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Romeo And Juliet Perspective On Love Essay

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Love is many different things. It can be painful, joyful, terrifying, and exciting at the same time. But love is overall comfort and connection between two separate souls and two separate hearts. In the famous Shakespearean play, “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”, the two characters face the challenges of a love that cannot be seen. As the child of the Montagues, Romeo, and Juliet of the Capulets, they are required to be mortal enemies, but instead fall in love at an unlikely time. Romeo and Juliet claim that they found true love, but I believe Romeo and Juliet’s perspective on love will differ from others who have experienced, seen, or felt this special feeling. Romeo’s insight on love is very immature and dramatic. “Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health.” (1.1.175). As Romeo speaks to Benvolio, he uses these oxymorons to show…show more content…
“ Too early seen unknown and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me. That I must love a loathed enemy.” (1.5.138-140). After meeting Romeo for the first time, Juliet claims that she fell in love with him. To her, it is dreadful that her first love is her only foe. Love is trust, honesty, respect, and the strong connection between two individuals. Juliet only exchanged a few words with Romeo and supposedly fell in love. I personally find this hard to believe since I don’t believe in love at first sight, it is simply impossible. Juliet has the same immature viewpoints on love, which is why both her and Romeo fall in love so quickly. “Conceit, more rich in matter than in words. Brags of his substance, not of his ornament.” (2.6.30-31). Romeo tried to woo Juliet with his eloquent words, but even Juliet knows that words don’t matter unless there is meaning behind it. This shows Juliet has a somewhat better understanding of love than Romeo. Although Juliet’s perspective on love is very naive, her viewpoints aren’t as shallow and inadequate as
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