Is Romeo and Juliet a Love Story? Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.' Erich Fromm. Romeo and Juliet is based on immature love, and is not a true love story.
Shakespeare intended to question the validity of love. He intended to question just how young love and circumstances surrounding the conception of love may be. Immaturity and passion is raised as the essence of Romeo and Juliet’s relationship. To those in Romeo and Juliet’s world their connection is irrational and incoherent. However it is evident Romeo and Juliet truly believed that what they had was love, regardless of their age and circumstances.
However, the Friar was immature and married them anyways. Then, Friar came up with the idea for Juliet to fake death. Juliet is distressed about Romeo being banished so Friar comes up with the plan saying, "Hold, then. Go home, be merry, give consent/ to marry Paris. Wednesday is tomorrow,” Juliet is then suppose to "Take thou this vial, being then in bed/ And this distilling liquor drink thou off."
“Love at first sight” is an expression commonly used today that can have both a figurative as well as a literal connotation to it. Some believe that it is not necessarily possible to fall in love with someone at first sight. They believe that love involves first getting to know the individual to observe if there is any real attraction there. Others, however, use this expression literally and do believe that it is possible to fall in love at first sight. This is exactly the case in William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet.
For instance, after Romeo got married to Juliet he ran into Tybalt. But in the moment, Tybalt wanted to challenge Romeo. As soon as Romeo understood that he couldn’t fight Tyba... ... middle of paper ... ...s of Friar Lawrence’s choices, Juliet could have lived. Correspondingly, Friar could have taken her with him, told her that everything would have turn out fine, or reassured her at the tomb. However, Friar Lawrence was selfish and inconsiderate because of his terrible decision, Juliet committed suicide.
The Friar strikes a balance with Romeo's impetuous nature. In conclusion we can see that the characters each have their own view of love based on their own personal circumstances. And Shakespeare attempts to show his views through all of them. The point that Shakespeare tries to make is that love cannot survive in a place full of hatred no matter what type of love it is. Shakespeare is probably commenting on the types of love that were circulating in his own time and those that he had experienced.
fate) meddling in the affairs of both the Capulets and the Montagues, Romeo would have never been invited to the party. The servant of t... ... middle of paper ... ...kespeare, a play about love, hate, and the death of two doomed lovers, Fate is to blame for the lover's demise. While some may argue that Friar Laurence is the cause of Romeo and Juliet's death, Fate is actually to blame. This is shown clearly at the beginning of the play with the mention of "star-crossed lovers," as well as throughout the play with references to "fortune" or "stars." Fate caused Romeo and Juliet to fall in love as well as meddled in the situations regarding both Romeo and Juliet, therefore causing their demise and fulfilling its duty.
William Shakespeare and Baz Luhrman represent love to their audience beyond the distinct ideas of love as simple ideas. The fulfilment of Romeo and Juliet’s love is hindered by external influences; the most obvious one is the fight between the Capulets and the Montagues. The feud between them is considered an influence attacking the relationship between Romeo and Juliet. When Romeo meets Juliet for the first time, the language and form of the dialogue shared by Romeo and Juliet is shown as if they don’t care about anything or anyone else. So this means that the whole story is played on 2 levels – the public life and Romeo and Juliet’s love.
The implication of Romeo’s exaggerated artificial, contrived and elaborate language is that his feelings for Rosaline do not run deep. Romeo is in love with the idea of being in love. Soon after meeting Juliet Romeo forgets all about Rosaline and realises that Juliet is his one true love. Immediately Romeo is caught in love’s spell, he now only has eyes for Juliet. Romeo’s love for Juliet is a sensual and ‘cloudy’ one.
She hath Dian’s wit,/ And, in strong proof of chastit... ... middle of paper ... ...Act I. In Act I of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare demonstrates different forms of love that characters face. From the beginning, Romeo struggles to find true love and what love really is. As for Juliet, she also struggles on what love is, but also finding her own voice. And when finally finding true love they discover that they have fallen in love their own enemy.