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6 December 2014
Lust or Love?
Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare is an extraordinary story about the love between two young teenagers who take their life. There are many people or situations to blame for their deaths, but ultimately Romeo and Juliet are the ones to blame for their own demise. They were never really in love. It was their impulsive behavior that caused all of this. Many studies prove that their undeveloped teenage brains also worked in causing their deaths. Romeo and Juliet barely knew each other, so how could this possibly be real love? Well, it is not. Their deaths were the result of their developing teenage brains and emotions. Romeo and Juliet should definitely be held responsible for their own deaths. The feud between the Capulet’s and the Montague's, as readers believe caused the starcrossed lovers to get married and following that take their lives. In the article Taking Words
Seriously Romeo and Juliet Are Troubled Kids
the author Stanton Peele discusses Romeo and
Juliet’s death trip and addictive love and teen suicide. “ Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare's case study of what results when two unformedmaladjusted youths meet at vulnerable points in their lives and are then forcibly separated addiction, withdrawal, suicide. ”
The author also mentions, “
But, contrary to the popular image that their warring families are the source of this violence, it stems from the lovers themselves, and is directed at themselves.” Although most people believe that the feud between the families resulted in the lovers deaths is
actually incorrect, but the teens themselves and their “love” for eachother caused them to commit suicide. All of these problems occurred and violently ended due to the simple facts that Romeo and Juliet barely knew each other, were never really in love, and were too young to understand ...
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