Consequences Of Love In Romeo And Juliet, As You Like It, And Persuasion

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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 splendor, but those that do involve determination and fortitude to endure whatever life may throw at them. The complications that …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

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