Romeo & Juliet is not a love story, if anything it’s a story of two teenagers who believe they are in love because they don’t have control over their hormones and are in lust with one another. At the beginning, Romeo was madly in love with another woman and was claiming that he would never be able to love someone again, but soon afterwards, almost instantly he falls in love with juliet, I think of this as an almost satirical point about how fickle we are when it comes to our emotions, especially at a younger age, which leads me to believe that the story isn’t really just about two people in love, but is more about what can happen when people who are not mature enough to understand love, believe that they are.
The recklessness and immaturity that is shown throughout the story makes for the tragic ending, but really most of the story can be dumbed down to basically be that kids over-react and think that they are all that matters, the double suicide at the end is such a good example of the lack of long term thought that youths have, this could be interpreted as just being passionate, but I like to believe that it is a mockery of what may happen when immature people think they are in love. I feel that the story of Romeo & Juliet is the same story of any modern day thirteen year old relationships where they believe that they are “in love” as soon as someone is willing to show even the slightest affection to them, also how they often over-react and think that the world revolves around them and that no one can understand the depths of their feelings, except that in Romeo & Juliet there is more dying to make it over the top.
I don’t know why this even came to mind today at all but I guess thats how I feel about that random story
It seems like it is one of the standards of what makes a good “love story” in our history but to me it doesn’t even seem like its really just about love, so I guess thats that !