Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

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  • The Theme of FORBIDDEN LOVE in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
  • Description of the Theme
  • In William Shakespeare's tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, there is a couple of star-crossed lovers that are enemies. They have a forbidden love, they try everything in their power to see each other and be with one another. But the rivalry keeps them apart, and they try to find ways to be with each other. And by trying so hard to be with each other eventually caused each other to kill themselves just to be with one another.
  • Act 1, scene 5
  • My only love, sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me. That I must love a loathed enemy.
  • The Exhilaration of Forbidden Love- Wanting to love someone but can't be with them.
  • Act 2, scene 2
  • Sweet, so would I.Yet I should kill thee with much cherishing. Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow. That I shall say good night till it be morrow.
  • What is Shakespeare trying to tell us?
  • Act 3, scene 5
  • Here comes your father. Tell him so yourself. And see how he will take it at your hands.
  • In Act 1, when Juliet and Romeo first met each other they both soon figured out each others identities. And both of them were sad because they were enemies. So they both realized that their love has to be a secret.
  • Act 5, scene 3
  • Yea, noise? Then I'll be brief. O happy dagger! This is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die.
  • Even though that Romeo and Juliet's families were enemies they still wanted to be together. Romeo didn't want to lose Juliet, and he wanted to see her again. And on the night that they both met they told each other that they'll marry one another.
  • I would I were they bird.
  • Juliet is told that she is to be married to Paris. Paris is the man that Juliet's mother and father want her to marry. But at this time Juliet was already married to Romeo. And she wanted nothing to do with Paris, but her father is making her marry him.
  • Now by Saint Peter's Church, and Peter too. He shall not make me there a joyful bride! I wonder at this haste, that I must wed. Ere he that should be husband comes to woo. I pray you tell my lord and father, madam. I will not marry yet.
  • When Romeo heard that Juliet has died he did everything in his power to die next to her. And he succeeds by doing so. But Juliet wakes to find her love dead, and she wanted to be with him so she killed herself.
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