Love, is an intense feeling of deep affection for someone. Lust, is a passionate or overmastering desire or craving. Many think that these two words mean the same thing because they both include deep feeling. For Romeo and Juliet, however, these two simple words were completely different. These two “star crossed lovers”, as the book called them, were not in love but in lust.
Romeo and Juliet claim that they love each other, but that isn’t possible. How can they possibly be in love when they have only known each other for a few short hours before declaring their undying love and uniting in Holy Matrimony? Love is a limitless and condition-less devotion, based on an intimate knowledge, to another person, whereas lust is an emotional obsession based on physical chemistry and appearance. Lust initiates a desire to acquaint ourselves with someone, but our interactions with and increased knowledge of a person are what cause us to love. Romeo and Juliet definitely lusted after each other.
Margaret Wolfe Hungerford once said, “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”. The meaning of this quote is that beauty exists only in the mind of the person that contemplates it. This correlates with the beginning of the love shared by the main characters in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Born from opposing families, Romeo and Juliet fall in love, but cannot be together because of their family feud. Their love begins from the moment they meet, and just upon looking at each other, they instantly fall in love.
The story of “Romeo And Juliet” has many love types. One of the main types of love shown in Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet is Unrequited love. In act one scene one of Romeo And Juliet, Romeo states, “ Out of her favor, where I am in love.” Romeo is talking to Benvolio about how Rosaline doesn’t love him, and in turn he is sad. This is Unrequited love because the love between Romeo and Rosaline is not mutual. On lines 213-215 of act one scene one Romeo states, “ She hath forsworn to love, and in that vow do I live dead that live to tell it now.” Rosaline has sworn not to love, so Romeo claims this has left him feeling dead.
Pointing fingers to assign someone the blame often happens when reading. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is no exception. The story is of two star-crossed lovers who fall deeply in love then tragically die by their own hands. The blame could be given to the most probable characters. However, many small decisions made by numerous people caused Romeo and Juliet to end tragically.
Even though it can be seen that Romeo and Juliet could not live without each other, lust definitely leads to fatal disasters. Love leads to fatal disasters, or maybe lust leads to fatal disasters. Of course family has a large place in one’s heart, but does family come before true love? Obviously, according to Juliet love surpasses family. Because with no hesitation whatsoever, she made the decision to give up her family in order to marry Romeo.
Romeo meets Juliet and promptly falls in love with her. They later get married after knowing each other for a short time. Neither of them considers the struggles their love could bring. Friar Lawrence’s quote expresses that those who rush expose themselves to complications, which is confirmed by the events Romeo and Juliet encounter. Prior to Friar Lawrence’s prophetic insight, Romeo immediately falls in love with Juliet, which leads to their doomed fate by laying the foundation of their struggles.
On the other hand, lust is a strong feeling of a sexual desire for someone. Love is when you want to be with somebody because of their unique personality. Lust is when you want to be with them just because of their “good” looks. In the beginning of the play, Romeo and Juliet are in lust, because everytime Romeo described Juliet,
Romeo and Juliet was a play written by William Shakespeare that shows the struggles of 2 people who fall in love but are struggling to keep there love together because there families don't get along with eachother.In William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” Love is shown to be stronger than hate because through all there hate of there 2 families rivalries they still fell in love, even though Romeo killed one of Juliet's cousins juliet didn’t feel anything for her cousin she only wanted to be with Romeo since he was banished, and for the last reason is at the end of the play Juliet and Romeo kill themselves because they loved each other and they didn't want to spend any of there time away from each other. One way love is shown to be stronger
Juliet then hears the nurse coming so she makes an agreement to marry Romeo secretly. This quick agreement shows how Juliet changed from being rational to impulsive. Romeo influenced Juliet to be impulsive because he kept asking about love and marriage. Romeo influenced Juliet to be more open minded about love. While Romeo and Juliet are confessing their love for each other, Juliet states, “In truth, fair Montague, I am too fond, and therefore thou mayst think my haviour light; but trust me, gentleman, I’ll prove more true than those that have more cunning to be strange.