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Romeo and Juliet-a Play of Lust

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Romeo and Juliet-A Play of Lust
People are often confused by their emotions of love and lust. The play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, is a great example of being confused by love and lust. 3 events or topics that show how the main characters, Romeo and Juliet, lust for each other instead of loving each other. These events are:
  Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love.
  Romeo and Juliet make hasty decisions.
  Romeo and Juliet's reactions to bad news.
I believe that the play Romeo and Juliet, is a play of lust rather than love.

Romeo and Juliet meet each other at the Capulet's ball. They immediately fall in love with each other. Romeo was pining for Rosaline previous to the ball. Benvolio invites Romeo to come to the Capulet's ball hoping that it will cheer Romeo up. Benvolio says:
“The fair Rosaline whom thou so lovest,...
Go thither; and, with unattainted eye,
Compare her face with some that I shall show,...
Your lady's love against some other maid
That I will show you shining at this feast,
And she shall show well that now shows best” (I, II,83,85-86,97-99)
I believe that Romeo lusted for Roseline and Benvolio was trying to be a good friend by helping
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Romeo overcome his sadness and helping to Romeo to realize that Rosaline is not the only girl in the world.
Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time and immediately they fall in love with each other. Romeo says, “My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand/ To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss” (I.V.95-96). After they kiss Juliet says, “You kiss by the book” (I.V.110). Moments after Romeo and Juliet meet, they already share kiss. They cannot be in love because love is patient.
Finally, Romeo goes to see Juliet in her room because he cannot wait until tomorrow to see her again. In her soliloquy, Juliet says, “O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?/Deny thy father and refuse thy name;/Or, if thou wilt...


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