The Emotions Of Love In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Love; a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person. Love is a mysterious concept. Romeo and Juliet both experience a multitude of emotions; love being the most influential one.It can be classified as a passionate desire to coexist with another being. In the book, “Romeo and Juliet,” by William Shakespeare empathizes love is portrayed in many ways, such as realistic love, parental love, and friendship. Love isn’t always sunshine and roses. Romeo and Juliet aren’t realistic with their love life. Romeo, after being denied from Rosaline, expresses his deep pain to his friend Mercutio. “Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, too boisterous, and it pricks like a thorn” (25-26). Romeo has only known Rosaline for three days. The …show more content…
It can be manipulated and abused, or treated with care and respect. Romeo is so furious that Tybalt killed his friend, Mercutio, that he only seeks revenge rather than Juliet’s love. “Alive in triumph, and Mercutio slain? Away in heaven respective lenity, and fire eye’d be my conduct now” (123). Romeo only wants to avenge his friend’s death, regardless of the consequences. One of those consequences could be Juliet’s love because she cares for Tybalt. He puts Juliet’s hand in marriage on the line, agreeing that avenging his own best friend’s life is more important. Even back in Shakespeare’s time, the saying “bros before girls” existed. Romeo, when nearing his enemy Tybalt, exclaims his found respect for his friends. “Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend” (121). Romeo is saying his friends are worthy of a challenge, and he believes each of them deserves respect. Romeo stands with pride and fears nothing of Tybalt, for adrenaline and anger have fogged his already poor decision making skills. Friar Laurence and Romeo have the strongest friendship among all of Romeo’s friends. “That’s my good son: but where hast thou been, then? ” (87). Friar Laurence praises Romeo’s good actions and acknowledges his presence. He cares deeply for Romeo and even risks his own career to satisfy Romeo’s desire to marry Juliet. As a priest, he has abided to the rules …show more content…
Romeo and Juliet don’t fully grasp the true meaning and feelings of love. They only seem to relish in their misconception of love, perceiving the tangible desires as “deep” understandings of what they are feeling. Lord Capulet, the nurse, and Lady Capulet all express great amounts of unconditional love for their beloved Juliet. Romeo’s friendships have such strong bonds they could almost classify as family. Love is an only an illusion to the heart, in which many of us can’t understand. Love is a strong word, but a much stronger

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