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.
Compare And Contrast The Ways In Which Love Is Presented In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Carol Ann Duffy’s Rapture. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is perhaps the most recognised love story in the world today, although it is not legendary for its presentation of many different types of love, but for its triumphant description of one love. This story captured the hearts of those in Elizabethan England, first they were intrigued by the setting: Verona. Italy was infamous at the time for passionate love and murderous feuds of which the play provided in generous quantities. Then they were captivated by the notion of ‘star-crossed lovers’, and finally distraught when they witnessed the tragedy-stricken conclusion.
Romeo and Juliet is the most famous romantic play in English Literature by William Shakespeare. The main theme of the play is the romantic love between and the intense passion which springs up at first sight between Romeo and Juliet. Love is a violent, ecstatic and overpowering force which suspends all other values. Juliet places her love above everything when she says, ‘O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name; or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and I’ll no longer be a Capulet’.
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.
Furthermore, he feared facing the despiteful changes in the moods of Venice Senators against him. We observe a similar trend in Romeo and Juliet when Romeo killed himself possibly fearing to be arrested for killing Paris. Although typically love does not cause tragedies, as in these plays, regret and sorrow can be the ending of any relationship that is not based on logic, and parental blessings. Love is the dangerous cause of all the tragedies in both of the plays. The effect of love is very profound in Othello in the sense that Desdemona escaped her father’s house to marry a back Moor called Othello in the beginning of the play.
But still we can match some characteristics and things of the two characters. The biggest similarity is of course that they both fell in love with Juliet, and that they want to marry her very quickly. Romeo and Paris are also both self-centered and selfish: Romeo is selfish when he doesn’t think about what Juliet will be put through if she goes about marrying him with the Friar. He doesn’t realize that her father and mother
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.
‘Good Capulet, which name I tender as dearly as my own.’ The audience know the reason why Romeo won’t fight Tybalt, which is because Romeo and Juliet are now married. ‘The reason that I have to love thee.’ The audience know that Romeo must love Tybalt because they are now related. The other characters did not know about the wedding and are confused by what Romeo is saying. The dramatic irony in this scene makes it such an intense scene to watch. It is also a significant scene because it leads to Mercutio fighting Tybalt and Mercutios death.
Shakespeare’s plays have often been acclaimed for his representation of the human condition. The play Othello focuses on relationships; between lovers, friends, masters and their servants, and enthralls the responder to express ideas of human nature. The intense relationship of Desdemona and Othello, and its ultimate destruction, is a centerpiece throughout the play that mirrors the downfall of Othello himself. This relationship exposes Othello’s weakness and its passionate nature is manipulated by Iago as a weapon to be used against the hero. The marriage between Desdemona and Othello is racked with controversy.
Throughout the book Romeo and Juliet, the theme that stood out the most was the ‘power of love’. The main theme is the power of love because Romeo and Juliet risked their lives for each other. You can see the theme when Juliet and the Friar Lawrence makes up a plan to meet Romeo. The theme ‘power of love’ is also shown in the story of The Beauty and the Beast. It story is about how the beast had to ﬁnd a true love to become a human again, and the beautiful girl who loved him no matter what he looked like.