Shakespeare's Storyboard

Shakespeare's Storyboard

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due February 27

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  • Theme
  • The Theme of "Love" in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
  • Description of the Theme
  • In William Shakespeare's tragedy, the moving quickly in actions occurs a lot. Romeo and Juliet are young in resulting of unthoughtful thinking, but also the fact that they don't understand that love takes time. They both make very unwise decisions that effect them later on. You cannot rush into love and expect it to be perfect. When you love someone it also shouldn't be for how they look, but for who they are as a person. Shakespeare it presenting his opinion on love through these actions. By doing this he is giving a valuable lesson to lovers that can keep on being told throughout centuries.
  • Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw beauty till this night.
  • Act 1, Scene 5
  • Love: a patient affection that comes within. Only fools rush in, and true love vs. infatuation.
  • Act 2, Scene 2
  • If thy bent of love be honorable, thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow
  • What is Shakespeare trying to tell us?
  • Act 5, Scene 3
  • Romeo, heart broken about Rosaline who didn't like him back, was destined to find another love who could put him back together. With help from Benvolio they decided to go to a Capulet ball. Doing so Romeo laid eyes on Juliet and instantly fell in love, claiming he had never been in love until now. Approaching Juliet, Romeo begs for her to take his sin away. After kissing, he then finds out that Juliet is a Capulet and is devastated. The theme occurs when Romeo instantly falls in love with Juliet, not remembering that he was just broken. If he had gotten to know Juliet before they kissed, he could have found out she was a Capulet and their love couldn't ever happen.
  • Conclusion
  • Although sometimes described as terrible or devastating, love is powerful. Some people take the gift of loving someone for granted for instance, in Romeo and Juliet, they make unwise decisions based on their passion instead of being patient. Love is not just being committed, but also take the time to fall even more love with the person everyday. Often, we also take love fore granted by using it as a temporary pain relief. Maybe you are alone and heart broken and you want to fill the emptiness that you have. You then find someone that is stunning, but doesn't really love you which leads to even more heart break. True love will not disappoint you, but make you the strongest you've been. Love is complicated, but someone who truly loves you will stay through it all.
  • Romeo goes and sees Juliet, not knowing she would be confessing her love for him. She cries why must Romeo be a Montague. Confessing his love, Juliet warns Romeo to speak truthfully because does not want to be hurt. She then tells him if he really loves her, he will propose marriage. Romeo saying that he loves her, makes the marriage happen. This is another example of the theme. Loving someone takes time, and dedication. If Romeo took the time they could of made a better decision that benefited everyone. He could have thought it through and realized its not going to be easy. Rushing into something you are not ready for can cause bad decisions especially if you're not ready. Love takes time to build.
  • Th' exchange of thy love's faithful vow for mine
  • As Romeo muses on love, he finds out that Juliet is "dead", not knowing the poison she took is temporary and it's part of the Friar's plan. He takes it upon himself to go and be with his wife. Not realizing that she had some color to her face, he drank the poison and died. Juliet soon after wakes up to find Romeo dead. She cannot bear without him so she stabs herself. This another example of rushing into conclusions. If Romeo took a minute and thought about it he could of put together that she didn't look dead. He could of saved both of them from killing themselves and made it work. Also, suicide should not be the outcome of anything.
  • O churl, drunk all, and left no friendly drop O happy dagger, this is thy sheath. There rust and let me die.
  • love for what it really is
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