Additionally, they support Romeo and Juliet's struggle to keep their relationship outside of their families' private war. Pairs of love and hate are part of a major motif of Romeo and Juliet. These contrasting pairs emphasize how Romeo and Juliet are madly in love, but their love can never be because of their families. In the end of Act I, when the Nurse tells Juliet that Romeo is a Montague she voices her grief: “My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late!
Then later in the story Romeo is seen, having the same reactions for Juliet as Rosaline, threatening to kill himself and claiming to be in damnation. Romeo and Juliet is considered a classic love story, true love at it’s best. Shakespeare puts Rosaline and Juliet next to each other to show they receive the same reactions despite the difference in circumstances. Love does not have a specific shape and it’s not different for Romeo and
Prodigious birth of love it is to me that I must love a loathed enemy” (1.5.136). Juliet says these words as she finds out who Romeo is. Earlier, Juliet states that she would rather die than marry any other man. She says this without knowing Romeo’s name. In this quote Juliet is regretting the fact that she has fallen in love with an enemy, a Montague.
We can see a few themes in Christina Walsh's poem "A Woman to her Lover" that are similar to themes in Romeo and Juliet. To begin with, we can liken the first stanza of Welsh's poem to the themes surrounding Paris's desires to marry Juliet. In this stanza, the woman proclaims to her lover that she refuses to be treated as one who should be subservient to a man, as one who should "bend to [a man's] will," like a "bondslave," or even as one who should be conquered by a man. This stanza captures a truism that often men have seen women as only child-bearers and household servants, which are things that the stanza is protesting against. We are not told a great deal about Paris, but we can speculate that, while he genuinely cares for Juliet as we can see from his profound grief, he might have treated her in this same way had he married her.
Romeo was still heartbroken by Rosaline and Juliet thought she would marry no one she liked in the least bit at all. In Act 1 Scene 4 Romeo says “I have a soul of lead, so stakes me to the ground I will never move.” He says this out of sadness of not being able to marry Rosaline. This was literally a few moments before Romeo sees Juliet for the first time. It supports that Romeo was vulnerable to love as he was stricken with sadness resulting in his attraction to Juliet merely to distract himself, not out of true love. As for Juliet, she was vulnerable as well as she wanted to choose any man other than Paris to marry.
Spiritual and Political Leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi once said, “Love is the strangest force the world possesses…”. This observation signifies how love is so common yet is always underestimated for its strength. In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, the emotion of love is a violent, ecstatic, overpowering force that takes precedence over all other values and thoughts of characters in the play. Initially, Romeo’s actions are caused by the love inside of him. Friar Laurence, Mercutio and Juliet are all embroiled in his love.
Their Marriage is an excellent example of this. The fact that Juliet proposes marriage at such an early stage in life and in her relationship with Romeo shows true commitment to love. “Romeo and Juliet do actually marry,” but it has to be through love because other parts of marriage are not involved such as “domestic arrangements, children, or even cohabitation” (Lerner 3 of 9). If love did not play a part in the marriage of Romeo and Juliet, then they would have absolutely no reason to marry. In fact, Juliet made the commitment to marry Romeo knowing that her father wanted her to marry Paris.
Romeo and Juliet The love Romeo and Juliet expressed is an immature love. Their tragedy, ultimately, is their own fault; it is the result of their youth. Three points will support this argument. First, the “love” is far too rash. Second, the murder of Tybalt by Romeo.
When looking at the play Romeo and Juliet, it is made apparent that this love the characters speak of is just simply an illusion they have of love. Nonetheless, this illusionary love has a major effect on their character. Some characters jump quickly into what they believe is love and let it become a huge force of their life to the point where they change who they are and eventually let it take force of their life. Romeo and Juliet is known for its theme of love all around the world. It has a powerful focus on the intense passion between the character of Romeo and Juliet first sight of each other.
In Romeo and Juliet, love and hate share the same feature in that they are both senseless and mysterious. While at some points love may be the passion used to drive Romeo head over heels for Juliet, at other times hate may be the same passion used to drive Tybalt into murderous fury. Both love and hate can be at times blinding and become as compelling as an influence that everything else is of low significance. Consequences may be ignored and lives may be lost in the process. The never-ending brawl between the Montagues and Capulets in due course envelops the lovers into conflict.