What does Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare present to the reader about hate and love?
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Both emotions are intertwined, meaning they are connected. They are both powerful emotions that if not managed or controlled, could lead to dangerous actions, as Romeo and Juliet have proven. For Romeo and Juliet, the emotions of love and hate contribute to the couple's fatal flaw, which is impulsiveness. Do you realize that within 5 days, Romeo and Juliet meet, fall in love, and die. It takes that long. Their love for each other makes them act impulsively. They marry one day after meeting. They make these rash decisions without taking the time to think about them. Juliet is so impulsive that she fakes her own death to get out of marrying Paris.
Hatred, also, if not managed or controlled, leads to dangerous consequences. Where did this hatred for the families come from? This ancient grudge between the Capulets and Montagues? What is the source. It just continues for no good reason. This hatred leads to the deaths of several characters in the play.
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