Parental Love In Romeo And Juliet

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Love doesn’t always bring happiness; sometimes it brings anger, grief, and sometimes death. This is the case in one of Shakespeare’s famous tragedies, Romeo and Juliet. The Capulets and Montagues are two families of similar social status that have been feuding for many generations. Young lovers, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, are unable to be together, because their feuding families would never allow it. They eventually both die in their desperation to be together. There are three main kinds of love shown in Romeo and Juliet, friendship, romantic love, and most importantly parental love. One kind of love shown in Romeo and Juliet is friendship. Romeo and his best friend, Benvolio, share this special bond. Good friends will always enjoy each other’s happiness and sadness. In Act I Scene I, Benvolio shows his concern for the depressed Romeo when he volunteers to find out what is upsetting Romeo. “… I’ll know his grievance, or be much denied.” (Shakespeare I. 1.153). Benvolio is basically saying that he’ll find out what is upsetting Romeo no matter how many times Romeo refuses to answer. It is doubtful that Benvolio would…show more content…
Romeo’s parents are very caring and show a lot of concern for Romeo. After the discovery Romeo and Juliet’s death, in Act V scene III, Lord Montague expresses that he can’t handle much more grief concerning Romeo and that his wife has already died from grief of Romeo’s banishment. “Alas, my liege, my wife is dead to-night! / Grief of my son’s exile hath stopp’d her breath. / What further woe conspires against mine age?” (Shakespeare V. 3.221-223). The cause of Lady Montague’s death proves she's a very caring mother and that parental love is the strongest of all the different kinds of love out there. Parental love being the strongest makes it the most important. Parents can have an endless supply of unconditional love for their
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