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Topics: Love, Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet Pages: 2 (802 words) Published: May 2, 2013
Hailey Guevara
Mrs. Whitlock
February 27, 2013
Romeo and Juliet Hate feud
To every good thing there is in life, there is a bad. In this paper, you will see how love is stronger than hate, but hate is forever and love is just for a short amount of time. In the play, hate is opposite of love, and this is shown from start to finish. Unfortunately our play does not start in favor of love, we see a fight between the rival families and an undeniable sense of hatred. We do however see an act of love quite soon after this event when the prince enters the stage to stop the feud. This is an act of love mainly because he stops the fight in an attempt to protect the people that he reigns over.                                                                                                Romeo sums up the whole play when he says, "Here is much to do with hate, but more to do with love." Obviously in our play the main form of love we see take the stage is true love, between our two main characters Romeo and Juliet. This is an instant love at first sight. On the other hand you could argue it is just lust at this point because when they first see each other they only talk about each other's looks. The mood illustrated in William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” changed drastically throughout the play. When Romeo and Juliet met each other, they were so ecstatically in love with each other, but their joy was soon crushed. At the beginning of their love they thought nothing could separate them, but Romeo’s banishment changed that. The Capulet and Montague families had always believed that hatred towards each other was okay, however, that soon changed. Both the Capulets and Montagues were emotionally scared by the two teenagers love for one another. The families felt that hatred was right throughout there history. Emotionally, Juliet was torn from being away from Romeo, Romeo feeling the same way. First, Romeo is banished to Mantua, and then Juliet’s parents disown...
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