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 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 collection absorbs the reader into a raw, honest state of lust, love and obsession. When comparing the pieces, we can get a stronger idea of how love has evolved and developed in the past 400 years, as seeing the love in Romeo and Juliet in conjunction with Rapture we understand how people’s attitude to love has changed. Shakespeare explores lust repeatedly throughout Romeo and Juliet, making frequent sexual puns but it is in Act 1 Scene 1 we witness Romeo in ‘love’ with a woman named Rosaline. With further analysis we can uncover that Romeo is only really in love with the idea of being in love, for his mind shifts so freely and frequently. Romeo talks of Love’s view ‘muffled still’ and ‘pathways to his will’ romantic notions made inconsequential as he follows with ‘Where shall we dine?’ This question causes us to consider the
William Shakespeare's tragedy, Romeo and Juliet is a popular study for various themes, including love. The five types of love include unrequited love, romantic love, parental love, friendship and love of family honor. Love is an overpowering force that takes over all other values, loyalties and emotions.The ones I will be elaborating is romantic love and love of family honor. I find these the direct cause of the eventual ending of the plot- the death of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. The romantic love of Romeo and Juliet has become very popular and is the ideal example of star-crossed lovers.
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.
In Wild Oats It explains that a person, over the course of time, comes to realise that his greatest desires of love, are unattainable, and second best things will have to suffice. The central purpose of this poem is to show that love is one of these great desires and despite flashes of promise it contains scarcely anything that is more than fragmentary. Larkin reveals this through tone and diction. Both poets seem to focus a lot on the physical side of love where lust and desire are involved however Abse makes it sound more sensual and even spiritual when he speaks of Eros in his poem. Larkin portrays this sense of objectification in his poem with regards to woman as he describes a woman as a ‘bosomy English rose’ and then follows on to call her ‘beautiful’ throughout the poem portraying the sexual lust involved with love.
Tamia describes in her song that she, and her husband go through problems like everybody else, But she don't mind because the love she, and her husband has for one another allows them to talk it out, and move on with their lives. Shakespeare's opinion about
Anthony Ziello Mrs. Williams English 9 CP 30 April 2012 The Force of Love in Romeo and Juliet Love is a very powerful force that can have many effects on the ones that experience it. In Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare displays a strong love between Romeo and Juliet that causes both Positive and Negative outcomes. Shakespeare was known for having multiple affairs, but he was involved in an arranged marriage which did not let him experience true love. From his affairs, it is clear that love brings many consequences, but Shakespeare did not face these consequences. Romeo and Juliet are certainly in love due to the events that take place because of their love.
In “Romeo and Juliet”, love’s power of influence is a constant strength and source of courage. Throughout the play, the protagonists fight against the present society and counter their family’s wishes in order to follow their desires and make of two star crossed lovers one. They are both willing to abandon their names for each other “Deny thy father and refuse thy name, or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and I’ll no longer be a Capulet”. This shows that love in Shakespearean literature overcomes and supersedes their reputation, loyalty towards their names and is basically the only key to happiness. This forcefulness of love becomes so strong and intense that it turns to violence and hatred for all obstacles blocking their reunion.
This shows her love for him in that she is concerned about his emotional state and desires for him to continue his growth as a person. Gertrude shows her love by also saying “Let not thy mother lose her prayers, Hamlet. I pray thee stay with us, go not to Wittenberg” (1.2.321). I feel like Hamlet thinks his mother is crazy and has no feelings about her, because she married Claudius right after his father’s death and did not mourn of her husband’s death. Ophelia, his secret desire, loves Hamlet in an intimate and soul mate way, but is persuaded against her love by her father, Polonius, and her brother Laertes.