Benefits is defined as” something that is advantageous or good; an advantage” This is how we usually think of love. We do not think of love as a cost, which is “the price paid to acquire, produce, accomplish, or maintain anything.” Different forms of love are experienced in Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet feel romantic love for each other. Juliet, unaware that Romeo is underneath her balcony, says “O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name, Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.” Juliet is asking Romeo to deny his family to love her.
Mostly these types of negative love are between, Cyrano, Roxane, De Guiche/Valvert, and Christian. Love triangles are when three people are involved in a romantic situation. The biggest love triangle seen through the whole movie is between Christian, Cyrano, and Roxane. We find out early Cyrano loves Roxane, but he easily backs out of telling her since he is afraid. He thinks of himself as ugly, and assumes she won’t be able to look past that.
He is saying that is might not be wise for loving him, but he swears it won’t be stupid for he is going to be “horribly” in love with her. The word choice of “horribly” emphasizes a sense of awkwardness because he doesn’t know the first thing when it comes to love. It also gives a bit of that comical side to Benedick’s character, even in the name of love, he still can’t forget about the competition between him and Beatrice.
This proves that Romeo, although it seems like love, only “loved” Juliet for her looks. Remember that at this point Romeo doesn’t even know who Juliet is at all, they have never met. You can see this in modern times when people claim to love someone but really just have those emotions because of their beauty. Secondly, Romeo and Juliet were in a weak state of mind when they met. Romeo was still heartbroken by Rosaline and Juliet thought she would marry no one she liked in the least bit at all.
In this quote Juliet is regretting the fact that she has fallen in love with an enemy, a Montague. The “Prodigious birth of love” shows that Juliet has rushed into ‘love’ with a man, of which she has just learned his name. True love comes with time, passion, and effort. Love at first sight is not so much a love of the person, but a love of the person’s looks. When Romeo sees Juliet on the balcony later that night, or possibly the next morning, he exclaims, “It is my lady.
Not only is the love displayed in “Romeo and Juliet” extremely unrealistic, the romanticism is completely full of Romeo’s ulterior motives to forget Rosaline. The love expressed is not an actual connection but one of sensuality and physical attraction. Romeo manipulates Juliet’s love for him to satisfy his lust for
Although some may argue that Romeo is impulsive and immature, he is also intellectual. When talking about his love for Rosaline, Romeo says, “Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health! / Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is!” (I, i). Romeo does not think that his saddened and confused love with Rosaline is true love. He knows that this cannot be love, because they are neither affectionate nor devoted to each other.
What’s the difference between love and infatuation? The similarities between the two emotions are often mistaken for one another, however they differ because one is real love and one is not. This confusion is evident in Romeo and Juliet as the conceptions of shallow and superficial love are being depicted. Love is commonly defined as having an unconditional, profoundly tender feeling of deep affection towards another person, whereas in comparison, infatuation is the state of being obsessive and carried away by unreasoned desire or lust. Even though some may debate otherwise, I believe Romeo and Juliet’s “love” is based upon shallow infatuation due to their sudden physical desirability for one another and the rapid development of their relationship.
He later, then sneaks onto Juliet’s balcony where he openly tells her that he is in love with her. Juliet warns him saying that if anyone were to find him there, he would be killed. But, Romeo being the stubborn boy he is, replies with “And but thou love me, let them find me here.” and decides to risk his life for a girl he barely knows. He then impulsively asks for her hand in marriage “Thy exchange of thy love’s faithful vow for mine.” (Act II, ii, 124) based on the romantic emotions he was feeling at the moment. This was careless and senseless of Romeo to do, as a couple of hours ago he was “in love” with Juliet’s cousin Rosaline.
He uses love in its guises to thread together the key relationships in the play. Some characters fall in and out of love very quickly in Romeo and Juliet. For example Romeo is in love with Rosaline at the start of the play, which is presented as an immature infatuation. Today we might use the term “puppy love”, to describe this. Romeo’s love for Rosaline is shallow and nobody really believes that it will last.