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Love Through Romeos Eyes In William Shakespeares play Romeo and Juliet he expresses love in two different views through the eyes of the infatuated Romeo At the beginning of the play Romeo sees love as isolating for Montague says And private in his chamber pens himself Shuts up his windows locks fair daylight out And makes himself an artificial night Act I Sc 1 Lines 139-141 At this point in the play Romeo feels that love is very depressing because he has fallen head over heels for Rosaline and she does not love him back He spends his days shut off from the world in his room pining away over his only love Also towards the beginning of the play Romeo describes love as painful because he says I am too sore enpierced with his shaft Act I Sc 4 Line 19 referring to Cupids arrow of love Cupids arrow stuck Romeo and he quickly fell in love with the beautiful Rosaline but she did not respond to his feelings for her causing extreme pain for Romeo He loves her but without any love in return his heart aches and he longs for her to have feelings for him as well However his view of love changes greatly when he first sees Juliet and says Did my heart love till now Forswear it sight For I neer saw true beauty till this night Act I Sc 5 Lines 54-55 When Romeo is infatuated with Rosaline he thinks he knows what true love was and he thinks that he has found his one true love but then all of a sudden he is madly in love with Juliet He becomes overwhelmed with her true beauty and falls in love instantly By the latter parts of the play Romeo explains true love again when he finds out that he is being banished from Verona instead of being killed as the Prince has first said In regards
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