Comparing Love And Hate In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Love and hate were two major themes that were mainly focused on in the book and movie of Romeo and Juliet which is known to be the most tragic love story in history.The play was about two young lovers who came from two families the Montagues and the capulets who have held an intense grudge for many years and neither of them are willing to forgive and forget because of their pride and honour they have to uphold.
Despite the grudge between the two families the attraction between Romeo and Juliet was strong. The fact that they were on opposite families made Romeo want to be with Juliet even more .When they first met they were very attracted to each other and Romeo knowing that Juliet was a capulet he still decided to treat with respect because he was already deeply in love Romeo expressed his love for her: “O she doth teach the torches to burn bright! Its seems she hangs upon the cheek of night as a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear.’’(1.5.42-44).
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Shakespeare has suggested that their love has the potential to bridge the hatred between the two families and because of this Friar Lawrence agrees to wed Romeo and Juliet in secret.He thinks that the hate between the Montagues and the capulets has gone on for too long and should have nothing to do with if they should love each other or not and they cannot control their feelings and the marriage maybe could fix all the fighting and end it all.Also, Shakespeare has suggested that the fight became the reaction that leads to Romeo's exile and the quickly rushed
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