The story of “Romeo And Juliet” has many love types. One of the main types of love shown in Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet is Unrequited love. In act one scene one of Romeo And Juliet, Romeo states, “ Out of her favor, where I am in love.” Romeo is talking to Benvolio about how Rosaline doesn’t love him, and in turn he is sad. This is Unrequited love because the love between Romeo and Rosaline is not mutual. On lines 213-215 of act one scene one Romeo states, “ She hath forsworn to love, and in that vow do I live dead that live to tell it now.” Rosaline has sworn not to love, so Romeo claims this has left him feeling dead.
He did not care he loved her. He loved everything about her. William Shakespeare wrote about love and many other parts. Romeo and Juliet was the romantic comedy that has inspired many. He focused many of his great works around love, very similar to Catullus.
Margaret Wolfe Hungerford once said, “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”. The meaning of this quote is that beauty exists only in the mind of the person that contemplates it. This correlates with the beginning of the love shared by the main characters in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Born from opposing families, Romeo and Juliet fall in love, but cannot be together because of their family feud. Their love begins from the moment they meet, and just upon looking at each other, they instantly fall in love.
Love and hate are binary opposites but the but before the death of Romeo and Juliet, the two themes fought against each other make one even more powerful. There are many examples of when Hate bring Love stronger but the major one is after all the fighting and deaths ‘Where be these enemies? Capulet! Montague! See, what a scourge is laid upon your hate.’ (page: 290 Line: 290 Act 5 Scene 3) The meaning of this quotes is that if the two houses never fought then the two lovers would not have been worried about getting caught by their families and would not have killed themselves.
Love at first sight is impossible because love only comes AFTER a couple knows each other for exactly who and what each other is. For example, Romeo swears to Benvolio and Friar Lawrence that he loves Rosaline, which he proves by describing her physical beauty. However, once he sees Juliet, he forgets that he ever knew Rosalline. He swears that he only loves Juliet, and that their love is real because she loves him back. How can either love the other when they know nothing about each other except what he/she looks like and how well he/she kisses?
Friar Lawrence agrees to get Romeo and Juliet married This was a happy day for Romeo and Juliet, So smile the heavens upon this holy act That after-hours with sorrow chide us not. (I.vii.1-2) Romeo asks Friar Lawrence to marry Juliet even though their family is enemies, he is very confused and against the idea, but eventually gets them both married because he thinks that it will cause an end to their family feud. The Montagues and the Capulets hated each other for a long period of time, by marrying the both young lovers he thinks that both families will be in peace. Friar Laurence has sacrificed by marrying both of them without any of their parent's permission. Therefore Friar Lawrence gets them married because of what he thinks might
In ‘Romeo and Juliet’ the Capulets and Montage's end their feud after the tragedy itself. “O brother Montague, give me thy hand” (Shakespeare 5.3 Page 13). Capulet has realized the harm and effects of the death of the ‘star-crossed lovers’ after losing his precious treasure he felt guilt due to all the cruel words he had said to Juliet. The feud is an important aspect of the book because it was the reason for all the deaths and secrecy. “Doth with their death bury their parents' strife.” (Shakespeare Prologue page 1.)
“O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name; Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I'll no longer be a Capulet.”(Shakespeare 2.2.33-36), Juliet says to Romeo. In William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, Juliet has proven to be more loyal to Romeo than her family due to the numerous instances in which she has chosen to act more for her husband than her mother and father. As the Montague and Capulet families have an ongoing feud, and Romeo and Juliet belong to opposite sides, it is inevitable that Juliet will have to choose between her family and husband at some point.
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.