Theme of love quotes in Romeo And Juliet

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  • Quotes depicting love in Romeo and Juliet
    • "Under love's heavy burden do I sink"- Romeo Act 1,Scene 4
      • 'Is love a tender thing? It is too rough,Too rude, too boist'rous, and it pricks  like thorn."
        • Romeo's perspective on love when heartbroken by Rosaline's chastity
          • "Under love's heavy burden do I sink"- Romeo Act 1,Scene 4
            • 'Is love a tender thing? It is too rough,Too rude, too boist'rous, and it pricks  like thorn."
              • Romeo's perspective on love when heartbroken by Rosaline's chastity
                • Describes love in a violent, aggressive manner. The metaphor for love depicted juxtaposes against Romeo's romanticised character which is against  societal norms
              • Shows 'love' for Romeo is a negative construct and he is not mature enough yet to be grateful for its bounties. Is he truly in love?
          • Describes love in a violent, aggressive manner. The metaphor for love depicted juxtaposes against Romeo's romanticised character which is against  societal norms
        • Shows 'love' for Romeo is a negative construct and he is not mature enough yet to be grateful for its bounties. Is he truly in love?
      • 'Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight,For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.' Romeo Act 1, scene 5
        • Rhetorical question in the beginning shows that Romeo did indeed simply lust after Rosaline. Makes us question his honesty and maturity
      • "Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear"
        • Romeo's interpretation on love when he meets Juliet. Makes us question wether he really loved Rosaline, or was it just lust?
          • 'Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight,For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.' Romeo Act 1, scene 5
            • Rhetorical question in the beginning shows that Romeo did indeed simply lust after Rosaline. Makes us question his honesty and maturity
        • The verb 'use' shows that Romeo holds the physicality of a woman in high regards. Another phrase showing that he lusts after Juliet rather than love
      • "This holy shrine [reference to Juliet]...my lips, two blushing pilgrims" Romeo, Act 1 Scene 5
        • Romeo uses religious imagery. He refers to his lips as 'pilgrims' and Juliet as a 'holy shrine'. This shows how he revers Juliet above himself, which is against patriarchal society at the time.
      • "You kiss by th'book" Juliet Act 1 Scene 5
    • "Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear"
      • Romeo's interpretation on love when he meets Juliet. Makes us question wether he really loved Rosaline, or was it just lust?
        • The verb 'use' shows that Romeo holds the physicality of a woman in high regards. Another phrase showing that he lusts after Juliet rather than love

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