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Please provide examples which prove true love cannot run smoothly based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

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Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet begins by telling the audience, in the Prologue, that true love will not run smoothly. The Chorus, which is often the voice of Fate, explicitly says that "a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life" because of "misadventured piteous overthrows" (Prologue.6-7). Basically it is saying that because of mistakes and sad losses, the two lovers will not enjoy love running smoothly because they will commit suicide. Also, a warning by the Fates should not be taken lightly; therefore, it can be inferred that Romeo and Juliet's love is written in the stars by the Fates and that means it is true love. But again, because of unfortunate events, love won't run smoothly for them and they won't come out of it alive. 

The next reference to love not being smooth, or easy, is by Romeo when he is discussing the subject with Mercutio . Romeo was unable to convince Rosaline to love him in the way he desired, so he is heartbroken. Romeo tells Mercutio that love is a heavy...

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