The Consequences Of Love In Romeo And Juliet

1068 Words5 Pages
Love can be considered a beautiful life long journey to many, but love can also have fatal consequences. One may fall in love so deeply that they cannot even fathom life without that person in it as did Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. According to Joshua Cabucos, “Love has an impulsive tendency to override rational thinking which often has negative consequences. Breathtakingly beautiful, captivating, stunning and innocent are words to describe Juliet Capulet. When Romeo first sees her, he became so entranced into her looks that he forgets all about his previous lover Rosaline who he was head over heels for. Romeo says to a serving man,
O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop 's ear—
Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear.
So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows
As yonder lady o 'er her fellows shows.
The measure done, I 'll watch her place of stand
And, touching hers, make blessed my rude hand.
Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight,
For I ne 'er saw true beauty till this night.
(Rom.1.5.48-53)
The chorus in the prologue suggests that Romeo’s and Juliet’s love is doomed as it says,
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life;
(Rom. Prol. 5-6)

Erin Reynolds states
…show more content…
He condemns Romeo’s love as “feckless. Even though Friar Lawrence agrees to the marriage in the end, he seems to know that things will go wrong. The advice he gives to Romeo just before he gets married is particularly relevant, “these violent delights have violent ends.” (Rom.2.6.9) this serves as a reminder of what the prologue says about how the “star-crossed lovers” are doomed. Friar is also worried that Romeo is so wrapped up in his feelings that he will let things get completely out of control, so he warns him to keep control of his
Open Document