This is false because they may seem to be in love, however, Romeo noticeably only loves Juliet for her looks based off of his comparison of her to celestial objects whilst expressing his love. Moreover, Juliet is uncertain of her feelings throughout their entire story, but because of Romeo’s foolhardy love for Juliet, they progressed with their relationship at too fast of a pace, causing numerous accounts of danger and mistakes, resulting in a flawed relationship that sadly ended in both their deaths. If they were to get to know each other better and take their love more slowly, it would show that they are truly in love, but sadly the course they chose to partake, made for inevitable doom in their
This changed very quickly. Romeo was truly in love with Rosaline, not Juliet. Therefore, this proves that Juliet is just the rebound to Romeo’s ever changing feelings. Romeo and Juliet were immature people. Juliet was just a young girl, who was not ready to give her life to someone.
Did Romeo feel that Rosaline was less of a challenge, seeing as she was not part of a main family, whereas Juliet would serve as a challenge, coming from the House of Capulet? At first, he seems set on the beautiful Rosaline; a beautiful girl who just so happens to be Juliet’s distant cousin. Rosaline on the other hand, is very much against this idea, since she had sworn off all men and basically treated Romeo like the dirt under her shoe. That did not dissuade Romeo; at the beginning of the play, we see him pining after her; complaining to his friend Mercutio about how she was playing
At this point, Juliet is unaware of his name and demands that the nurse tells her. ‘His name is Romeo, and a Montague, The only son of your enemy’ Juliet is clearly quite distraught and replies with a very emotional line, ‘My only love sprung from my only hate’. The contrast of love/hate, in my opinion is very powerful. It illustrates Juliet’s raw emotions and feelings for Romeo. She continues to add, ‘Too early seen unknown, and known too late’.
His dwelling over his “love [for Rosaline], feel no love...”(Shakespeare, Act I, line:177) seems to take up all his attention, making him only want to talk about how glum he is rather than the carnage of the town after the fight between the Montagues and Capulets that happened just moments prior to his arrival. When he says this, he means that no matter how much he loves her, she is not interested and does not love him back. This gives insight
With Mercutio being such a skeptic, he mocks love and makes fun of his best friend Romeo when he finds out he has fallen in love with a Capulet; Mercutio states “Romeo, Humors! Madman! Passion! Lover! Appear thou in the likeness of a sigh, speak but one rhyme and I am satisfied.” When Romeo is distressed by his love for Rosaline, he states
He hopes to see Rosaline, the women he is in love with. When he arrives he seen a lady that makes him forget all about Rosaline, this woman 's name is Juliet. When Romeo and Juliet meet, they fell right in love. They soon found out that their families were enemies, but this still did not stop them. Everything that happened from here on out depressed Romeo more and more.
There was no love in this relationship, but rather idiocy and lust and maybe even the want for love, but no actual love. All throughout the play Romeo claims he was in love with someone first Rosaline and then all of a sudden Juliet, if Romeo was to truly love either of these ladies he would not have been able to switch between them so quickly, who’s to say Juliet wasn’t just a rebound? Friar Lawrence said “ Young men feel with their eyes, not their hearts” and while this may not be true in all cases, it is very true in this case. As soon as Romeo layed eyes on Juliet he fell in “love” with her which is completely unrealistic. Romeo didn’t know a single thing about her, even as little as her own name.
One last reason William Shakespeare 's “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” does not represent what true love is, is because of Romeo and Juliet 's immaturity. We can tell that Romeo is immature because in Act 1 scene 2 Romeo says “ Not mad, but bound more than a madman is, Shut up in prison, kept without my food,Whipped and tormented (55-57).” This is how Romeo explains his suicidal feelings after Roseline broke up with him. Romeo was all devastated about Rosaline, but soon as he lays eyes on Juliet, he completely forgets about Rosaline and instantly falls in love with Juliet, this proves to us that Romeo is a player. Also, since Juliet is only just around fourteen years old, she has not even had a chance to meet other people or fully grow into her true self yet. Romeo is immature because he went from one girl then right to the next and Juliet is immature because she 's only fourteen years old and has not fully grown up yet.
In the original play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, two star-crossed lovers find themselves racing against death in the dangerous game of love with the aid of a corrupted Friar. The prize of endless bliss and passion would have been bestowed upon the two if they were not so reactive towards the events in the plot. The tragic flaw of impetuosity is depicted through the entire play through the actions and words of Friar Lawrence, Juliet and Romeo. The first time the reader gets a glimpse of Romeo’s impetuosity is in Scene V, Act I, where he is seen admiring Juliet from afar. In Scene I of Act I, Romeo is constantly moping about his failed romantic dream, Rosalind, but his emotions seem to take a rather sudden turn upon the appearance of Juliet.