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In Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare portrays different aspects and types of love in many ways The obvious love is the fateful love between Romeo and Juliet although the play also displays platonic love maternal love and aspects of adolescent love The first kind of love shown in the play is teenage love through Romeo Montague tells us that Many a morning hath he Romeo been seen adding to the clouds more clouds with his deep sighs Romeo is often seen sighing showing that he is either depressed or in love Romeo is both He says he is out of her favour where I am in love He is in love with Rosaline but she has sworn herself to a life of chastity and does not return Romeos love Shakespeare mocks Romeos infatuation with the language he uses to show Romeos love To Romeo love is a choking gall a poison Love is the end of Romeos life this is not the language of love this is the language of infatuation and Shakespeare exaggerates Romeos infatuation with his constant talk of sadness devotion and depression This is mocked further when Romeo first sets eyes upon Juliet Did my heart love till now he asks himself This shows the fickleness of and speed at which teenage love can change direction Just a minute before noticing Juliet Romeo was infatuated by Rosaline then a moment later he is suddenly in love with Juliet Throughout the play Shakespeare high-lights the hastiness and impetuous nature of Romeo and Juliets teenage love Friar Laurence advises Romeo that they stumble that run fast meaning that their relationship is likely to stumble or become difficult if they are too hasty with their actions This of course doesnt prevent the young lovers from marrying soon after their first meeting Although in some ways Shakespeare mocks the love between Romeo and Juliet he does make it seem to be true love When the couple first
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