Love Has No Boundaries In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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In the play, Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare shows us that love has no boundaries. This is presented many different times throughout the story even leading up to the undeniable fact that Romeo and Juliet were so deeply in love that they killed themselves to be with one another. Now we have all heard this legendary story, but let us take a more in depth look at what it really portrays about love. Romeo and Juliet is probably the most famous love story in the English literary with love being its overriding theme. The play focuses on romantic love, specifically the intense passion that springs up at first sight between the two star-crossed lovers. In Romeo and Juliet, love is a brutal, ecstatic, overpowering feeling that supersedes all other values, loyalties, and emotions. In the course of the play, the young couple is even driven to defy their families. For example, in Act 2/Scene 2, Juliet says, “Deny thy father and refuse thy name; or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, I’ll no longer be a Capulet”.…show more content…
First, there is lustful love which is shown in the conversation between Sampson and Gregory, this type of love is also illustrated by the Nurse and her comments to Juliet. The second type of love is infatuation, which in my opinion was a big part of romeo and juliets so called love. In the beginning, Romeo thinks he's in “love” with Rosaline but shortly after falls for Juliet in the same way. The third type of love has to do with Paris and the fact that marriages were arranged, he’s the guy that Juliet's parents think is fit for her. In today's society, Paris can be seen as the stereotypical guy (or girl) that seems perfect and your parents

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