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Immature Love Essay

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“ ...Young men’s love then lies/ Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.”, claims Friar Lawrence in the play Romeo and Juliet when he gets the insight of their love (2.3.67-68). Romeo and Juliet, a play written by William Shakespeare which portray a fateful love story of two star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet in opposing families in Verona, Italy. It is recognized as the most beautiful, and heartwarming love story in history in playwrite, but is it? The true feelings of love is like a tree. It might not be as extravagant and astonishing as a rose can be, nor can not be quickly grown as a zinnia, but it is stable, and provide a shade to rest in and a bark to lean on. Therefore, the ...view middle of the document...

3.100). Friar Lawrence is a wise and a fatherly character that has Romeo’s trust. He notices that the emotion that Romeo feels for Juliet is not the genuine feelings for love, and suggests him to take it slow and develop the emotions. Their emotions for another might have been a seed for the true love, but by rushing the processes, they eliminate the opportunity of development.
As a result of limitation in time, the emotion between Romeo and Juliet is grown from solely based on their looks instead of their personality and character. Romeo falls head over heels in love as he meets Juliet for the first time in the party. He chants the beauty of Juliet, “.....Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! / For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.” when he has a single glimpse of her (1.5.59-60). It can be inferred that his standard of love is based on looks. He had been weeping over Rosaline, but as he meets Juliet who is more beautiful than Rosaline, he denies his love for Rosaline. He is mistaking the lust and desire he feels towards the gorgeous flower, Juliet as the feelings of love. Identically, Juliet claims, “So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd, / Retain that dear perfection which he owes / Without that title.” when Juliet resents Romeo being a Montague (2.2.48-50). The name of a person specify and identify a person as that exact person. However, Juliet wishes Romeo to forsake his name. Also, as she emphasizes the perfection in Romeo, it shows how Juliet is captured by the looks of Romeo more than anything. Comparatively, there are minimal, almost no description of their personality in their dialogue when there are vast dialogues deals on their mesmerizing beauty. In a play, the dialogues reflect directly on the thought of the speakers, and as they only comment on the looks, it can be concluded as Romeo and Juliet initializing their feeling from their looks. As true love is focused more on the emotional bond than the physical bond, when the love is grown out of their...

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