These two “star crossed lovers”, as the book called them, were not in love but in lust. Romeo and Juliet's relationship is based on lust because of how long they knew each other, their age, and their forbidden love. A relationship based on true love takes time to develop. The text states, “Now Romeo is beloved and loves again, Alike bewitched by the charm of looks”(Shakespeare 2.Prologue.5-6). Romeo and Juliet had just met and they were already bewitched by each other (2.Prologue.6).
From understanding the interaction between Hamlet and Ophelia it’s clear that Hamlet loved Ophelia which is evident in the play from his own words "I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers, if you added all their love together, couldn't match mine" (Act 5). This confession was said by him when the play was nearly to end but for most of the play Hamlet expressed bashful words towards Ophelia. Hamlet treats Ophelia like she did not count or in other words he treated her like a doormat. During the interaction based off realization you can see that Ophelia probably loved Hamlet but if it wasn’t for being under the supervision of her brother and father, she might have been able to influence Hamlet and this would lead to a change in the play.
Juliet then hears the nurse coming so she makes an agreement to marry Romeo secretly. This quick agreement shows how Juliet changed from being rational to impulsive. Romeo influenced Juliet to be impulsive because he kept asking about love and marriage. Romeo influenced Juliet to be more open minded about love. While Romeo and Juliet are confessing their love for each other, Juliet states, “In truth, fair Montague, I am too fond, and therefore thou mayst think my haviour light; but trust me, gentleman, I’ll prove more true than those that have more cunning to be strange.
Margaret Wolfe Hungerford once said, “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”. The meaning of this quote is that beauty exists only in the mind of the person that contemplates it. This correlates with the beginning of the love shared by the main characters in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Born from opposing families, Romeo and Juliet fall in love, but cannot be together because of their family feud. Their love begins from the moment they meet, and just upon looking at each other, they instantly fall in love.
When an individual thinks about the concept of love, positive thoughts come to mind such as affection, romance, and passion. Love is usually not associated with the negative possible outcomes. Love is often an important part of a story; it builds up excitement and gets the plot going. In William Shakespeare 's Hamlet and Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, the emotion of love is portrayed to drive a character insane. In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Ophelia’s love for Hamlet ultimately leads to her madness.
Demetrius goes from loving Helena to hating her, and loving Hermia to loving Helena because of the influence of the love potion. Helena and Hermia used to have a platonic love, but because of Lysander and Demetrius loving Helena, not Hermia, they feel hatred towards each other. Puck 's confusion over who is Demetrius causes Lysander to fall in love with Helena. Oberon trying to fix Puck 's mistake causes Demetrius to love Helena, and Helena to be distressed. Using the love potion causes Hermia and Helena confusion.
At first, he can not believe how quickly Romeo has adbonded Rosaline and fallen so quickly in love with Juliet, reminding him of the suddenness of his decisions. As Frair says, “Young men’s love then lies/Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.” (Act II.iii.) He only agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet in the hope that their marriage will repair the rift between the Montagues and the Capulets. As Friar Laurence says, “In one respect I’ll thy assisnt be,/For this alliance may so happy prove/To turn your households’ rancor to pure love.” (Act II.iii.) Further on into the story, Juliet finds out the marriage date between her and Paris has officially been made resulting in her seeking help from the two
Love or Lust? Love remains a beautiful concept. (Simple Sentence.) However, lust can lead to tragic events. The play, Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare consists of two teenage, star-crossed lovers, who fell in love and put their emotions over everything.
Shakespeare writes, “And even for that do I love you the more.”(Act 2.1 Line 209). In this scene Helena explains how much she loves Lysander. However she is only in love with him, due to the love potion: “And with the juice of this I’ll streak her eyes and make her full of hateful fantasies” (Act 2.1 Line 265). As this conversation takes place Oberon reveals that he has a plan to sabotage Titania. Once he retrieves Puck, he explains his plan of sabotage and later this becomes a major conflict.
“I loved you not” Love, ranging from mutual affection to enjoyment, is a strong and powerful bond that two people can share if he or she enjoys being in the presence of the other person and both have strong feelings for each other. Hamlet and Ophelia, two crucial characters in William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, are at first thought to be in love, but as the play’s plot begins to build, it is shown that Hamlet has very little to no feelings for Ophelia. Once several conflicts and truths are revealed within the play, Hamlet’s character starts to act crazier and crazier which ultimately is a great factor on why Hamlet shows no affection towards Ophelia. Throughout the course of Hamlet, many instances are shown that Hamlet doesn’t love Ophelia, never did, and actually meant it when he said “I loved you not.” The truth about King Hamlet’s death is dwindled in a lie created by newly coronated King Claudius, who was the one to commit