Compare And Contrast: The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet Compare and Contrast Although Romeo and Juliet grew up in two different households meant to hate each other from the day of their birth, these two star crossed lovers find each other in a different light. In the play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet By William Shakespeare, Romeo being a Montague and Juliet being a Capulet were born into this family feud. The two of them fall in love at a party where Romeo was out looking for the original girl he was in love with, Rosaline, and Juliet was there to meet her future husband Paris. With love playing a huge part in this play, it's concluded that Romeo and Juliet are both a Eros kind of lover. In the play Juliet is a eros type of lover because she puts love as the number one priority which most eros lovers tend to do. Juliet demonstrates this type of love during the play when Romeo gets into a fight with Tybalt and the Nurse comes in to deliver the news of her cousin’s death. When the Nurse is telling Juliet the sad news, Juliet believes that the Nurse is implying that Romeo killed himself so she says, “Vile earth, to earth resign. End motion here,/ And thou and Romeo press one heavy bier.” (V .iii. 60-61) In this moment she is showing the aspects of a eros lover by putting her love before her life. She believes life would be not worth living without …show more content…

Another trait eros lovers have is that they believe in love at first sight. Romeo experiences this with Juliet when he is waiting for his love Rosaline, but then he spots Juliet in the faces of many and says, “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!/ For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.” (i .iiiii. 50-51) For then he falls in love and sets his heart out to be with his love,

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