Theme Of Friendship In Romeo And Juliet

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“Friend show their love in times of trouble, not in times of happiness”(Euripides). According to Merriam-Webster 2017, “Friendship is one person attracted to another by affection or esteem”. Friendship to me means, you can only get so far by yourself, however if you have good friends you can go forever. In my opinion, friendship is about Romeo and Mercutio's bond of jokes, the motif fun amongst friends, and marching band.
In William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” Act 1, readers learn that sometimes, you have to go with the flow and trust friends and it will turn out well for you. In the beginning of Act 1 Scene 1 Romeo states;”Give me a torch. I am not for this ambling; Being but heavy, I will bear the light” In his speech, Romeo is talking
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One piece of evidence that shows fun amongst friends is when Romeo is joking about Mercutio with the nurse and Romeo states “A gentleman nurse, that loves to hear himself talk and will speak more in a minute then he will stand to in a month”(2.4.152-154). This is a motif in which Romeo is describing Mercutio as a chatterbox and how he talks a lot. Also another piece of evidence is when the nurse comes to fetch Romeo to tell him the news and she has a dress on and it has a headpiece with a sheet off of it and the wind picks up and Mercutio says “A sail! A sail!”(2.4.107). In this comparison Mercutio is comparing the nurses headdress to a sail on a ship, this shows fun amongst friends because after Mercutio says that the others join in. This is how William Shakespeare uses themes and motifs to depict fun amongst friends in Romeo and Juliet. I have felt friendship though Marching Band after school. One example of friendship is the first of marching band when you walk in everyone is very welcoming and they ask what instrument you play. They also ask your name and introduce you to people. This shows friendship because from day one they show that they care and they want to get to know you. Friendship really means that even though you don't know someone you can still become
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