Romeo And Juliet Love And Violence Analysis

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“Physical love in unthinkable without violence.” (Kundera) By this Kundera meant that love and violence are intertwined. Love can lead to violence, like it did in Romeo & Juliet. In this play, William Shakespeare showed both love and violence. Romeo and Juliet are two young star-crossed lovers who could not be together because their families are rivals. Tybalt was one of the Capulets’ men who wanted to fight Romeo. Romeo refused, causing Mercutio to take his place. Tybalt kills Mercutio and then Romeo kills Tybalt. Juliet decides to fake her death, but the message did not get to Romeo in time. Romeo found Juliet “dead” and killed himself. When Juliet woke up, and saw Romeo dead. She then killed herself. Romeo’s and Juliet’s actions in the play …show more content…
In the play it states, “With love’s light wings did I o’er-pertch these walls/ For stony limits cannot hold out:/ And what love can do, that dares love attempt;/ Therefore thy kinsmen are no let to me/. (ll.ii) By this Romeo meant that his love for Juliet gave him wings, which allowed him to work up enough bravery to talk to her. If he did not love her that way he did, he would not have been brave enough to speak to her. Romeo stated, “Here’s to my love! [Drinks.] O true apothecary!/ Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die/. (V.ii.) This quote shows how Romeo drank the poison because he found Juliet dead in the tomb. Because Romeo could not be with the person he loves, he decided to kill …show more content…
Juliet stated, “ My bounty is as boundless as the sea/ My love as deep; the more I give thee/ The more I have, for both are infinite/.(ll. ii.) Juliet means that her love for Romeo is endless just like the sea. The deeper her love becomes, the more love she gives to him. There is no end to her love for Romeo. In the play it states, “Yea, noise? Then I’ll be brief. O happy dagger!/ [Snatching Romeo's dagger.]/ This is thy sheath [Stabs herself]; there rust, and let me die/ [Fall on Romeo’s body, and dies/. (V. lll.) In other words, Juliet woke up from the potion and saw Romeo dead next to her. She decides to stab herself because she cannot live without the man that she loves. Since Romeo was dead, Juliet killed herself to be with him.
To summarize, love causes violence because of all the deaths that occurred in Romeo & Juliet. Romeo kills Tybalt to avenge Mercutio’s death because they were best friends. When he found Juliet dead in her tomb, he killed himself because he loved her. Once Juliet woke up from the poison, she saw Romeo’s dead body next to her. She killed herself with his dagger because she wanted to be with Romeo. Overall. the tragedies that occurred in the play were caused by

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