Paris' Infatuation with Juliet

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Another example of the sort of infatuated, unreturned love is the love that Paris has for Juliet. Paris clearly really likes Juliet; I just think that he finds it harder to express his love than Romeo. Paris probably did really love Juliet just in a quieter more controlled way than Romeo did. Paris finds it very hard to convey his real feelings to Juliet. The only time they really meet in the play, the conversation is brief, matter of fact and passionless. 'Happily met, my lady and my wife!' You could imagine how awkward this scene would be, I don't think that Juliet and Paris have ever had a proper conversation with each other, or that Juliet even really knew who Paris really was. This was not the ideal time for them to meet, especially as Juliet was so in love with Romeo. Also, he is saying that she is about to become his wife. For Paris to express his feelings to Juliet in such a short scene would be very difficult for him. Paris is genuinely heartbroken when he thinks that Juliet is dead; 'Sweet flower, with flowers thy bridal bed I strew...The obsequies that I for thee will keep nightly shall be to strew thygrave and weep. Paris goes to visit Juliet's tomb and talks to her whilst she lies there in apparent death. He compares her to a flower, which seems to be his way of showing affection. This is a lot less affectionate and passionate that how Romeo compares Juliet to light. He says that he will attend her tomb every night to lay flowers, which is about the most romantic he gets. He is not passionate, unlike Romeo. However he is willing to give up his every night just to visit Juliet. This may prove that his love was eternal, although, he doesn't show the audience much proof of that. When Paris is dying he asks Romeo to place him in the tomb near Juliet. 'O, I am slain! If thou be merciful, open the tomb, lay me with Juliet.' This is one of the only
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