Romeo And Juliet: The Theme Of Love
Romeo and Juliet is a timeless play and it will always relate to the youth because throughout decades and centuries no matter how much time goes by and how the world changes the struggles of teenagers still remain the same. The world around us is always changing but somehow the experiences and struggles that teenagers go through always stay the same or very similar. The way teenagers show love and the way teenagers rebel change but it doesn’t at the same time. Love never changes no matter how much time and change goes by, but neither does violence. Throughout the whole Romeo and Juliet play love and violence have always been connected. Love is dangerous. The most common problem doesn’t change between the youth from Romeo and Juliet to the present day.
Love is a major theme seen in Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. There are various types of love that are portrayed in the story such as forbidden and unrequited love. Often love is restricted due to the lack of consent from parents. The reasoning behind forbidden love is often due to distance, age, or overall the parents not liking the individual and forbidding them to see each other. Romeo and Juliet’s reason for forbidden love was the rivalry between the Montagues and Capulets. An example of unrequited love in Romeo and Juliet was the arranged marriage that was going to occur between Paris and Juliette but was unrequited love since Juliette loved Romeo and not Paris. Arranged marriage still occurs today between teenage boys and girls in areas such as India and can be seen as a struggle of youth. Unrequited love is still a problem in today’s youth where relationships are one-sided, this can result in a decrease of self-esteem and a disheartening breakup.
Both in present-day and in Romeo and Juliet teenagers are seen as incapable of making choices and as violent, reckless, and as instigators of violence. Although Romeo and Juliet are seen as a play about love it really is also talking about violence. Youth are seen as irresponsible and useless when in reality teenagers are just exploring their freedom. Love is the cause of violence in a lot of cases not only in Romeo and Juliet but also in the present day. Throughout the play, Romeo and Juliet are seen as impulsive and making choices without thinking because of love and every time it caused violence. Examples of violence are seen throughout the Romeo and Juliet play. It seems as the play revolves around violence and not love itself. Violence in the play and in the present day is similar. With feuding families and gangs. Although it is not as common it still does exist.
Romeo and Juliet is still relevant today showing that yes teenagers can be seen as irresponsible, reckless, naive, and irresponsible. Nothing can stop love, not a massive feud between two massive gangs. Teenagers change but their motives and intentions will not change no matter how much the world changes and evolves.
Love is perceived as sweet but preserved, violent but safe and dangerous in the Romeo and Juliet play. All that the youth want during present-day is love as strong as Romeos and Juliet’s. Although love and violence seem like they are drastically different love and violence are the most dangerous thing once they are put together. Romeo and Juliet is a timeless play, time will pass by and the world will change but teenagers’ hope for a love like Romeo and Juliet’s will never change. Love adapts but it never fades away.