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The Love Between Romeo And Juliet In William Shakespeare's Play

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The Love Between Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Play

I think that the love between Romeo and Juliet is genuine, and that
they are not merely infatuated with one another. I have come to this
conclusion from the way that Romeo and Juliet interact with one
another; such as their actions towards each other, and their language
used while speaking. The prologue is what leads me to think that the
love between Romeo and Juliet is genuine, because Shakespeare is
informing us about them and their love for each other. There are also
other parts in the play script which inform us of their love such as
the initial meeting of Romeo and Juliet, and the final scenes of the
play where the characters die for each other.

The prologue is what leads me to think that the love between Romeo and
Juliet is genuine. I believe this because the prologue is an
introduction to the play, which tells the whole story of the tragedy,
but in short, which means that everything written in the prologue must
be true and not misrepresentation. The prologue is written as a
fourteen-line sonnet, and in Elizabethan times, to write a sonnet was
very popular because most of the sonnets were about love; this shows
there is a connection between the prologue and love. In the prologue,
Shakespeare informs us that the love between Romeo and Juliet is
genuine. He uses descriptions such as, "a pair of star-crossed
lovers," and, "their death-marked love." These two descriptions tell
us that their love is genuine, and also the two statements can be
placed under the category of fate, because in the end of the play both
characters die. There are also other connections to fate such as, "the
fatal loins of these two foes." People would argue that the pair of
star-crossed lovers could be Romeo and Rosaline. I do not believe this
statement hence the title of the play is Romeo and Juliet. Since the
prologue is telling us this information about Romeo and Juliet, there
is no reason to believe that the love between them is not genuine.

In-between Acts 1 and 2, Shakespeare has written a chorus, which is
fundamentally an intermission in the play, arising from Greek tragedy
where a group of characters tell the audience what has happened, and
what will happen. Therefore this should be true. The chorus is also
written as a sonnet just as the prologue. The chorus contains various
statements that prove the love between Romeo and Juliet is genuine.
Also the chorus answers the query the prologue has put forward that
the pair of star-crossed lovers is not Rosaline and Romeo, but Romeo
and Juliet. This can be proved because Rosaline has not been mentioned
for some time, and also she is not discussed in the chorus, whereas
Juliet is. The chorus contains aspects of love and fate, which can
help prove my statement that the love between Romeo...

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