Romeo And Juliet: A True Love Story

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Romeo and Juliet, a true love story?
Love is a confusing thing that can leave you tossing and turning at night, can tear your heart into a million pieces, but how do you know it is really love you are feeling. Romeo and Juliet were two infatuated teenagers who are not truly in love. They were simply attracted to each other, extremely immature and reacted horribly to this situation. If you don’t concur with this statement, then consider all the evidence. The span of time, the opinions of friends and families, and Romeo’s infatuation with Rosaline, all are pieces of evidence that prove Romeo and Juliet did not know what they were doing, and Romeo and Juliet were not really in love like they thought they were.
Romeo and Juliet were not in love
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Yes, you can love others before you find the one, but did Romeo even really love Rosaline? No, he most certainly did not. Romeo was again only infatuated with Rosaline, as he was with Juliet. In the text it states “She hath, and in that sparing makes huge waste, for beauty, starved with her severity, Cuts beauty off from all posterity. She is too fair, too wise, wisely too fair, to merit bliss by making me despair. She hath forsworn to love, and in that vow do I live dead that live to tell it now.” (1.1.209-215) This complaint by Romeo is saying many things. One of them being, she is throwing her life away by choosing to remain a virgin. Rosaline has chosen to remain pure, which means no children, which means no relations with Romeo, which means she is now worthless, according to him. Romeo only wanted Rosaline because he was infatuated with her, not in love with her. Send pity on Juliet, for it seems as if she was only used as Romeo’s rebound, if you may, and like Rosaline, Romeo was simply only infatuated with her. He loved how she loved him, he loved that she gave herself up to him, he loved her naive sense of what love is, but he didn’t love her. Romeo is not in love with Juliet because of his naive sense of love and quick urges to jump from woman to
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