Romeo And Juliet Love Analysis

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People seem to throw around the word ‘love.’ They say they love that shirt, their math teacher, and their boyfriend. But, they obviously do not all fall into the same categories in terms of love. Love can mean many different things and it can also be many different things. Love that isn’t handled with care or caution can even lead to terrible destruction and fatality. A single choice in life can crumble everything around you and leave a wake of mass destruction. Love can make people do crazy things. Love is such a beautiful and tender thing but when disregarded or not properly taken care of there is a destructive, fatal, and unrecoverable underside to love. In the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet we begin to see the connection between love and…show more content…
From what can be observed, Shakespeare seems to consider self-destruction and love connected in some circumstances. In scene 5 where Romeo goes to Juliet to take his life his deep passionate feelings drive him over the edge and he sadly ends up taking his own life: “For fear of that I still will stay with thee/ And never from this palace of dim night/ Depart again. Here, here will I remain” (5.3.106-108). Romeo is so deeply and utterly connected and driven over the edge he chooses to kill himself and end it all. His mind connected love and provided the reasoning and means to take his own life. He justifies his suicide subconsciously with his love. Suicide is connected with love here because of what tipped the brim and caused Romeo to choose death. A point to consider is how love is seen as an infection. It gets inside of you and consumes your whole being, but is love ever considered a poison? Poisons bring death and injury upon their users and are rarely recoverable. Love can turn toxic and can become something that is unrecoverable. The two teenagers used poison to kill themselves; this can ben seen as a symbol of how how their love turned dark and unrecoverable. In Act 5 Juliet also takes her own life after waking in the tomb to Romeo’s dead body: “To help me after! I will kiss thy lips/ Haply some poison yet doth hang on them/ To make me die with a restorative” (5.3.169-171).…show more content…
The fatal outcome was because of a build up of events that had terrible and stressful outcomes. If we really look closely at what happens to these two teenagers then we begin to see the immense stress that is upon these two. For Romeo alone he has in a short period of time: marries his love of two days, sees his best friend die in front of him, kills his wife’s cousin, gets banished, and hears of his wife’s death all within the time span of about three days. In Act 3 after being newly banished Romeo says a statement that really gets us to understand and sympathize with all he has been through: “Wert thou as young as I, Juliet my love, / An hour but married, Tybalt murdered, / Doting like me, and like me banished” (3.3.68-70). Romeo is venting to Friar Lawrence about all he has been through and the audience with this begins to have a better understanding of what Romeo is feeling and the stress he feels upon himself. Juliet on the other hand is also under tremendous stress. In her span of three days she gets married, her cousin dies, her husband becomes a murderer and was then banished, her relationship with her parents was worsening, and on top of all of that she was supposed to marry a man she had no intention of marrying. In Act 3 we feel Juliet’s desperation and sorrow over Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s murder while she speaks to the nurse: “Dove-feathered raven, wolvish-ravening

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