Romeo and Juliet - Infatuation Not Love.docx - Kirsten Kirk English 8E For what reasons is the love between Romeo and Juliet so special I believe the

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Kirsten Kirk English 8E February 29, 2016 For what reasons is the love between Romeo and Juliet so special? I believe the the reason that Romeo and Juliet’s relationship was so special was because of their infatuation, as opposed to true love. Their tragic relationship was due to physical attraction, vulnerability, and the pressures of society. In the book, both are commenting on each other’s physical beauty, and hardly, if at all, mention each other’s personalities. In Romeo’s monologue about his first impression of Juliet, he speaks only of her “true beauty,” and “falls in love” with her based on only that. Juliet, in turn, is also a stranger to Romeo, yet still kisses him after just meeting him due to physical attraction and his wordplay. Both characters were also very vulnerable just before and during their secret relationship. Romeo had just had his heart broken by Rosaline, who swore chastity and became a nun. Romeo made it clear at the beginning of the book that he had been very much in love with Rosaline, yet immediately got
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