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Power Of Love In Shakespeare´S Romeo And Juliet

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In the play “Romeo and Juliet”, Shakespeare shows that love has power to control one’s actions, feelings, and the relationship itself through the bond between a destined couple. The passion between the pair grew strong enough to have the capability to do these mighty things. The predestined newlyweds are brought down a rocky road of obstacles learning love’s strength and the meaning of love.

The power of love controlled Romeo and Juliet's actions. They were so head over heels in love for each other that they were willing to do anything for their partner even if it meant to the extreme of things. Outside of “Romeo and Juliet”, a wise man named Hercules said “People do crazy things when they ...view middle of the document...

Actions of both Romeo and Juliet revolve around the love between them.

Love isn't as it always appears or is dreamed of and has the ability to control the relationship itself. Talking with his cousin Benvolio, Romeo says, “Alas that love, so gentle in his view,/Should be so tyrannous and rough in proof!”(ACT I, Scene 1, Lines 174-175) Love seems like a great thing but when you go through it, love can be rough and isn't as wonderful as you dream all the time. True love doesn't run perfect and is filled with obstacles as Romeo and Juliet learn. In fact, Romeo and Juliet were in love because if they weren’t, would they really risk their lives, their families, and everything to be together if it wasn't true? No, it’s no middle school crush. Romeo and Juliet are lovers who were meant to be and are living in joy while it lasts. Later on Friar Lawrence warns Romeo by saying, “These violent delights have violent ends/And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,/ Which as they kiss consume.(ACT 2, Scene 6, Lines 9-11) This means joyfully, sudden true or love at first sight can end in sudden tragedy. Friar is warning Romeo that “you and Juliet are happy and all but these kinds of relationships don't always mean the best.” Love is controlling the lover’s relationships because it is messing around with the pair’s feelings and actions and determining its type; true love at first sight meaning it’ll all go downhill eventually. Love can be deceiving and not like the movies but Romeo and Juliet continue on embracing the meaning of love and its power.

Love not only has authority over actions but feelings too....

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