William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet Essay

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The author, William Shakespeare, wrote a drama titled “Romeo and Juliet”, which took place in old Verona, Italy. In the story, the main characters, Romeo and Juliet, were in hostility families fell in love with each other, but love gave them “heavy burden”, and ruined everything. Their hostile identities made Romeo and Juliet’s love a “heavy burden”. The secret love gave them “heavy burden”, even in the first act, the unrequited love gave Romeo a “heavy burden”. Love was playing Romeo and Juliet. A major theme that William Shakespeare develops over the course of the play was love is a heavy burden. A theme seen in Romeo and Juliet, act 1, is love is a heavy burden, make people hurt and wounded. According to the text, Romeo said to Benvolio, “I am too sore enpiercèd with his shaft / To soar with his light feathers, and so bound / I cannot bound a pitch above dull woe. /Under love’s heavy burden do I sink.” (Romeo and Juliet 1.4, 19-23) This shows Romeo talked to Benvolio about Rosaline not loving him. Unrequited love was hurt, grief, and it was a dull sadness. By the phase “Under love’s heavy burden do I sink.”, refers that Romeo’s unrequited love caused him felt sad and heavy, made him felt never happy again. His love for Rosaline was heavy and dull. Romeo was hopeless, and that unrequited love was a burden that made him always think about that sadness. Then another evidence is, it was a soliloquy by Romeo, “Is she a Capulet? /O dear account! My life is my…

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