Romeo and Juliet is one of the most famous love stories in history. But is it really a story about love, or is it a story about lust? Let’s take a closer look at the evidence.
Romeo and Juliet meet at a party and instantly fall in love. Romeo is so smitten that he declares his love for Juliet without even knowing her last name. This kind of impulsive behavior is often associated with lust, not love.
Romeo and Juliet are willing to do anything for each other, including breaking the law. Romeo gets banished for killing Juliet’s cousin Tybalt, but he does not hesitate to sneak back into Verona to be with her. And when Juliet finds out that Romeo has been killed, she takes her own life. This kind of passion and intensity is often associated with lust, not love.
Romeo and Juliet’s relationship is intense and passionate, but it is also very short-lived. They meet, fall in love, get married, and die all within the span of a few days. This kind of whirlwind romance is often associated with lust, not love.
So what conclusions can we draw? Romeo and Juliet may be one of the most famous love stories in history, but it seems just as likely that it is a story about lust rather than love.
“A strong sense of passionate attraction.” That is the definition of love. Ice cream, a child and his mother, and family bonds between a mother and her children are all examples of true love. This is real love. The feeling of attraction between Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare in the play Romeo and Juliet, is not genuine love According to
Romeo Montague falls in love with Juliet Capulet, who is due to marry the County Paris. Romeo and Juliet get married in secret by Friar Lawrence. Romeo gets banished. Juliet fakes her own death in a plan to be reunited. Romeo believes Juliet is truly dead and kills himself. When Juliet finds Romeo’s corpse beside her, she kills herself. The selfless love between Romeo and Juliet resulted in their suicides. Their “love” was driven by lust and selfish desires which lead to their downfall.
Some may argue that Romeo and Juliet were truly in love because they were willing to die for each other. However, if we take a closer look at their relationship, it is evident that their so-called “love” was nothing more than lust and selfish desires. Romeo Montague was infatuated with Juliet Capulet from the moment he laid eyes on her. Romeo was so obsessed with Juliet that he was willing to forget about his true love, Rosaline.
“Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” -Romeo (1.5.52-54).
Romeo was so blinded by Juliet’s beauty that he was willing to forget about the love he once had for Rosaline. If Romeo truly loved Juliet, he would have been able to see past her physical appearance and appreciate her for who she was on the inside. However, Romeo was only interested in Juliet’s outer beauty and this ultimately led to his downfall.
Juliet was also infatuated with Romeo from the moment she laid eyes on him. She was so taken aback by Romeo’s good looks that she completely forgot about her impending marriage to County Paris. “My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me, that I must love a loathed enemy.” -Juliet (1.5.137-140).
Juliet was so consumed by Romeo’s beauty that she was willing to forget about the man she was supposed to marry. If Juliet truly loved Romeo, she would have been able to see past his physical appearance and appreciate him for who he was on the inside. However, Juliet was only interested in Romeo’s outer beauty and this ultimately led to her downfall.
Romeo and Juliet’s relationship was based on physical attraction and nothing more. Their “love” for each other was driven by lust and selfish desires which eventually led to their demise. Romeo and Juliet were not truly in love, they were only infatuated with each other’s physical appearance. If Romeo and Juliet were truly in love, they would have been able to see past each other’s outer beauty and appreciate each other for who they were on the inside. However, Romeo and Juliet were only interested in each other’s outer beauty and this ultimately led to their downfall.
The play is set in the streets of Verona, Italy during a time when arranged marriages at 14 were socially acceptable. Romeo and Juliet, two young teens, believe they have feelings for each other but act more out of lust than anything else. As the play progresses it becomes increasingly clear that their actions are based on sexual desire rather than genuine emotions.
Romeo pursues Juliet even after he is married to another woman, and Juliet fakes her own death in order to be with Romeo.
While Romeo and Juliet may have thought they were in love, it is evident that they were simply lusting after each other. If they had truly been in love, they would have respected each other’s marriages and not acted on their sexual desires. Romeo and Juliet is a cautionary tale about the dangers of acting on lust instead of love.
Love is stronger than desire, but it’s obvious that Romeo and Juliet are driven by nothing more than lust. In the first act of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo claims to have a strong and emotional love for Rosaline.
A few days later, Romeo declared his passion for Juliet was genuine. This is the first indication that this “love” may not be as genuine as it appears. Juliet is the rebound or plan-B choice for Romeo. The only distinction between the prior situations of Rosaline and Romeo with respect to where they’re going is that instead of loving him back, Juliet “loves” him (which she doesn’t).
From Romeo’s perspective, it may appear to be love, but it is nothing more than a mutual infatuation, or lust.
Love is more than just a physical attraction. Love is an emotional connection. Romeo and Juliet do not have an emotional connection. They barely know each other. Their relationship is based purely on physical attraction and sexual desire. This is not real love. Real love takes time to develop. Romeo and Juliet did not have time to develop a real, emotional connection because they were forced to marry in secret and Romeo was forced into exile.
Romeo and Juliet’s relationship was doomed from the start because it was based on lust, not love. If their relationship had been based on true love, they may have been able to overcome the obstacles in their way. As it was, their relationship was ultimately doomed to failure. Romeo and Juliet’s deaths were a tragedy, but they could have been avoided if Romeo and Juliet had truly loved each other.