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2,618 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 15 years ago by Bon

Were Romeo and Juliet really in love or was that just infatuation, considering the whole play takes place within a week?


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15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 5/5/04 - 12:25:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
good question.

I'll say love.

15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 5/5/04 - 12:30:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
The fact that it's fiction allows me to believe that they were what they and Shakespeare believed they were.

Cynically, though, I'm like...ok, 2 kids "fall in love" in a short time span...Yeah right.

15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 5/5/04 - 12:31:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'll say infatuation. They were just kids, and knew each other a week. Love, my ass.
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 5/5/04 - 12:33:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
^^Love, my ass.

At first I missed the comma. I was like...ok.

15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 5/5/04 - 12:39:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hahaha I KNEW someone would think that, Camel! SO I purposely put the comma in hopes they read it the other way...
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 5/5/04 - 12:40:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
i bet the sex was just phenomenal behind the scenes
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 5/5/04 - 12:42:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
^^I agree...Considering they were all played by men.
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 5/5/04 - 12:48:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
well then id prefer to be the Romeo if thats true camelboy
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 5/5/04 - 12:50:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
lol i missed the comma too


Yea its true back in the day all plays only had male actors. No big deal. Just no live nude scenes like in Hair.

15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 5/5/04 - 12:50:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
HAAAAAAA!!! Me too.
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 5/20/04 - 11:32:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
The infatuation phase happens during the first 6 months you know someone. It couldn't have been true love.
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 5/20/04 - 11:41:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
I dont think the fact that they were young had anything to do with wheather or not they were in love. The part about it taking place in a week makes me say it was deffantly infatuation.
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 5/21/04 - 4:43:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
Camelboy got it. They are fictional and therefore they were exactly what The Bard wanted them to be.

Look at this way. They were teenagers pumped full of raging hormones. They couldn't have cared less if they were 'in true love' or not, they just wanted each other!

Seriously. It's the classic tragedy of love and loss. Weep and enjoy. I did enough analyzing in school.

15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 5/21/04 - 10:13:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
A serious case of spontaneous lust.
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 5/21/04 - 10:21:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
Up to the moment he met Juliet, Romeo was "in love" with Rosaline. He was 17 and probably quite horny. Consider that Juliet was a sheltered 14 year old. I think the underlying point was to show that love doesn't happen that quickly. Shakespeare was just so great with words that he could make a satirical point like that and spark a discussion hundreds of years later.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 1/12/05 - 11:33:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think the fact that each was willing to die to be with the other escalate the relationship out of the infatuation phase. Because damn Ive been infatuated, never to the point to risk death and kill to be w/ the subject of my infatuation.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 2/7/05 - 2:30:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
What Can't it be love? Love comes to people no matter what their age is
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 2/21/05 - 8:26:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
well, i can't say i've ever read the play. but romeo meets and falls in love with julliet in the space of a week? that sounds like infatuation to me. BUT dying for each other? sounds like love. i'm not sure. i'll have to read it and get back to you.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 2/21/05 - 8:27:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
i like to believe they really were in love...but now theyre dead..and so is shakepeare thank god
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 2/21/05 - 8:29:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
Oh god, I don't even want to think about literary analysis of shakespear today...uhhhggg....I could go into detail since this was a term paper question...well it was similar. (yes some people on this planet are 13-17 and take college classes so shut it!) Its layered with so many concepts it ought to be called the play write from hell!
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 2/21/05 - 8:43:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
love, definitely, c'mon they chose to see each other no matter the consequences. That's love!
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 2/21/05 - 8:44:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
Love can come at any age. I do agree w/Skandic.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 2/21/05 - 10:20:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
hmm..stylee, I do believe Romeo did have love for Rosaline but I think he had more love for Juliet.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 2/21/05 - 10:21:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
Juliet's love ran more truer than Rosaline's did.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 3/1/05 - 11:15:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
They were teens, so it was probably lust.

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