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Comparing The Different Types Of Love Evident In Romeo And Juliet

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Comparing the Different Types of Love Evident in Romeoand Juliet"True love is like ghosts,'claims François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, 'Whicheveryone talks about but few have seen'. What is true love? Is it idealisticlove or physical love, mature love or paternal love. Well kiddies, it is all thatare listed here for each has its own place in the Shakespearean play Romeoand Juliet.Physical love, which Mercutio believes in, is well explained in his Queen Mabstory. Queen Mab, an English folk tale fairy was said to bring the dreams tomen and her child is the midwife to men's fantasies. Mercutio wants just thephysical part of love, that is, sex. This is evident in his queen mab story:"O, then, I see Queen Mab hath been with you.She is a fairie's midwife, and she comesIn shape no bigger than an agate-stoneOn the fore-finger of an alderman,Drawn with a team of little atomiesOver men's noses as they lie asleep;Her waggon spokes made of long spinners legs,The cover of the wings of grasshoppers;Her traces of the smallest spiders web;Her collars of the moonshine's watery beams;Her whip of cricket's bone; the lash of film;Her waggoner a small grey-coated gnat,Not half so big as a round little wormPricked from the lazy finger of a maid:Her chariot is an empty hazle-nutMade by the joiner squirrel, or old grub,Time out o' the fairies' coachmakers.And in this state she gallops night by nightThrough lovers brainsand then they dream of love;O'er the courtier's knees...."(ActI Scene iiii lines...

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