Love Conquers Love In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Throughout powerful classic stories, love has seemingly overpowered hate. Love is a powerful force that most believe has overpowered hate throughout time. Enclosed the play, Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare illustrates many relevant instances that prove love conquers hatred. Within the span of four days, Shakespeare effectively displays that Romeo and Juliet fall for each other regardless the feuding between the Capulets and Montagues. 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…show more content…
In Act 2 Scene 2, Juliet uses a soliloquy to communicate to the audience her true feelings for Romeo. While some may argue they do not undertake true love, Juliet says, “Or I shall not be a Capulet” the night they first met. They experience love at first sight that unifies them throughout the book. When they are together they always seem to prove they can survive anything. Another example of a soliloquy is in Act 4 Scene 3. Juliet’s wedding with Paris was to take place the next day. She could not betray Romeo and marry a man that she did not love. She talked to herself and the audience for a while contemplating taking the potion rather than using a dagger to stab herself. She says, “What if this mixture do not work at all? Shall I be married then tomorrow morning?... What if it be a poison which friar subtly hath minist’red to have me dead” which shows how nervous she is to take the potion. Juliet talking to herself proves to the reader that her love for Romeo will overpower her hate for the family feuding and her nerves for dying when taking the…show more content…
The fight between Mercutio and Tybalt in Act 3 Scene 1 validate the fierce rivalry even after a few snarky comments. Romeo wants to keep the peace as he is now blood-related to Tybalt. However, Romeo is enraged by the death of his good friend, Mercutio, which results in the death of Tybalt. He thought this would be right because he loved Mercutio very strongly thinking of “an eye for an eye” concept. Romeo expresses this concept in Act 3 Scene 1 when he says, “And fire-eyed fury be my conduct now! Now, Tybalt, take the ‘villain’ back again that late thou gavest me.” This symbolizes Romeo killing the “villain” of hate (hate for the opposing family). Romeo’s intentions were virtuous as he thought he needed to break up the fight to keep the peace. However, it only increased tension between the Capulets and Montagues. The Capulets were enraged by Tybalt’s death as it got in the way of the wedding. Romeo was trying to remain cordial, so that way he would have a higher chance of both families blessing in marriage. This hatred is the reason why Romeo and Juliet had to hide their love from their family. Their love was built upon the concept that it was forbidden due to feuding
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