Spiritual and Political Leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi once said, “Love is the strangest force the world possesses…”. This observation signifies how love is so common yet is always underestimated for its strength. In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, the emotion of love is a violent, ecstatic, overpowering force that takes precedence over all other values and thoughts of characters in the play. Initially, Romeo’s actions are caused by the love inside of him. Friar Laurence, Mercutio and Juliet are all embroiled in his love.
When looking at the play Romeo and Juliet, it is made apparent that this love the characters speak of is just simply an illusion they have of love. Nonetheless, this illusionary love has a major effect on their character. Some characters jump quickly into what they believe is love and let it become a huge force of their life to the point where they change who they are and eventually let it take force of their life. Romeo and Juliet is known for its theme of love all around the world. It has a powerful focus on the intense passion between the character of Romeo and Juliet first sight of each other.
The theme of fate is developed in Romeo and Juliet through the use of paradox, literal and grammatical, and metaphor. When true love happens you don’t know what is going to happen and people will go till the end of the Earth to be with each other. Fate is one of the major themes in Romeo and Juliet and it plays a key role in many ways. In the book Romeo and Juliet would do anything for one another and throughout the play the reader is able to tell how much they are meant to be together. Romeo and Juliet see each other for the first time and they fell in love instantly.
Shakespeare explores many different kinds of love in his play Romeo and Juliet. Discuss his portrayal of the theme of love through your analysis, language and actions. Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Romeo and Juliet’ tells the tale of two young lovers who come from feuding families, the Montagues and the Capulets. The tale is set in Verona, Italy which is a country associated with love and romance. In the story there is constant conflict between love and hate which creates drama; for example the play opens with a fight between the Montagues and the Capulets.
How love is presented in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and a selection of poetry by Philip Larkin Many people consider Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ a stereotypical romantic love story. In some ways, it does meet these expectations. The archetypal lovers are brought up in ‘fair Verona’ by grand families ‘alike in dignity’. Because of the families' on-going conflict, the two 'star-crossed lovers' find themselves hurtling towards an ill-fated end. 'Violent passions lead to violent ends', therefore the romance becomes a tragedy.
Jakob Schwanitz Schwanitz 1 Professor McDuffie Shakespeare “Twelfth Night” #Essay 1 03-21-2012 Madness in Love in William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” There are many definitions for love, but there are also many definitions for madness. Both words, when joined together, create an endless possibility of emotions and actions one can bare to hold for the sake of another. Madness can be described as “senseless folly”. When a person is in love with another, they tend to define their feelings of passionate affection for this other person. Shakespeare’s concept was to involve some of his characters with this feeling.
Othello and Desdemona In the play, The Tragedy of Othello, Shakespeare really tests our conception as to what love is, and where it can or can't exist. Judging from the relationship between Desdemona and Othello, the play seems to say that marriage based on an innocent romantic love or profane love is bound to fail. Shakespeare is pessimistic about the existence and survival of a true type of love. There is a common thread of betrayal and deceit among his female characters, especially. Othello and Desdemona, as portrayed in the play, are the two greatest innocents there ever were.
Romeo and Juliet is most probably one of the best know love stories of all time. Many people do not realise, at first glance, how effectively tragic it is. William Shakespeare had to convince very early on how much Romeo and Juliet actually are in love. this essay will examine how this is achieved, with particular reference to Act 1 Scene 5, in which Romeo and Juliet first meet at the masked ball and Act2 Scene 2 during which Romeo and Juliet agree to marry each other over Juliet's balcony. When Romeo first sees Juliet, when the audience first see both Romeo and Juliet together, act 1 scene 5, lines 44-53, Romeo immediately speaks about Juliet in a blank verse with iambic pentameter and rhyming couplets.
“Ultimate fate and destiny caused the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”. Discuss. Romeo and Juliet is possibly the most well-known of Shakespeare’s plays and is consideration to be the most famous love story in English literature. Love between two young people is the theme of the play which prepares us for the ultimate fate and destiny through tragedy and sorrow of two young lovers ‘Romeo and Juliet’. The ultimate fate and destiny of Romeo and Juliet who would do anything to be together but the tragedy of death cannot be avoided because of their own actions,; young immature love and the barriers of a long standing family feud.
How do the poets convey their attitudes to love? Shakespeare shows all different kinds of love and emotions in the poems Havisham and Cousin Kate. Although the poems are very different, they do have some similarities. In Havisham, we can tell that love has turned the poet into someone who is extremely vengeful. We get this impression as she says “Not a day since then I haven’t wished him dead”.