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Title: Romeo and Juliet

Author: William Shakespeare

Release date: January 1, 2004

Publisher: Spark Notes

Genres: Classic / Romance / Poetry

Pages: 283

ISBN: 0743477111

Summary (from Goodreads):

Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of playwright William Shakespeare about two young “star-cross’d lovers” whose deaths ultimately unite their feuding families.

My Review:

I’ve read Romeo and Juliet when I was in 3rd year high school. I read it out of curiosity on how Romeo and Juliet can be such a romantic couple. They were romantic symbols, yeah? Every one out here wants have a guy like Romeo and a love story like theirs.

Anyway, I liked the story. I like how the Capulet’s and the Montague’s have their familial war at the moment. I love how Romeo is in love with Juliet. And how Juliet is drawn to him as well. They are truly a representation of “Love, till death do us part”. Only, I don’t understand why he killed himself without even making sure that Juliet is dead, he went to the wake, fine! Then she sees Juliet lying in a coffin. He didn’t even went near it. He just stabbed himself and died. And just as Romeo died, Juliet awoke from the potion that she’d drank and sees Romeo lying dead on the floor and so she had to stab herself with the dagger as well. Yeah?

My point is, they are so romantic and all, that they do not have common sense. I just don’t like that part where they had to kill themselves because of seeing their lover dead. I mean, that is plain stupidity. If someone, in our modern time, had to kill herself/himself because of love, they’d be called stupid by everyone who knows them.

So, true love is real. But when it’s life we’re talking about we’d have to stop ourselves and think what’s right. Is it right to kill ourselves just because our lover is dead? Love has limitations. Limitations that were supposed to be thought of before doing something reckless.