Juliet: The Consequences Of Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo is infatuated because of his passionate and impulsive actions. His decisions to act irrationally brought him harm and later, caused his death. He relies on his passion rather than his common sense to make his decisions. If only he thought about the consequences, he would still be alive. When Romeo met Juliet at the Capulet party, he instantly fell in love with her. He then pulls her aside and before he kisses her, he says, “If I profane with my unworthiest hand/ This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this,/ My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand/ To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.” (1.5. 92-95) This quote proves how quickly Romeo can fall in love. When he first meets Juliet, he instantly forgets why he went to the Capulet…show more content…
They would back their statement with how Romeo would do anything for Juliet. While that may be true considering that he died to be with her, that evidence is not strong enough to prove that he was in love with Juliet. The only reason he is with Juliet is because she was the one that returned his love. Here is an example of how Romeo knows only infatuation and not love. At the Capulet ball, he said, “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!/ For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” (1. 5. 51-52) This quote explains to us how Romeo confesses that he was confused on whether the feeling he felt for Juliet was love or just a physical attraction. That just shows how fast Romeo’s feelings can change and how he cannot decipher the difference between love and lust. There are also a lot of people who believe that Romeo’s love for Juliet is sincere. But in this case, there is too much evidence that prove that Romeo’s love for Juliet is not true love. His attraction is more physical than emotional. And because Romeo and Juliet got married the same day they met, his love for Juliet was like an obsession. He was so obsessed with Juliet that he killed himself because he did not want to live without her. Love is not and should not be detrimental. It should not cause harm and it should expect a life to be given in exchanged for love. In the article, “10 Ways To Know When Love Isn’t Love” by Maya Gittelman, it declares that love
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