Comparing Love In Romeo And Juliet And Charles Perrault's Sleeping Beauty

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One of the most common themes of literary texts such as songs, poems and movies, is that of love and romance. Generally, the storyline is constructed in a manner that either results in tragedy going to turn out tragic, or the couple lives in loving bliss for eternity is. Possibly the most classic example of this is Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet; the story of two star crossed lovers who meet and fall in love at first sight. However, their forbidden love ends in tragedy at the hands of their feuding families. On the contrary, Charles Perrault’s Sleeping Beauty, is a definitive fairytale romance where a boy meets a girl, and the girl falls in love with the dashing prince as he overcomes any potential disasters to sweep her off her feet,