Romeo’s and Juliet’s Love: Constructive or Destructive? That’s the Question

Dorostkar, Tallan (2012) Romeo’s and Juliet’s Love: Constructive or Destructive? That’s the Question. In: 2nd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’12), 4-6 May 2012, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is filled with two emotions, love and hate. Lots of other emotions are included into this play, but none are more defined than these two. Exuberant amounts of love and hate can have both positive and negative consequences, such as death, true love, or fighting. Shakespeare puts all of these into the play, Romeo and Juliet’s death, the family feuding, the marriage, and the two fights between Tybalt and Mercutio and Romeo and Mercutio. The incorporation of these elements makes the play very interesting. They don’t imagine that their love leads to the tragedies. Romeo and Juliet do nothing wrong except fall in love. Three aspects of their destruction include the feud between the two families, the violence that ends in an unwanted death and the most important aspect of all is fate. Both love and hate caused Romeo and Juliet’s death. The love Romeo had for Juliet caused him to kill himself when he thought that Juliet had killed herself. When Juliet woke up from the potion, she saw Romeo dead, so she killed herself. They both would have been alive if it were not for their extreme love. Their love is obsessive because Romeo comes from the Montague family and Juliet comes from the Capulet family; they are madly in lover with each other and get married, but they know it can’t last forever because both families hate each other. It’s destructive for their love causes an act of violence, e.g. when Mercutio is stabbed by Tybalt and he then kills Tybalt. This paper will focus on how the mutual love between Romeo and Juliet gets destructively obsessive.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Depositing User: Mr. Ibrahim Kinal
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2012 08:07
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2012 08:07
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/1013

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