An Eternity's Love Essay

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Jacobs 1Andy JacobsMrs. BarthHonors English I Period 36 March 2014An Eternity's LoveIn William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the two lovers' love holds true no matter the length of time they have spent together.Romeo and Juliet have their eternal love for each other as long as their eternities may last. From the first day they met, when Romeo goes to the Capulet party he passes by many people. He catches a glimpse of Juliet, and he immediately has a passion for her at first sight. Naturally, humans, just as all other living beings, been made to find partners to reproduce and continue the species in with their lifetime, or else the species just would not be here today. So one trait needed ...view middle of the document...

She chooses the road out of Verona to follow Romeo until there is no return. Juliet goes over everything that could go wrong in the Friar's plan to reunite the following groups: the families of the Montagues and Capulets and the couple of Romeo and Juliet. Juliet has to deal with living a regular life being married to Paris without Romeo or take a chance and trust that Romeo will save her in time to get her out of the box. The box which is a cage in which she has a few days until she dies of the lack of basic animal needs. She has to ponder if she is willing to spend all of that time, which may be indefinite, stuck in a casket. Juliet considers the alternatives while saying, "So early waking, what with loathsome smells,/ And shrieks like mandrakes torn out of earth,/ That living mortals, heaving them run mad-/ O, if I wake, shall I not be distraught,/ Environed with all these hideous fears" (Shakespeare IV.iii.47-50). She voices all the possible bad situations that might come up in the few days locked in a casket and she still takes the potion to be with Romeo. She entrusts her entire life to someone she barely knows sacrificing her time to have a dreamless, potentially dangerous, sleep. It was planned that she be locked in a box for days if need be, a most uncomfortable way to spend one's time in such a fast point in her life where tragic events that seem to be happening every day. This true love goes to show that time has no meaning on their relationship as long as they are together. Juliet spends some of the end of her life locked...

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