The Imperfect World In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Shakespeare’s classic love story Romeo and Juliet provides a glimpse into a world that is filled with family rivalry, death and the short-lived relationship between the two protagonists. At the begging of the play, the audience is introduced to the family rivalry between the Montagues and Capulets. Shakespeare creates this imperfect world that is filled with hatred as there is a civil strife between the two families. It is in this imperfect world that Shakespeare introduces Romeo and Juliet’s love for each other. In addition, Shakespeare uses religious imagery in order to convey the idea that Romeo and Juliet share a divine and good love. Shakespeare provides a glimpse of Romeo and Juliet’s divine and good love and places their love in an imperfect or flawed world.…show more content…
This illustrates that the story is tainted by misfortune and signifies that nothing good can come from the two lovers. Therefore, from the beginning of the play it is evident that Romeo and Juliet’s love is doomed. It is doomed in the sense that their love will result in an unfortunate and inevitable outcome no matter what they do. Their love is unable to survive in this imperfect world Shakespeare creates. Romeo and Juliet belong to rival families who hate each other but also, no one understands nor accepts their love. Their love which is divine and good is not for the imperfect world they live in. This paper will discuss the impossibility of Romeo and Juliet’s love in an imperfect
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