Who doesn’t know about Romeo and Juliet’s romantic story which turned into tragedy? Romeo and Juliet is supposedly the best perfect love story and their love for each other is immeasurable. How perfect do you think Romeo and Juliet actually is?
Let’s see- Romeo was around 16 years of age while Juliet was of slender age of 13.
They met each other at the party, saw each other, fell in love, got married the next day, had coitus and died together in each others arms.
This was a love story of mere 4 days.
First of all, I would like to say they fell in love at first sight. Does love at first sight exists? I would say, no. If you saw someone the first time and you wanna be with them, then no it is not love. You like the person’s physical appearance (because what else can you learn about that person at first sight?)
Second of all, they married the next day. And they were teenagers. They married without the approval of their parents. Teenagers marrying each other the day after they met?
They had coitus. I don’t know if this is legal but it is definitely not biologically acceptable. They were so young!
They died in each other’s arms the fourth day. A love story of mere 4 days. Aren’t love stories supposed to last forever?
Would you still say Romeo and Juliet is a perfect love story?
P.S. I am not a Shakespeare hater or any kind of hater, Shakespeare was one of the great minds born on Earth. I am also not saying I hate love stories. I am just critiquing one of the great works as a part of #everydayinspiration course. I would like to add I am not a great philosopher to critique this and my views may not be correct so feel free to correct me by commenting down below.