In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, love between the two main characters is demonstrated by their perseverance, sacrifices, and unwillingness to live without each other. Throughout the play, Romeo and Juliet experience life changing events together and even make the ultimate sacrifice by joining each other in death. The meaning of love can be interpreted in many ways, but some significant qualities are affection, accepting, and selflessness. While Romeo and Juliet are a pair of star-crossed lovers, they definitely have these qualities. Their love can be debated as infatuation, but their actions and words prove otherwise.
“Marry my child, early next Thursday morn.” (Shakespeare 84). When Juliet's mother told her this Juliet could have told her mother that she was married to Romeo. Romeo and Juliet went to fast in their relationship. “ They move not while my prayer's effect i take. Thus from my lips, by thine my sin is purged.
The way in which they end up together, which is due to the outcome of the battle between their people, sparks some interest on how Shakespeare depicts love in the story. Their love story is the weight that balances that the unfortunate events surrounding Lysander, Hermia, Helena and Demetrius. It seems almost ironic that Theseus and Hippolyta are happy after their union stemmed from a conflict and not “naturally”. This small event shows that Shakespeare is hopeful love and all love stories, will reach their balance, some easier than others but the conclusion of this story represents this thought. Once again, the relationship this theme has to real life is very strong, we all know that love is difficult but if it is meant to be, sooner or later, it will
Romeo and Juliet only had to glance at each other and it was love at first sight. Although they loved their families and knew what they felt for each other and what they were doing was wrong, they still continued. This is to say that they had an urge, an uncontrollable lust and love for each other that is above anything else. At the end of the story, it is again proven that their love is the most powerful one because they were prepared to die together rather than live
The first type of love shown in Romeo and Juliet is unrequited love. In one case Romeo talks about his unreturned love for Rosaline, saying, “Out of her favor, where i am in love” (1.1.158). Romeo is hinting at the point that Rosaline has nothing to do with him, yet, he is in love with her. In this case Rosaline will never return Romeo’s love for her, displaying unrequited love. This love is shown once again in another part of the story with Juliet.
The young star-crossed lovers continue to be challenged by their family and all of Verona. Shakespeare displays in many scenes that love can conquer all using various metaphors. At the conclusion of the play, the reader can understand that their love defeats death and ended the everlasting hate between
Parental love and a regular man and woman relationship. The parental love is between Titania and her “Changeling child” she’s taking care of. This causes a lovers spat between her and Oberon who wanted the child. Hermia, Helena, Lysander, and Demetrius have a convoluted love square that changes many times in the course of Shakespeare’s play. In Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream, crazy love is a major theme.
The flower which his arrow struck inevitable was the cause of all the chaos in this play. Had cupid not been blind, had love listened to reason, he may not have missed. The problems from love that were endured by our lovers would never have occurred. Here Shakespeare heads the message that a love which follows no reason is the route of loves problems. In conclusion, A Midsummer Night’s Dream tells the story of the difficulties of love.
His friend, Claudio, was the exact opposite; he fell in love with Hero as soon as he laid his eyes on her. Don Pedro is also one of the characters who got to experience love. He does not fall in or out of love during the play by he does realize how important it is. Leonato and Don Pedro were discussing marriage when Don Pedro states about Beatrice, “I wish she were in love with me instead. I would have thrown away all other considerations and made her my wife.” (2.3.140-143.)