William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet Essay

1194 Words Dec 9th, 2015 5 Pages
Love; a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person. Love is a mysterious concept. Romeo and Juliet both experience a multitude of emotions; love being the most influential one.It can be classified as a passionate desire to coexist with another being. In the book, “Romeo and Juliet,” by William Shakespeare empathizes love is portrayed in many ways, such as realistic love, parental love, and friendship. Love isn’t always sunshine and roses. Romeo and Juliet aren’t realistic with their love life. Romeo, after being denied from Rosaline, expresses his deep pain to his friend Mercutio. “Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, too boisterous, and it pricks like a thorn” (25-26). Romeo has only known Rosaline for three days. The emotional tear that he is experiencing is not truly formed over three days. He cannot possibly be in love with Rosaline because true love takes time and effort. It is formed from the soul of the two people and blended to become one. Romeo sees Rosaline as the finishing touch to his “hard” life, even though he’s been raised in the ever so opulent household of Montague. Immediately after meeting Juliet, Romeo claims his love belongs to her, already forgetting Rosaline who once held Romeo’s love that evening. “Did my heart love til now? She doth teach the torches to burn bright” (45). Romeo dramatically states his heart didn’t know love until laying eyes on her. Romeo doesn’t know the difference from lust and love. Lust is the basic concept…

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