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Romeo and Juliet - love as religion
Transcript of Romeo and Juliet - love as religion
Maintains such falsehood , then turn tears to fires..." (p493) " If I profane with my unworthiest hand
This holy shrine, the gentle fine is this,
My lips, two blushing pilgrims,ready stand
To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss..." (p503) Thesis:
In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare portrays love as religion. Love highlights both good and bad aspects of religion. In the play there are many connections to religious "worship" that could be compared to Romeo and Juliet' s great love , devotion , and passion for each other. love compared to the hardships of religion "Then move not while prayer's effect I take.
Thus from my lips by thine my sin is purged..." (p504) " I take thee at thy word.
Call me but love , and I'll be new baptized.
Henceforth I never will be Romeo." (p 511) " Do not swear at all.
Or, if thy wilt, swear by thy gracious self,
Which is the god of my idolatry,
And I'll believe thee." (p513) Fin.