William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Essay

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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is a play based mainly around the theme of love. This theme is good for building a play around because if there is love then you can have hate to contrast it, and many other emotions can be brought in. Love also makes the story interesting to an audience of Shakespeare's time; also to audiences of more modern times as people are still enjoying his work to this day. This shows his ability as a playwright was very good. Love is particularly important in this play though as it runs all the way through; this allows many different aspects of…show more content…
Early on in the play the audience is shown that Romeo is young and full of love, when he is infatuated with Rosaline. He is love sick and very hormonal, you can see this when he says "She'll not be hit with Cupid's arrow," He is talking to Benvolio about how he loves Rosaline but she doesn't feel the same way about him, which is why he feels love sick. However his feelings completely change Rosaline instantly leaves his mind when he sees Juliet at a party. "For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night." Romeo says to himself Juliet is the most beautiful person he has ever seen, it is love at first sight. This shows That Romeo is fast to fall into love he has only just met her and he loves her more than anyone he has ever loved. On the other hand Juliet seems more cautious when falling in love she doesn't jump into things, she takes her time, "Go ask his name," Juliet asks the nurse to ask Romeo his name as he is leaving the party. This might mean that as she wants to know his name she also wants to know more about him before she makes any long term decisions. This shows the audience that she is more careful than Romeo and isn't controlled by her emotions. Juliet's Relations ship with her nurse shows another form of love because the she cares for Juliet as the daughter she never had.
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