Love/Hate Motif

Topics: Romeo and Juliet, Love, Emotion Pages: 3 (957 words) Published: February 18, 2013
Hateful love, Loving hate
Both love and hatred are capable of driving humans to extremes, it brings out the best and the worse in humans, and will continue to do so for it is the nature of mankind to feel these emotions. A story that changed the course of the world, a play that has been studied ceaselessly since It was written and people are no closer to discerning all of its secrets. A play that revolves around Romeo and Juliet, but more importantly the feelings they feel for each other, Love and Hate, two feelings closer together in meaning than one might think. The blind, crushing, gut wrenching love that the 2 main characters feel along with the disgust and hate they were bred to feel for each other’s family is what truly makes the audience sit as attentive as possible and make them really delve into the story as if it were them in the place of Romeo or Juliet. "Alas, that love, so gentle in his view, / Should be so tyrannous and rough in proof!" (1.1.169-170). Love and hate, both are emotions we feel, and some of us feel them very strongly, these feeling blind us and lead us to acting foolishly, they bring out a savage and feral side to even the most contained man or woman, they make us foolish in some slightly different ways. Love makes us have a single purpose in mind, that person/thing, we will do anything to be with them, and make them happy, and have them at our side, step on anyone in order to rise and reach for the ever-fickle love. Hatred, much like love brings out the inner demon in all of us, it makes us irrational and it is as if the brain has been shut down, a hateful person is driven by emotions and no different than any animal, for the biggest difference from animals and us humans is the capability of rational thinking.

The biggest strength love has, is its ability to serve as incentive to people so that they are at their very best, this same ability is the worse enemy and man could have. Being in love drives a man or woman to their...
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