The Importance Of Love In Romeo And Juliet

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“For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” The 16th century tale of the star-crossed lovers became eternalized as the epitome of what love is, or at least should be like across time periods, cities, and cultures. Shakespeare defined love as: “It’s a wise form of madness. It’s a sweet lozenge that you choke on.” Thus, by this definition a lot of young couples with their heads above the clouds correlate their relationships with the above mentioned one, and even go as far as to idolize the phrase “thus with a kiss I die”. If the public were to put this relationship in more current circumstances, its characteristics would be elucidated differently. It was a relationship with the lifespan of three day, between a 13 year old, and 17 year old, and ultimately resulted in the death toll of 6 people. What Romeo and Juliet stood for is beautiful, eternal, and deemed maybe necessary to die for; however, in the 21st century couples should contemplate a bit more before saying “Till’ death do us apart”. Following the lead of two teenagers in love in the 16th century, when arranged unions, family feuds, and marrying to form political alliances was the norm, is not a valid reason to justify that two people should get married at a young age. Although everybody above the age of 18 has the right to marry, it would be wise to wait getting married until one has graduated with a diploma. Couples should wait to get married after they have completed their graduation as
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