2018 August Page 1 of 2 Olivia Cunningham
To be a love story, their needs to be love
Over the many years, people have quarrelled over their likes of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet love saga and its getting a bit boring, so we need to settle this. How can two people committing suicide be romantic? We tend to romanticise something just because they loved each other enough to die. How
selfish is that?
“Those married young, are often unhappy
The play tells the story of two teenagers from distinct families who experience love at first sight and end up committing suicide over the inability to love each other. Yes, the play is still relevant, some cultural or period specific elements of it don’t apply. The impulses of young lovers who still take dangerous risks are evident, even in this day and age. While the family feud’s are less prevalent in this day and time, other factors still exist that prevent teenage couples from being allowed to be together. Many plays and TV shows are surrounded by the theme of Romeo and Juliet which accentuates that the play is still relevant till this day.
Love is rarely instantaneous and is dependent on experiences and how compatible you are with the person and it’s not only based on physical attraction, it is a lot deeper and bares meaning. Romeo and Juliet’s love lust are the opposite of the meaning of love.
It is very clear that Romeo is using Juliet as a rebound from being rejected by Rosaline who he was apparently ‘deep...