Romeo and Juliet Love or Infatuation
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Romeo and Juliet, Love or Infatuation.
This may sound unorthodox, but in my opinion Romeo and Juliet were NOT in love, but instead were infatuated. It seemed that Romeo and Juliet were constantly looking for sex. People in love are patient, and usually good friends. Romeo hardly knew Juliet and they were married in a matter of days. They didn’t even think about the consequences of there marriage.
Romeo and Juliet didn’t think about the consequences and in act 2, scene 3 Romeo says that if he’s caught he would gladly die. When Juliet takes the elixir she wonders if might be poison, or maybe it won’t work and she’d have to marry Paris instead, maybe Romeo wouldn’t be there to open the tomb and she would suffocate, but she didn’t care, instead she took the elixir and didn’t care if she died.
Those who are infatuated want only sex in a relationship.
In act 2 scene 2, the balcony scene, Romeo says “O wilt thou leave me unsatisfied?” when they next meet they want only sex before they knew each others name. When they saw each other to be married at Friar Lawerence to be married they couldn’t get off each other. The only reason Romeo went to Manteca was to sneak into Juliet’s room to spend the night.
People who are in love are usually friends first. Romeo and Juliet knew each other two days before they were married. when they first met they had to ask around and find out the others name. On the balcony Juliet barely knows his name and already she was talking about her “love” for Romeo. Romeo got away from his friends just to see Juliet
again and he heard her talking about him.
Therefore, from the scenes mentioned in this essay it’s plain to see that Romeo and Juliet were infatuated instead of in love.
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