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Unrequited Love In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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*One of the most iconic love stories ever written has many different love types throughout the story. Shakespeare’s “Romeo And Juliet” has examples of Unrequited love, Romantic love, parental love, Friendship, and Love of Family Honor. Two very prominent love types shown in this story are Unrequited love, and Romantic love. These two love types have similarities and differences, and will be expanded on after examples are shown. 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.
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In Act one scene 5 Romeo and Juliet say, “ Juliet- Saints do not move, though grant for prayers’ sake. Romeo- Then move not, while my prayer’s effect I take. Kisses her.” Romeo and juliet kiss each other because they “love” each other. This is Romantic love because Romeo and Juliet share their first kiss. Romantic love is shown again on lines 107-111 in act one,scene 5 Romeo and Juliet say, “ Romeo- Thus by my lips, by thine, my sin is purged. Juliet- Then have my lips the sin that they have took. Romeo- Sin from thy lips? O trespass sweetly urged! Give me my sin again. They kiss again.” This is romantic because they are all over each other. Since they kiss again right after their first one, this is considered an example of their Romantic love because they want more of each other. Romeo and Juliet’s actions are examples of Romantic
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