Theme Of Love In Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet is a play written by William Shakespeare to represent the power and effects of true love. It shows the desperate measures the characters take to be with one another. There isn’t a blame that can be placed on an individual character for the death of Romeo and Juliet. Every character contributes in a way that may not be seen or personally contributed, but because of their thoughts and past actions it brought out the worst of love. A few of the characters that contributed to the death of the two lovers were, Friar Lawrence, Romeo and Juliet, and their parents. In Williams Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet many actions of different characters are responsible for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet’s death.
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They brought their death upon themselves by ignoring and not sincerely thinking about the consequences of their love. Desperate love is different than true love and Romeo and Juliet seem to be more desperate than true. The belief of love at first sight when Romeo states, “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne 'er saw true beauty till this night.”. It is impossible for him to know for certain that what he feels in his heart is true because love is about the good and the bad in a person, and knowing and accepting that. Romeo shouldn 't have let Juliets outer appearance be the trigger for his undying love for her because it is uncertain that it was ever even love. In Act 1 scene 5 Juliet expresses her feelings for Romeo by saying, “My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me, that I must love a loathed enemy.” She feels that she speaks the truth and that she will never love anyone ever again when she herself doesn 't know if its true love. She doesn 't understand that life is a long journey and at such a young age with so little experience with love it is impossible for either of them to know its true love. “Love is blind and lovers cannot see, the petty that themselves commit. Act 1 scene 2. This is a warning. Such happiness that love offers always comes at a price

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