In Shakespeare's story, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare perceives love with the personalities and actions of the characters, Romeo and Juliet. Both Romeo and Juliet are characterized as immature and irrational due to their "love." In addition, both characters fail to realize the reality of life and go towards the path of adolescence. Even though Romeo and Juliet are doomed at the end of the journey of "love," their demise was caused by their rash and silly decisions because their belief of everlasting love blinds them from reality and shapes their lives into an unstoppable time bomb. Romeo and Juliet choose their own actions through their judgments, which were caused by their belief of everlasting love.
Romeo has fallen deep in love with Rosaline, but he is, “out of her favor where [he] is in love”(Shakespeare.I.i.173). Unrequited love is love that is not returned or reciprocated. Romeo is madly in love with Rosaline who does not love him back. This unrequited love has given dread to Romeo, he feels like he cannot love anyone else again. As a hopeless romantic, Romeo loves the idea of love, but the love he is experiencing is pain through his heart.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy, by William Shakespeare, based on the theme of love. This love is presented in many different manifestations such as infatuation and unrequited love. This play is carefully written to show desires, emotions and family life. To the start of the play Romeo is talking of how his love has been 'vexed' he describes love as being a 'wise madness' a 'deadly poison' and a 'healing medicine'. This type of love he is describing in unrequited love, a love that is not returned, in this case it is not returned by Rosaline whom Romeo believes he is in love with.
Romeo displays emotional immaturity by believing that he could never love anyone besides Rosaline. “She is too fair, too wise, wisely too fair,/ To merit bliss by making me despair./ She hath forsworn to love, and in that vow/ Do I live dead that live to tell it now” (Shakespeare I.i.212-215). Romeo’s unhappy obsession with Rosaline is driven by lust, which he falsely claims to be love. Romeo is grief-stricken over Rosaline’s decision to be celibate. By believing that he was unable to function and live without her shows his lack of experience in his romantic endeavors.
If their parents ever found out, how would it end? Would there be more rivalry, or bring love between the two families? Romeo changes over the course of the play, at first feeling dark and depressed, then madly in love and ending with him thinking Juliet was dead and mourning over his loss of her. At the beginning of the play Romeo is dark and depressed because he falls in love with a girl named Rosaline who does not have the same feelings for him. Romeo has built up his feelings and is crazy for Rosaline who in contrast could care less about anything to do with Romeo.
(Shakespeare 1.4.1016).’" However Juliet hesitates towards Romeo’s gestures because she doesn’t know who Romeo is. Then, Romeo continues with his romantic statements and the two kiss. Although Romeo is romantic, he is also very impulsive. After meeting Juliet Romeo was in love after just breaking up with Rosaline. When Romeo talks to Friar Laurence he explains “‘Then plainly know my heart’s dear love is set On the fair daughter of rich Capulet’ As mine on hers, so hers is set on mine, And all combined, save what thou must combine By holy marriage.
Thus, it can be well said that Romeo’s pushy and impulsive actions are responsible of the tragedy in the book. This will be proven by several quotes and passages from acts II, III, and V. Romeo’s decisions are rash and incoherent. Due to desire, Romeo is in love again, fooled by the charms of a pretty face and is willing to take any risk to see the love of his life. After meeting Juliet, daughter of mighty Capulet, in a ball he was not even supposed to attend he chooses, after their separation, to go back to her because he feels incomplete. Just the fact that he chose to jump over the Capulet’s wall was a bad decision in itself.
Romeo feels being so in love with a woman he cannot posses. Specifically when the reader believes that in Shakespeare’s time this poetic style of verse was used to present moments of steep dramatic or emotional force. Shakespeare applies detailed metaphors, such as “love is a smoke raised with the fumes of sighs, a fire sparkling in lover’s eyes” to highlight how distressing his love for Rosaline is. Shakespeare uses the comparisons like ‘sweet’ and ‘gall’ to symbolise the opposition and disarrangement Romeo is feeling. Benvolio suggests that Romeo looks at the women, “examine other beauties”, however Romeo is unwilling to because he does not believe there is another woman as “fair” as Rosaline.
Were Romeo and Juliet really in love? “Romeo and Juliet” is a tale of misunderstood youths who fall in ‘love.’ Romeo and Juliet undoubtedly believed they were in love. Circumstances surrounding their unprecedented meeting, individual lives, call into question the validity of their love. To the rest of their world Romeo and Juliet’s connection seems superficial. Their age and immaturity leads the protagonists to the misconception that their love is monumental and unique.
In this tale, when love is most apparent, the most crucial events occur to develop this "tragedy." Firstly, the lustful romance of Mercutio and Benvolio, Romeo’s comrades have never been in true love, their ideas of love is based merely on physical attributes, whereas ‘love is skin deep’.Mercutio, in contrast with Romeo knows not of true love, as "He jests at scars that never felt a wound." (II.ii.1) His idea of love is when he tries to "conjure" Romeo to respond. His childish, immature attitude towards love is expressed when he describes Rosaline’s features:"Her high forehead" and "quivering thigh"(II.ii.18-19). This lustful idea of romance is only emphasised when he describes Rosaline as "An open-arse and thou a poperin pear!