Consequences of Forbidden Love in Shakespeare´s Romeo and Juliet

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In the tragic play of Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare shows us the true consequences of forbidden love and what it is like to love someone in a way where love cannot be expressed and the feelings are so indescribable. Love this powerful actually changes the lives and fate of two young innocent people who lost themselves in each other and couldn’t do what they wanted because of who they were. When it comes to defining love there is no true definition of love. When it comes to fate there is no true definition either; fate is out of our control, and is determined by the super natural. And loss, loss affects everyone, it affects people in different ways however it’s always there and sometimes comes when we least expect it to. Especially in Romeo…show more content…
Fate in a strange way wanted it all to work out and it wanted Romeo and Juliet to be truly happy. However there was always something more being thrown at them making their love something that looked more impossible rather than possible. Romeo and Juliet are stuck in this bad fortune and Romeo even goes as far as to say “I am fortune’s fool”. This is significant because it is saying that their free will to love each other and be together is nonexistent. They are doomed from the start no matter what actions they try and take their destiny is in not in their favor. Love however in this story is the entire meaning to everything. Love is why Romeo and Juliet die. Love is why everything gets so complicated and so upsetting. Love is everything and more in this play and leads up to the most tragic endings to a love story in the history of love stories and the most unexpected losses for two lovers and their families. Romeo and Juliet found love the moment they set eyes on each other and they knew it was for real and forever in that very moment.
ROMEO
[To JULIET] If I profane with my unworthiest hand
This holy shrine, the gentle fine is this:
My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand
To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.
JULIET
Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much,
Which mannerly devotion shows in this;
For saints have hands that pilgrims' hands do touch,
And palm to palm is holy palmers' kiss.
ROMEO
Have not saints lips, and
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