Construct an argument about a topic, theme, or idea that you discovered in act i of william shakespeare’s

Construct an argument about a topic, theme, or idea that you discovered in act i of william shakespeare’s romeo and juliet. create a debatable central claim for your argument, and provide evidence from the text or other reliable sources. here are some topics that you may want to consider: discuss romeo's infatuation with rosaline. compare romeo's love for rosaline with romeo's love for juliet. discuss how the feud between the montagues and capulets drives the action of the play. discuss the similarities between romeo and paris in act i. discuss how the theme of the individual verses society is explored in act i. this list is not exhaustive, and you can choose your own topic if you wish.

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  1. Actually, to be totally frank, there is one school of thought that says we never really find out if Romeo and Juliet had 'true love' for each other. The tragedy of the play 'Romeo and Juliet'by William Shakespeare is, of course, that they both die so young that they (and we) never get to find out if it was lasting love or infatuation. Romeo, though, knows what infatuative 'love' is. It is more like 'love of self' and often people are in love with the way the other special person makes them feel, rather than experiencing a 'giving' kind of love which relies more on caring for the other person and their needs. Many readers like to believe that Romeo has already experienced this kind of infatuative love and so would recognise it if turned up again - if his love for Juliet feels different, then we can hope he realises it is not the same as the superficial feelings he had for Rosaline

  2. One example that you can pick is the conflict between the individual and the social. Your main argument could be that Shakespeare was trying to show how tragedy usually occurs when people care only about their individual desires and not about their society.

    In terms of the individual, the most obvious example is that of Romeo and Juliet. They are ready to follow their hearts and think only of themselves, regardless of what their families and societies suffer from it. Montague and Capulet are also being selfish and only thinking about themselves when they maintain their hate for each other, regardless of the harm they cause to Verona.

    In terms of the social, we can show the Prince. If the Prince had intervened and protected society, many tragedies could have been avoided. Capulet and the Montague, as well as Romeo and Juliet, would have also been better off if they had cared more about the social consequences of their actions.

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