Love In Romeo And Juliet Essay

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Regarding the love between Romeo and Juliet, we can see that it is shown as ideal, perfect and young love. In order to understand it in a proper way, it is necessary to explore the chronological order of events related to the development of their love.
In the act I, scene V, Romeo meets Juliet at the ball of Capulet´s house, and he thinks she is the love of his life. He says:

“O she doth teach the torches to burn bright.

….Did my heart love till now? Forswear it sight,

For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” (1.5.41&49)

This is an example of courtly love as Romeo refers to Juliet in terms of light saying that her beauty is brighter than any fire from the torches and that her presence lights up a room. He believes it is love at first sight.
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Another important external aspect is the time. It is a love characterized by the rush that seems to lead to the fatal ending. They marry the next day they met and even the two lovers realize the hurry of their acts. For example, Romeo defines his love as: “A lightning before death: O, how may I Call this a lightning?” and Juliet as: “too rash, too unadvised, too sudden; Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be Ere one can say 'It lightens” (Act II, scene II). We can see that Shakespeare relates the young love to impulsiveness and rush and represents how this is lamented. Finally, the last external aspect that influences their love, but not the least important, is the fate. It seems that from the beginning their fate is marked by external aspects, so they are not the responsible of their tragedy. The play starts with the introduction of the term ‘star-crossed lovers’ (Prologue). The idea of being “dolls” manipulated by the stars and destine is transmitted along the whole play, even through the words of Romeo and Juliet who have several intuitions. For instance, when Romeo is going to come into the Capulet´s ball, he says:
“I fear, too early: for my mind misgives
Some consequence yet hanging in the
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