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Love in its many forms is an important theme in the play The Nurse and Mercutio speak in vulgar terms about love referring to its physical side Romeos love for Rosaline is simply superficial childish infatuation Paris represents a contractual love He does not actually know Juliet just her family and what she represents He is marrying a name not a person Juliet questions Romeo at first to his intentions the type of love he has to offer The love between Romeo and Juliet is spiritual romantic love They alone die for their love Different characters talk about love from very different points of view First there is Idealistic love Romeos early sadness is a kind of intellectual love he is in love with the idea of being in love At the beginning of the play Romeo is an immature and impulsive boy who imagines that he is love with Rosaline His talk is full of bookish and artificial expressions of emotion and he seems to be wallowing in self-pity Act 1 Scene 1 Grief of mine own lie heavy in my breast Which thou wilt propagate to have it pressed With more thine this love that thou hast shown Doth add more grief to too much of mine own When he meets Juliet and falls in love with her it has a dramatic effect on his character He becomes more mature as his love and relationship with Juliet develops Real love is the feeling between Romeo and Juliet this is the love that people crave they share a bond which makes their love even more special When they first meet they share a common biblical language and they speak in the form of a sonnet Romeo to Juliet-This holy shrine the gentle sin is this My lips two blushing pilgrims ready stand To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss Juliet-Good pilgrim you do wrong your hand too much Which mannerly devotion shows
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