Love Is Always Stronger Than Hate Essay

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Love is always stronger than hate. In the play Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare clearly shows that love is more powerful than hate because love has the power to change a human heart. Shakespeare argues that how a person faces the problems they encounter impacts their ability to accept the positive change love has to offer through the characters of Romeo, Juliet and Mercutio.

The impact of love on Juliet is negative because her over-emotionality results in disobedient actions. Juliet shows how she is disobedient when she chooses to love her families’ enemy the only son of the Montague and she denies her parents, Paris as a suitor. Juliet says, “My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seem unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love is to me that I must love a loathed enemy”(Shakespeare 1.5.138-141). The Repetition of “Too” emphasizes how her emotions are out of control as she says, love happened quietly and she recognizes the problem too late. She does not take responsibility for her choice but rather blames it on fate. Thus love impacts her harshly because her character trait of over emotionality blinds her to the decision she can make in dealing with the problem of loving her enemy. Juliet states, “Not proud you have but thankful that you have proud can I never be of what I hate but thankful even for hate this is meant love”(Shakespeare 3.5.146-148). Since Juliet has already married Romeo without her parents knowledge when her father says…

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