“My only love sprung from my only hate”- Juliet
Imagine, the only thing you have ever loved has recoiled from your only hate. In this quote Juliet is in despair as she discovers that her one precious love is also the only hate she has ever known. To me the quote shows me how love and hate are not that different in some ways they are both so full of passion that each has a reason for its behaviour, they are both intimately linked with human brain They both cloud our thinking and judgment spark wars, poetry, and some of the greatest epics of all time. They both make our hearts race, our pupils dilate, and our palms sweat. Hate has been considered to be an evil passion, like love it is often seemingly irrational and can lead an individual to heroic and evil deeds.
Hate can be comfortable for the hater but painful for the hated. Love can be painful for the lover and comfortable for the loved. It is in our own comfort as selfish humans to enjoy hate and ignore love. To focus on our comfort and other’s pain. Our own discomfort is far worse a thing then someone else’s pain. Perception is reality especially in hate. Love can scare us. It can rock our thoughts and rattle our emotions. Hate gives us the illusion of control because we think we understand it. Love confuses us, though it’s one of nature’s base values. There was love before there was hate. But hate has reigned longer than love. In Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare presents love and hate as one of the main themes through out the play, he communicates to us but it is very difficult to find love in something you intensely hate, and in this case Juliet finding love in Romeo even though he is a Montague, and showing us that even something which is an unappealing could end up being something you love.
In an article on the internet I found a pice which related to my topic at hand it talks about how we give ourselves over to hate in our hearts and how we loose our power to control it, just as how Juliet was taught to hate the Monagues she gave herself over to hate. They talked about how forgiveness becomes difficult because we no longer have the ability to offer it how we now have given hate the power over love, and it has this tendency to block out the light that love and forgiveness offer. But in Juliet’s case its not too much of learning to forgive Montague as she is already in love with Romeo.
I do not agree with this quote as this is the first time Juliet has experienced any intimate with another. This love is love which has formed from hate I wouldn’t wish it upon anyone to experience love towards someone who was forbidden to be loved. I believe that Shakespeare included this quote because it gives audience a taste of the tragedy (forbidden love) which comes later in the play.
In today’s day and age teenagers regularly find people to date that their families do not find acceptable because of race, religion, ethnic background, socio-economic status or political beliefs. For example a relationship involving a man and a man, a women and a women or even a transgender would be frowned upon by many strict and religious cultures around the world weather it be homophobes or anything else for that matter. You and your partner in reality are usually not excepted by family, friends and or society especially when you are in a relationship with you is anything out of the ordinarily.
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