William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet Essay

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Explain the different types of love in Shakespeare’s play ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Shakespeare’s play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ has become a major hit all over the world and is studied in depth in many places. In the play Shakespeare portrays three types of love; arranged marriage, true love and courtly love. Arranged marriage is shared between Juliet and Paris. Juliet is forced to marry Paris after a family loss. Romeo and Juliet share true love after meeting at a Capulet ball. Finally, courtly love is when Romeo believes he is in love with Rosaline. In this essay, I will go in depth through all three types of love.

Throughout the play “Romeo and Juliet”, there are several different types of love. One of those is called courtly love. Courtly love is when a man is deeply in love with a woman. However, the woman does not return the feelings. An arranged marriage is like how Juliet and Paris are engaged. When our two star-crossed lovers fall in love, it is an example of true love. An example of courtly love is when Romeo is deeply in love with Rosaline but she does not wish to marry and has no feelings towards Romeo. At the start of the play, when Romeo is in courtly love with Rosaline, He is hiding from his family “O where is Romeo?” He is seen many times he has been seen by his father and Benvolio walking at “an hour before the worship’d sun”. He has been worrying many people by being seen with “tears augmenting the fresh mornings dew” and his “deep sighs”. This also shows us as…

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