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 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.
Although the love Romeo and Juliet share is ‘love at first sight’, as the play progresses Juliet's love for Romeo develops into true romantic love - she loves him despite him being a Montague. However, even this kind of love results in being unrequited, as both die for their love at the end of the
The young teens focus on romantic love, specifically the intense passion that springs up at first sight between them. Love in Romeo and Juliet is a brutal, powerful emotion that captures individuals and catapults them against their world, and, at times, against themselves. Relationships are also a major focal point of the play, as they are two star struck teenagers with an addiction to each other to the point of Juliet faking a death just to be with Romeo forever. The play, rather than presenting a specific statement of love, portrays the chaos and passion of being in love, combining the themes of love, passion, family, and violence, and how they conflict with each other. Romeo and Juliet’s love, like the love of the youth, is acted upon very quickly and impulsively.
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.
tExplore how Love and Hate are used in Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is debatably the world’s most play. It is the love story between two people who are supposed to hate each other, already the title has been linked to the theme, but this is not all that can link the story to a Love and Hate theme and so we delve deeper… The first implication of Love and hate is in the prologue however in Line 166 of Act 1, scene 1 Romeo says “Here’s much to do with hate, but more with love”. He is talking about loving hate and is referring to his love of Juliet but his hate towards Capulets. Another interesting point about love and hate is that the two themes come in pairs and when love is mentioned so his hate (and vice versa). A good example of this is when Romeo is alone with Juliet in the orchard and they talk of their passionate and soppy love for one another, Romeo throughout this scene is reminded of how much danger he is and how he could be killed if he was caught.
This quote tells me that this is not Friar Laurence’s fault because he may have helped Romeo along but he was not the person who did the actions that caused the eventual death of Romeo and Juliet. He may have been naïve to marry them but he wasn’t the one who got married. If Friar Laurence refused, would Romeo have not married Juliet? I think not, Romeo was to in love to not have gotten married and if Friar Laurence refused he could have done something even more impulsive. I think Friar Laurence was trying to get the best out of this situation and advise them through it.
Romeo expresses courtly love for Rosaline although he hasn’t met her yet, this shows that Romeo is very childlike. The quotation, ‘Tut I have lost myself, I am not here, this is not Romeo he’s some other where’ shows an example of Romeos courtly love and shows how he remains stubborn in a hopeless situation of being in love with Rosaline. Petrarchan love is the type of love which focuses on the many different emotions placed on someone who is in love. Romeo postures and sighs over Rosaline, the focus is more on how Romeo feels and not on the object of his feelings. To his coy mistress To His Coy Mistress also links in with Petrarchan love, the poem makes a lot of reference to time and talks about if there was enough time he would do different things with her, he lists a lot of time frames such as, ‘I would love you ten years before the flood’, this refers to the biblical story of Noahs Ark and the flood.
Love as a Cause of Violence in Romeo and Juliet In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, love turns into uncontrolled feelings and actions, leading as much to problems as to happiness. But in its extreme passion, the love that Romeo and Juliet experience also appears so beautiful that few would want, or be able, to resists its power. The romantic love between Romeo and Juliet formed from the moment of its inception with death, Tybalt notices that Romeo has crashed the feast and determines to kill him just as Romeo catches a glance of Juliet he instantly falls in love with her. From this point on love seems to push the couple closer to love and hardships, not farther from it. Although Romeo and Juliet is a powerful and passionate romance, that romance is surrounded by violence, hatred, and chaos, and ultimately, that deep, passionate romance causes so much of the violence in Verona.