8 October 2006
A Deadly Love in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is portrayed a very deep love, a love that rarely exists in modern life. Romeo and Juliet's strong love for one another caused them heartache in their lives. And because of this strong love, they both felt as though they needed each other to be whole or to continue living.
It started off with young Romeo attending a party at the house of the Caplets', the bitter enemies of the Montagues', during Scene 5 of Act 1. There Romeo spotted Juliet, the daughter of Capulet, approached her, and engaged in a very intimate conversation. This began the strong, but deadly, love they shared for one another. What was so ironic was that Romeo and Juliet were both unaware of the feuding between their families at the time.
Later on that night, after Romeo and Juliet had found out that their families weren't very fond of each other, they knew they would have to keep their love a secret because if they didn't then they wouldn't be able to be together. Because of this they did everything possible to be in each other's presence.
So that same night, Romeo arrived at Juliet's balcony to proclaim his love for her. As Romeo and Juliet talked secretly, they both agreed that they would go beyond reach to be in each other's presence. Romeo and Juliet both believed that nothing could take away the very deep and passionate love they shared for one another.
Romeo and Juliet strived to keep their love a secret and only made it known to Friar Lawrence, a friend to both Romeo and Juliet, and the Nurse, who has cared for Juliet all her life. Friar Lawrence and the Nurse only agreed to keep Romeo and Juliet's love for each other a secret because they were aware of the fact that their love was real.
During Scene 6 of Act 2, Romeo and Juliet finally decided to make their love official, so Friar Lawrence secretly married the young lovers,...