“Cousin Kate” by Christina Rossetti Essay
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The Four texts that will be witnessed throughout the essay are : Cousin Kate by Christina Rossetti, Porphyria’s lover by Robert Browning, To his Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvel and Romeo Juliet by William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet is about two lovers – who adore each other so much, similarily Porphyria’s lover is about a man who loves Porphria so much, which leads on to him killing her. Then, To his Coy Mistress was when the narrator slept with the lady and had sex, similarily Cousin Kate was similar as the narrator had sex with one person then betrayed her for someone else for the money.
In Act 1 Scene 1 of Romeo and Julliet. Romeo looks to be very (Obsessed) with Rosaline. Rosaline is the girl that Romeo fell in love with very deeply. Montague describes how deeply and Distraught Romeo is feeling to the fact that Rosaline does not love Romeo back. He doesn’t want to show his family and friends what is happening but he keeps on sobbing.
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Also In Act 1 Scene 1 Teenage Love is shown between Romeo and Rosaline. He expresses a very deep action in the depth of love like a Teenager. Romeo, we find out, has been moping around in a “grove of sycamore,” which, by the way, is Shakespeare’s way of hinting that Romeo is love sick or “sick amour”. This shows a lovesick teenager. Romeo wanders in and willingly tells Benvolio that he’s in love with a girl who doesn’t love him back. He is embarrassed and scared to tell just like a teenager.
Furthermore, In Act 1 Scene 5 – Romeo changes dramatically, when he meets Juliet and his love with Rosaline had all vanished. He says that he has never seen a ‘True Beauty’ till this night – like Juliet. This shows that he was not in love with Rosaline and tells that he is a very unloyal love with people. Juliet had sparked Romeo’s eye very deeply and had attached on Romeo’s heart.
Although, the infatuation in Act1 Scene1 was very deep into the love with Rosaline. This shows the love of young teenager who doesn’t know what a true love is and can get easily captured by a lot of love relationships. This in teenagers perspective is very true and a very common thing that happens in teenage love. Romeo is a very fickle teenager when it comes to Love. Romeo is a very fickle character because one he is love with one person which was Rosaline then changes his love to Juliet. The quote that shows is ‘I’ve never seen a true beauty till this night’. This shows how a different person he can get in matter of time. This also links with his teenage love attitude.
Moreover, In act1 Scene 5 – Romeo and Juliet when they first meet is very strong and eye catchyFrom across the room, Romeo sees Juliet, and asks a servingman who she is. The servingman does not know. Romeo is transfixed; Rosaline vanishes from his mind and he declares that he has never been in love until this moment. Moving through the crowd, Tybalt hears and recognizes Romeo’s voice Then Romeo touches Juliet’s hand.