Romantic Love In Romeo And Juliet

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Romantic love in Romeo and Juliet
In Romeo and Juliet, Love is more dangerous than any weapon. In the play, Shakespeare shows how the two star crossed lovers rushed affection leads to Death and Sadness for all in the Tragic love story, Romeo and Juliet. This play takes place in fair Verona, Italy and the show begins with two houses battling it out over an ancient feud, as the tragedy progresses Romeo of the Montagues and Juliet of the Capulets fall in love. In their volatile love, they make many bad decisions like getting married less than a day after they met and killing people because they could not control their emotions. In the end both Juliet and Romeo bite the dust and perish due to their decisions leading up to the closing hours of their
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When Romeo drinks the poison he does it because he doesn’t take the time to make sure that his love is actually dead and drinks it even though she was just sleeping “Here’s to my love! O true apothec’ry, thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.” this line explains that he doesn’t believe life is worth living if Juliet isn’t alive, but the dramatic irony in this scene tells us that Shakespeare is really trying to say “think through you actions and take your time” because if Romeo had just taken a little more time to think things over he would have found an alive Juliet and they would have both survived to live another day. Juliet’s death was inspired by her finding her only love lying on the tomb floor next to her when she awoke from her sleep. She gets left alone and decides to take her own life “O, happy dagger! This is thy sheath! [stabs herself ] There Rust, and let me die.” Juliet takes her husbands knife and uses her chest as the sheath hence stabbing herself, she does this because she (much like Romeo) thinks that without their lover there is no purpose to life.

Love can be dangerous and in the tragedy Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare shows that it leads to death, sadness, and destruction for the populus of Verona. Much like war affects many middle eastern countries today killing and tearing apart families until nothing is left to show but a crater or in the case of the Capulets and Montagues statues of their fallen
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