The Consequences Of Forbidden Love In Romeo And Juliet

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How bad is forbidden love? It’s forbidden for a reason. People want what they can’t have and then when they get it, they have to face the consequences. The two star-crossed lovers in “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare decided to ignore the consequences and continue with their forbidden love. Romeo let immaturity, infatuation and impulsiveness become the death of himself, Juliet, and a few more characters. It’s crazy how their worlds changed in a matter of days all because two people fell in love. How bad is forbidden love? It’s forbidden for a reason. People want what they can’t have and then when they get it, they have to face the consequences. The two star-crossed lovers in “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare decided to ignore…show more content…
When Romeo fell in love with Juliet he had no idea what her name was. He was blinded by her beautiful looks that he missed the important fact that she was a Capulet. Romeo does not even learn who she is until it’s too late. He learns the name of Juliet Capulet after they have fallen for one another and kissed not once but twice. Romeo asks a question about the way he feels “Did my heart love till now?” (Shakespeare 826). In this scene all it takes is one look at Juliet for Romeo to fall in love all over again. He forgets all about Rosaline and focuses on Juliet, his one true lover. Friar Lawrence confronts Romeo about his problem with infatuation “Young men’s love, then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes” (Shakespeare 846). Friar tells Romeo that he only loves within his eyes and not his heart. That’s how Romeo left Rosaline for an opponent so quickly. Friar asks Romeo after all the tears for Rosaline, you just forget her like that “How much salt water thrown away in waste to season love, that of it doth not taste!” (Shakespeare 846). Romeo never really knew what true love is when he was with Rosaline. After shedding tears for Rosaline, Romeo wastes the salty storm by falling in love with Juliet and forgetting all about Rosaline. Friar tries to tell Romeo that he does not know what true love is “Thy love did read by rote, that could not…show more content…
An impulsive person can easily fall in love with the enemy. All it takes is one move to make an evening go wrong. Romeo kissed Juliet only a few moments after they meet. Juliet react to the fact that Romeo is a Montague “Too early seen unknown, and known too late!” (Shakespeare 830). Here Juliet means that when she learned Romeos name it was too late, she has fallen under a spell of love. There are a few negative thoughts about Romeo and Juliet’s forbidden relationship. Friar Lawrence even warns Romeo to be careful about the marriage of him and Juliet “These violent delights have violent ends” (Shakespeare 856). Friar means that this is a marriage between these two families filled with hatred along with this history between them, the happy couple won’t last for long, and surely this will end badly. Romeo is impulsive, not only when he kisses Juliet, but also when he talks to Tybalt “Tybalt, the reason that I have to love the doth much excuse the appertaining rage” (Shakespeare 865). Here Romeo tells Tybalt, that he loves him. Romeo does this with no thought about their last names, he is so in love with Tybalt’s cousin that all of a sudden he forgets about the two family’s bad blood. Friar warns Romeos about rushing into a relationship “Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast” (Shakespeare 847). Friar tells Romeo to take it slow don’t rush things. If Romeo rushes the
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