Love and Loss in Romeo and Juliet

Investigates themes of love and loss in WIlliam Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

In William Shakespeare’s classic play of “Romeo and Juliet”, the themes of love and loss demonstrate that the play has a greater significance than that of chronicling the tale of two lovers. This paper explores the themes of love and loss in respect to this play in order to show how Shakespeare’s tragedy was actually the best example of a love story as there was no prolonged suffering for the two main characters. Personal reflections are also used to direct this argument.