Romeo and Juliet True Love or Melancholy Lust

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Romeo and Juliet

True love doesn't happen right away; it's an ever-growing process. It develops after you've gone through many ups and downs, when you've suffered together, cried together, laughed together. -Ricardo Montalban. This was not the case for Romeo and Juliet, as they fell in love with each other at first sight. A long feud between the Montague and Capulet families unsettle the fair city of Verona and causes dreadful consequences for Romeo and Juliet who fall in love, but cannot be together. A secret marriage is arranged for the young star-crossed, when Juliet has to wed another. Juliet takes a potion that Friar Lawrence constructs that makes her appear to be dead for 42 hours, Romeo did not hear of the plan that they created, so he purchased a poison so that he could be with Juliet in death. He goes to her tomb and takes the poison.

When Juliet awakes she sees Romeo dead and she kills herself with a dagger. In the play: Romeo and Juliet by: William Shakespeare is about Romeo does not display true love for Juliet, but in melancholy aberrant lust for Juliet. Romeo is childish and impulsive, love mood swings, and love at first sight all lead to the same conclusion Romeo does not truly love Juliet.

Romeo's mood swings show that Romeo's love for Juliet is insincere and only for her looks. He

Romeo's view point of Juliet is only first sight as it is not truly love as it only loves for the eyes, pleasure for sight not ease and contentment of the heart. Romeo only sees love in his eyes as Friar Lawrence said on Act 2, Scene 3, and Line 71-72. "Young men's love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes". The...