William Shakespeare’s unique talent has withstood the tides of time and drastically changed writing styles of modern times. His work is still well known centuries later as an inspiration to new writers around the world. Romeo and Juliet, a classic and one of Shakespeare most famous plays proves that love can travel to extremes and hatred can lead to deception and misery. Romeo and Paris, two characters contradicting charcters, both struggle for the same goal. This causes conflict and leads to the untimely death of many characters. Romeo and Paris are similar because they both strive for Juliet however; they are different in the way that they think of Juliet.
Within this play, Romeo’s desire for Juliet’s love is unquestionable. Right after meeting Juliet, Romeo confesses his love for her when he says, “O, speak again, bright angel, for thou art /As glorious to this night, being o’er my head/As is the winged messenger of heaven” (2.2.26-28). Later he says, “Th’ exchange of thy loves faithful vow for mine” (2.2.128). The significance of what Romeo says is important because he compares Juliet to an angel meaning he must really care. They also vow to love each other. This undeniable fact is not only proven here but throughout the entire play.
Also proven within the play is Paris’s love for Juliet. It is slightly different from Romeo’s. Paris’s more formal desire for Juliet is proven when he says, “But now, my lord. What say you to my suit?”(1.2.6) and, “Younger than she are happy mothers made” (1.2.12). Paris goes to Capulet, Juliet’s father to suite his daughter. He obviously wants to marry Juliet if he has taken the time to suit her formally. He is very consistent and wants to make a good impression. Even though a bit more traditional and formal, Paris still if not loves, then wants Juliet as his wife and won’t settle for anything less.
Next is the fact that Romeo and Paris are very different even though they share some similarities. Romeo treats Juliet as a...