What do the oxymoron and paradox in this excerpt illustrate about love? read the excerpt from act ii, scene v of romeo and juliet. friar laurence: these violent delights have violent ends, and in their triumph die, like fire and powder, which, as they kiss consume: the sweetest honey is loathsome in his own deliciousness and in the taste confounds the appetite: therefore love moderately; long love doth so; too swift arrives as tardy as too slow. only love has the ability to overcome obstacles. nothing good ever comes from truly loving another. loving with restraint is the key to long-lasting love. true love causes one to lose the ability to reason.
"the sweetest honey is loathsome in its deliciousness"
"loving with restraint is the key true love ... Lose the ability to reason"
these illustrate that as wonderful as love is and feels, it makes you vulnerable to pain like nothing else. we want to hold back so that it lasts and stays 'good' and we aren't hurt. but when we truly love we can't hold back and overthink or we'll lose the person. because love makes you want to be vulnerable to that person, even if they can hurt you, the same way you can hurt them. good luck
Only love has the ability to overcome obstacles,