What does Shakespeare have to say about love in the play Romeo and Juliet

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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 Shakespeare's views appear to contradict one another. For example, the Nurse and Mercutio believe that love can only …

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…to Mantua through this window thus explaining the idea of the window taking the life out of her room. Although the characters in Romeo and Juliet express many different versions of love the theme that Shakespeare seems to carry throughout the play is that all love, in particular the romantic love shared by Romeo and Juliet, is determined by fate and whether that love is allowed to survive and blossom cannot be determined by us.