Different Types Of Love In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Shakespeare’s Different Types of Love William Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet” is considered one of the most popular love plays of all time. In the play, Shakespeare shows us the different types of love that exist. There are about three types of love that I find the most important. First, we’ll look at the characters Mercutio, Lady Capulet and Paris and see how they love their status and honour. Second, we’re going to see how Shakespeare uses characters Lord and Lady Capulet, as well as the nurse to show us parental love. Finally, he uses the love of Romeo and Juliet as an example to show us true love. In Verona, status and honour seems to be an important aspect for the wealthy families living there like the Capulets and the Montagues. But what is status and honour? It’s your respect, pride and your social status and Lady Capulet is a good example of someone who shows us these traits. Lady Capulet has the love of status and honor. An example would be like that time when she wanted her daughter Juliet to marry Paris because he comes from a wealthy family and so if Juliet were to marry him she would also be have status and honour. “What say you? Can you love the gentleman? This night you shall behold him at our feast. Read o'er the volume of young Paris' face And find delight…show more content…
The whole play is mainly centered around true love and in the play, Romeo and Juliet’s love toward each other is a prime example of romantic love. Here is one of the many examples of true love. “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear— Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear. So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows As yonder lady o'er her fellows shows. The measure done, I'll watch her place of stand And, touching hers, make blessèd my rude hand. Did my heart love till now? Forswear it,

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