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What does Shakespeare have to say about love in the play Romeo and Juliet We are introduced to many different aspects of love throughout the play Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare does this by expressing his own views through his characters and their opinions As the play unfolds we begin to see several themes evolving although some of Shakespeares views appear to contradict one another For example the Nurse and Mercutio believe that love can only be sexual whilst we see the complete opposite of this in Romeo and Juliets powerful love for one another Why does Shakespeare do this Is it to confuse the reader so that they think more about the play and what it is really saying Or is it because Shakespeare believes that love can be very different for different people The way in which his characters think about and view love in many different ways means that Shakespeare is not trying to prejudice us to believe that love can only be one thing he is simply presenting to us many different versions so that the audience can see love in its many forms and levels of intensity It is then up to the audience to judge the different characters and their different beliefs themselves However Shakespeare does try to influence his audience to think certain things about his characters through their use of language We see this happening in our first meeting with Romeo when his use of oxymorons feather of lead and cold fire whilst talking of Rosalind and his love for her lead the audience to believe that Romeo is in love with the idea of being in love and therefore the only love he feels for Rosalind is puppy love and not true love We can also see innocence and unawareness of what can feel like in the character of Juliet when she tells her mother that she will not endart mine eye until
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