Call me unorthodox, seeing as this essay of sorts could be taken as a direct insult to one of the greatest authors and play-wrights in the history of man, but I do not believe his beloved characters in the play “Romeo and Juliet” were actually in love. Infatuation is a better term for it, in my opinion. Not only do these ‘star-crossed lovers’ make multiple remarks about sex throughout the play, but come on; they were married within days after meeting each other. Call this opinion naïve and infantile, seeing as the remarks were to lighten up the mood of an otherwise depressing tragedy, but I am not critiquing the play; only the fictional relationship between two lusty teenagers that has become the most wide known story of love in today’s society. Was that a mistake; or has modern society misinterpreted a story about shortsighted rebellious teenagers going against their parents will for a pure story about two people whose love was unjustly taken away from them by the corrupted authority figure? So between the immaturities, the sex mongering infatuation they have for each other, and the general teenage angst they portray to the fullest extent possible, I believe that Romeo and Juliet’s love was nothing more than a grade school crush story.
When I was younger, along with everyone else in the world, there was this one girl that I had the biggest crush on. I could spend every waking moment of every waking day with her. I would think about her all the time, and I would often ask her to play. I guess she liked me too, and we talked about getting married and spending the rest of our lives together. That lasted for about a week. Then I found a new girl. I look back at this and think to myself. How could I have been so immature and flat out stupid? That is exactly how Romeo and Rosaline were. Romeo liked Rosaline in the opening scenes, but when he goes to the party and lays one look on Juliet, he forgets his love for Ms. Rosy, and goes... [continues]
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