Comparing Love And Lust In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Love or Lust? Love remains a beautiful concept. (Simple Sentence.) However, lust can lead to tragic events. The play, Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare consists of two teenage, star-crossed lovers, who fell in love and put their emotions over everything. Considering the rivalry between their families they thought it better to keep their relationship a secret. Within less than a week of knowing one another, they both ended their lives, which resulted in the demolishment of their family’s’ rivalry. Could Romeo and Juliet truly have fallen in love, or perhaps in lust? Even though it can be seen that Romeo and Juliet could not live without each other, lust definitely leads to fatal disasters. Love leads to fatal disasters, or maybe lust leads to fatal disasters. Of course family has a large place in one’s heart, but does family come before true love? Obviously, according to Juliet love surpasses family. Because with no hesitation whatsoever, she made the decision to give up her family in order to marry Romeo. (Complex Sentence.) Not knowing Romeo heard her, Juliet expressed her love: “O Romeo, Romeo. Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name. Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and I’ll no longer be a Capulet,” (Act 2, Scene 2, Lines 33-36; Method 2.) Pushing loved ones out of ones life can only lead to disastrous situations. Juliet making the decision to give up her family would be the beginning of everyone’s downfall. In any event where parents force their children…show more content…
Regardless of how ones feels for another, the line between immaturity and love driving decisions, should always be clear. Romeo and Juliet were young teenagers who mistook lust for love, and killed themselves over someone they had known for less than a week. Romeo and Juliet shows the immaturity in teenagers, as well as the fact that
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