Romeo And Juliet Persuasion Analysis

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As popularized in the 1955 movie and song, “Love is a many-splendored thing.” In the grand scheme of things, this magnificent feeling of affection can lead an unsuspecting wanderer down many different paths in life. Whether the path will end happily or fall into despair depends on the situation and those involved. The archetype of a perfect love story is as follows: Boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, boy proposes to girl, girl says yes, the couple gets married and lives happily ever after. However, this perfect scenario does not play out for most people and most characters within novels. There are problems, conditions, and obstacles that arise and thwart the connection that two people share. Now, not all stories end in happiness and …show more content…
Although seemingly written as simple love stories, Austen and Shakespeare reveal love’s true complications of trials and and eventually triumph through the characterization of individuals as parental figures of guidance and the exemplification of social implications in the works of Persuasion, As You Like It, and Romeo and Juliet. The complications that arise in Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, and Persuasion dramatically affect the course of the stories. As “the pair of star-crossed lovers [that] take their life”, Romeo and Juliet are not expected to triumph as the heroes of their love story (Shakespeare 1.1.6). However, their eventual death does not hold the focus as the pall …show more content…
With Shakespeare, the love of Romeo and Juliet succeeds in bringing them together, in death, but by killing them. Critics may argue that by killing them, Shakespeare has done the complete opposite, satirizing that their love is far from successful. However, I disagree in the sense that they achieved their end goal, to be together. In Orlando and Rosalind’s case, she does not truly succeed in curing his lovesickness, however, he will love her. The only drawback to this is that this poses the question, will he love her the way she wants to be loved? Through the disguise she may have accomplished little, but now she knows that he will truly care for her. As Anne and Wentworth reconnect and fall for each other, Austen puts faith in the idea of rekindled love and the sense that even after a prolonged amount of time, the love and affection will persevere. However, when viewed impartially, the notion of love and its tribulations does not seem unusual at all, only part of the story that must occur in order to appreciate the relationship and the journey taken to reach that

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