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Are Romeo and Juliet infatuated or are they in love?

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Year 11 GCSE Coursework Un-jung Im Is Romeo and Juliet is infatuated or they are in love? The play I will study is called 'Romeo and Juliet' who was written by William Shakespeare around 1595. Shakespeare is one of the most famous writers in the world. He wrote many different styles such as comedies, plays, tragedies and poems but most of his writing is about love. Romeo and Juliet is one of the tragedies, which is famous love story in the world. It is about two main characters that cannot love each other and these two main characters is Romeo and Juliet as you thought by looking at the title. They are young lovers who loved each other secretly and married but by having a difficulty situation, they needed to separate. At last they die together in the same place on the same day. This play and other his plays were quite new style in that day when he wrote because many plays were ended with happy ending but this 'Romeo and Juliet' is not a happy ending which makes people feel different also Shakespeare wrote plays something like Romeo and Juliet. For example, one of his famous play called 'Macbeth' this is totally different style of play but in the way of love goes is quite similar if you compare with 'Romeo and Juliet'. ...read more.


Romeo believed Juliet is dead and kills him to follow Juliet's death. After, Juliet finds out Romeo's dead so she also kills herself. Which this scene shows how much important Romeo is to Juliet. She chose death because she cannot live without him. To begin with, I will write about that whether Romeo and Juliet are in love or if they are infatuated. I have studied certain scenes to make my decision and now I made my decision that I decide Romeo and Juliet were infatuated because by reading the play through, I find out that Juliet did not meet many teenagers who is around her age and also Romeo has not seen girls who is around his age. When people see someone that they usually do not see around s/he, people get some kind of different feeling compare as usual and I think this kind of feeling went into them, Romeo and Juliet thought it was love but it can not be love and there are lots of reasons for this. Firstly, they do not know about each other. They cannot say they love each other because Romeo and Juliet have good looking. Juliet says "My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! ...read more.


But before Romeo sets eyes on Juliet, he said to Benvolio, who is Montague's nephew and friend to Romeo, that he is in love with Rosaline which means until Romeo seen Juliet, he believed he is in love with Rosaline but now he's saying he thinks he didn't love anyone until today, until he meets Juliet. This shows Romeo is a person who is easily gets feeling of love. He just totally forgot about Rosaline in the grand party, which means he go to the grand party to see Rosaline but when he sees Juliet, he dropped feeling that is about Rosaline. Also the way Romeo said between line 51 and 52 was he thinks he is in love with Juliet and Juliet is really very pretty and this means he feels he is in love Year 11 GCSE Coursework Un-jung Im with Juliet because she's pretty. This is definitely not in love. Most people like someone who has good-looking face. I think Romeo is one of these kinds of people but that feeling is quite stronger than the others. Overall, I think they are infatuated and the feeling they had from each other was feeling that is for something that they should not be together which means they did not met their age people so wanted to know each other. This is that they felt something different and this is what they felt when they met first time. ...read more.

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