Explore How William Shakespeare and Emily Bronte
Present strong feelings in their stories.
William Shakespeare and Emily Bronte’s stories have both been described as the greatest love stories ever told. Romeo and Juliet was written between 1591-1596 whereas wuthering heights was written around 1846–1847. The most powerful feeling after reading these stories is love. I shall be exploring both how Bronte and Shakespeare present love in two very contrasting ways. And I am going to be focusing on Romeo and Heathcliff. When Romeo is first introduce we find that he is one of the star crossed lovers and that his love for Juliet is there to break the ancient grudge that there is between the two families, but this instead breaks out into a new mutiny. Whilst this new mutiny is occurring, Romeo is officially proclaiming his love for Juliet which leads them to their days of happiness. When Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet, he wrote it as a play and as it was made to be performed he had to make it as powerful as possible, so he used love and passion for the strongest feelings and to make the biggest impact. The way Shakespeare used love was he made sure it wove into and between most of the other key relationships. Examples of this are shown because we find that most of the characters fall in and out of love very quickly. An example of this is that at the start of the play Romeo is in love with Rosaline but the love is shallow and is not really strong enough to last, this is shown when Romeo is talking to Friar Laurence and says ‘Thou chid'st me oft for loving Rosaline.’ Which Friar Laurence replies with ‘For doting, not for loving, pupil mine?’ This shows really just a silly immature infatuation, so puppy love more or less. Another type of love is the classic idea of romance, this is presented as a force of nature which crosses all boundaries and natural limits because it is more significant than them. This is known as in the prologue it says “a pair of star-cross'd...
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