Romeo and Juliet are too young to be truly in love - they are simply in love with the idea of being in love. Agree or Disagree?

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In the play "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare, the author is at great pains to show us that one character at least,Romeo, is not a total novice to the idea of romantic love. In fact, Shakespeare had any number of options in deciding which order to place scenes in, yet he deliberately chose to put Romeo's heartbreak issues right at the beginning of the play. He is so lovesick for Rosaline that he disocciates himslef from his friends and his appetitie and sleep are impaired. Shakespeare has Romeo realise however, that, he knows true love when he sees it (Juliet) and that his feelings for Rosaline were just puppy love. Juliet alos has the chance of a great (financial ) match with Paris, yet is perfectly well able to compare him unfavorably with a match more suited to her in age.

While I do believe that young people are capable of feeling and believing in love, I do think that Romeo and Juliet are in love with the idea of being in love.  I am not convinced that there is much in the...

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