Romeo And Juliet As A Love Story

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Romeo and Juliet is both a Tragedy and Love story but this essay is going to look at why this classic Shakespearean play is a love story. If you look up whether Romeo and Juliet is a love story or tragedy it will say that is a Tragedy with a Love story as the central plot. But the only reason it is considered a tragedy only because of the deaths. And I couldn’t write a whole essay on death. Romeo and Juliet met at the Capulets masque party after Romeo’s friends convinced him to go rather than be sad about breaking up with Rosaline. Romeo saw Juliet dancing with her soon-to-be husband, Count Paris, Juliet and Romeo made eye-contact and it was love at first sight. Later Romeo found Juliet in the crowd, he grabbed her hand from around the corner of a pillar and whispers “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.” After their little conversation he pulls her around to where he is and they kiss. Then Juliet is summoned and Romeo finds out she is a Capulet “Is she a Capulet? O dear account! My life is my foe's debt.” and Juliet finds out he is a Montague “My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me, that I must love a loathed enemy.” this is where they learn their love will not be easy. The Montague and Capulets houses have despised each other for so long that no one even
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