Romeo And Juliet Monologue Analysis

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“Falling too fast only ends you up with love that won’t last” (Cecily Morgan). In Act Two, Scene Two of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Juliet expresses her initial feelings about her love for Romeo after their first encounter at the Capulets’ party. The purpose of Juliet’s monologue is to convey that love changes an individual’s character and the conception of love at first sight is questionable. Love is a powerful idea that can sway personalities in order to capture the attention of prospective mates. For example, Juliet tells Romeo how her words from earlier that night cause her to blush and she says that she will gladly, “dwell on form… deny / What I have spoke: but farewell compliment!” (2.2.92-93). Juliet’s decision to ignore etiquette while handling this situation reflects how even a sliver of hope for love alters an individual’s choices. It is understandable to…show more content…
For instance, Juliet confesses to Romeo how she is, “…too fond, / And therefore thou mayst think my haviour light” (2.2.102-103). Juliet is aware that the speed at which she fell in love can be considered frivolous, which demonstrates how rushing love is not a mature decision. Juliet having to reassure Romeo that her love is valid implies that falling in love quickly is associated with false feelings. Moreover, Juliet offers her explanation of how she talked openly about her feelings without knowing Romeo was at her balcony, and she asks of Romeo not to, “impute this yielding to light love” (2.2.109). Juliet finds it necessary to persuade Romeo to believe in her love, which signifies that declaring love extremely promptly comes off as unconvincing. She repeatedly tries to assure him that her love is valid, and this exhibits the accepted idea that love must be taken slowly and deliberately in order to be legitimate. Pronouncing feelings of love too soon reflects on an individual as lacking seriousness and
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