William Shakespeare 's ' Romeo And Juliet '

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Beauty Over Gold
“Beauty provoketh thieves sooner than gold."--William Shakespeare, 1623. In his book As You Like It, William Shakespeare pointed out the supremacy of love rather than the want of gold and wealth. Truly, beauty is more important to thieves than wealth. Many of the thieves in this world would rather have an elegant woman than to obtain precious rubies. After all, what good is a prosperous man if he doesn’t have a charming woman? Two famous men grab my attention who didn’t fear for their riches, but who acted as theives to woman.
For example, Romeo and Juliet, one of the most famous love stories that was ever written. Romeo was a young man about the age of 16, and was the son of Montague. He lived in a violent place where there were many fights between the Capulets and his family. However, He was not interested in violence, but rather in love. In the beginning of the book, Romeo was in love with a woman named Rosaline, but that changed when his eyes were shifted by the hard current to Juliet. Romeo starts to drown himself into Juliet’s love forgetting all about Rosaline and the tension between both their families, and since he becomes blinded by this love for Juliet he forgets about his problems (Shakespeare). Romeo is seen plotting a scheme to find love even before Juliet knew. He’s fallen in a sick state searching to Rosaline as the object of his unrequited love. His love expressed towards Rosaline is very passive as well as superficial. Anguish and despair…
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