Romeo And Juliet Love And Hate Comparison

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“Those who hate most fervently must have once loved deeply; Those who want to deny the world must have once embraced what they now set on fire.” -Kurt Tucholsky. Both Romeo and Juliet and “I had no time to hate, because” involve the topics of love and hate. These two pieces of literature have the same views on hate, but see love differently. This essay will include the similarities and differences of their views on love and hate.

Hate is seen from a very similar point of view with these two pieces of literature, as both feel life is too short for it, and it is too unfulfilling. In Dickinson’s poem, she says “I had no time to hate, because/ The grave would hinder me” (1-2) This shows that if she were to hate, life would not be long enough to do so. She also shows in this that it
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In lines (5-6) “Nor i had time to love, but since/ Some industry must be” one could see that she shows she does not completely embrace love. She demonstrates that she will not hate, but if she must do one or the other, she chooses the path of love. She also shows us that she is satisfied with a small amount of love in lines (7-8) “The little toil of love, I thought,/ was large enough for me.” She does not accept hate and although she accepts love, she does not embrace it fully. Conversely, Romeo and Juliet have quite a different view on love. They fully embrace their love, as they get married and can barely be apart. They show us that their lives are fulfilled by each other's love, and that their lives revolve around their love. In act 2, scene 2, Juliet says “My bounty is as boundless as the sea,/ My love as deep; the more I give to thee,/ The more I have, for both are infinite.” Her she shows she has fully embraced love as she says that the more love she gives, the more she has. It shows us how she is essentially revolving her life around her love for Romeo. She implies that their love could be
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