How does Shakespeare present different ideas of love in Romeo and Juliet?.
Love has existed in many forms throughout time. There is no .
better example of this then in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. In this .
tale when love is most apparent, the most crucial events occur to develop .
"tragedy". The evident forms of love are Familial love, Fraternal love and .
Shakespeare portrays the love of Romeo and Juliet as 2 halves .
which when joined make there love for one anther complete. The .
fulfilment of Romeo and Juliet's Love is hindered by external influences,.
the most obvious of which being the "ancient grudge" between the Capulet.
and the Montague's. The feud is one of many conditions and incidents, which .
together can be considered influence counter acting on the relationship between .
Romeo and Juliet.
The sexual punning begins in the opening scene and is continued throughout .
the play. The love of Romeo and Juliet although idealized, is rooted in passionate .
sexuality. The Victorian idea of pure non-sexual love has not yet evolved. Both .
Samspon and Gregory create a sense of Bravado and refer to "maidenheads" similar to .
Romeo's love for Rosaline as he holds a sexual love for her, which is quick and .
Impulsive. Shakespeare expresses love as an intense emotion, which is .
both happiness and sadness as Love is "choking gall" "smoke sighs" "preserving .
Sweet" and "madness". We see that Romeos love for Rosaline is "black and .
portentous" this is in sharp contrast with the fresh, spontaneous passion, which .
Juliet will inspire in Romeo.
Romeo does not take part in the brawl; he is apart from the others .
therefore showing that he is different. Romeo tells Benvolio of his .
deep feelings for Rosaline. .
"Well in that you miss, she shall not be hit.
With Cupid's arrow: she hath Dian's wit;.
And, in strong proof of chastity well arm"d.
From love's weak childish bow she lives.