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Romeo and Juliet Compared to Modern Literature

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The Chinese zodiac involves ch'i and yin-yang. Astronomy, astrology and alchemy is closely intertwined. Finding Love in Hate Romeo and Juliet v.s Titanic Romeo and Juliet Compared to
Modern Literature Undying Love Romeo and Juliet vs Twilight Romeo and Juliet vs The Hunger Games Hormoneo and Ovuliet Destiny In The Stars
According to Greek and Roman myths, three goddess controlled fate. Their names were Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos. According to myth, these three daughter's of Themis, spin the thread of destiny. Armed with shears they would cut off the thread when they pleased, therefor ending the life of that person. Over the years stars began having an important role in determining one's destiny or fate. What the stars said about one's fate and the meaning of what the stars meant have roots from ancient mythology as did the symbol's. The stars showed how you were suppose to act. Different culture's have different symbol's and meaning's. Western astrology is the most prevalent. These symbol's come from greek myth. For example, the myth behind the symbol Pisces is as Typhon approached the goddess Aphrodite and her son Eros, the two turned themselves into fish. By tying their tails together they wouldn't get lost. In the end the two were killed and put into the heaven's to commemorate their courage. Every astrological symbol has a constellation.
By inferring through the book, it is believed that Juliet was a Leo born under Venus. Romeo is believed to be a Scorpio born under Saturn. According to the stars, the two were destined to failure. A piece of modern day literature, known as Twilight, shares a similar theme, as undying love.
Undying love is the belief that love will be eternal.

In Romeo and Juliet, the two lovers make it very obvious that they will not live without the other.

When Romeo hears the news that Juliet has died, he rushes off, back to Verona to kill himself in Juliet’s tomb, so they can be together in the afterlife.
When Juliet awakens from her sleep, discovering that Romeo had made a mistake, she stabbed herself with a dagger to join him in death.

In the second book of the twilight saga, the leading male –Edward- leaves. The main character –Bella- begins doing reckless things so she can hear his voice.
She decides to try Cliff diving, as her friend Jacob suggests, however there was a mix up when the news of Bella jumping off a cliff, reached Edward.
Edward, believing that Bella had committed suicide, runs off in hopes of killing himself so he may join her in death after.

Both pieces of literature, classic and modern believe in undying or everlasting love "Where there is love, there is life." "Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead." Often times when there is hatred, individuals feel empty and depressed. This can explain why love can blossom out if the worst circumstances. The want and the need for love are just too great to be left unnoticed.

Katniss and 23 other teenagers are sent into the arena and face many challenges and obstacles. Peeta helps her through these struggles. Even though there relationship is forced in the beginning, a greater connection forms between the pair and they actually both fall in love. Peeta asked "You love me. Real or not real?" at the end of the last book, and Katniss answered "Real".

Romeo and Juliet find love for each other in the midst of family dispute. The division between the two families had run so deep that even the servants were picking sides and fighting with each other publicly, saying "My naked weapon is out. Quarrel! I will back thee." [I, i, 32-33] They wished that they did not have their names because "that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." [II, i, 43-44]

These couples relationships were tested time and time again. But the support and encouragement that they gave each other, and the trusting relationship that formed between them got them through the hardest times. So love not only arises from bad situations, but it also helps to get through them.
FUN FACTS ABOUT LOVE

Your ideal lover visually looks similar to either you or your parents.

Only some people have the proper organ in their nose to detect pheromones.

There are three distinct phases of love Lust, Attraction, and Attachment.

We Lust because of the need to reproduce and we have romantic love for child bonding.

The old saying "love is blind" is scientifically proven.

The butterflies we get while in love is a chemical reaction in the brain.

Being in love is the same as being addicted to Cocaine.

People in love are mentally the same as people with OCD.

The longer it takes to "seal the deal" wink* the stronger the long term relationship.

Love wears off after 2-3 years.

"love you" is a 7 letter phrase that can be defined with a 7 letter word "Science" What is Love? “The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.” -Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters -A. A. Milne "If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you." "At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet." -Plato "Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop." "I can live without money, but I cannot live without love." -Judy Garland "Who, being loved, is poor?" -Oscar Wilde Societal Pressures Modern literature consists of many similar themes to Romeo and Juliet.
The following are some of the most important thematic ideas that they share... Romeo and Juliet together with the Titanic make up the epitome of iconic romances. When in comparison, both tales have numerous similarities; hopeless and impulsive romance, tearful and tragic death, a coincidental “R&J” initials, as well as having the stunning Leonardo DiCaprio portray both protagonists.

However, the biggest similarity would have to be the parents’ disapproving the relationship which, in both stories, ignites the initial conflict. These societal influences tamper with the star-crossed lovers, but both would rather “deny thy father and refuse thy name” [II, ii, 36] than consider alternative options.

And although it was not a reverse-psychological and rebellious attitude that initiated the romance, the parental disapproval did play an important role in both stories.

Now, Jack and Rose’s complication was due to wealth and its direct influence of social status. Rose’s mother desired wealth and was ready to marry her daughter off to anyone of great importance just for the benefits. This caused some conflict as Jack, her true love, was nothing of that kind.

The Montague and Capulet complex was alternatively rooted in a direct family feud. Both families were extremely respected, but had a rivalry and hatred towards each other, which caused Romeo and Juliet to hide their love. These pieces of literature are prime examples of how society often influences relationships and can initiate violent endings. Romeo and Juliet's desire to be together is fueled by the belief that they were destined to be together. Just like the cliche saying of "love at first sight" they knew that they would be together forever. Just like the book Twilight, where Edward knew that he had loved Bella without even knowing her, Romeo fell in love with Juliet before knowing anything abut her. - Oscar Wilde "I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." -Martin Luther King, Jr. “Love will touch us one time but it will last us a lifetime.” -Unknown "Love is not written on paper, for paper can be erased. Nor is it etched on stone, for stone can be broken. But it is inscribed on a heart and there it shall remain forever." -Jalal Ad-Din Rumi quotes "We found love in a hopeless place." -Barbara Johnson "True love doesn't have a happy ending, because true love never ends." -Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – Mahatma Gandhi -H. L. Mencken = =
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