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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However, when Juliet awakens from her slumber from the potions effect, she sees Romeo dead and stabs herself with Romeo’s dagger. They were so in ‘love’ they would rather die than live without the other, though this sounds sweet, remember there is always more people out there and based on how quick Romeo falls in ‘love’ this should not be a
Romeo and Juliet’s deaths are caused due to the scientific nature of love, and its ability to change someone as well as being young and reckless. Being in love can cause fully developed adults to forget who they are and what they stand for. As the author of Doc C states, “Romantic love is an obsession, it possesses you. You lose your sense of self.” (Doc C).
This is the main problem that Romeo and Juliet face being together. Love is the most to blame for the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet because it causes people to care for others and make impulsive decisions. Romeo’s cousin, Benvolio loved and cared about Romeo so he helped Romeo when he was sad. After Romeo was dumped by his first love, Rosaline, Benvolio says, “Compare her face with some that I shall show, And I will make thee think thy swan a crow” (Shakespeare 1.2.86,87). Benvolio is telling Romeo that if they go to
Their commitment to each other has no boundaries, as described in Sonnet 116. Their rebellion against their families proves their determination to preserve their love, at all costs. In the play, Juliet fakes her death so she can run away with Romeo. However, Romeo thinks she’s actually dead because he doesn’t receive her message and in response, kills himself using poison. When Juliet sees Romeo dead beside her, she tries to kiss his lips so she’s poisoned by the same poison as him
Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, is a classic story about love, one of the most confusing yet cherished feelings people have. As Romeo says in Act I, scene 1, “Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs; being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes.” Why we have these feelings, we don’t know. Some say love is not even real.
Love or Lust? Love remains a beautiful concept. (Simple Sentence.) However, lust can lead to tragic events. The play, Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare consists of two teenage, star-crossed lovers, who fell in love and put their emotions over everything.
Romeo and Juliet’s love weakened their ability to think properly. Even when Juliet thought about the risks of Friar Lawrence’s plan, the possible outcome of being with the love of her life overshadowed all the complications that could occur. Overall, Romeo and Juliet’s brains were impacted by love, causing them to take several risks without
Romeo and juliet do not have fully developed brains. They are still teenagers, They don't have a full understanding of what love is and how it works. Romeo and juliet were under the stress of their family's. Romeo wanted to get married as soon as possible thinking that their families vendettas would end, juliet agreed and they decided to get married, As with most suicides, there is more to the story than just the ending. It’s never just that they wanted to end their life.
The impulse decisions made by Romeo and Juliet and the actions displayed for their “love” are emotionally charged and are based on initial feelings, therefore, their love is not true. Romeo and Juliet both have affection for each other, but it is truly only from the physical appearances they base their love on. When Romeo sees Juliet for the first time at the Capulet party, the first thought he had was that he loved her. True love isn’t based on just looks and looks were the only thing that Romeo could see at that point. When Romeo asked Friar Lawrence to marry him and Juliet, Friar says “Young men’s love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes,” (Act 2, Scene 3).
Romeo and Juliet was one of the most popular and frequently performed plays written by William Shakespeare. It follows the tragic romance of two star-crossed lovers named, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. The rivalry between two families became the reason for the secret marriage of the lovers and whose death ultimately reconciles their feuding families. Throughout the play, Shakespeare uses allusions so the reader can make connections to the story. Allusion is a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance.
Romeo and Juliet, although hailed as the best work of romantic literature, has many problems. Romeo and Juliet are impulsive in their actions and thoughts. Neither character thinks their decisions through and overall they spend just three days together. They both make rash decisions because they don't understand what love is. These rash decisions show that they don't truly love each other.
Don 't most people love romance stories that warm your heart? Shakespeare is a writer from the 16th century who wrote The Tragedy Romeo and Juliet. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is about two lovers who come from different families that hate each other and, they try to find way to be with each other without their families disapproving of their love. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare uses his scenes in the play to show how two or more themes which are love, loyalty, revenge, grief, and forgiveness are explored during the same moments in the text. In Act 3 Scene 1 the two themes that are explored are loyalty and revenge.
When Love is True True love is a defendable emotion worth personally sacrificing for. In William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo Montague falls in love with Juliet Capulet, the Capulets being revivals of the Montague family. In the late 1400’s, when the two families are fighting, there is a strict, no contact pact between the two families set by the Prince of the town they reside in: Verona, Italy. From meeting and marrying Juliet, illegally returning from Mantua out of exile to see his supposedly dead wife, and taking his own life to be in heaven where she appears to be, Romeo shows that he is truly in love with Juliet and that he is willing to do anything to be with her.
The love between the two is forbidden because of an ancient grudge, which throughout the play is described very intensively. This is shown through multiple lines from multiple different characters, including Juliet when she says, “My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me That I must love a loathèd enemy.”
From the moment he sees her at the Capulet party, Romeo immediately falls in love with Juliet. They both fall head over heels for each other as the night progresses. During their time together, they completely put all things aside and forget everything about the world except for their love for one another. Most people seem to think this way about the romance between Romeo and Juliet, but in reality, they aren’t actually truly in love. Romeo and Juliet are not in love with each other because just a day before they met, he felt heartbroken because of a girl named Rosaline who didn 't love him, he pressures Juliet to profess her love to him, and after just barely meeting, they both agree to get married.