Unrequited Love In Romeo And Juliet Essay

639 Words3 Pages

Romeo and Juliet, the story where two forbidden lovers take their own lives for the sake of love. Within this story Shakespeare shows multiple kinds of love that everyone experiences in life, and within this essay i will be talking about two. The two main types of love i noticed in Shakespeare’s story “Romeo and Juliet”, were Unrequited love and obviously, the main focus, romantic love. These two types of loves have their share of differences but surprisingly they have their similarities as well. The first type of love shown in Romeo and Juliet is unrequited love. In one case Romeo talks about his unreturned love for Rosaline, saying, “Out of her favor, where i am in love” (1.1.158). Romeo is hinting at the point that Rosaline has nothing to do with him, yet, he is in love with her. In this case Rosaline will never return Romeo’s love for her, displaying unrequited love. This love is shown once again in another part of the story with Juliet. Juliet’s mother wants her to marry Paris (who also wants to marry juliet) But juliet displays her displeasure with marrying Paris in the story. Juliet says, …show more content…

It pretty much covers this love throughout the entire story line. Although one example of this is when Romeo and Juliet first meet, Romeo quotes, “O, then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do. They pray; Grant thou, lest faith turn to despair.” (1.5.102-3). In this case Romeo is wanting Juliet to kiss him, which in this same conversation juliet wants the same thing. Romantic love is always returned and mutual between two people. Although the entire play is based around this type of love, there is a major scene where it shows another example. In the balcony scene romeo says to Juliet, “ Th’ exchange of thy love’s faithful vow for mine.”(2.2.127). In this scene they exchange their vows of eternal love to each other. Which is a great example of romantic

Open Document