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.
William Shakespeare's Portrayal of Love in Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare plays around with the concept of love immensely in this play, the whole play revolves around the different types of love apparent and the contrast between them. He does this by showing one side of love next to a completely different one, for example he shows the crude love for women's bodies on one scene and on the next scene he would show the romantic true love between Romeo and Juliet, this not only would exadurate and dramatise the type of love but makes the play more interesting. Every character perceives love in a different way, adding a clear contrast to Romeo and juliets first love. The different types of love Shakespeare shows in this play can be defined in to two categories: parental love and romantic love. The parental love can be shown in the relationships between Romeo and his friends and family and in the relationships between Juliet's family and the nurse.
Different Ideas of Love in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Love has existed in many forms throughout time. There is no better example of this then in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. In this tale when love is most apparent, the most crucial events occur to develop 'tragedy'. The evident forms of love are Familial love, Fraternal love and Romantic love. Shakespeare portrays the love of Romeo and Juliet as 2 halves which when joined make there love for one anther complete.
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 dramatic language of Shakespeare’s young lovers in Romeo Juliet serve as a cautionary tale of love, lust and loss which displays their divergent relationships and expression of love as shown throughout the play, and, ultimately, demonstrates that a truly progressive, wholesome and loving relationship must be spiritually based and equally beneficial to both the woman and the man to be worthwhile. Shakespeare juxtaposes various types of love through imagery and language in Romeo and Juliet as revealed by the flowery and passionate dialogue of Romeo of the Montagues as he falls in love with Juliet of the Capulets in sharp contrast to the sensual and dangerous lust he feels for Rosaline. Shakespeare uses his character’s language to depict Romeo’s feelings for Juliet, and to contrast the pure affection he has for Juliet with the superficial lust felt for Rosaline. Seeing Juliet at the window, Romeo instantly begins to fall in love when he cries, “But soft, what light through yonder breaks/ It is the East, and Juliet is the sun/ Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon” (2.2.3-5). Romeo compares Juliet to ... ... middle of paper ... ...for each other.
Love in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare There are various types of love shown in the play Romeo and Juliet. Many characters in the play portray theses. The most obvious one would be the romantic love of Romeo and Juliet. But it is important not to forget about the other types of love as well. These are parental, courtly bawdy and mercenary love.
Different Representations of Love in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet There are lots of different representations of love in Romeo and Juliet. I think that Shakespeare chose to have so many representations of love against a background of hate to show the many types of love and to show that in the end love conquers hate. He uses so many different types of love to explore the nature of love. He contrasts and compares the different types of love with each other and with hate to help us identify the different types of love and to see how they relate. 'Romeo and Juliet' is famous for Shakespeare's representation of the romantic love felt between Romeo and Juliet.
William Shakespeare and Baz Luhrman thus represent love to their audience beyond the distinct ideas of love as simple sentiments. In the play, there are 2 basic levels – the real world of Verona and the private, intimate sphere of Romeo and Juliet’s love. The fulfillment of Romeo and Juliet’s love in the social life of Verona is hindered by external influences; the most obvious of which is the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues. The “ancient grudge” is one of many conditions and incidents, which together can be, considered an influence counter-acting the relationship between Romeo and Juliet. Despite the obvious obstacles of conflict and hate, the love of Romeo and Juliet is born and subsists.
We are presented with many different versions of love throughout the play, of which there are at least four; courtly love, sexual love, dutiful love and true love. To demonstrate contrast between different attitudes to love, I am going to compare Romeo's unrequited 'love' to Rosaline in act 1 scene 1 with Romeo and Juliet's true and inevitable love at their wedding in act 2 scene 6. When Romeo first believes himself to be in love with Rosaline, his idea of love seems to be very conventional. We can see this from the language he uses. Romeo uses oxymoron's to describe the way he is feeling such as 'o brawling love, o loving hate' (line 175).
Many Facets of Love Explored in Much Ado About Nothing In Shakespeare's romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare focuses a great deal of time to the ideas of young, lustful, and intellectual love. Claudio and Hero, Borachio and Margaret, and Benedick and Beatrice, respectively, each represent one of the basic aspects of love. Shakespeare is careful to point out that not one path is better than another. The paths are merely different, and all end happily. Shakespeare also explores the different aspects of courtship, weddings, and the different facets of love.