Unrequited Love In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

Good Essays
Register to read the introduction… Romeo’s heart was torn into pieces by Rosaline as she didn’t feel the love he felt for her, “she’ll not be hit with cupids arrow”. By Romeo using such depressing language to portray how upset and down he is shows the passion he had for Rosaline, “ sad hours seem long”. Romeo also uses oxymoron’s to describe how grieved and hurt he feels, “ I live dead”, O loving hate”. This reveals how confused Romeo feels as the unreciprocated love has made him feel shut down, “ I have a soul of lead”. Romeo uses negative words against himself to explain his emotions which points out to the audience that unrequited love is very heartbreaking and sorrowful and also that you shouldn’t love someone so instantly as it can result to disappointment. Shakespeare points out this type of love very well as he uses very sad language through the characters to express what they feel and also because people from the olden and modern time can relate to it as everyone has experienced unrequited love in …show more content…
The language that Romeo uses to describe the nature of his feelings for Juliet at first sight indicates to the audience that Romeo was very passionate about Juliet, “flattering sweet”. Juliet also feels very obsessed about Romeo and so she quickly asks Romeo to marry her if they love each other so much, “thy bent of love honourable, thy purpose marriage send me word tomorrow”. The feelings that is represented by both ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is very strong and so makes the audience feel adrenaline as they do not know the fate of the two star-crossed lovers also because in the real world perfect love does not exist and so it makes the audience more interested because they can relate to it . Shakespeare shows this type of love in a very interesting and confusing way as the characters were from the opposite side and so it made this type of love very unique and

Related Documents

  • Decent Essays

    Romeo And Juliet Analysis

    • 1449 Words
    • 6 Pages

    Many of Romeos personality traits are based on his impulsiveness and eagerness to love. While in his "Post- Rosaline" depression Romeo is asking what it is love, why is it so painful, and it comes with too much sadness. He eventually ends with saying love is "a madness most discreet". All of his personality traits base on one thing: his lover. In the case of Romeo and Rosaline, Romeo was a very depressed and sad person.…

    • 1449 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    These emotions make the young lovers aware of their ironic situation, as is seen by Juliet’s exclamation, “My only love sprung from my only hate,” and Romeo’s realization, “My life is my foes debt.” Their passion for each other, as well as the ironic situation they are embroiled in leads to many conflicting emotions, which are often highlighted by the use of an oxymoron during these tense situations. An example of a situation where Juliet is unable to express how she truly feels about Romeo comes when she talks to her mother after Tybalt’s death. She uses veiled language to express supposed ‘rage’ at Romeo, while truly feeling concerned for his safety. In an attempt to cheer Juliet up, her parents arrange for her to get married to Count Paris. This gesture shows the love they bear for her, as well as the concern they feel for her ‘sorrow’ at Tybalt’s death.…

    • 1512 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    The relationship ends and Lott now tries to come to terms with the loss of his love. Lott does this in two obvious stages: anger and sadness. These two opposing forces are very common reactions after a relationship ends. In sonnet LXXVI, he exclaims, “But she was selfish, frivolous, and vain—/Her soul untouch’d by any gentle strain—/Her eye unlit by any tender gleam—“. Lott is expressing his feeling of anger by exploring the nature of what he didn’t like about his lover.…

    • 1027 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    While he does not love her, he does not leave her formally before kissing Juliet, referring to the kiss as a sin, which would make since since during the time, it would have been considered unholy for a courted man to kiss another woman (Bond 5). All of these ideals and events occur due to the dark and deep nature of Romeo and Juliet’s love, which is made very clear by Shakespeare…

    • 1809 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Romeo jumps to the conclusion to kill himself (in his blinded state of love, he believes he just wants to be with Juliet). Romeo is so impulsive and stuck on his decision, that he even fails to acknowledge his findings of that Juliet does not look dead. This leads him to make the decision to kill himself, causing the story to take a tragic route. Ultimately, Romeo`s reckless decisions create grief not only for himself, but his loved ones as…

    • 1023 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    The cruel desires affect the Capulets and the Montagues because they do not believe a Capulet should be intimate with a Montague. The tragedy between the two families causes the tone to be violent, romantic, and intense. The deeper they get into the relationship, the more arouse the lover can become. In addition, the theme the forcefulness of love is effectively used in the tale. The theme focuses on the love between Juliet and Romeo and how their families pressure them to be with other individuals and not…

    • 1010 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    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).…

    • 1194 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    we know Romeo is confused because he was experiencing unrequited love. He was in love with a girl who he not able to be with. Then he meets Juliet and instantly falls in love with her. Yet again Romeo places himself in a situation where he loves someone he not able to be with. This passage is import because it foreshadows Romeo 's eagerness to find true love.…

    • 778 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    At this point, Juliet is unaware of his name and demands that the nurse tells her. ‘His name is Romeo, and a Montague, The only son of your enemy’ Juliet is clearly quite distraught and replies with a very emotional line, ‘My only love sprung from my only hate’. The contrast of love/hate is very powerful. It illustrates Juliet’s raw emotions and feelings for Romeo. She continues to add, ‘Too early seen unknown, and known too late’.…

    • 1201 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    This emphasizes the blur between light and dark as it is day, yet the sun does not shine. The light symbolically honors the hate from the families to conclude the play’s tragedy. Shakespeare contrasts here to emphasize that the love of Romeo and Juliet had to be given up in order for the hatred of the families to turn to love. In this manner, Shakespeare was able to utilize contrast to heighten the play’s tragedy to this moment, where the audience knew that the families’ hate overcomes Romeo and Juliet’s love, as love pays the price for hate. As a result, Shakespeare employs contrast between light and dark to heighten the play’s tragic ending and express the relationship between love and…

    • 838 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays

Related Topics