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In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, young love takes an unfortunate turn. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet are from rival families and are meant to hate each other. But one night at a party, they see each other from across the room and fall madly in love. In the time span of a week, they get married that ends in them taking their own lives. In this story, I feel like Shakespeare is trying to say that young love can be self-destructive but not to the point of killing themselves. Romeo and Juliet are the exception. Romeo and Juliet is a play created to show Shakespeare's idea of the highest form of love. This play is meant to show what real love is and drastic measures one would take to maintain said love. Shakespeare seems to believe that love is meant to be the ultimate emotion. Love is the emotion which one would risk their well being to possess. Shakespeare captures that feeling in the final scene of the play when Romeo and Juliet both end their own lives because they believe that they will never feel love that is that powerful again. The “suicide impulse” the play shows does not relate to the play's theme of the highest form of love. But it does show a different theme; young love. Not saying young as their age, but young in the sense that these two…show more content…
Attraction, love, and lust are two completely different things. The definition for attraction is, the action or power of evoking interest, pleasure, or liking for someone or something. The definition for love is, an intense feeling of deep affection. And then defintion for lust is, very strong sexual desire. These three words have completely different meanings and all show the difference between Romeo and Juliet’s relationship and the relationships between teenagers today. I feel like the meaning of love today is much different than the meaning of love was back Shakespeare's
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