Being In Love In Romeo And Juliet

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Many high schoolers will get into relationships, but does it mean they are in love? Not always, but that doesn’t mean it is impossible for them to be in love. In regards to this, we, as humans, are taught to love from the moment we are born. In Romeo and Juliet, there are so many examples of how teens can be driven by, or in love. Without knowing what love is, why would they put themselves through such events for another person? Through a dissection of the play, an argument can be made proving that teenagers are capable of being in love; whether it be risking their lives and their family’s beliefs, disregarding social status, or literally killing themselves to be with one another. In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is told by the nurse that Juliet is a Capulet: (Nurse to Romeo) “...her (Juliet’s) mother is the lady of the house” (Act I,…show more content…
Although Paris would provide many positive things for the Capulets, as said in Act I Scene II, “so shall you share all that you (Juliet and Paris) doth possess, by having him, making yourself no less” meaning that by marrying Paris, Juliet would not be taking away any of her status, she would actually be raising it. She would also possess, or have, everything Paris had. Juliet does not want this, as we know from Act III Scene V, saying: “Which she hath praised him with above compare. So many thousand times? Go, counsellor;Thou and my bosom henceforth shall be twain.” meaning although Paris is said to be higher in comparison, Romeo is right for her. Juliet was captivated by the thought of her Prince Charming, her husband, Romeo. Juliet was so blinded by loving Romeo, she did not care about riches or status. Juliet knew there was more to love than a high ranking, and that she needed someone who would stick by her side and treat her well. This tells us how people at even a young age of 14 know the meaning of love. This proves that teenagers can process the idea of love
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