The play “Romeo and Juliet,” by William Shakespeare, has many different ideas. The main idea, however, is love. A question that keeps coming to mind is how much physical attraction influences love at first sight. This is demonstrated in the play by Romeo’s immediate love for Juliet, how he has “ne’er saw true beauty till this night” (act i sc. v line 60).
In the play “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare love is an important theme. In this play, Juliet and Romeo fall in love while Romeo is trying to get over Rosalind and Juliet is having an arranged marriage, their families are also feuding. In Shakespeare's play, Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet all have different views of love. Mercutio’s view of love is very humorous and not true, Romeo’s view of love is hopeless; he likes being in love, but does not like love itself. Lastly, Juliet’s view of love is logical; she does not follow love blindly.
This also happens in the Passionate Shepard, the Shepard is trying to persuade the girl to fall in love with him he’s also trying to bribe her with materialistic items. The characters in Macbeth is a man and a woman, that are a couple but through the duration of the play we find out that there in fake love the lady Macbeth is only pretending to be in love with Macbeth so she can get what she wants. This also occurs in the Passionate Shepard because the woman is not actually in love with the Shepard. The keys theme in Macbeth is love, the key themes in the poems Valentine and the Passionate Shepard is also love. In Macbeth, Macbeth is in love with Lady Macbeth but she only pretends to love him back.
One of the main themes in Cyrano De Bergerac, is love. This play really shows different types of blissful love, but even more types of unhealthy love. Some types are love thats not returned/ manipulative love, fake love, and love triangles. Due to the struggle of these types of love, competition rises and relationships develop. Mostly these types of negative love are between, Cyrano, Roxane, De Guiche/Valvert, and Christian.
“Romeo and Juliet” is considered by many one of the greatest love stories to have ever been written. However, the tale is not one of love but a story of a young girl whose whims led her to be manipulated by a boy who was seeking out sex. The scene where Romeo and Juliet first meet demonstrates how fickle their infatuation is. The story begins with Romeo wailing over his lost love Rosaline, saying “And, in strong proof of chastity well-armed, from love’s weak childish bow, she lives uncharmed.” He continues his outburst by saying how useless Rosaline is if she is not willing to sleep with him. Benvoilo feels sympathy for the young brokenhearted man and encourages him to go to the Capulet’s party so he will forget the girl.
Romeo and Juliet Essay Every person views love in a different way. At times, the way a person expresses their love depends on who they have the emotions for. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Mercutio views love as a joke while Friar Laurence's idea of love is more passionate. Love is shown as a vulgar item when seen through Mercutio's view. “Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down.” (Act I Scene IV) Mercutio believes that love is only about being sexual to one's partner.
In this essay, I will be showing a comparison between ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (Shakespeare), ‘To His Coy Mistress’ (Marvel) and ‘Sonnet 130’ (Also by Shakespeare). The first main comparison between these three texts is that they all show different types of love. ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is based on true love as both main characters fall in love with each other at first sight. Shakespeare shows their love by the soliloquy and the sonnet that he added to this text as the words and techniques used in them project a connection between Romeo and Juliet. ‘To His Coy Mistress’ shows an idea of a sexual and lustful love.
This resulted in the blurring of gender lines, conveying the idea that gender and sometimes even social station are not static as determined by birth, but are rather very dynamic forces. In looking at Twelfth Night, central to this work is the crossdressing character of Viola, whose remarkable resemblance to her twin brother Sebastian facilitates her adoption of a male disguise as the page Cesario. Shakespeare utilizes this to create a bizarre love triangle. Viola-Cesario, the one who “can sing both high and low” (II.iii, 41), is loved by both the Duke Orsino and the Countess Olivia. As Catherine Belsey notes, this destroys the concept of sexual difference within the character of Viola and becomes a very liberating influence as far as sexual othering is concerned.
Compare the attitudes to love of Othello and Desdemona Othello had a very unusual attitude towards love. In my opinion he never really loves Desdemona, as he falls in and out of love with her extremely quickly, and has absolutely no problem with killing her so she doesn’t harm any other men, when in fact she never harmed anyone in the first place. Othello is extraordinarily jealous, to the point where he would murder the woman he is supposedly in love with. However, Desdemona is much more romantic and affectionate. She seems to have fallen in love with Othello purely for the fact he has had a lot of adventures.
Shakespeare has used strong but sensitive language while writing these lines. It means a lot but on the other hand it has a deep meaning and can touch somebody’s heart and feelings. Shakespeare gave us the zest of the play in the prologue itself, ‘From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life, Whose misadventured piteous overthrows, Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife’. It is a play written about how two lovers make love despite the civil conflict of the Montagues and the Capulets. We understand by the end of the play that some part of the ending was due