Deny Thy Father And Refuse Thy Name Analysis

735 Words3 Pages
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is the most famous love story in the English literary tradition. Millions of people all around the world know how powerful of a theme love is when dealing with these two young heart throbs. The poem focuses on an intense romantic love between Romeo and Juliet. Their love is a violent, ecstatic, overpowering force that supersedes all other values, loyalties, and emotions. At one-point Juliet asks: “Deny thy father and refuse thy name, or if thou wilt not, be a Capulet.” At times their love is defined by magic: “Alike bewitched by the charm of looks.” Sometimes as we all mention what love is (we just can’t define it) Juliet says: “But my true love is grown to such excess/ I cannot sum up some of half my…show more content…
There is not a better line that conveys this sentiment then when Juliet asks: “Deny thy father and refuse thy name, Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn by love,/ And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.” Juliet is willing to give up her whole life as she knows it to be with a man that she knows is not wanted or even liked by her family. We must understand have grave of a decision that is for a woman in those times; woman were mere objects and were by culture and nurture supposed to adhere to the demands of the father and the hierarchy of the family. To shame one’s family was equal to social suicide, yet for a young woman to stand bold and make these sorts of claims just explains to us how emotionally involved she must be to this…show more content…
At times love is described in terms of religion, faith or magic as Juliet states “Alike bewitched by the charm of looks.” Without magic in love we could not extricate ourselves from the reality of war, or man’s inhumanity to each other; the magic in love is a fantasy that saves us from sinking into devastation and despair. We are born to bond, wired for love, that is the reason the unexplainable feelings are so welcome as magical when one feels and unmentionable feeling towards another. The fortunate people to find love will no doubt have the illusion and fantasize a dream partner so when love walks in the door they will be emotionally open and available.
Sometimes as we all mention what love is (we just can’t define it) Juliet says: “But my true love is grown to such excess/ I cannot sum up some of half my wealth.” Love resists any single metaphor because it is not easily understood and too magnificent to define. Many show love in the ways we hope to receive love but that assumes your partner defines love the same way you do. Like music, love’s essence isn’t captured by focusing on what it is but on what it does to people. Love has no labels; there may be different kinds of it, but they don’t have titles and they aren’t

More about Deny Thy Father And Refuse Thy Name Analysis

Open Document