Immature Love In Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a tragedy about two young lovers, Romeo, and Juliet, from rival families who very quickly fall in love. They marry secretly, and the lovers end up killing themselves in order to not live without one another. As soon as Romeo and Juliet fall immaturely in love, they forget all about loyalty to their families. One instance is when Romeo was willing to deny his family name in order to please Juliet the same night they met. Another example is when Juliet sides with Romeo after he killed her cousin in the name of love. Romeo and Juliet demonstrate how their immature love made them disloyal to their families when they kill themselves for one another, forgetting that they are leaving their families behind to grieve. In Romeo and Juliet, immature love displays the disloyalty Romeo and Juliet developed for their families.
Romeo and Juliet are more loyal to one another than they are to their families. They choose their immature love over their families. “ ‘By a name/ I know not how to tell thee who I am./ My name, dear saint, is hateful to myself/ Because it is an enemy to thee./ Had I it written, I would tear the word.’.....‘Art thou not Romeo, and a Montague?’/ ‘Neither, fair maid, if either thee dislike’ ” (2.2.58-62, 65-66). Romeo and Juliet acknowledge that they are members of rival families. Romeo, knowing
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They knew each other for less than a week, but their immature love gave them the illusion that their love was built on a strong foundation, when in reality it was built by pushing away the people around them that loved them the most, their families, by being disloyal. Because of the immature love that Romeo and Juliet shared, they didn’t see that leaving their families in the dust is not the way to becoming loyal to one another, but a way to lose trust and love within their
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