Infatuation In Romeo And Juliet

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“Young men’s love then lies not truly in their hearts,but in their eyes.”(A1, S3, L73) Friar Lawrence lectured Romeo in the world renown play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare . Many people thought Romeo and Juliet were the extreme example of true love, but these teenagers were just infatuated. Infatuation occurs to everyone,but mostly affects adolescents. It causes people to act upon emotions and not think logically. William Shakespeare, believing infatuation was true love , gave many examples of infatuation in the play. Romeo and Juliet were infatuated as proven by Friar Lawrence’s lectures, Romeo’s comments, and Juliet’s remarks. Friar Lawrence’s lectures proved Romeo and Juliet were infatuated. When Romeo told the Friar that he forgot about Rosaline, the Friar yelled, “ What a deal of brine Hath washed thy sallow cheeks for Rosaline !” (A2,S3,L76-77) The Friar evinces the audience that Romeo *acts upon his emotions because he quickly became besotted with Juliet, and he paid no attention to Rosaline, even though he cried for months because she did not return his affections. When Romeo was exiled he wished for his own death , the Friar reminded him,” Thy Juliet is alive, For whose dear sake thou wast but lately dead.” (A3 S3 L152-153) Romeo was acting without thought and did not think about the grief he would cause Juliet if he killed himself. When the Friar also gave advice to Juliet when she threatened to kill herself because she had to marry Paris, the Friar stated, “Then is it likely thou wilt undertake a thing like death to chide away this shame.” (A4, S1, L81-82) The Friar scolded Juliet for not part in her responsibilities, and…show more content…
Before Juliet, Romeo was besotted with Rosaline, and he hyperbolized her beauty, he exclaimed,’’One fairer than my love? The all seeing-sun Ne’er saw her match since the world begun.”(A1, S2,
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