Romeo And Juliet Relationship Analysis

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What relationship is better; friendship or romantic? There are many sides to that argument, which makes it hard to determine which one is truly better. Although it is difficult in some cases, in the case of Lennie and George from Of Mice and Men and Romeo and Juliet from To put it clearly, the main characters in Of Mice and Men have a stronger relationship than Romeo and Juliet because they care for one another, it doesn’t hurt other people, and their relationship is based on real love where as Romeo and Juliet’s relationship is just infatuation.

George and Lennie’s care for one another is what makes their relationship much stronger than Romeo and Juliet’s. George is always thinking about what is best for Lennie, and how he can make his
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She is even willing to disown herself from her family just to be with a man she had met a few days ago. They do not take into account how upset their families will be if they leave, only their self centered feelings. Lastly, George and Lennie respect each other and are friends for their personalities and characteristics, not for looks. Romeo and Juliet are only infatuated with each other, so their main attraction in the relationship is their physical appearance, rather than who they are as a person. For example, Romeo speaks to Juliet like this: “O, speak again, bright angel! for thou art as glorious to this night,/ being o 'er my head as is a winged messenger of heaven./” (Shakespeare 2. 2. 26-28). When describing his “true love,” Romeo only uses her physical characteristics. This proves that he is only infatuated with her because he does not use any of her other valuable characteristics such as her personality or how good of a person she is. He merely objectifies her physical appearance which is in contrast to George and Lennie’s relationship in where they value each others hard work and their unique personalities. One counterpoint is that Romeo and Juliet had true love because they wanted to marry each other and stay with one another for the rest of their life. This is not a strong argument because it had only been days since Romeo got over his other infatuation with Rosaline, “This love that thou hast shown/ Doth add more grief to too much of mine own./” (Shakespeare 1. 1. 188-189). This quote is from the very beginning of the play, not much before Romeo meets Juliet for the first time. He has just gotten his heart broken by Rosaline and is very depressed, but when he meets Juliet not long after this heartbreak occurs, he is completely infatuated with her. There is no time for him to process his feelings for Rosaline and to put it bluntly, his infatuation

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