Teenage True Love In Samuel Beckett's 'Cascando'

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“If you do not love me, I shall not be loved. If I do not love you, I shall not love” was said in the poem called, “Cascando” by Samuel Beckett. He wrote this about a girl, who didn’t love him like he loved her. Teenage true love doesn’t exist. However, Shakespeare wrote a play called, “Romeo and Juliet” that is about a pair of two “star-crossed lovers”. Romeo and Juliet aren't in love because they’re strangers, they’re violent, and their families hate each other. One reason Romeo and Juliet aren’t in love is because they’re strangers. Juliet proves that herself and Romeo didn’t know each other by saying, “Go ask his name.—If he be married. My grave is like to be my wedding bed.” (1.5.134-135). Juliet’s asking Nurse, who the gentlemen is. She’s saying that she would rather die than marry anyone other than that guy. By asking Nurse this question, Juliet’s proving that she has no idea who the guy is. She also acknowledges the …show more content…
Romeo proves that their families don’t get along with each other by saying, “By a name I know not how to tell thee who I am. My name, dear saint, is hateful to myself Because it is an enemy to thee” (2.2.53-57). Romeo is telling Juliet that he doesn’t want to tell her his name. The name he has is a name that the Capulet family is enemies with. By him not wanting to admit that he was a Montague shows that the families hate each other. It also shows that he’s trying to not let the relationship get out because the rival families will think it’s wrong that they’re two star crossed lovers. If Romeo would tell Juliet that he was a Montague, it would show that it doesn’t matter what family he’s from, people should be able to date whoever pleases them. Clearly since Romeo questioned whether or not he should tell Juliet he is a Montague, they’re not in love due to the fact that he let the loathe between his and Juliet's family affect the

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