Romeo and Juliet

romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet characterization on forbidden love

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The two star crossed lovers have a forbidden love, that's one of the reasons it is so intense. Everything about their relationship is augmented by the fact that their love is "forbidden fruit". Throughout the play, Shakespeare only describes Romeo and Juliet's love as a short-term burst of youthful passion. In most of his work, Shakespeare was more interested in exploring the sparks of infatuation than long-term commitment. Considering that no other relationships in the play are as pure as that between Romeo and Juliet, though, it is easy to see that Shakespeare respects the power of such a youthful, passionate love but also laments the transience of it.