The Disasters of Love
Love: the most splendid, indescribable, intense euphoric feeling for someone or thing. Young love can cause one to act and think irrationally; as if love had a magical power over ones body and mind. In William Shakespeare’s tragic playwright, Romeo and Juliet, two lovers cross paths set out for them by fate; Although all odds are against them because of a bitter, ongoing family feud, Romeo and Juliet recklessly go against their parent’s will and risk it all for love. Love often results in poor decision-making. Throughout the story, Romeo and Juliet conduct themselves in such a manner that is considered reckless. All through the book the beloved teens haste through everything, get married, and even commit manslaughter; it is safe to say that love can blind people into acting in a way that would normally be considered strange.
When couples are amorous, they learn the hard way that hastiness frequently end in terrible conclusions. Romeo and Juliet’s impatience will end in tragedy. In the beginning of the play, Romeo is preoccupied with Rosaline. He claims that he “Ne'er saw her match since first the world begun” (I.II. 99-100). Lovestruck by Rosaline, Romeo is anguished by Rosaline’s refusal to love him. Yet, later that night, when Romeo and Juliet meet, he suddenly forgets about Rosaline, and he states “Forswear it, sight,/For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night” (I. IV.59-60). By this, not only does Romeo contradict himself, he also validates the fact that their love is based on external beauty. Although, it is destiny for these lovers to be together, they must not rush into complicated things such as love. At some point, even Juliet thinks their love “…is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden; / Too like the lightning,” (II.II.125-7). What’s the hurry? Impatience will only cause error. The next morning, without contemplating the consequences, they get married. It is like two strangers getting married. Even Friar Lawrence, a friend of Romeo’s who weds them, warns him “Young men’s love then lies/ Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes”(I.III.72). A few key components of marriage are: accepting one’s faults, respecting each others hobbies, remaining supportive, and even commitment. How can Romeo and Juliet stay happily married if right from the beginning they are missing the most important part of a relationship: getting to know the person. The sudden haste is the result of love. These couples are so enchanted by each other, they irrationally rush into everything without time to think about their choices.
When one find that special someone, the one whom you think you want to spend the rest of your life with, it is the most blissful moment of one’s life; you don’t want to let that go, so they move on to the next best thing: marriage. In Romeo and Juliet’s case, the teens are clearly besotted upon the fact that they found someone who loves them in return; this is no reason for marriage. Infatuation...