Love Or Lust In Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet: Love or Lust? Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy composed by the English writer, playwright, and actor, William Shakespeare. It tells the story of two young star crossed lovers that meet against all odds at a Capulet party. Romeo and Juliet are not examples of true love because they were too immature, too problematic, and they had been experiencing only a shallow attraction toward one another. The first reason that Romeo and Juliet are not in love due to the fact that they are too childish to fully understand what love is. During the famous balcony scene, Juliet says, “But to be frank, and give [my love to] thee again, And yet I wish but for the thing I have. My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.” (2.2.31-35). Juliet is pledging her love and wishing she could take it back just to give it to Romeo again. According to Mental Health Daily, “The human brain's frontal lobe does not fully develop until age 20-25”, and …show more content…

True love is supposed to be the best. It shouldn't cause you to take the lives of one of your friends and family members, then end up killing yourself. This “love” tortures everyone involved, causing nothing but pain and suffering. For example, in Act 5 Scene 1, Romeo says “An if a man did need a poison now — Whose sale is present death in Mantua— Here lives a caitiff wretch would sell it him.” (5.1.52-54) Romeo is shown trying to think of who would sell him poison to kill himself just minutes after he discovered Juliet's apparent fate. Romeo is willing to end his own life over a girl he met not even a week ago. Just as he is willing to marry without consideration of consequences and as he is willing to kill for her. While she is willing to defy her parents decision and fake her own death to escape Verona and live with her “love.” This is proof that they are not in

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