I don't think it should be interpreted as a love story in the first place. I think it is a precaution for the young people of Shakespeare's time. If only they waited and came up with an intelligent solution to their problem, then they wouldn't have to kill themselves. Who else shares my sentiments?
Romeo and Juliet is the best!
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You're right. It was a stupid move to kill themselves
Another overanalyzed and overdiscussed about Shakespearean "Tragedy" is more like it. No offense to any Shakespeare fans intended.
I hated how I had to read this shit in high school, and get homework assignments and tests for it but that's long over for me now.
Looking back on it I do think that Romeo and Juliet's obsession that they had for each other caused them not to think clearly and carefully by moving too fucking quickly and ultimately caused each other's doom. But I guess until they had died that the fighting and bitter rivalry between their families just would never ever stop.
the story takes place over the course of about a week. two foolish children (he is 18 and she is 13 in the original) hook up, have sex, and the kill themselves in an angsty way to show their families what dicks they've been. no one falls in love in a week, and teenagers doing stupid things because their parents don't like who they're dating always make for shit stories. Shakespeare wrote some great stuff. Romeo & Juliet was not one of his best.
Agreed but I don't think it is considered the best love story by critics. It's just one the most famous and popularized. It's not even considered Shakespeare's best work. Far from that. He wrote so much better stuff.
I'm gonna get hate and called stupid, but I am not a fan of Shakespeare at all. I've read Romeo and Juliet and other crap by him and I was so excited because everyone made it seem like he was the best. But it did not live up to the hype at all. It was boring and uninteresting in my opinion.
Shakespeare just proved at what lengths people would go if they love each other lol. Romeo killed himself because he though his love died. She woke up killed herself because he died. Plus it was a strong move on both the families since they are enemies. Re read the play and read between the lines to get the deeper meaning