how love and hate is presented in romeo and juliet

Essay by psingh2High School, 10th gradeB+, October 2014

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Love and hate comparison Romeo/Juliet and The Machine Stops

Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare, this story expresses relationships between two families of the same social standing. In addition William Shakespeare shows how powerful the stimulus love can be. The machine stops is a short story written by EM Fortser which considers the possibilities of what society could lead to in the future. EM Forster explores the relationship between Vashti and Kuno (mother and son) and elaborates on how the futuristic society they live in has been manipulated by the machines. Love and hate have both been presented in these stories in various different techniques.

In the beginning of Romeo and Juliet parental love had been portrayed by lord Capulet and his daughter Juliet. Lord Capulet displays his love for Juliet in a very caring and dearly manner this is shown when Paris magnanimously asks Capulet to consider 'giving his daughter' to Paris.

Within this conversation cleverly does Capulet say 'But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart, My will to her consent is but a part; An she agree, within her scope of choice Lies my consent and fair according voice.' In the Elizabethan era women didn't have any choice in whom or when they wanted to marry. Lord Capulet displays his love by letting her decide when it is right for her to marry which is going against society, the love for 'his' Juliet has been manifested so well and truly that he is going against society because he doesn't want to disown his daughter by giving her to a different household. Lord Capulet cleverly shows his affection towards Juliet by the use of 'she agree'. This shows that Capulet is going against social beliefs and understandings as he is letting her by...