What Is Romeo And Juliet True

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Love can be described as many things, like the feeling you get in your stomach when you see the person you like or even opening the fridge to see that your mom went food shopping, the possibilities are endless but there's one thing for sure, that Romeo and Juliet were not truly in love. The article “Star-Crossed Something-or-Others” by Eric Lamay disagreed with my point. The college professor thinks that Romeo and Juliet’s love was true even though there was “more play than work involved.” I do not believe that Romeo and Juliet’s love was true because true love is built overtime and requires responsibilities, they were only fixated on each other's appearances, and they were both trying to escape from something they hoped to never face. True…show more content…
“The tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities.” ( Otherwise known as what Romeo and Juliet used to get their way. Juliet wanted out of a dreadful marriage with a random County Paris and Romeo wanted to forget about “the one who got away” Rosaline. Romeo is heartbroken when he finds out that Rosaline will forever be a virgin and won’t want to marry him as told when he says “Out of her favor, where I am in love.”(Shakespeare [1.1.168]). But Romeo promises to fight for Rosline and always love her when he states “Where I may read who passed that passing fair? Farewell. Thou canst not teach me to forget.”(Shakespeare [1.1.228]). Unfortunately for Rosline, young Romeo forgets about her within seconds as he stares into Juliet's eyes at the Capulet's party, as seen when Romeo says “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.”(Shakespeare []). Juliet has always been opposed to marriage as “It is an honor I dream not of.” (Shakespeare [1.3.68]). And when Juliet found out she had to marry Paris she freaked. But what if she got an idea to marry Romeo,who was just banished. She wouldn’t be forced to marry the County, but since Romeo was banished she would barely have to meet up with him, so she would get her way which is what every thirteen year old girl
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