A song?Hey guys, i needed help finding a song for one of the scenes in R&J. It's the scene where Romeo got banished and Juliet found out. Any help or suggestions. plzz! :(

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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In Act Three, scene two, Juliet learn of Tybalt's death at Romeo's hands and her new husband's subsequent banishment.  Her reaction to hearing the news is a painful mix of emotion, ranging from anger, disappointment, and sorrow.  Def Leppard's song "When Love and Hate Collide" captures many of Juliet's conflicting emotions:

"One night alone
Is like a year without you baby
If you have a heart at all
Without you
Can't stop the hurt inside
When love and hate collide" ("When Love and Hate Collide")

Juliet confesses to her nurse that she still loves Romeo, even in the face of Tybalt's death.  She is willing to forgive him, recognizing that he is still her husband.

"There's a time and a place and a reason
And I know I got a love to believe in
All I know got to win this time" ("When Love and Hate Collide")

Ultimately, Juliet chooses love over hate and sends a message to Romeo through her nurse:

"O, find him! give this ring to my true knight
And bid him come to take his last farewell."(III.ii.147-148)


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