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.
Romeo is blinded by love, risking the danger of being caught by the Capulet’s and killed outside of Juliet’s balcony. It is safe to say that Romeo’s physical attraction towards Juliet played, not only a small part of his love, but was the entire reason for his love. Romeo and Juliet had never met and knew nothing about the other except what they looked like. Physical attraction is the only reason for love at first sight because you like what they look like and you can make up who they are as a person. You like the idea of you and this beautiful person together.
“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.
Friar Lawrence makes fun of Romeo saying that young men only love what they see. They do not love with their hearts but with their eyes and thoughts. Their love is shallow and superficial. He questions whether Romeo shed a single tear for Rosaline before moving on. Friar Lawrence brings out Romeo’s fickle minded nature by showing how he falls in love with a new woman, Juliet, in a very short time frame.
This was careless and senseless of Romeo to do, as a couple of hours ago he was “in love” with Juliet’s cousin Rosaline. He is simply acting on the feelings he has at the moment, and decisions made impulsively or rashly are poor choices and usually result in disaster. Another example of Romeo acting on his impulsive emotions, was when Mercutio had died. This anger had boiled up inside him, and he suddenly had this courage
Another was him falling in love much too quickly and deeply. Juliet’s flaw was her undying loyalty to Romeo. Both were deeply infatuated with each other, which was another attribute that contributed to their deaths. Romeo had several fatal flaws to his character. One was his quick transition of love from Rosaline to Juliet.
Analysis: Juliet loves Romeo. She is sad that Romeo has to be a Montague, the rival of her family, the Capulets. Juliet is very daring and caring. Juliet mirrors some girls in today’s society because some girls might disobey their father’s or parents’ wishes to get what they want. A theme in the story is “Overcoming Society, Family and Judgment” because everybody in Verona knows about the feud and Juliet still loves Romeo.
Romantic Love is experienced by Romeo and Juliet who are both teenagers and have never experienced love before. It is an instant love and attraction. Tension of the Task is created at this first meeting because the mutual attraction is made greater when it is revealed that each is from opposing families and each considering what it means to them and gives insight into their characters. For example, Romeo wants what he cannott have, as with his infatutation with Rosaline, who never returned his attention, and this made him more determined to have her. This provides dramatic
we see him trying with a great effort the first time he talks to Roxane without cyrano. The poor man is bad with words, but he does love her dearly. The other love triangle we see is Roxane with De Guiche/valvert. Although its not the same type of love triangle since this love is not returned from roxane to anyone, it is still an example. De guiche loves roxane, but since he is married, is having Valvert marry her instead, so he can then turn around and keep her close.
To Love or Not to Love The greatest loves have the most tragic endings. Love is something that everyone desires, and most people will do anything to obtain it. Once they have it, they will to anything to keep it. In the play, Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare demonstrates how youth and inexperience, when combined with love, can lead to impulsive decisions that result in tragedy. Romeo’s rash actions, Juliet’s fast-paced response to love, and their fatal choices tragically end their lives, showcasing the unfortunate outcome of their quick actions.