Love: The Tragedy and The Comedy.

Essay by samjor0Junior High, 9th gradeA+, January 2006

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Love has lived in many ways throughout time. One good example would be Shakespeare's play, "Romeo and Juliet". In this story, love is shown between young Romeo (house of Montague) and Juliet (house of Capulet). love is portrayed in three different forms: love for friends, enemies and for lovers.

Love for friends was shown many times throughout the play. Romeo was in love with a girl, Rosaline, who didn't feel the same way about him, as he felt about her. Another problem was, Romeo was distracted and could only think of Rosaline. He also thought no woman could be as fair as she. Romeo's friend, Benvolio, thought differently. Benvolio told Romeo to go to the Capulet's feast and knew that Romeo would find other girls more attractive than Rosaline. After the feast, when the families fighting was getting bad, Benvolio watched out for his friends and relatives, and encouraged peace between the families.

The nurse is Juliet's best friend, but she was the motherly person in Juliet's life. Even though Lady Capulet, Juliet's mother, was still alive she didn't take care of Juliet at all. The nurse knows exactly when she was born, and she remembers Juliet as a kid. The Nurse was also Juliet's messenger, for example: the nurse met with Romeo and discussed wedding plans for himself and Juliet. The love of friends was needed for Romeo and Juliet's future.

The irony of Romeo and Juliet's love is that they were meant to be enemies. The hatred between the house of Capulet and the house of Montague was known by everyone in the town of Verona. This hatred existed in lowest servant and extended to highest leader of the two family's. Because of the families hatred, Romeo and Juliet had to hid their love...