How is love presented in lines 1-23, Act 2, Scene 2 of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet ?

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In this passage, Romeo presents love and women in two ways. First he presents love as a feeling that transcends reality making it a celestial feeling and women as celestial beings. Secondly, he presents love as being purely related to sexuality. Since Romeo perceives love as being purely related to women, it is difficult to separate his perspective of love from his perspective of women, namely, Juliet.

We see Romeo portray Juliet as a celestial being, thereby presenting love as an ethereal emotion, when we see him relate Juliet to the sun, the moon, and even to an angel. We see Romeo relate Juliet to the sun in the first couple of lines in his soliloquy , "But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? / It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!" (II.ii.2-3). We also see him comparing her beauty to the moon, declaring that she is more beautiful than the moon, making the...

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