Relationship Between Romeo and Juliet

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How does Shakespeare explore different representations of love in Romeo and Juliet and in a selection of his sonnets The idea of endless love; "till death do us a part" is evident in Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. His characters, known for their deep infatuation with one another have turned into world renowned heroes and heroines and their idea of love has turned into a international phenomena. Shakespeare uses the relationships of different characters to embody different forms of love. The theme of love is almost certainly the most common theme in all literature and Romeo and Juliet is no exception. The theme of love is predominant throughout the play Romeo and Juliet, but there are also many similarities and differences between Romeo and Juliet and the 154 Shakespearean sonnets. The many types of loves in the play are shown by the relationships different characters have, for example the brotherly love Mercutio has for Romeo. Each one of Shakespeare's sonnets represents a different type of love linking to Romeo and Juliet in one way or the other One of the types of love that is showcased through out this timeless classic is true love; it plays a significant t role as it effects the characters actions. An example of true love is when Romeo tells Juliet ‘’Lady, by yonder blessed moon I vow.” Shakespeare uses a metaphor here and it shows Romeo swears by the moon however Juliet says ´’O swear not by the moon, th’inconstant moon, that monthly changes in her circled orb.” From this quote we see Juliet is aware of the fact that Romeo has feelings for her, however she tells him that his love should be constant and not like the ever changing moon so she basically wants it to be true love, in which actions speak louder than words. We could link this to Sonnet 18 in which Shakespeare says "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day." This is similar as the seasons
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