is the theme forbidden love emerged in romeo and Juliet, how is it shaped and refined throughout the play?
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Certainly forbidden love makes their longings that much more intense. The audience quickly discovers that forbidden love is only one piece of the overall actions carried out by these two "star crossed lovers." Though Romeo and Juliet is arguably the most archetypal love story in the English language, it portrays only a very specific type of love: young, irrational, passionate love. In the play, Shakespeare ultimately suggests that the kind of love that Romeo and Juliet feel leads lovers to enact a selfish isolation from the world around them. In the end "forbidden love" is merely a piece of the greater youthful obsessive love that these two share.