Compare And Contrast Essay Prompts For Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo & Juliet: Honors Prompt In love there are two sides: light and dark. One side is beautiful and bright; the other one is dangerous. In Romeo & Juliet their love is shown often through darkness. Love and hate are very important in the story because of the feud between the Capulets and Montagues. In Romeo & Juliet, author William Shakespeare shows the idea that there is a dark side to love; this becomes clear to readers when it is used within the families and the star-crossed lovers affection. Romeo and Juliet’s love story is filled with dark concepts, from compliments to tragedies. When Romeo sneaks into the Capulet house he uses admiration to get Juliet outside, “It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,” (Shakespeare 2.2.3-4). He compares Juliet to the sun; then saying she should come outside to light up the darkness. This shows the way Romeo thinks of Juliet as the brightness to save him from the darkness. Once Juliet does speak, Romeo is struck by the beauty of her voice, “O, speak…show more content…
Lord and Lady Capulet have promised Juliet 's hand in marriage to Paris, “I think she will be ruled in all respects by me. Nay, more, I doubt it not,” (3.4. 14-15). Lord Capulet is confident that his daughter will do whatever he tells her to and believes he does not need to consult with her. This shows how at times he believes Juliet loves him enough that even when he rules over her with darkness she will follow him. When Juliet comes back home after having been in a fight with her father, Lord Capulet calls her out, “A peevish selfish-willed harlotry it is,” (4.2.14). He is angry with her because she refused to marry Paris and so he calls her a tramp but, then she apologises and he praises her. He shows his love for her more often through darkness than lightness. Lord and Lady Capulet use harsh love towards
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