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For here lies Juliet and her beauty makes This vault a feasting presence full of lightV iii 85-86 Death that hath sucked the honey of thy breathHath had no power yet upon thy beautyV iii 92-93 These are the words of Romeo as he stands beside of his beloved Juliets tomb Having fallen in love at first sight Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet set the stage for the greatest love story in history In the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare these two main characters become the victims of Cupids arrows when they meet by chance at a feast in the Capulet household Instantly Romeo and Juliet are attracted to each other she by Romeos words and he by Juliets beauty As Friar Lawrence said to Romeo Young mens love then lies not truly in their hearts but in their eyes II iii 67-68 This romantic but tragic story points out in many ways that this idea is realistic Handsome gallant flirtatious Romeo has been a ladies-man His closest friends Mercutio and Benvolio teased him calling him Humors Madman Passion LoverII i 9 when in the beginning he fell in love with Rosaline Towards the beginning Romeo received a reputation for enjoying beautiful women When Romeo speaks of another woman he says For beauty starved with her severity cuts beauty off from all posterity I i 227-228 This means that by denying herself love and marriage she is wasting her beauty When Romeo first sees Juliet he is completely astounded by her beauty Without even knowing the name of this lovely stranger Romeos eyes take complete control of his heart and mind and set him in a helpless state of love He speaks of Juliet as though she is an angel O she doth teach the torches to burn bright It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night I v 51-52 In this speech Romeo is saying that Juliet is like
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