Types of love in Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a play about two lovers separated by their feuding families. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life.(Pro.I.6) The two foes Shakespeare speaks of are the Montagues and the Capulets. Their hate for each other is great and violent. The hate of the two families is shown early with a street brawl. The hate causes the lovers to hide their love from their families until the very end.
after Romeo and Juliet died in the Caplulet tomb the two families see their hate and reconcile for the love of their beloved children. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet reviled love as a war as a religion as a malady and as a cult. The theme of love, which he explains in other keys in plays before and after remain central, though now it is to idealized in all seriousness(Sauffer 29). All through the play Shakespeare constantly held love as the basis of the play. The actual ethical energy of the drama resides in its Wise,2 realization of the purity and intensity of ideal love.
Here there is no swerving(Stauffer 32). Stauffer believes that Romeo and Juliet’s love was pure and intense also it is constant ever since the they lay eyes on each other. Romeo and Juliet’s love is a perfect blending of body and soul. The obstacle which is a feature of the amour-passion legend is partly external, the family feud; but is partly a sword of the lovers’ won tempering since, unlike earlier tellers of the story, Shakespeare leaves us with no explanation of why Romeo did not put Juliet on his horse and make for Manturia(Mahood 392). If Romeo would leave Verona with his love Juliet both will live with each other and could be in love till they are old and gray, but instead Romeo leaves with out his love and die young with each other.
The love of Romeo and Juliet is immediate violent and final. In the voyage of the play they abandon themselves to a rudderless course that must end in ship wreck(Mahood 392). “Thou desperate pilot, now at once run on the dashing rocks, thy sea sick weary burke: He eres my Louve.”(V.iiii 117-119) The theme of Romeo and Juliet is love and violence and their interactions. In it these two mightiest of mighty opposites meet each other squarely – and one wins(Goddard 118). The whole secrete of the play is that the deaths of Wise,3 the lovers are not the result of the hatred of the houses, nor of any other cause except love itself, which seeks death in its own restoring cordial.
Love conquers death even more surly than it defeats hate. It sweeps aside all accidents so that fate itself seems powerless. Time is defeated, in that first stirring of a belief that Shakespeare came later to trust completely: that the intensity of an emotion towers above its temporal duration or success(Stauffer 32). What Stauffer is trying to say is that love is very powerful and even in death the love continues. Romeo finds Juliet’s sleeping body after she had drank the potion, and he believes her to be dead.
Romeo is slain when Juliet wakes up from here sleep. Out of fear and love she inserts a dagger into her heart with the famous line “Oh happy dagger”. Even though the two lovers are dead their love continues. The love between Romeo and Juliet was forbidden by the two families because of their hatred for each other. Most religions say to honor your parents and if their parents new of the love it could have been disaterious. After Juliet marries Romeo the Nurse tries to convince Juliet to commit bigamy.
She wants here to marry Paris so that all will be right with here father and the rest of the Capulet family, Juliet refuses. Wise,4 At the time Romeo meets Juliet, he is infatuated with a woman named Roseline. Romeo’s moon struck calf-love for Rosaline must be laughed out of him by his friends Benvolio and Mercutio, by his guide Friar Lawrence and by his own true love. For Romeo doting upon Rosalin, love was malady and religion; for Mercutio it is sheer lunacy or a brutal conquest(Mahood 398). Mercutio’s realm of love was lust, also very false by nature.
For all the bad things the be said about lust, it is where all the jokes are and Mercutio being a joker used it to his full advantage. In trying to call Romeo over the wall, he tried a certain amount of discussion about Rosline’s body and, when dealing with the nurse, sang a rather lewd song. Today Mercutio’s song would be considerable less appreciated and would more likely get him slapped with sexual harassment charges. However, just because society doesn’t like something doesn’t mean that is doesn’t exist. Even with the progress society has made, there are a lot of dirty jokes still out there.
The love in Verona may be a cult. After Romeo sees Juliet at the dance he immediately falls in love with her. He become obsessed with her. Romeo of the Monagues, after a sentimental and unrequited languishing after one Rosaline, falls in love at first sight with Juliet, of the Capulets, and instantly instilled enmity of generations is dissipated Wise,5 like mist by morning sunshine and love that embraces Juliet embraces everything that Juliet touches or that touches her(Goddard 119). They are both filled with love and it makes them quest for each other. Romeo and Juliet shared a true love for one another.
Both Romeo and Juliet were willing to forsake those things that were important to them for each other. True love is the most powerful of all in Romeo and Juliet and in the real world. The nature of love hasn’t changed but, with the evolution of our society, it’s expression has changed slightly. Of all the things is the world, love is the most timeless and it is this which makes the story of Romeo and Juliet timeless.