To Explore and Examine the Different Forms of Love Within Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet was written by William Shakespeare as a play for the theatre. William Shakespeare took his idea from an Italian folk story and is heavily influenced by sonnets which where developed by Francesco Petrarch an Italian poet. Shakespeare took most of his inspiration for Petrarch for demonstrating love with in the poem.

William Shakespeare wrote most his plays with three main themes. These themes are gang warfare, Young love and a moral in the tale. William Shakespeare is now widely regarded as the greatest playwright of the English history. Although Shakespeare has been dead for about 400 years, his play and sonnets are still very well known today for their universal themes. This was one of the only forms of entertainment in
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There are many examples of parental love in Romeo and Juliet. Here are some of the main examples. The first is “Oh, where is Romeo? Saw you him today? Right glad I am he was not at this fray.” This is said by Lady Montague in act 1 scene 1. Lady Capulet is asking Benvolio if he has see Romeo as she hasn’t seen him all morning. This shows us that she cares about Romeo. The second example of this love is said by Lord Montague also in act 1 scene 1. He says “Should in the farthest east begin to draw The shady curtains from Aurora's bed, Away from light steals home my heavy son, And private in his chamber pens himself, Shuts up his windows, locks fair daylight out, And makes himself an artificial night.” Lord Montague is also talking to Benvolio saying he’s worried about Romeo as he keeps trying to make himself artificial night. He asks Benvolio if he knows why as he is concerned. This is one of the best examples of parental love as it shows how much the Montague’s care for Romeo. The next example is said by the nurse in act 1 scene 3. The nurse is talking to Juliet and her mother. She says “Peace I have done. God mark thee to his grace, Thou wast the prettiest babe that e'er I nursed. An I might live to see thee married once, I have my wish.” The nurse talks about how she loved Juliet and thought that she was the prettiest

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