A Healthy Relationships In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Healthy relationships allow two people to feel supported and connect to one another while also feeling equally independent and free. A healthy relationship is based on a firm foundation so that it will be long lasting. There are many things that factor into a healthy relationship in order for both people to feel that they can trust each other and support each other when challenges arise. William Shakespeare once said, “Honesty is the best policy. If I lose my honor, I lose myself.” Shakespeare was a very well known playwright and poet during the mid 1500s and early 1600s. He was the writer of one of the most famous plays in history, Romeo and Juliet. This tragedy follows the life of Romeo and Juliet throughout their journey as they learn the…show more content…
Romeo, who is part of the Montagues, falls madly in love with Juliet, who is a Capulet. He is aware of the danger if anyone finds out his true love because the two groups are supposed to be enemies towards each other, but he cannot give up the woman of his dreams simply because of the label hanging over his head. Within three days of meeting each other, they get married but continue to keep it a secret. What Romeo and Juliet failed to do is take the time to get to know each other in a deeper way before they were married. Getting to know someone is essential in building a healthy relationship between two people so that no rushed decisions are made and they will not encounter trouble in the long run. In Act II Scene 3 of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Juliet is conversing with Friar about her love for Romeo. “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' rancor to pure love.” The Friar does not believe that Romeo’s love for Juliet is authentic because just before, Romeo had been madly in love with Rosaline. His love is very changeable, just days before he had been in love with another woman. If you don’t truly know someone, you may end up getting hurt. Understanding the person who you decide to marry is just the base of the foundation for having a healthy, long lasting
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