Romeo And Juliet: A Love Story

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The play Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, is viewed as a tragedy which it was intended to be exactly that but also a love story. With this said, this play is a tragedy but definitely not a love story. Romeo and Juliet simply did not love one another for they had only known each other for less than a week, it is impossible for love to form in this short of time. Though, in this play Romeo and Juliet would swear up and down that their love for one another was so pure and true, that they were the ones for each other. There was no love in this relationship, but rather idiocy and lust and maybe even the want for love, but no actual love. All throughout the play Romeo claims he was in love with someone first Rosaline and then all of a sudden Juliet, if Romeo was to truly love either of these ladies he would not have been able to switch between them so quickly, who’s to say Juliet wasn’t just a rebound? Friar Lawrence said “ Young men feel with their eyes, not their hearts” and while this may not be true in all cases, it is very true in this case. As soon as Romeo layed eyes on Juliet he fell in “love” with her which is completely unrealistic. Romeo didn’t know a single thing about her, even as little as her own name. The same goes for Juliet, the two knew nothing about the other but yet felt as if they were in love and should get married. Throughout their whole relationship, they never had a real conversation, they never took time to get to know each other, when they would speak
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