Explore How Love and Hate Are Used in Romeo and Juliet

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tExplore how Love and Hate are used in Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is debatably the world’s most play. It is the love story between two people who are supposed to hate each other, already the title has been linked to the theme, but this is not all that can link the story to a Love and Hate theme and so we delve deeper… The first implication of Love and hate is in the prologue however in Line 166 of Act 1, scene 1 Romeo says “Here’s much to do with hate, but more with love”. He is talking about loving hate and is referring to his love of Juliet but his hate towards Capulets. Another interesting point about love and hate is that the two themes come in pairs and when love is mentioned so his hate (and vice versa). A good example of this is when Romeo is alone with Juliet in the orchard and they talk of their passionate and soppy love for one another, Romeo throughout this scene is reminded of how much danger he is and how he could be killed if he was caught. You see, the two are inseparable, just like Romeo and Juliet (excuse the terrible puns throughout this essay). As I said before, love and hate come in pairs. Well, they also can’t be without each other, otherwise Romeo and Juliet could turn into a very short story indeed. They both love each other however they’re relationship is made difficult when they realise they are enemies “Deny thy father and refuse thy name, and I’ll no longer be a Capulet”. They see no reason as to why they must hate each other, but the rest of the family see it differently “What's in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet”. This is made even more difficult when Romeo and Juliet get married, Tybalt feels insulted that Romeo entered the Capulets ball and wants to fight him (he feels dishonoured and filled with hate) however Romeo will not fight him because they are cousins now and part of the same
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