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Romeo and Juliet Themes of Love
Transcript of Romeo and Juliet Themes of Love
A timeline by: Tess, Maddie, Andrew, Jack, Carlson and Patrick
Forced love is when you force someone to love you or to love someone else.
Love at first sight
for use, for
!(act I, scene iv, 45-48)
raised with the
fume of sighs
, a fire
in lovers' eyes;
, a sea
nourished with loving tears
What is it else? A
A choking gall, and a preserving sweet.
Farewell, my coz." Romeo,
"I must another way,
To fetch a ladder, by the which your love
Must climb a bird's nest soon when its dark." (2.5.9)
Here, the nurse is literally talking about getting a ladder for Romeo to climb up so he can spend the night in Juliet's bedroom. But as always the Nurse is implying something dirty—To "climb a bird's nest" is also slang for having sex. This shows that the nurse and Juliet have a joking and teasing relationship.
- Tessa - Maddie - Patrick - Andrew - Carlson - Jack
Love at first sight
"An you be mine, I’ll give you to my friend.
hang, beg, starve, die
in the streets,
For, by my soul, I’ll
ne'er acknowledge thee
" Act 3
Highly Committed Relationships
Well, I’m glad about this.
This is good
. Stand up.
This is as ’t should be.
This love is earned = Juliet is Obedient
Thou wast the
that e'er I nursed:
An I might live to see thee married once,
Go, girl, seek
nights to happy days.
Aims for Happiness of Juliet
Depicted in Books
Romeo says that unrequited love is a frustrating force that can't be reckoned with. He strongly believes that he is in love with Rosaline and sulks about how she doesn't love him back. Still as we all know he is quick to forget about her and falls in love with Juliet.
I think you are
in this second match,
For it excels your first: or if it did not,
Romeo, we must have you dance.
You are a lover. Borrow Cupid’s wings
above a common bound
Friend of Romeo
Attempts to restore Romeo's happiness
"Did my heart
till now? forswear it, sight! / For I
beauty till this night" (1.5.52-53)
Associated with beauty
Usually Between Two Individuals
Capulet forces Juliet into going to church to marry Count Paris
Love is connected with looks
clouded with thoughts of money
ended by their hate, / Than death prorogued,
no love involved
no chance to retaliate
Romeo rather have her love and die on the spot. Than not have her love and die later.
A strong need for Love
Insulted for disobedience
no way out
confused of disobedience
"Thy dear love sworn but hollow perjury, / Killing that love which thou hast vow'd to cherish" (3.3.128-129)
Love is About Responsibility
If Romeo Dies, Juliet would be in grief
How now, how now,
! What is this?
'I thank you
'I thank you not
And yet '
Thank me no thankings, nor, proud me no prouds
fettle your fine joints 'gainst Thursday next
To go with Paris to Saint Peter's Church,
Or I will
thee on a
! out, you
Themes of Love
Speak not, reply not, do not answer me
Romeo's reaction to Juliet:
"O, she doth teach the
So "hot" that torches ignite
It seems she hangs upon the
As a rich
compares Juliet's beauty with a jewel
Her beauty surpasses human boundaries