Love Of Family Love In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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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. The love of family honor is what keeps these lovers apart: the feud between the Capulets and Montagues. The purpose of this essay is to provide examples of these two types of love, which will then be compared and contrasted. People should understand Romeo and Juliet, and further study its themes to build up a successful literature pathway. Romantic love is the most basic type, where two people have a mutual connection of love towards each other. A good example is the relationship between Romeo and Juliet: the love between the two is mutual.…show more content…
At the beginning a brawl breaks out due to the servants of the two houses insulting each other. In Act 3, Scene 1, Lines 26-30, Mercutio arrogantly defends Romeo's character as Tybalt challenges Romeo. Tybalt: "Well, peace be with you, sir. Here comes my man." Mercutio: "But I’ll be hanged, sir, if he wear your livery. Marry, go before to field, he’ll be your follower. Your worship in that sense may call him 'man'." Eventually this leads up to a fight, which Mercutio and Tybalt die in. Without these events, Romeo would not have been banished and the couple would survived. One could believe these events occurred due to Mercutio’s arrogance, but in truth the sense of family honor was presiding on both
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