The Importance Of Love In Romeo And Juliet

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This could foreshadow what will happen to Romeo as in his inevitable death. Again with Juliet’s premonition that their love will end in tragedy, as she thinks she sees Romeo “dead at the bottom of a tomb”, Shakespeare could be implying the purity of their love but also the problems it causes for the people. However, in my own opinion, I believe that the premonition truly suggests that even if problems come their way, the couple will overcome them together, and it could foreshadow the events that unfold in Friar Lawrence’s cell a few scenes later as she is willing for that to happen if it means she can be with Romeo forever. However, this could also suggest that Juliet wants the “ancient grudge” to be over as she wants people to “pay no worship…show more content…
The love between Juliet and her parents is not what an audience today would accept. However, In the time the play was written, the conflict, which is juxtaposed with the love Juliet holds in her heart for her parents, was widely accepted. In the time the play was set and written, a daughter or a wife were seen as a possession as Lord Capulet clearly states the fact that “you be mine, and I’ll give you to my friend”.This meant that whatever their father or husband decided for their fate, had to be heeded otherwise they could throw them out onto the streets with nothing to be able to survive. Even though, at the beginning of the play, Capulet seems wary to marry his daughter to Paris, his angelic, loving side starts to disappear when his word is not listened to. This is shown in Act 3, Scene 5, where he almost starts to mock Juliet’s tone and brands her as a “young baggage, disobedient wretch”, who is not willing to be given away just to increase her father’s reputation. We can clearly see in this scene why Queen Elizabeth never married as she did not wish to be controlled by a man in the extremely patriarchal society that both Elizabethan England, where Shakespeare wrote the play, and Verona , where the play is set, would have been in the time the play was
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