“Immature love says:’ I love you because I need you. ‘Mature love says’ I need you because I love you” (Fromm, Eric). Romeo and Juliet is a tragic love story written by William Shakespeare, the play is based on teenagers who fall in love with each other without thinking about the consequences that there love will have. In the play the reader will see Romeos immaturity and irrational decisions that lead to his death, also the reader sees Juliet’s immature decisions and her lack of growing up and being more mature. The outcome of the play was changed because of there irrational thinking.
I drink to thee” (Shakespeare 4.4.58). Instead of Juliet making a logical decision to avoid drinking the potion, she follows through with her emotions. Juliet has an obsession with Romeo, in which she is willing to take a risk on the assumption that Romeo will be there when she awakens. She recklessly abandons the fears she once had because her logic is clouded by her immense feelings for Romeo. Fears such as the friar poisoning the potion are quite realistic, since he wants to avoid suffering punishment for secretly marrying two teenagers from rival families.
Despite what many people think, Romeo and Juliet is not a love story; rather a story of desperation and obsession. People have been reading Shakespeare for hundreds of years and several people have mistaken it for a love story, due to the fact that Romeo loves Juliet so much he is willing to kill himself when he finds her supposedly dead; she does the same when she wakes up to find him dead. But in fact, Romeo is more taken aback by her beauty than he is in love with her. Juliet is intrigued by the fact someone could love her because her parents are very unsupportive of her. When the two find each other, they immediately become obsessed, mistaking this for love at first sight.
In Act 1 Scene 5 after Romeo and Juliet’s love is kindled, the Nurse scolds Juliet saying, “His name is Romeo and a Montague the only son of his enemy.” (Lines 150 and 151). When the Nurse says “his enemy”, she is referring to Juliet’s father, Capulet. The Capulets have a feud between the Montagues and no parent would want or approve their daughter or son to be in “love” with their enemies’ child. In Act 2 Scene 1 the chorus states, “With tender Juliet matched, is now not fair. Now Romeo is beloved and loves again, (Lines 4 and 5).
Romeo, only wanting to see a girl he loves, inadvertently causes Tybalt to despise him. In addition to strengthening the feud between the two houses, Romeo also meets Juliet during this party and they fall in love, but after being separated by the nurse, they each realize that their love is impossible due to their families’ dispute. Upon realizing that Romeo is a Montague, Juliet exclaims, “My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late!”(I, v, 151-152). Juliet immediately recognizes the conflict that Romeo has caused... ... middle of paper ... ...lips and in [her] cheeks”(V.iii.94-95).
Young love is a very deep immature feeling, which tends to misguide those affected by it, and the affected ones fall too deeply in love, which leads to a tendency of self-destruction. The concept of the young misguiding love is emphasized in the drama, Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet are young when they first see each other and make the mistake of loving each other without knowing their family names. Their deep love without any understanding of the concept of love leads to the young lovers committing suicide, which is a rash decision. They do not embrace their situation, and think about other solutions other than suicide.
Literary/Analytical Essay “Romeo and Juliet is a play about two silly, immature teenagers who lack common sense. Therefore, the play expresses the danger of a love in which two people become the whole world to one another. '; To what extent do you agree or disagree? The story of Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy. The two lovers go against their families and against their hate to be together but they don’t think about the consequences, which in the end are devastating.
Romeo and Juliet is a love story written by William Shakespeare that tells a story of two teenagers who fall madly in love with each other in a very short period of time. Almost all people know it before they read the book that the two lovers kill themselves, but who is to blame? There are plenty of substantial reasons that would point the finger at Friar Laurence to be the most to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet. Friar Laurence willingly and without much consideration assisted Juliet in faking her own death, married the two in secret, and absolutely did not consider the possibilities or consequences his actions could ensue. Friar Laurence made many bad decisions when he was dealing with the two teenagers that he easily could’ve avoided.
Her love for Romeo overrules her destined hate for the Montague name, so much so ... ... middle of paper ... ...istic, they are so blinded by their attraction that they are unable to see their real emotions. Romeo and Juliet are very alike in character, both of them having a natural desire for defiance and individuality and proving themselves. One of the reasons why Romeo and Juliet were made for each other is because they both are quick to fall in love, without giving it a second thought, even when the odds and their families against them. “Then I defy you, stars” (5.1.24). When Romeo discovers Juliet is dead, he curses the stars for making this their fate.
It has great power to influence human behavior and, unfortunately for Romeo and Juliet, it brought about their death. It is not to say that love can’t be created from lust, but the two teenagers did not have time to build love; they knew each other for only a matter of days. Before meeting Juliet, Romeo was heart-broken because the beautiful Rosaline did not share his feelings, believing he didn’t truly love her.