True Love Does Not Stop for Anything
Maya Angelo once said, “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope." In the book, Romeo and Juliet, written by Shakespeare, the star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, will do anything for each other and their love. Romeo and Juliet is a love story that starts off with the two lovers meeting at a party. Instantly when they make eye contact, they both know it is love at first sight. They know that their parents will not let them be together, but this does not stop them and they arrange to be married in secret. When Juliet is told she has to marry another man, by the help of another she makes a master plan to fake her own death so…show more content… He is saying that the barriers cannot keep his love out and cannot stop him from seeing her.Lastly, Romeo sneaks into Juliet’s room for the night so they can be together. When Romeo is about to leave the next morning, Juliet wants him to stay. Romeo asserts to Juliet, “‘I must be gone and live, or stay and die’” (Shakespeare 3.5.11). People might say that Romeo would stay longer if he rightfully loved Juliet, but he made the sacrifice to go spend the night with Juliet in the first place. He knows that if he would stay any longer, they might get caught and he would most likely die. Equally important, Romeo tries to resist fighting with Tybalt because he is now married to Juliet. Romeo…show more content… In this quote, Romeo is explaining that he does not want to fight with Tybalt because he values the Capulet name. The others do not know that Romeo and Juliet are married, so they do not know why Romeo values the Capulet name. Romeo is basically saying that he does not want to offend or fight Tybalt because Romeo knows he is now part of his family, but Tybalt does not know that. As shown above, Romeo and Juliet do want to seize a day without one another.
Not only do Romeo and Juliet do anything for each other, but they cannot imagine living without each other. For this reason, when Romeo first hears the news about Juliet being dead, he immediately comes up with a plan. Romeo goes to the Apothecary and asks him to give him a poison that will make him die instantly once he takes it. The reason that Romeo does this is because he cannot imagine a life without Juliet (Shakespeare 5.1.58-65). In the same way, when Juliet wakes up and sees Romeo is laying dead next to her she decides to actually kill herself. When Juliet is alone with only dead Romeo she complains:
“Drunk all, and left no friendly drop.
To help me after? I will kiss thy lips.
Haply some poison yet doth hang on