True Love, or Loving Truly?

638 WordsJan 28, 20183 Pages
True love, two words that reminds people of sappy romance stories, Disney princesses, and Romeo and Juliet. But were Romeo and Juliet really in love? With the word “true” implying that something is real, and “love” meaning “a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person” (Merriam-Webster online). True love has been taken by society to mean a real love, something that was meant to be. What traits would a true love have? For starters, there must be trust between the two people and constant devotion. However, there also must be patience and a willing to wait. First, a love has to have a strong foundation. Some people think of friendship as a basis, others believe in “love at first sight”. While both of these are important, there must be one general factor. To love someone, there must be some form of devotion between the two people. Romeo expresses his devotion to Juliet when she inquires how he climbed over the large wall that separates the families. “With love’s light wings did I o’erperch these walls; / For stony limits cannot hold love out” (Act 2, Scene 2). Romeo’s passion for Juliet is solid enough that nothing can hold him back from being with her. A wall cannot keep him away, and Juliet seems to feel the same way. After Romeo killed Tybalt and Juliet was told that he was banished and she had to marry Paris, she asks the Nurse for any comfort or help. The Nurse told her to marry Paris; her reasoning was that Paris is a better man than Romeo is, and that Romeo is
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