Essay On Teenage Crushes In Romeo And Juliet

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In Romeo and Juliet, we see two ill-fated lovers from two feuding families fall in love for one another but soon die in the end as a consequence of their love. Teen crushes have a major impact during adolescence, as when Shakespeare explains the story. The lovers’ parents didn’t take the relationship seriously, thinking that it was just a phase, unaware that they were very much in love. Parents shouldn’t laugh off their children’s crushes, because teens can end up harming themselves and/or others around them. Romantic crushes deal with a person feeling a strong attraction towards another person, whom they love to hang around, and enjoy spending time with. They don’t have to know the person all that well to develop feelings for them. As said in Pickhardt’s article, “Romantic crushes are formed by finding someone whom they find powerfully attractive, who they feel excited to be around, and with whom they want to spend a lot of time with” (Pickhardt). In Shakespeare’s story, we see how Romeo falls in love with Juliet so quickly. …show more content…
But also, are strongly attracted to them. In “Adolescence and the Teenage Crush”, it states, “As mentioned, although the crush appears to be about attraction to another person, it is actually about projection of valued attributes onto another person—a statement about what they find attractive. In this, crushes are very revealing. Crushes are not only the stuff that dreams are made of; they signify a lot about the dreamer.” Teenage crushes can mean a lot of different things, including the admirer and who they admire. In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo first falls in love with a girl named Rosaline. He’s infatuated by her beauty and often tells Mercutio, Benvolio, and even Friar Lawrence how much he’s in love with her, despite the fact that she’s rejected him countless

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