Romeo and Juliet and Human Nature Moves

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Forbidden Love

“Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately; when lawful, they do not excite desire” (Trevor 3). This quote explains how human nature moves us towards thrill seeking and defying what we are told. This theory is present in many aspects of life that include performing minor crimes going against parental advice and falling in love with someone parents do not approve of. Often time’s human beings go after what is forbidden to us. Forbidden love is a theme that exists within Romeo and Juliet, The Titanic, and the song “Love Story.”

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