Romeo and Juliet

Forbidden Love

Two people fall for each other then deeply love each other and it's against to their parents wishes

Examples of Forbidden Love

Act II, Scene II

"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."

This example is an example of forbidden love because as we all know, both of these houses had problems in between them long before Romeo and Juliet were even born. Juliet said that she would be able to give up her last name in order to be with Romeo and eventually she did. She decided that it was time for her to be a happy and she decided to marry Romeo.


"Two households, both alike in dignity

(In fair Verona, where we lay our scene),

From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,

Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.

From forth the fatal loins of these two foes

A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life;

Whose misadventures piteous overthrows

Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife"

It says that two star crossed lovers in Verona take their lives because they are not able to be together since their is a grudge in between both families. Both of their families most prized possessions had to die in order for them to finally get along.

Act II, Scene II

"JULIET: How lamest thou hither, tell me, and wherefore?

The orchard walls are high and hard to climb,
And the place death, considering who thou art,

If any of my kinsmen find thee here."

In this scene, it represents forbidden love because Juliet is telling Romeo that if any of her male relatives find Romeo in the Capulet's property, there might be the chance that Romeo is going to get killed. Romeo was in her garden because he was talking to his love of his life, Juliet.

Act III, Scene II

"FRIAR LAURENCE: O, she knew well

Thy love did read by rote and could not spell.

But come, young waverer, come, go with me,

In one respect I’ll thy assistant be;

For this alliance may so happy prove,

To turn your households’ rancour to pure love.

ROMEO: O, let us hence; I stand on sudden haste.

FRIAR LAURENCE: Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast."

This scene kind represent forbidden love because Friar knew that both families had some issues in between them. I believe that Friar agreed on marring the star crossed lovers because he believed that their marriage, which represents forbidden love, might have actually been the solution to their conflicts.

Act III, Scene III

"ROMEO: ’Tis torture, and not mercy: heaven is here,

Where Juliet lives; and every cat and dog

And little mouse, every unworthy thing,

Live here in heaven and may look on her;

But Romeo may not: more validity,

More honourable state, more courtship lives

In carrion-flies than Romeo: they my seize

On the white wonder of dear Juliet’s hand

And steal immortal blessing from her lips,

Who even in pure and vestal modesty,

Still blush, as thinking their own kisses sin;

But Romeo may not; he is banished:

Flies may do this, but I from this must fly:

They are free men, but I am banished.

And say’st thou yet that exile is not death?

Hadst thou no poison mix’d, no sharp-ground knife,

No sudden mean of death, though ne’er so mean,

But “banished” to kill me?—“banished”?

O friar, the damned use that word in hell;

Howlings attend it: how hast thou the heart,

Being a divine, a ghostly confessor,

A sin-absolver, and my friend profess’d,

To mangle me with that word “banished”?"

This represents forbidden love because since Romeo killed Juliet's cousin Tybalt, he is now kicked out of Verona. Romeo is not going to be able to see Juliet unless he is willing to sneak into her house and see her every night.

Endless Love

Brief Summary

Jade Butterfield,  a recent high school graduate, immediately falls in love with David Elliot. David has had a tough past that Jade's father does not approve of, but that did not come between their love.

Connections to Romeo and Juliet

David and Jade's love was considered forbidden because Jade's father did not approve of their relationship until Jade took a stand to her father and decided to fight for her happiness. Another connection to Romeo and Juliet was that Jade's father was having an affair while he was married to Jade's mother. We could say that David's father could represent Nurse (from the beginning of the play) because she and he both supported their child. They both encouraged them to start seeing and fighting for their loves of their lives. Of course David is going to be Romeo and Jade is going to be Juliet in this movie.  This movie was very similar to Romeo and Juliet.