Consequences Of Love In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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H. Jackson Brown, Jr., the author of New York Times best seller Life’s Little Instruction Book, once said, “Love is when the other person 's happiness is more important than your own.” Set in Verona during the 1300’s the romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet, written by Shakespeare, showcases how Romeo, Juliet, and Lord Capulet, try to fulfill their loved ones happiness. In doing so, they make destructive and precarious decisions which eventually lead to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. In the play, Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s primary message of love is that it can lead to reckless and brisk decisions that often result in severe consequences.
Shakespeare uses the character Romeo to argue how loving Juliet causes him to make decisions that
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ii.75-78) . Shakespeare specifically uses the phrase, “I have night’s cloak to hide me from their eyes,” to show how Romeo is fooled into thinking the night will hide himself from Juliet 's relatives and guards that are willing to kill him. He is so intertwined in his feelings for Juliet, he isn’t thinking about his safety as well as how it will affect his family, friends, and people around him. In result, Romeo is making a rash decision because he feels being with Juliet is more important than anything else. The phrase, “And but thou love me, let them find me here,” shows how willing Romeo is to die and how his life depends on Juliet loving him. He is implying that if Juliet doesn’t love him, he will commit suicide. Shakespeare specifically uses this phrase to show us how dependent Romeo is on Juliet. He is saying without Juliet’s love, he wouldn’t have a reason to live. Altogether, Romeo shows how irresponsible and disregardful he is of his own life. Romantic love can make people do crazy things for one another, and Romeo undoubtedly shows this. Another way Romeo shows his love for Juliet is when he decides to “be

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