Sacrificial Actions In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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“I finally understood what true love meant…love meant that you care for another person’s happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.” ~Nicholas Sparks Nicholas Spark’s quote embodies the love shared between Romeo and Juliet. Two star-crossed lovers are put in an unimaginable situation containing feuding families and they don’t know what their affections will lead to, but they fight for each other no matter what. The long-lasting developed love between them is unbreakable, but it was solely made from the self-less actions and devoted expressions toward each other. In Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, Romeo and Juliet’s loving words and sacrificial actions towards each other prove that they are truly in love. Romeo and Juliet are brought even closer together in their authentic love by the kind words they say to…show more content…
In a way, these sacrificial actions assisted the two teenagers to uncover their true feeling for each other. First off, Juliet tells Romeo she would sacrifice her family’s name for their love declaring, “Oh, Romeo, Romeo, where for thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name. Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and I’ll no longer be a Capulet”(2.2.33-36). Shockingly, Juliet would deny her father and family name because she knows that the love she shares with Romeo is worth a risk. Secondly, Romeo sacrifices himself when Juliet wants him to stay with her although it is the day he is banished from Verona. In this moment, he tells Juliet that he will stay with her even if it means he will be captured in the morning. However, Juliet quickly realizes that she wants him to survive, so she tells Romeo to leave Verona and to be safe. Altogether, Romeo and Juliet acted selfless by putting each other in front of themselves because they were truly in
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