‘She hath not seen the change of fourteen years’, as Old Capulet says to Paris (“Romeo and Juliet”, n.d.). Juliet was barely in her teenage years; she was only 13 years old, while Romeo was not much older. There are two different views to their story: Some see two star-crossed lovers, destined to be together; both showered with joy and happiness in each other’s arms. While others see two irresponsible kids with terrible decision-making, mood swings, horrible behavior, drug abuse and tragic love.
Woman: God’s second mistake? Friedrich Nietzsche, a German philosopher, who regarded ‘thirst for power’ as the sole driving force of all human actions, has many a one-liners to his credit. ‘Woman was God’s second mistake’, he declared. Unmindful of the reactionary scathing criticism and shrill abuses he invited for himself, especially from the ever-irritable feminist brigade. The fact and belief that God never ever commits a mistake, brings Nietzsche’s proclamation dashingly down into the dust bin