The Themes of Love and Hate in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
This essay is about the contrast of love and hate in the play by
Shakespeare "Romeo and Juliet". The essay tells you about how
Shakespeare uses language and actions to promote the themes of love
and hate and contrast throughout the play. The way he uses certain
characters as love and others as hate and how change the story line
with the contrast.
While Romeo is at the ball he spots Juliet and instantly falls in love
with her. He speaks to he and with their love they speak a sonnet
about love and each other.
'If I profane with my worthiest hand
This holy shrine, the gentle ...view middle of the document...
The sonnet is split in half each Romeo and Juliet saying
half each. By doing this Shakespeare shows that this is true love.
'have not saint lips, and holy partners too.
Ay pilgrim, lips they most use in prayer.
Often, dear saint let lips do what hands do.'
When Romeo and Juliet realise who each other really are they feel
unhappy and surprised as they know that they will not be able to see
each other as their families Karl
will disagree. This is a big contrast as their families hate for each
other has made it near impossible for Romeo and Juliet to love each
At the end of act 1 scene 5 we are left with one line which sums up
the whole play
'My only love sprung from my only hate.'
This shows that Juliet loves him but from her past hate she is
confused and doesn't know what to do as she can not be seen with him.
This is when the contrast really splits they play as love is stopped
When Romeo and Juliet go and see friar Lawrence they feel more
optimistic as he has a plan to solve their love. At this point it
looks as if love might just conquer all and that it will be a happy
ending. His plan looks as if it will...