Romeo And Juliet Love Vs Heart Love

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Turn struggle into happiness

In life people are often have desires of wanting and needing something, but sometimes it can be difficult to do so because people prevent them from doing so. Society may think that they know what is best for you or judge you. It is is better to follow your heart rather than society’s desires. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet are faced with the decision of choosing to follow their hearts desire rather than obeying society’s rules. Following a hearts desire is good, because it allows for Romeo and Juliet to not give up on their relationship to stay happy ,and get married. When going against society by marrying Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence was able to show that sometimes doing less
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Romeo and juliet create a plan to get married. In the quest to get married Romeo and Juliet consult in friar Lawrence, a trusted priest. They ask for relationship advice. Friar Lawrence knows that with the feud between the Montagues and Capulets they are not allowed to get married by any circumstance. He says a solution within their marriage But come, young waverer, come, go with me./In one respect I 'll thy assistant be,/For this alliance may so happy prove/To turn your households ' rancor to pure love.(Shakespeare 2.3.96-99) the solution of marriage may bring happiness, and an end to their families long lasting feud. The society that challenges Romeo and Juliet believes that only bad will come from association with the rival family, but friar sees that with marriage it will end the rivalry by bringing the families together and will teach them to get over their differences and tolerate each other. In the last scenes of the play after Romeo and Juliet’s death the parents of each rivalry are revealed the secret of the untold marriage of their kids. “But I can give thee more,/ For I will raise her statue in pure gold,/ That while Verona by that name is known,/There shall no figure at such rate be set/ As that of true and faithful Juliet.” ” As rich shall Romeo 's by his lady 's lie;Poor sacrifices of our enmity.”(Shakespeare 5.3.306-315) they are making the opposite rivals an offering to mourn the opposite family. By the families doing this peace is brought to verona and…show more content…
Romeo and Juliet’s journey together throughout the play is greatly influenced by the society of Verona. They did not let rules of society get in the way of their happiness. They were able to follow their hearts desire and find a way to get married even when society stopped them and told them that they were not aloud to like each other and have a relationship, but they persisted and got married to save their happiness. Not only did Romeo and Juliet go against society’s expectations,but so did Friar Lawrence. Friar Lawrence risks getting in trouble with society by marrying romeo and juliet when their parents do not allow it, but he knows that in the end it will make amends. These characters did what was best for them and not society, because they knew that it would bring more happiness
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