Romeo and Julliet Love and Hate

Essay by digit2201Junior High, 9th gradeA-, November 2014

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Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare's plays are only about love or hate. Discuss this statement referring to AT LEAST ONE of Shakespeare's plays.

"Shakespeare writes about love and hate as if they are friends and not polar opposites. Love is a strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties, admiration or devotion. Hate is an intense hostility and aversion deriving from fear or anger. In the play, love and hate are both intense. Love and hate are usually thought of as opposites, but in Romeo and Juliet, love and hate are two sides of the same coin. Romeo and Juliet are two children from warring families, the Capulet's and the Montague's who turn their hatred of each other into love. Ultimately, the hatred between their two families drives the lovers towards their tragic deaths. When their parents discover Romeo and Juliet dead in each other's arms, they vow to end the feud between their two families.

Romeo and Juliet is a play of love and hate but yet love triumphs. At the start of the play Romeo realizes that he is not really in love with Rosaline. He is in love with the idea of being in love You can see this through the movie Romeo and Juliet because Romeo is writing about love in a diary or journal about love not about Rosaline. This signifies that he may not be in love with Rosaline but in love with the idea. This love is in sharp contrast to the love that Romeo will later feel for Juliet - true love. Romeo sees Juliet at the Capulet feast and falls instantly in love with her. Rosaline is simply a long-lost memory he says "did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw true...