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Theme Of Lust In Romeo And Juliet

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This play tells of how Romeo and Juliet fell in “love”. At the beginning Juliet tells us that she is against marriage if there is no love. After she meets Romeo she believes what is lust is truly love. This lust is what leads to their marriage, which Juliet proposes, and to their deaths. In the play Romeo and Juliet the playwright, William Shakespeare, helps us understand that lust is a violent form of love, by characterizing Juliet as someone who gives in to lust, thus leading to her death. After Juliet meets Romeo and she gives into lust, she violently expresses herself. The first place we see this is in the quote “My grave is like to be my wedding bed” (1.5.149). In this quote Juliet has already given in to lust. The reader can see this by the way she says “my wedding bed”, Juliet has only just seen Romeo and fallen in “love” with his appearance. The violent part of this quote is Juliet says “My grave” when talking about her wedding. Talking about death is…show more content…
Where Juliet says “O happy dagger, this is thy sheath” (5.3.174-175), Juliet is about to kill herself because she wakes up with Romeo dead beside her. Of all behaviors killing is the most violent, even killing yourself. Part of this is lust, not love. This lust causes Juliet to think she couldn’t live without her Romeo, as a result she killed herself. In the case of Romeo and Juliet’s death a lot can be held responsible, but Juliet holds the most blame. Her life was taken over by lust, and it caused her to speak and act in violent and reckless ways. One of her violent actions was faking her death, and because she did not communicate it caused Romeo to kill himself. The blame lies on Juliet because this was her plan and it fell apart, she did not carry out all the pieces and it backfired. This connects to the theme because of Juliet’s lust filled judgment made her think violently to fix the
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