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Innocent Victim of Love

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 09:30 AM
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                What is this thing called love? Love is unselfish, understanding and kind, for it sees with its heart and not with its mind. Love is ecstasy and torment, freedom and slavery. Love makes the world go round. In William Shakespeare’s tragic play, “Romeo and Juliet” it is proven that love is the most dominant theme that pushes the two lovers to defy their family and their entire society. Romeo and Juliet secretely marry, and make a rash, irresponsible decision that leads to their tragic deaths.

                Instantly, Romeo and Juliet are attracted to each other; she by Romeo’s words, and he by Juliet’s beauty. When Romeo first sees Juliet, he is completely astounded by her beauty. Without even knowing the name of this lovely stranger, Romeo’s eyes take complete control over his heart and mind, and set him in a helpless state of love. He speaks of Juliet as though she is an angel; “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright/

It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night/As a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear “(1.5. 45-47). In addition, Romeo and Juliet fall in love even though they know that their love is forbidden. They make rash decisions not knowing what lies ahead. All they care about is what they both feel for one another not thinking about the consequences that they have to face sooner or later. Their decisions are based on their passion rather than with their minds. Juliet states her rash decision when she says “Deny thy father and refuse thy name/And I’ll no longer be a Capulet” (2.2.36-37).She expresses her love for Romeo. Also, Juliet is so blind by her love for Romeo that she wants to forget her own name as well just to be with him. Romeo and Juliet defy their parents when they decide to marry secretely. In addition, Romeo defies ruler. He   returns to Verona after being exiled by the Prince. At the very moment Balthazar inform Romeo that Juliet is dead, he quickly decides to go back and to die with her. Romeo’s sudden decision...


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