Forbidden, but Not Forgotten
By:Camryn Love

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I chose Forbidden Love as my theme because I think that the story of Romeo and Juliet revolves around love that is forbidden, but eventually not forgotten.

Romeo and Juliet.....

A story of Forbidden Love and desperation. Romeo and Juliet are two kids from to separate families-The Montagues and The Capulets  who can't be together because of a past feud between the houses. The two meet at a party hosted by Lord Capulet which is supposed to be for Juliet to meet Paris, but Romeo woos Juliet and wins her over. The two get married but soon run into many problems.

Quote...

"A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life, Whose misadventured piteous overthrows Do with their death bury their parents' strife."

(Prologue, Act I Scene I, Lines 6-8)

Explanation...

Two kids take their lives because they can't be together and eventually their choices mess up their parents lives too.

To me this song represents Forbidden Love because in the song Shawn sings "And I can't stay, Just let me hold you for a little longer now". To me that lyric reminds me of the day/night when Romeo snuck into Juliet's room on their wedding night and it was dawn and Romeo needed to leave, but he wanted to hold Juliet a little longer and promiss her that nothing would ever happen. He also sings "So when we are apart ,You'll never be alone...Never be alone." This also reminds me of that same day/night.

Quote...

"My only love sprung from my only hate!? Too early seen unknown, and known too late!"

(Juliet about Romeo, Act I Scene V, Lines 135-136)

Explanation...

When Juliet finds out that Romeo is a Montague and she can't love him, but  it's too late because love has been smacked right in her face.

Quote...

"O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name; Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I'll no longer be a Capulet." (Juliet about Romeo, Act II Scene II, Lines 33-36)

Explanation...

Since the two are from totally different families and can't be together, Juliet wishes that he isn't who she thinks he is and they can be together and her no longer be a Capulet.

Quote...

“That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet”

(Juliet, Act II Scene II, Lines 43-44)

Explanation...

This quote shows that Juliet thinks that even if we change the name of something it would still remain how it is, so even if Romeo was not a Montague, the Capulets still won't approve.

Quote...

"O, bid me leap, rather than marry Paris, From off the battlements of yonder tower; Or walk in thievish ways; or bid me lurk Where serpents are; chain me with roaring bears; Or shut me nightly in a charnel-house, O'er-cover'd quite with dead men's rattling bones, With reeky shanks and yellow chapless skulls; Or bid me go into a new-made grave And hide me with a dead man in his shroud; Things that, to hear them told, have made me tremble; And I will do it without fear or doubt, To live an unstain'd wife to my sweet love."

(Juliet on marrying Paris, Act IV Scene I, Lines 77-88)

Explanation...

This quote isn't focused Romeo and Juliet and their love being forbidden, but on Juliet and Paris. Juliet says that she rather die than marry Paris while she's married to Romeo. This is because back in those days it was considered a bad thing if you were married more than one and your husband hadn't died.