Did Romeo and Juliet marry for love or for social advantages?

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Romeo and Juliet clearly marry for love. They are smitten with each other at first sight, fall madly in love after their first extended conversation on Juliet's balcony, and are married very shortly thereafter. Their love is tragic inasmuch as it flies in the face of the longstanding family animosity between the Montagues and Capulets. In the end, this feud comes to an end due to mutual grief over Romeo and Juliet's deaths, but not before it consumes the two lovers. So they did not marry for social advantage. In fact, given the realities of their family ties, it is hard to imagine either Romeo or Juliet choosing a marriage with worse social consequences. Juliet's arranged marriage to Paris, which results in her feigned death, would have been far more socially advantageous than marrying Romeo, who is, as she says, "my only love/sprung from my only hate."

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