Romeo asks a question about the way he feels “Did my heart love till now?” (Shakespeare 826). In this scene all it takes is one look at Juliet for Romeo to fall in love all over again. He forgets all about Rosaline and focuses on Juliet, his one true lover. Friar Lawrence confronts Romeo about his problem with infatuation “Young men’s love, then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes” (Shakespeare 846). Friar tells Romeo that he only loves within his eyes and not his heart.
Romeo and Juliet only had to glance at each other and it was love at first sight. Although they loved their families and knew what they felt for each other and what they were doing was wrong, they still continued. This is to say that they had an urge, an uncontrollable lust and love for each other that is above anything else. At the end of the story, it is again proven that their love is the most powerful one because they were prepared to die together rather than live
These statements both are saying that Shakespeare knows that he is breaking promises to possibly himself, his religion and others, by loving a married woman. Though he cannot put all the fault onto her, because his vows to love her were only there to exploit the love she was physically giving him. In connection to Shakespeare’s sonnet, Amy Winehouse’s You Know I’m No Good, she is singing about how she is the one in the committed relationship, yet cannot seem to stay loyal to her significant other. Winehouse may love him, but knows that she is not good for their relationship. In her chorus she sings, “I cheated myself / Like I knew I would / I told you I was trouble / You know that I 'm no good” (9-12).
In Act 2 Scene 2, Juliet uses a soliloquy to communicate to the audience her true feelings for Romeo. While some may argue they do not undertake true love, Juliet says, “Or I shall not be a Capulet” the night they first met. They experience love at first sight that unifies them throughout the book. When they are together they always seem to prove they can survive anything. Another example of a soliloquy is in Act 4 Scene 3.
When Juliet meets Romeo and figures out he is a Montegue she still decides to pursue the love because it is her heart's desire to do so. Juliet exclaims "My only love sprung from my only hate!/Too early seen unknown, and known too late!/Prodigious birth of love it is to me/That I must love a loathèd enemy" (1. 5. 152-155). In this moment Juliet is conflicted she doesn't know whether to follow her parents expectations or to follow her heart.
He then performs the marriage of Romeo and Juliet and even fabricates a foolish plan to keep them together when Juliet is forced to marry Paris. He also leaves Juliet alone in the tomb after she awakens to find her beloved Romeo dead. Friar Lawrence is a moral man, but his hubris leads to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo considers the Friar someone he can confide in, and he tells the Friar of his newfound love for Juliet. The Friar’s excessive pride allows him to agree to wed Romeo and Juliet, hoping he can bring the Montagues and Capulets together, though these families hatred spans generations.
The definition is concise, but probably not very clear. It’s not easy to define what “absolute perfection” is, especially because of the free will. The passion between Romeo and Juliet is misinterpreted by the two young lovers as love. And all the readers in all these centuries have been interpreting a dramatic idea of love not based on reality but on impulsive feelings as “The ideal Love” . Romeo’s longing for ideal love is the primary driving force behind most of his actions, that reveal themselves as impulsive and stupid.
“Holy Saint Francis, what a change is here! Is Rosaline, whom thou didst love so dear, So soon forsaken? Young men’s love then lies Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes” (Shakespeare 2.3.65-68). After telling Friar about Juliet, Romeo said that he wanted Friar to marry them, but Friar was hesitant. Friar thought that Romeo did not love Juliet and was rushing into this to quickly.
Another somewhat minor mistake that changes the future is Romeo and Juliet’s mistake to pursue their love. Romeo and Juliet may be madly in love right from the start, but it wouldn’t have killed them to forget the idea of a forbidden love. “Holy Saint Francis, what a change is here! / Is Rosaline, whom thou [Romeo] didst love so dear, / So soon forsaken? Young men’s love then lies / Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes” (Shakespeare 2.3.65-68).
The first type of love shown in Romeo and Juliet is unrequited love. In one case Romeo talks about his unreturned love for Rosaline, saying, “Out of her favor, where i am in love” (1.1.158). Romeo is hinting at the point that Rosaline has nothing to do with him, yet, he is in love with her. In this case Rosaline will never return Romeo’s love for her, displaying unrequited love. This love is shown once again in another part of the story with Juliet.