Comparison Of Parental Love In Romeo And Juliet

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According to what I have said, it becomes clear that Romeo and Juliet's way of love is totally different from their parent's way of love; each party has his own rule of love and his specific own way to express such love. Obviously, Shakespeare draws this comparison between parental love and romantic love to show the audience that although love is seen as a natural, desirable, and beautiful feeling, one may express it in a way that could result in violence, and destructive acts, and anger is one of such destructive acts " If romantic relationships were a coin, affection and love would be one side; anger and conflict would be the other" (Lynch 140). What Lynch wants to say is that Love is really a noble feeling but at the same …show more content…
Tybalt is a quarrelsome character, but Romeo does not want to fight with his lover's cousin. Mercutio disapproves of Romeo’s attitude and challenges Tybalt as a matter of honour. Mercutio takes up the fight on Romeo's behalf for no reason other than that he loves Romeo. When Tybalt comes to fight with Romeo, his threats and his offensive words arouse Mercutio's anger. In fact, Mercutio plays a minor role in this play, but Shakespeare puts him in to arouse the reader's anger by his death. "A plague o'both your houses!" (Shakespeare 140) Mercutio here curses the Montague and the Capulet and he wants them all to die because their feud has killed him. Often by arousing people's anger, they take an action as they reach a certain point of awareness to determine who is the sinner " your anger is a signal- like the red warning light on the dashboard of a car – indicating something's wrong, something's wrong, something's wrong! And the purpose of the light is to propel you to action, to cause you to stop, evaluate what is wrong, and then take appropriate action" (Hunt 17). Mercutio's death comes as a shock to the audience, and it makes the reader aware of the fact that Mercutio is died because of the families' injustice and oppression . Sadly, Mercutio is the one who pays the price for the feud between the Capulet and the …show more content…
In other words, people often express their anger out loud in two ways; either by hurting, hitting, killing other people or saying offensive words to the other party. In Romeo and Juliet, we have the two above mentioned ways; Mercutio for example manages to provoke Tybalt and releases his anger just by words. Also when he feels a sense of injustice as he died for nothing, Mercutio expresses his real anger by blaming Romeo with very touchable expressive words. "People who hit or kill other people cannot form the proper words to express the anger and they just kill in the physical world to express the anger in their thoughts" (Rohrer 40) this is the second way that is substantiated by Romeo. When words are not enough to express one's anger, he/she often tends to fight anybody in order to release such suppressed anger. Moreover, when people release their anger, their emotions replace their reasons, and they begin to think how to get rid of those who anger them, as a result nothing is going to be gained from that, but out of control decisions. Romeo is that one who makes irrational decision that terminates his whole life with Juliet and his family as well. Blinded by hatred, anger and a sense of injustice, Romeo seeks revenge and fights Tybalt to the death "Most of the things that you're sorry

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