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The development of love between Romeo and Juliet is very rapid and sudden.

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Introduction

The development of love between Romeo and Juliet is very rapid and sudden. It is definitely love at first sight, or in Romeo's case, just an aftershock after the downfall of a previous love. Both lovers have both experienced what they thought was true love; Romeo was in love with Rosaline, and Juliet was thinking of marrying Paris. This love can be seen as false love as, the moment that they set eyes upon each other their previous loves' were all broken and a new one formed. I feel that Romeo's love for Rosaline was actually quite strong because he was in a state of utmost depression when she left him. We do not find out much about Juliet's love for Paris apart from the fact that she would like to meet him at the Capulet ball. Romeo and Juliet's loved can be split up into four stages. ...read more.

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This is stage one of the development of their love. This shows that he loves her as soon as he sets his sight on her, and he even forgets his melancholy mood made by his last love leaving him. Stage two is when he goes and talks to her, even though all the Capulet's have acknowledged that he is of the Montague family. This portrays that his love is extremely strong, that he is willing to go against centuries of hatred between their family names just to talk to Juliet. The event that represents how strong their love is, takes place when they kiss after a few seconds of talking. Nowadays, kissing is not something that happens as soon as a man meets a woman, so it seems quite strange, however it may have been different in their day. I think that this is quite a significant stage of their love for each other as they have now forgotten about their preceding loves and are concentrating on each other. ...read more.

Conclusion

In this scene Juliet is compared to the 'beautiful moon, which brightens the night' and is complimented several times by Romeo. After a few conversations, as mentioned above, they get married. This either shows that their love is a rushed love, or that it is true love and that they know it is true love. All these stages show the extremely quick development of the love shared by Romeo and Juliet in acts one to two. It shows that they both forget whom they were meant to love or marry, and choose each other instead, in the space of two days. I feel that the development of their love only happened so quickly because fate told them to, and they both followed it. Also, I think it is because they thought each other to be the most beautiful thing that they had ever seen. Juliet obviously liked Romeo more than she like Paris, and Romeo like Juliet more than he like Rosaline. H/W How does Romeo and Juliet's love develop 03/05/2007 in act 1-2 ...read more.

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