Romeo and JulietRomeo and Juliet is, we can say, the most romantic and tragic love story Shakespeare ever wrote, it is his most popular play during his lifetime and is still one of the most frequently performed plays. It was originally published in 1597.
Romeo and Juliet is about the love of two youngsters that are from families that are against each other. In this text the researcher will analyze three main quotes of Romeo’s and Juliet’s play: “Love has no boundaries, Love is blind and My only love sprung from my only hate”. What do they mean with this quotes? What’s the message hidden behind them?”Love has no boundaries”. Reading Romeo and Juliet the reader can notice that love can definitely make you do things you would never have thought of. Love is always going to be their first priority, no matter how easy or hard it is to reach. If you are truly in love with someone you will do anything and everything for that person.
Romeo’s boundary is that he is banished from Verona, he crossed that boundary the instant he comes back to see Juliet’s body and, of course, when he killed himself because of love. Juliet’s boundary is very obvious, when she takes her life, the most important thing she has is to stay with Romeo. She shows her true love for him so they can stay and live together in whatever is in afterlife. This act of completely craziness makes us understand that you could do anything and everything for love, that when you are truly in love nothing else counts if not that person.”True love is blind”, and so is the love shared by Romeo and Juliet. The reader might think that with the quote: Love is blind, we mean that love doesn’t look at the aesthetics of a person, that you don’t look at what the person looks like or how much he or she is annoying… The researcher has another point on view.
It could be that love makes it difficult for you to see the other person’s faults so you are just going to follow them even if they are wrong, for example when Benvolio says: “Come, he hath hid himself among these trees,To be consorted with the humorous night.Blind is his love and best befits the dark.”This states that, because of Romeo’s blind love like the darkness of the night, the perfect time to talk to Juliet is after nightfall. Mercutio’s answer: “If love be blind, love cannot hit the mark.Now will he sit under a medlar treeAnd wish his mistress were that kind of fruitAs maids call medlars when they laugh alone.” This states that Mercutio thinks that if love is blind then it is not real love.
“My only love sprung from my only hate” is the line that Juliet says when she learns that her “only love” (Romeo) has “sprung from her only hate” (he is the son of her family’s only enemies, the Montagues). Romeo’s response when he finds out that Juliet is a Capulet is the same reaction: “Oh dear account!” My only love sprung from my only hate!Too early seen unknown, and known too late!Prodigious birth of love it is to meThat I must love a loathèd enemy.Juliet knows she is supposed to hate the Montagues.
The Capulets and the Montagues have been arguing for so long that nobody knows what they are arguing about anymore, the only thing they all know is that they hate each other. That’s what makes their love for each other so big and powerful: knowing that it’s forbidden. The hatred between the Capulet and the Montague’s caused the death of their loved ones. This has concluded the love between both of the families. Juliet:My only love sprung from my only hate!Too early seen unknown, and known too late!Prodigious birth of love it is to me,That I must love a loathèd enemy.
To conclude, Romeo and Juliet’s story filled hearts and became and example for multiple themes and plays that made the world cry. The story of two young lovers that with their death reconcile their families became popular in the entire world!