The Causes Of Love In Romeo And Juliet

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Love starts with hate, as some people indicate in order to point out the complexity of human behavior. What changes our emotions is spending time with these people and seeing their actual faces. People are forced to think the same way the majority does. Consequently, society becomes prejudiced to minorities in many ways. When people see the truth behind the mask, however, they realize that it is not wrong to have an unusual characteristic or feature. This can also be seen between groups that are against each other. Some groups seem as if they are supposed to hate each other; however, they can come to like each other when they actually gain knowledge about the opposite side. It is like the relationship between a dog and cat: they may chase…show more content…
This situation can be seen in Romeo and Juliet. In the play, the Montagues and Capulets are against each other for forgotten reasons. The Capulets and Montagues were “supposed to” hate each other: “What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word,/As I hate hell, all Montagues and thee” (Romeo & Juliet. 1.1.61-62). When he gets to like Juliet, Romeo says: “Is she a Capulet? O dear account! My life is my foe’s debt” (Romeo & Juliet. 1.5.118). Since Juliet is a Capulet, being with her seems impossible to Romeo. Romeo is still labeling Juliet as his enemy. Similarly, Juliet says: “My only love sprung from my only hate!/Too early seen unknown, and known too late!/Prodigious birth of love it is to me,/That I must love a loathed enemy” (Romeo & Juliet. 1.5.138-41). Even though Romeo and Juliet think they are supposed to be enemies, after they get to know each other without prejudice, they fall in love. So, what seperates us is not our own will; it is what we are supposed to be and how we are supposed to act. Getting to know people without judging makes us aware of our true wishes and interests in…show more content…
The bully had a bias against homosexuals just as Romeo has a bias against the Capulets. Then, the bully apologized when he understood that there is nothing wrong with being homosexual and that bullying was the most inappropriate action to take. Similarly, Romeo in fact falls in love with a Capulet because he becomes aware that Capulets can be lovely creatures. Also, Montag from Fahrenheit 451 at one point enjoys destroying books because he is against them. He thought he was happy. As he becomes aware of the truth of books and the value of knowledge, thanks to Clarisse and Faber, he starts to support the side he had been strongly opposing. He even painfully and consciously kills his friend Captain Beatty for the sake of books. Of course there are slight differences in all three cases. In Fahrenheit 451, Montag has been enlightened by Clarisse and Faber. What actually started this was other people who tried to break the stereotypes in Montag’s mind. In Romeo and Juliet, the lovers meet with each other not knowing to which family each belongs. It can be thought that what diminshed their sterotypes and made them court each other independently was fate. In the bullying case, however, the bully becomes aware himself with a push from his daughter. What makes him become neutral about the idea of being homomsexual is mostly him becoming mature. It also may be possible that his daughter, by asking about
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