The Pursuit Of Love In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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“A pair of star-cross 'd lovers take their life; The fearful passage of their death-mark 'd love.” (Prologue) Romeo and Juliet, a literature classic written by William Shakespeare, is a love story that features two lovers, and that ends as a tragedy. Through Romeo and Juliet’s ordeal, readers learn that love like fire is brutal, and powerful passion that can capture people and catapult them against their world, family, and themselves. Handled recklessly, romantic passion may set an individual on a precarious flight into dangerous waters. The love Romeo and Juliet share is intense and endearing. Pure and exhilarating, these swooners are willing to give everything for it. In Act 3, Romeo kills Tybalt in support of his friend Mercutio. Romeo begins to feel miserable because he killed Juliet’s cousin; Juliet cries solely because she may never see her love again. But she instantly forgives Romeo, realizing that Tybalt wouldn’t have spare Romeo’s life if he had won the duel. She shifts all her thoughts towards Romeo’s…show more content…
Throughout the play, readers observe the many obstacles Romeo and Juliet endure in pursuit of love. In Act 3, Scene 5, Romeo and Juliet meet for the last time following Tybalt’s death, sharing their last precious moments together. Soon after, Romeo threatens to kill himself with a knife in front of the Friar after he is banishment from Verona and his love. Romeo says, “Thou canst not speak of that thou dost not feel. Wert thou as young as I, Juliet thy love / An hour but married, Tybalt murderèd / Doting like me, and like me banishèd / Then mightst thou speak, then mightst thou tear thy hair. And fall upon the ground, as I do now / Taking the measure of an unmade grave.” (lll, lll, 67-74) Unable to articulate the passion he feels, the exiled lover exclaims the chaos he’s had to suffer. He views the grave as a real option to end his life and to end this anguish. Despondent over a lost love, the forlorned new husband seeks solace in
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