Hatred In Romeo And Juliet

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Love should never be overshadowed by an old yet unforgotten grudge. The play, Romeo and Juliet, consists mainly of the themes of love and hate, since Love can be seen through the points of night and day through the scenes of, Romeo’s introduction, after the wedding night and hate through the street fight scene. Romeo and Juliet, works greatly around the themes of love and hatred by using the points of light/ day and dark/night. Throughout the introduction of Romeo, it is identifiable that Romeo isolated himself into a world of darkness, because of his deep love for Rosaline. However, as soon he sees Juliet he describes her as said in context, “It is the East, and Juliet is the sun/Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon" (act 2, scene 2, lines 3-4). Via this phrase, it is emphasised how much love he has for Juliet, as this turned his dark-filled heart into a joyful and dreamy one. Thus Shakespeare has…show more content…
Juliet’s love at first yearns for Romeo to not go as she says, “Wilt thou be gone? It is not yet near day. It was the nightingale, and not the lark” (act 3, scene 5, lines 1-2). But after Romeo says, “let me be taken. Let me be put to death.I am content, so thou wilt have it so. I’ll say yon grey is not the morning’s eye” (act 3, scene 5, lines 17-19). Juliet’s whole attitude changes for the wellbeing of Romeo as seen through the quote “It is, it is. Hie hence! Be gone, away! It is the lark that sings so out of tune, Straining harsh discords and unpleasing sharps. Some say the lark makes sweet division. Thus doth not so, for she divideth us.” (act 3, scene 5, lines 26-30). Despite the obvious contradiction, the love shared between Romeo and Juliet is significantly elaborated. Therefore by using the controverting points of night and day, the theme of love is emphasised. However, hatred is also conveyed throughout the

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