Romeo and Juliet Essay

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Romeo & Juliet Essay

Romeo expresses love as a horrible feeling that can occur to anyone. (I, i, 194-195) “Love is a smoke made with the fume of sight; Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes; Being vexed, a sea nourished with loving tears.” But after seeing Juliet for the first time, Romeo’s depression disappears and makes him believe he never knew what love truly was. (I, v, 53-54) “And, touching hers, make blessed my rude hand. Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! In the same scene, after kissing Juliet, Romeo rediscovers love, or lust, and feels like so wonderful even if Juliet feels terrible for being his nemesis. (I, v, 111) “Sin from my lips? O trespass sweetly urged! Give me my sin again!” He felt so good about the first kiss he couldn’t help himself to get a second kiss. Mercutio believes love between a man and a woman can’t be important. He tells Romeo this by making fun of Rosaline and Romeo for loving her. (II, i. 17-21) “I conjure thee by Rosaline's bright eyes, by her high forehead and her scarlet lip, by her fine foot, straight leg and quivering thigh and the demesnes that there adjacent lie, that in thy likeness thou appear to us!” Mercutio sees love as rough and shouldn’t receive too much attention as it can hurt. (I, iv, 27) “If love be rough with you, be rough with love” Mercutio knows the marriage between Romeo and Juliet will end badly. He expresses himself to Romeo as he says: (II, I, 27-28) “my invocation is fair and