Can anyone help with some songs that relate to how Rosaline felt about Romeo?

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gkopf | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

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Rosaline has "forsworn love," according to Romeo, and refuses his advances.  Romeo is infatuated with Rosaline to the point of obsession.  It is possible that Rosaline is not attracted to Romeo or that she has given up love in pursuit of a chaste life.  These songs may reflect Rosaline's feelings towards Romeo if she wants him to leave her alone or if she doesn't want to fall in love:

  1. "Telephone" by Lady Gaga: In this song, the singer begs her lover to stop calling her and leave her alone.  Rosaline too may just want to be left alone, but Romeo's obsession makes this difficult.
  2. "Don't Stand So Close to Me" by The Police: The lines "Don't stand so close to me" and "Get out of my mind/Your love for me is way out of line" may describe a plea from Rosaline to Romeo to leave her alone and to stop tempting her despite her rejections.
  3. "Don't Wanna Fall in Love" by Jane Child: The lines "Ain't no personal thing boy/But you have got to stay away," can illustrate again Rosaline's feelings towards Romeo.  She does not feel the same way about him, and needs him to move on.


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