Do you think that Romeo and Juliet's love will last? Give two reasons to support your claim. Identify a counterclaim.  Refute the counterclaim. Only base your explanation on Act 1.  

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mrkirschner eNotes educator| Certified Educator

In my opinion, Romeo and Juliet's relationship was destined to be a failure from the beginning.  While it would be hard to predict that both partners would end up in the ground when the relationship went south, there are some signs that the relationship could not endure.  It is important to understand that relationships struggle when finances become an issue.  The fact that both Romeo and Juliet were going to be cut off from their families if the relationship continued points to potential trouble in being able to support themselves fiscally. Their age was also a stumbling block in being able to support themselves.  

A lot of relationships are strained when one member of the couple does not get along with the in-laws.  In this case, both families did not get along with one another.  It would be naive to suggest that this would not cause problems moving forward in their relationship.  

I would also suggest that it takes longer than one day to wildly fall in love with another person and want to spend the rest of your life with that person. It seems like both characters are suffering from serious immaturity that would cause problems in a relationship moving forward.