Does Romeo love Juliet?

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Does Romeo truly love Juliet? I think in this case he truly does. Love can happen in a lot of strange ways, In a blink of an eye (like with Romeo and Juliet) or it can take over 15 years (like in the movie when Harry met Sally. Although I’m pretty sure it is just Romeo and Juliet who falls in love that quickly. Romeo’s capacity of feelings is rather larger than the normal person though. When he love’s he loves, when he’s angry he kills a Capulet, when he’s sad (about Juliet) he kills himself, Sad but true. In the Beginning, Romeo is a great reader of love poetry, and wants a love that is simply perfect, but unbeknownst to him, love is never perfect. Then he goes and sees Rosaline, and she is simply the perfect girl out of the perfect book, he therefore is trying to recreate the feelings that he reads about, simply because he wanted fairytale love and therefore he is able to forget about her very quickly when he sees Juliet. His love for Juliet though, it is nothing like what he felt with Rosaline. Not the puppy-dog-crush, but a more true deep feeling, it’s “Love at first sight”. When he sees her he knows instantly that she is the girl of his dreams, and therefore goes to talk to her, or kiss her. When he does kiss her she tells him “You kiss by the book” (1, 5,110), meaning that his kisses is exactly like what she’s read about in the books, and that he should try again, but that he should be a bit more creative, but they were interrupted by the nurse maid (Thank you). So when Romeo leaves the party he says “Can I go forward when my heart is here? Turn back, dull earth, and find thy center out” (2, 1, 1-2) meaning that he knows where his heart belongs, why would he just leave? And decides to go back, and find Juliet, His Love. I still think that they were both a little too young and naïve, but they really did love each other. I know that I would not kill myself if I didn’t truly love the person, and I didn’t think I can live another day without Him, but I’m young

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