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Romeo And Juliet Essay Thesis
We all know of Romeo and Juliet as a famous love story but do they really love each other. (Summary) I believe Romeo’s true desire was based upon lust for Juliet’s body, not for who she truly is.

Romeo is not in love with Juliet because he is still in love with Rosaline, and is trying to get over her. Even Friar Laurence says he is not in love. Romeo’s love for Juliet doesn’t come from his heart instead, it comes from his eyes. “In act 2 scene 3 (located on page 3 ), Friar Laurence says, Holy Saint Francis, what change is here! Is Rosaline, whom thou didst love so dear, so soon forsaken? Young men’s love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes. Friar Laurence is basically saying that Romeo’s love for Juliet is not truly love
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In my opinion, Romeo and Juliet couldn't possibly be in love because they were way too young especially Juliet and they don't know each other. They meet for the first time at a party and then confess their love to each other a couple hours later. Then the next day they get married they only knew small details about each other like their names, ages and what family they are from. They had no time to get to know who their partner really is.

"In act 1 scene 5 (located on page 2), Romeo says, Oh, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night Like a rich jewel in an Ethiope's ear, Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear. So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows as younder lady o'er her fellow's shows. The measure done, I'll watch her place of stand, and, touching hers, make blessed my rude hand. Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night. This quote proves my thesis because it shows that Romeo didn't fall in love with her because of how she acts or the way she thinks but for her beauty. It shows that he lusts for her and not loves

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