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The Love in Romeo and Juliet

In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;
Whole misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents' strife,
The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love,
And the continuance of their parents' rage,
Which, but their children's end, nought could remove,
Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;
The which if you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.
(Romeo and Juliet, Prologue, ll. 1-14)
Love is a juxtaposed emotion that makes life uniquely human. It is an experience that brings out an ecstasy of emotions taking two lovers on an unforgettable thrill ride. Love plays an important role in ours lives and influences the choices we make and the things that we value in life. It is a well-rounded, intense emotion that once it has been experienced is impossible to forget. Prior to experiencing love, one cannot get enough of it. One needs it and it becomes essential to our lives, sometimes resulting in heartbreaking events. Its ambivalence makes us ecstatic one minute and depressed the next. The play focuses on both the ecstatic and depressing sides of love.In the Shakespearian play Romeo and Juliet, courtly love, passionate love and parental love are made noticeably apparent.
Courtly love is unrequited by one of the parties involved. Courtly love is evident in Romeo's struggle for Rosaline.Depressed about his love for Rosaline, Romeo states
Alas, that love, whose view is muffled still,
Should without eyes, see pathways to his will!
Where shall we dine? O me! What fray was here?
Yet tell me not, for I have hear it all.
Here's much to do with hate, but more with love.
Why then, O brawling love! O …


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