Identity And Love In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Juliet opens the scene with a soliloquy on her balcony after she meets Romeo at the Capulet party. The passage is about Romeo and Juliet coming to terms with the fact that as long as they hold onto their current identities, their relationship is destined to fail due to the feud between their families. They ponder passionately over the idea of denying themselves for love, allowing their emotions to override their duties to their families. Juliet also questions the significance of one’s name, over the inherent qualities of the person. In Act 2 Scene 1 of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the themes of identity and love are explored through the use of techniques that incite a response from the reader. In this passage, Shakespeare uses the rose

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