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Romance over Rules Tragedy Essay

  • Submitted by: saminaa001
  • on June 24, 2014
  • Category: English
  • Length: 652 words

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The Romeo and Juliet is more romantic story than a tragic story. Romantic is inclined toward or suggestive of the feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love. For example, The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough is a forbidden love between a beautiful, young girl and a priest. In this book, it is forbidden love, since a priest is not supposed to marry and be loyal to God. The play, Romeo and Juliet, is more Romantic since they meet without heir parents’ permission, the get married, and they died for each other.  
One major aspect, in the play Romeo goes to the masquerade party at the Capulets, to find a new woman to like, since Rosaline didn’t like him. There he found Juliet. He was in so much love with her that when it was time to leave he left his friends and went to see Juliet over the orchard walls. No one knew about this meet up between Romeo and Juliet. The quote I’m going to use my idea is “But; soft! What light through yonder window breaks? …… Take all myself.” (Act II, Scene II, Line 2-51) I chose this quote to prove my thesis because Romeo and Juliet confess their love for each other for the first time. It is their only first time meeting and they all ready decided to marry one another.
Second major aspect, Juliet sends the nurse, to go find out when her marriage is. When the nurse came back, Juliet kept on begging to know what happened, but the nurse was trying to be suspenseful and told her later. When the nurse told Juliet, Juliet went to get married. When she got to the church, father took them in, and he got them married.   The quote I’m going to use to prove this idea is, “Come! Come with me and we’ll make this ceremony short. You shall not be alone, until the holy church joins you two together” (Act II, Scene VI, Line 35-37). This quote proves my idea because they love each other so much that they decided to get married and live together for the rest of their lives. It was only a few hours later since they got married, when Romeo got...

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