Theme Of Self-Destruction Of Love In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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People experience love at every stage of life. Though the meaning of love changes as one matures and experiences the world. Most of the time, teenagers may think that they have found true love that is the best thing to ever happen to them. In fact, young love leaves teenagers feeling emotional and passionate, a deadly combination that can develop into a self-destructive tendency that is intriguingly shown in William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. His use of developed characters and interesting dialogue shows that the destruction of love can lead to feelings ranging from desperation and indecision to self-doubt and self-destruction.

Initially, to some people, especially teenagers, one single thing such as love can mean everything. While this may be good as this can make them more loving and teach them things about to real world, it can also be extremely destructive. When someone is in love, their emotions are running rampant. Self-destructive tendencies can easily occur because of this, especially if the love is unrequited. Shakespeare shows this in Romeo and Juliet at the beginning of the play when Romeo is infatuated with Rosaline. He becomes obsessed with the fact
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This absence of belonging can easily form into self-destructive tendencies, and possibly leading to suicidal thoughts and actions. In Romeo and Juliet, this is shown in a extreme way. When both Romeo and Juliet explicitly say that they want to or are willing to die for each other, this shows that teenagers see relationships as a somber matter, even though they usually don’t have a full understanding of serious relationships. This is something that often comes with life experience and learning from other relationships, something that most teens, including Romeo and Juliet, just don’t
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