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Love In Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet

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What is love? Is it an object? Is it a feeling? Is it even attainable? Love is everything, it is an object, it is an emotion, and it cannot be bought, stolen, given. Love can only be found. Love is discovered in the most unthinkable places during the most unimaginable times. It can never be predicted who you fall in love with or when you do but all you do know is that you are in love and you would give anything for that person, and for your love to always stay resilient through all other obstacles and distractions. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Montague’s and Capulet’s are know and expected to hate each other until the miracle of love presented its self. Romeo is a Montague and Juliet is a Capulet. They both fell in love when they both knew it was forbidden. They both knew that their love was true and knew that they had to do anything for each other and for love to last through the most rigorous challenges. They found each other in the last place they would expect. They put all else in the world aside for each other. They could not cope with losing each other and would go through hell and back to be together again.

Love cannot be sought for, only found. Fate brought Romeo and Juliet together to preserve the authentic bond of two devoted lovers, in life and in death. Romeo found Juliet at the Capulet orchard party, he was not supposed to go, and all odds were against him finding love there, or even living through the event. The Capulet’s and Montague’s despise each other with every ounce of hatred they can conjure, as Tybalt once said “What talk of peace? I hate the word, as I hate Hell, all Montague’s, and thee” (I.i.68). But not Romeo or Juliet, they fell passionately in love even when they both knew it was impossible relationship with all odds completely against them, Juliet said “My love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late.” (I.iv.139)Neither of them ever expected to fall in love, and the same applies to everybody else in the world.

Once love is found, any obstacle presented will neither diminish nor terminate that love, even when tragedy strikes with the loss of a loved one. Tybalt, the cousin of Juliet is one of the Capulet’s that despises the Montague’s and he will do anything in his power to kill them all, and once he confronted Romeo, he met his fate and died by Romeo’s sword. The Prince arrived to the scene and said “Romeo slew him, he slew Mercutio” (III.i.181), him referring to Tybalt, and once realized, he banished Romeo out of the city. Once Juliet discovered the truth about Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment she said in grief “Romeo is banished- to speak that word is father, mother, Tybalt, Romeo, Juliet, all slain, all dead- Romeo is banished” (III.ii.122-124). Her heartache...

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