Relationship Between Romeo And Juliet

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“I hope someday I’ll find my Romeo.” A well known phrase that so often runs through the minds of the young (or old), dreaming of love and the perfect partner. But what exactly is love? The definition may differ from person to person, but like all things there are a fundamental aspects of true love. There of course must be some sort of physical attraction at first, but above all else there must be a mutual attraction to personality. There must also be forgiveness and loyalty (to a certain extent). Based on these three qualities of love, the bond between Romeo and Juliet is not love exactly, but more of an infatuation with each other. From the moment Romeo and Juliet first meet at the Capulet’s ball, there is a very obvious attraction, however, this attraction is purely physical. When Romeo first laid eyes on Juliet he said this, “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! Its seems she hangs upon the cheek of night as…show more content…
There must be a good degree of forgiveness in love, but this does not mean that all wrongdoings should just be completely pardoned or “swept under the rug”, especially if they are severe. After the Nurse tells Juliet that Romeo killed cousin Tybalt the the following happens, “(Nurse: Shame come to Romeo!) Blistered by thy tongue for such a wish! He was not born to shame. Upon his brow shame is ashamed to sit, for ‘tis a throne where honor may be crowned sole monarch of the universal Earth. O, what a beast was I to chide him!” Though forgiveness is a key part of love, Juliet has gone too far. Romeo killed a part of her family, and Juliet completely writes it off as nothing. She even goes as far as calling herself a beast (a horrible person) for being upset with him at first. This degree of forgiveness is somewhat irrational and ridiculous. Juliet is so obsessed with Romeo that she can’t even recognize his faults. This shows that what Romeo and Juliet have is not love, but rather a mockery of
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