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30 March 2014
07 January 2014
“… Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds
Or bends with the remover to remove…”
These faithful lines above are seen as a manifesto of eternal love throughout timeline, which is firmly proven in typical literatures from classical work like “Romeo and Julliet”, “Jane Eyre”, “The Gift of the Magi” to the contemporary one such as “The notebook”. They are all love concerto which are drawn by loving characters, whose love is a sacrifice, a greatness and a consistency.
“… Love is not love
If it changes when it finds a change in circumstances
Or it bends from its firm stand when a lover is unfaithful”
A real love will not change no matter which difficulties come to prevent it. A real love will not change if a lover is faithful enough to overcome barriers
The two first characters that cannot forget to be mentioned when talking about Shakespeare are Romeo and Juliet in the same name literature work. “Romeo and Juliet” is not only the brain child of literary genius Shakespeare but also one of the most powerful demonstrations of his viewpoint above about love. Romeo is described as good-looking, honest, gentle, enthusiastic, sensitive, romantic character. The love he shares with Juliet is much more profound, mature than his previous puppy love. His beloved, Juliet, is so beautiful, the beauty of innocent, hopeful young that Romeo must painfully admit: “Death, that hath suck'd the honey of thy breath, hath had no power yet upon thy beauty”.. Moreover, Juliet is a smart girl, she knows how to satisfy parents, notwithstanding, she chooses to follow her heart, fall in love with the son of enemy after a faithful party night “What's in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet”. “Montague” and "Capulet” are just names that cannot prevent the two young hearts drowning in yeast of love, however, these two names are the reason for all tragedies. By only tragedies, Shakespeare shows strongly his conception about love. Shakespeare is talented at creating conflict; they are conflicts about the two families, about the deepest souls, about the love triangle. A rose is beautiful but its spikes can cause blood shades. Romeo, an honorable gentleman, who worships romance and friendship, kills Juliet’s brother because of Mercudio’s death. Romeo becomes an exile, and Juliet is forced to marry a man that will never replace Romeo in her heart. Nobody can measure how much beautiful tear are falling down on her angelic face, nobody can measure exactly how much painful Romeo sustain when losing honorary, family, friend, and Juliet, pitifully, solving these conflicts mostly are sad endings. To refuse a loveless marriage, Juliet pretends to die in forty two hours, after this short dream, she will belong to Romeo forever. However, dream is just a dream; Romeo poisons himself to stay beside Juliet forever, and when Juliet wakes up, her suicides by Romeo’s swords. Readers when touching this scene, will pitifully regret “if only just one or two minutes, Juliet had waken up earlier, they would have been together forever”. Shakespeare knows that in these pilots made of feuds, love will be drowned in blood. Finally, no longer “Montague” is, no longer “Capulet” is, in paradise, there is just only Romeo and Juliet, there is just only loving concerto which is composed by the two young passionate hearts, just only “a time for us”. A sad ending, however, opens a new beginning. Even though Romeo and Juliet cannot be together in this world, they can eliminate partially pointless feud between the two families. The love between Romeo and Juliet is like a phoenix, which strongly reborn from his own ashes. Shakespeare has a sensitive soul who always desires a real love, a happy family which is raised by two kindred souls, unfortunately, God gives him talent writing but not a happy family, therefore, his desire grows up stronger and stronger. When sayings are helpless, Shakespeare let his literature confide, and “Romeo and Juliet” is one of his own confessions and of other young couples. Is there any place in the world, people can ready to live for love, sacrifice for love like Romeo and Juliet?