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Romeo and Julet

By chopkins16jm May 07, 2014 727 Words
Analytical Essay
Romeo and Juliet:
THEMES:
Love:
Young love, as depicted in Romeo and Juliet,is virtually rash, uncontrollable and blind to everything outside of it. Love is frequently described in extravagant and mystical term, to demonstrate the passion and ‘’trueness” of it. The play also presents competing views of love. From the perspective of Juliet’s parents, love is not necessary. Friar Lawrence is also very wary of love and he cautions against immorderate love and action. Love has various types displayed in Romeo and Juliet; Young love, Parental Love, Superficial love, and societal love. Romeo and Juliet demonstrates that it is love that fuels the inedibility of death and violence. (OR PASSION?) Love is referred to as magic

Young Love
Romeo and Juliet’s love
Is dangerous, as R and J are oblivious to the danger it is putting them in, as they have never experienced anything like this before. Is rash and passionate.
Supersedes all other values.
Contributing factor to their death
Love is violent in this term.
Parental Love
The Nurse and Juliet’s love
Friar Lawrence and Romeo’s love
Demonstrates an elderly figure wanting the best for a younger Demonstrates parental guidance and advice.
Demonstrates leadership and control
Superficial Love
Romeo and Rosaline
Demonstrates a unstable mindset
Lack of experience of love
Irrationality
Societal Love
The peace-making/ love between the Capulets and Montague’s Demonstrates that from tragedy, love emerges.
Demonstrate hate was a blown up false accusation

Romeo: Out of her favour, where I am in love; (1.1.10)
She does not want me, but I am in love (Rosaline)
Romeo: Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, too rude, to boisterous, and it pricks like a torn. (1.4.2) romeo describes love in violent terms.
Romeo: Did my heart love til now? Forswear it, sight! (1.5.1) Romeo questions whether he has loved until seeing Juliet.
Romeo: My life were better ended by their hate, than death prorogued, wanting of thy love. (2.2.6) Juliet: It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden. (2.2.13)
Juliet admitted to loving romeo, but sees the dangers still. Juliet: My true love is grown to such excess I cannot sum up sum of half my wealth. (2.6.2) Juliet cannot express in words her love for Romeo.

Juliet: My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! (1.5.10) Juliet: When he shall die, take him and cut him out into little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine (3.2.1) Friar Lawrence: Young mens love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes. Capulet: Oh brother montague, give me thy hand. For this is my daughters jointure, for no more can I demand! (5.3.3) Prince: Where be the enemies? –capulet! Montague! See what a scourge is alid upon you hate, that heaven finds mean to kill your joys with love. Romeo:

Hate:
The hate between the Capulets and Montagues is the most prominent and formal type of hate in Romeo and Juliet. There is no real hate between two characters, only a generalised hate between the two families. Hate threatens and is underlying Romeo and Juliet’s relationship because of the hatred the they bring to Fair Verona.

Passion:
Passion is the true driving force behind love and hate.
Passion is the overriding theme in the play, as it is what the character Is passionate and cares for that drives them to have the capacity of them both. Eg. Monts and Caps don’t necessarily hate each other, they are passionate for their ancestors feud. Sex:

Sex plays a part in the play of Romeo and Juliet, as everything among the young is turned into and portrayed as a sexy joke. This leaves the question as to whether love is physical, and not emotional Fate:

Fate is where the future events for Romeo and Juliet is out of their hands, and fate controls what will happen. Fate scenarios include: Families feud, the timing of Romeos suicide before Juliets wake up, and romeo coming between typbalt and Mercutio. Theories suggest that Romeo and Juliet were fated together in love to sacrifice themselves for the better of Fair Verona and their families.

Romeo: For my mind misgives some consequence yet hanging in the stars. Prologue: Star crossed lovers
Juliet: Then I defy you, stars!
Juliet: Take him and cut him up into little stars.

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