Romeo and Juliet Lust Essay

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William Shakespeare left a controversial topic in his well-known play named Romeo and Juliet. The controversial topic he left us was a battle between two important views. Does Romeo and Juliet interpret love? Or lust? Love can be expressed daily, but did it really portray a strong meaning of true love? The well-known play named Romeo and Juliet is mainly a story about infatuated lust. Love and lust are two different views like black and white. Love is the passionate yearning for a certain individual, regarding not only his/her looks but personality and interests. Lust is an affection for someone due to only beauty and desires. In the beginning of the play, Romeo insisted that Rosaline was the love of his life. He declared that he could not forget her nor could live without her. Romeo swore to Benvolio that he cannot love any other person than Rosaline. In the play, when Benvolio told Romeo that Rosaline was not the most beautiful girl in Verona, Romeo denied and said, “One fairer than my love! The all seeing sun/Ne’er saw her match, since first the world begun”. (Shakespeare 1.2.48) Romeo told Benvolio that Rosaline’s beauty cannot be match with anyone else; Rosaline was the most beautiful girl Romeo met. Yet when Romeo sees Juliet during the Capulet Party, without even talking to her and knowing who she was, he instantly fell for her. Romeo suddenly forgot about Rosaline, whom he swore he was in love with, and fell in love with Juliet, who he thought was even more exquisite. In the play, Romeo said, “As a rich jewel in an Ethiop-sear- Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear. Did my heart love till now? Foreswear it, sight. For ne’er saw true beauty till this night”. (Shakespeare 1.5.59) Romeo saw Juliet as a beautiful charm. He describes Juliet as a beautiful and luxurious jewel. He realized that he found the true beauty which was Juliet. This concludes that
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