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Romeo and Juliet

Themes, motifs, and symbols in Romeo and Juliet
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Connie Matthews

on 17 June 2011

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Transcript of Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet Themes Themes are the fundamental and often universal ideas explored in a literary work. Romantic Love Romeo and Juliet
Movie Trailer Love Love is the play's most important theme Love is the overriding theme of the play, but a reader should always remember that Shakespeare is uninterested in portraying a prettied-up, dainty version of the emotion, the kind that bad poets write about, and whose bad poetry Romeo reads while pining for Rosaline. Love in Romeo and Juliet is a brutal,
powerful emotion that captures individuals
and catapults them against their world,
and, at times, against themselves. Romeo and Juliet does not make a specific moral statement about the relationships between love and society, religion, and family; rather, it portrays the chaos and passion of being in love, combining images of love, violence, death, religion, and family in an impressionistic rush leading to the play’s tragic conclusion As a Cause of Violence The passionate love between Romeo and Juliet is linked from the moment of its inception with death
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