Chad Arnold

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We all know the story of Romeo and Juliet, the star crossed lovers who kill themselves for each other. But when you think of Romeo and Juliet, you probably think of a great romance story. But is it really? Romeo and Juliet is a play written by the great William Shakespeare and most people think this play was written as a love story that just ends very badly. Well I think otherwise. Most people are tricked into thinking that Romeo and Juliet is a love story from what others say, but in all reality Romeo and Juliet is more of a tragedy. Firstly, being married did not make it true love. According to Lacy Talerico on the topic of 2 teens, Andi Bresher and Mitchel James, that got married at the age of 18, “Even at a young age, these teens say they know exactly what they are looking for in a significant other, and it does not seem to matter that they have found it so early in life” (Talerico para.2). These two teens found love at a young age so it is not far-fetched that Romeo and Juliet could have truly been in love. Also, these teens prove that young people do not have to wait to marry and that young people can make life decisions such as marriage. But according to James C. Dobson, Ph.D, “those who wed between 14 and 17 years of age are twice as likely to divorce as couples who wait until their 20’s,” (Kecskes, para.1). So even if these teens had stayed alive then the odds of them getting divorced or even killing themselves was definitely higher than others. This also could mean that the reason these teens got married was because of lust and not true love. As you can see by these examples you can see how people would think that Romeo and Juliet were in love but just because they got married does not mean that they were experiencing ... ... middle of paper ... ...ffingtonPost.com, 05 Feb. 2014. n.p. Web. 01 May 2014. . Kecskes, Alex. "Marrying Too Young Can Cause Divorce." Divorce360.com. 2013. n.p. Web. 01 May 2014. . "No Fear Jane Eyre." SparkNotes. SparkNotes.com, 2011. n.p. Web. 1 May 2014. . Talerico, Laci. "Young Love: Teens Show It's Not That Unusual to Find True Love so Young." Lubbockonline.com (2010) n.p. Web. 01 may 2014. . “WSS Frequently Asked Questions.” The Official West Side Story Web Site. n.p. n.d Web. 01 May 2014. .

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