We all know, or have heard of the exemplary romantic tale of Romeo and Juliet. The classic love story, written by a well-known playwright, William Shakespeare, tells the story of two star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, who stem from feuding families. Romeo is a Montague and Juliet, a Capulet, whose parents will arrange a marriage with Paris once she has exceeded her fourteen years. Within seconds of their encounter at a feast held by the Capulets, Romeo and Juliet claim to have fallen in love. In this moment, I believe they mistook attraction for love, and there is a clear distinction between infatuation and love. Infatuation is an intense but short-lived admiration for someone or something. On the other hand, love is moreover an intense …show more content…
In the start of the play, Romeo can be seen upset or saddened. He declares that he is devastated over Rosaline, the one who had his heart in her grip. Rosaline, however, can’t return the love since she has chosen a life of chastity. Her choice to not have physical relations with anyone leaves Romeo feeling alive, but dead, he claims. As I see it, Romeo’s feelings are indeed, infatuation, which is firmly linked to physical attraction. His feelings were so intense that he worried his father due to the fact that he had been staying out all night. In addition, Romeo admits to mistaking genuine love for physical attraction, another indication that infatuation is present. When he first laid eyes on Juliet, he says the following, ‘Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!’ Furthermore, Friar Laurence too, expresses the belief. In Act 2, scene 3, Friar Laurence says ‘[young men love] not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes. Here Friar Laurence remarks on Romeo’s instincts, tending to change his lovers quickly. To put it simply, Romeo’s desire for a lover has clouded his judgements and he cannot distinguish the difference between true love and mere physical
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Khushi Patel Period 2 Due date: April 19, 2018 Journal #1 In the first two scenes of Romeo and Juliet, we see Romeo is heartbroken over Rosaline, his "one true love". I would characterize Romeo as handsome, intelligent, a romantic, but very sensitive. Romeo is depressed and sad about Rosaline.
He has his doubts from the beginning. He is baffled that Romeo, who was “heartbroken” about his unrequited love with Rosaline just a few days ago, is already in love with someone else. As soon as Romeo caught sight of a prettier girl, he completely forgot about Rosaline. Friar Lawrence thus observes, “... Young men’s love then lies / Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes”, remarking how Romeo seems to only be in “love” with girls because of their physical appearance.
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. After thinking about what Romeo had said Friar decided to marry Romeo and Juliet, because he thought it would benefit himself, because the two families would finally be at
In the play, Romeo is so desperate to find someone to love for their beauty, and not their personality. At a party, Romeo meets Juliet and he instantly falls in love with her. Later on in the play, Romeo goes to Friar to ask him to wed Romeo and Juliet. Friar then responds with, “Young men’s love then lies / Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.” (2.3.
In this passage, Shakespeare utilizes metaphor and negative diction to characterize Romeo as a person who is conflicted and frustrated by love, which ultimately reveals the theme that love is uncontrollable, conflicting, and short-lived. Towards the end of act 1 scene 1, Romeo still has a big crush on Rosaline, but Rosaline has no feelings for him. Hence, Romeo experienced a sense of depression and is conflicted by love. In this passage, Shakespeare uses numerous metaphors. “Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs.”
In William Shakespeare’s timeless play Romeo and Juliet, two star crossed lovers are faced with great adversity as they hide their romance from their feuding families. As author James Lane Allen once said, “Adversity does not build character, it reveals it”. Romeo, a Montague, struggles to hide his love for the Capulet daughter, Juliet, from his family and friends. The challenge of lying to his closest companions, and going against his family’s ways to secretly marry Juliet causes Romeo to act erratically and carelessly. Throughout Act 3 Scene One, Shakespeare exposes the lovestruck Romeo’s mercurial nature and impulsivity through his thoughtless actions.
In act 1 there is substantial evidence that Romeo is obsessive and therefore not serious about love or faithfulness. As the play escalates it becomes more obvious that Romeo's feelings for Juliet are not real. “Women may fall when there is no strength in men” (Act 2, Scene 3, Line 75-81) Throughout the play there are multiple cases of circumstantial evidence that provides with the conclusion that in many cases, Romeo gave the impression that only cares about looks. Why would this change
Romeo and Juliet, the story where two forbidden lovers take their own lives for the sake of love. Within this story Shakespeare shows multiple kinds of love that everyone experiences in life, and within this essay i will be talking about two. The two main types of love i noticed in Shakespeare’s story “Romeo and Juliet”, were Unrequited love and obviously, the main focus, romantic love. These two types of loves have their share of differences but surprisingly they have their similarities as well. The first type of love shown in Romeo and Juliet is unrequited love.
Throughout the plays of Shakespeare, there are always character flaws within the main protagonist specifically in this play Romeo. In the beginning of the play we are introduced to Romeo as a love-struck boy but this is one of his flaws "Alas that love, whose view is muffled still, Should, without eyes, see pathways to his will (1.1.165-166)" this shows that Romeo is in love with ‘Rosaline' but as it is Romeo is in love with attraction, not real love because they are two separate forms. Furthermore proving this is the party of the Capulet's "Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!
Scene 3. Line 65). Friar Laurence tries to keep romeo on the right path and he is always trying to look out for the best for Romeo. Parents should take their children’s identity crushes serious too because these crushes are what their children’s are looking up to and if they’re not showing support to what their children’s believe in it is going to
Young men’s love then lies / Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes… In one respect I’ll thy assistant be; / For this alliance may so happy prove / To turn your households’ rancor to pure love” (2.3.65-92). The friar tells Romeo that he does not love Juliet, he only loves her appearance, but he marries them anyways to possibly end the feud. The friar makes impulsive decisions without giving the situation much thought. He also performs another act of impetuosity in Act IV.
Arriving to the party with his friends, disguised in masks as to not reveal they are rival Montagues, the men find their way to the dance floor. It is there that Romeo spots Juliet from across the room, and he falls in love at first sight. “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! /
This is a reason because Romeo just got over Rosaline, when he sees Juliet he is somewhat using her as a rebound. “Out of her favor, where I am in love.” (act 1 scene 1 line 163) In this scene, Romeo is going on and on about how he loves Rosaline but she doesn’t love him back. Later on, he sees Juliet at the Capulet party and falls ‘in love’ with her.
At the beginning of this popular Shakespeare play, Romeo claims to be in love with a girl named Rosaline. He cries for days about her before he meets Juliet because she rejected his love for her. When Romeo first appears in the play, he appears to be too distracted with his heartache from Rosaline’s disenchantment of Romeo’s affection. His dwelling over his “love [for Rosaline], feel no love...