Romeo and Paris are both well-heeled young men from good Verona families who wish to marry Juliet. The main difference between them, however, is Romeo's depth of passion and ability to express it.
Romeo is a wordsmith who uses beautiful language to woo Juliet. He never seems to run out of words to praise her. Paris, in contrast, has very little to say to her, even after they are engaged. His speeches add up to little more than
Do not deny to him that you love me
Thy face is mine, and thou hast slandered it.
Not only does Paris not have much to say, his speeches suggest that he is self-centered and believes he owns Juliet. Unlike the passionate and adoring Romeo, he doesn't explain all the ways Juliet's qualities inspire his love and worship. Instead, he is focused on her loving him—and then reminds her that she has slandered him by crying because her face belongs to him as his betrothed. These are not words calculated to win the heart of an emotional and sensitive teenage girl.
It is true...
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