The Tragic Tale Of Love In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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The classic, yet tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet written by none other than William Shakespeare, tells the story of two “star-crossed” lovers who's love had to be kept secret due to their feuding families. Throughout the play the two teens express their physical attraction towards one another in numerous ways. They speak of marriage in the first hour of knowing each other, and are married in the next few to follow. With no hesitation they go against their families to be together. While this may seem to be a traditional tale of love, it sadly ends in a tragic tale of lust. In the play, Shakespeare depicts the characters as teens. Romeo at least age eighteen and Juliet somewhere around thirteen. This leaves room for a “hormonal driven” love. In the prologue of Act Two the chorus says this, “Alike bewitched by the charm of looks”. This quote is simple in the way it’s saying they were both intrigued by each others physical features rather than personalities. Being teens, and both suffering from heartbreak, (Romeo loving Rosline) (Juliet having to marry Paris), they were both very vunel...

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