Romeo's Love For Rosaline

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In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Romeo is a true romantic and has a real love for Rosaline, but has a more passionate love for Juliet. Romeo has a real and romantic love for Rosaline. During Act I, Scene 2, a servant of the Capulets asks Romeo to read a list of people invited to the Capulet’s party, “My fair niece Rosaline” (Shakespeare I.2.70). Romeo’s love for Rosaline is real because he fights against his name. Rosaline is a Capulet and Romeo is a Montague. If Romeo’s love for Rosaline is not real, he will not be trying to get her to love him because they are from feuding families. Earlier in the same scene, Romeo says that Rosaline makes him crazy, “Bound more than a madman is: / Shut up in prison, kept without my food, / Whipt…show more content…
In Act III, Scene 3, Romeo is talking to the Nurse about Juliet and says: “In what vile part of this anatomy / Doth my name lodge? Tell me, that I may sack / The hateful mansion” (Shakespeare III.3.106-108). Romeo threatens to cut out the part of his body where his name lies. Obviously, in doing this Romeo will kill himself in order to remove his name from himself. Not only does this particular threat of killing himself relate to him wanting to be in heaven with Juliet, it relates to separating from his family name. Later in the same act, Juliet is speaking to herself and is cursing the Nurse because the Nurse thinks that Juliet should marry Paris, “If all else fail, myself have the power to die” (Shakespeare III.5.242). Juliet is threatening to kill herself because she does not want to marry Paris. Instead, she wants to be with Romeo, but he is banished. Romeo and Juliet return this passionate and true love to each other because of the amount of love they have for each other. At the end of the play, Romeo discovers Juliet “dead” and kills himself in order to be with her, “Thy drugs are quick. Thus, with a kiss I die. [Dies]” (Shakespeare V.3.120). Romeo loves Juliet so much that he kills himself in order to be in heaven with her. He will get through the obstacle of death in order to be with Juliet. Getting through the obstacle of death is a perfect example of true love which shows Romeo’s love for Juliet is true and
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