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Views on Love Throughout the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet various types of love are displayed Every character has a different view on love and how it should be practiced Benvolio believes women are interchangeable and that one should not grief over the loss of a loved one At first Romeo thinks that love is pain to the heart and that he will never get over the fact that he will never experience love with Rosaline but his character drastically changes when he meets Juliet At the beginning of the play Juliet does care about love and does not believe in it Pariss and Lady Capulets definition of love is in appearance and status Love is the biggest part of Romeo and Juliet and the only love that Romeo and Juliet really share is true love Nobody elses opinion matters because they will do anything to be together The first type of love the audience is introduced to is the interchangeable love that Benvolio believes in According to him a man should love a woman for only the duration of their relationship If their relationship should end the man should feel no grief If the woman rejects the man initially he should still feel no grief Then the man should simply start a new relationship with another woman Benvolios definition of love shows the audience two things about Benvolio He has never before experienced true love and he has a corrupt perception on what love means The next type of love comes from Romeo Before he meets Juliet He thinks that love or rather a love not shared is pain He hides from the his true character due to the love he feels for Rosaline and does not act like himself Instead he acts like a love struck boy who will never move on I believe this perception of love is both right and wrong A love not shared is painful but
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