. And when finally finding true love they discover that they have fallen in love their own enemy.
In the play, love emerges as an unethical thing, leading as much to devastation as to contentment. But in its extreme passion, the love that Romeo and Juliet experience also appears so delicately beautiful that few would want. Romeo and Juliet does not make any specific moral statement about the relationships between love and hate, and family; rather, it portrays the chaos and passion of being in love. The play combines images of love, violence, death, and family in an impressionistic rush leading to the play's tragic conclusion.
Two houses, both alike in dignity â€¦ From ancient grudge break to new mutinyâ€¦A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life: Whose misadventured piteous overthrows, Doth with their death bury their parents strife " "Romeo & Juliet" is a play of great love, but there is also great fighting and quarrelling in the play. As far as the aspect of love is concerned, when Juliet meets Romeo she realises for the first time in her life (although of course she is still not 14 yrs old) what real romantic love is. The attraction is instant & so immediate that she hopes Romeo is not already marri... ... middle of paper ... ...d example of the contrast between life and death can be seen in Act 2 Scene 3 when the Friar is gathering herbs and plants. He talks about plants that can kill if eaten but that are good for you if smelled. "Virtue itself turns vice being misapplied and vice plant Sometimes by action dignified .....Canker eats up that" You can see from all I have written Romeo & Juliet is a play in which Shakespeare makes great use of contrast.
Love is many different things. It can be painful, joyful, terrifying, and exciting at the same time. But love is overall comfort and connection between two separate souls and two separate hearts. In the famous Shakespearean play, “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”, the two characters face the challenges of a love that cannot be seen. As the child of the Montagues, Romeo, and Juliet of the Capulets, they are required to be mortal enemies, but instead fall in love at an unlikely time.
(Shakespeare, I.v.138-141) In this quotation, Juliet explains how her only love has risen from her only hate, because Romeo is a Montague. She continues to say that love is a monster for making her fall in love with her only enemy. By saying this, it is clear that love is not under the control of the mind, but is uncontrollable and predetermined by fate. As cruel as fate was making two people from feuding families fall in love, fate also gives Juliet a second admirer named Paris. Paris asks for Juliet’s hand, and eventually her father accepts, not knowing that Juliet ... ... middle of paper ... .... Romeo missing Rosaline, and bumping into a Capulet servant, who invites them to the Capulet party which Rosaline was attending, is a coincidence which leads to Romeo and Juliet meeting and falling in love.
Love is a very powerful force which some believe has the capability to overpower hate. Within the play, Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare displays various events in which the characters convey the message that love can conquer all. The characters in this play continue to forgive the ones they love, even under harsh circumstances. Additionally, Shakespeare effectively demonstrates how Romeo and Juliet’s love for one another overpowers significant emotional scenes within the play, including the feuding between their two families. Furthermore, by the end of the play the reader sees how love defeats the shock of death and how Romeo and Juliet’s love ends the ancient feud between the Capulets and Montagues.
Shakespeare's Views on Love in Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare's sixteenth century tragedy, remains one of the most famous, timeless pieces of literature yet created. This bittersweet tale documents the forbidden attraction between two impulsive children, and their tragic suicides. The story's incidents, saturated with Shakespeare's views and opinions, reveal the playwright's philosophies on love. Many consider Romeo and Juliet the greatest love story of all time, yet when the "love" between the two main characters is analyzed, it cannot truly be considered love. Instead Shakespeare wrote this play as a testament of the harsh consequences of reckless lust and attraction, and endeavored to send an admonition.