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Love Better Not Everyone can agree that love is wonderful but is it worth everything Should one sacrifice their all for love Scholars conclude that the central theme of Romeo and Juliet is love Love drives the play as the prologue introduces the audience to a pair of star-crossed lovers Prologue l6 The definition of love is established as eros a union that brings self-fulfilment philia brotherly and sisterly love and agape wholly selfless love Saint Augustine once said that It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all Truly the experience of love is unlike any other and every human should experience it However whether or not humans should experience love is not the topic at hand rather it is whether it is better to have loved and lost or to never have loved at all In William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet it is evident that the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet would have been better not to have loved at all Particularly love has caused Romeo and Juliet to be myopic death is the ultimate outcome of their love and love is the reason for tragedy - not only for Romeo and Juliet but for every character surrounding them Firstly love blinds Romeo and Juliet - all Romeo sees and cares about is Juliet and all Juliet sees and cares about is Romeo Being with each other is the only thing that matters Love is supposed to be a union that brings self-fulfilment but in Romeo and Juliet it brings violence This play opens with Romeo being depressed because Rosaline does not return his love He locks himself in a room and thinks of no one but Rosaline until he falls in love with Juliet At the Capulet party Romeo says Did my heart love till now Forswear it sight for I neer saw true beauty till this night I v l69-60 On the other hand
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