When Romeo meets Juliet, though, he forgets about Rosaline and falls head over heels in love with Juliet.
(Obviously, Juliet feels the same about Romeo.) If you’ve ever been in love as a teenager (or thought you were in love), then you can relate to the young couple.
At first, Romeo is in love with Rosaline, but Rosaline wants nothing to do with Romeo.
She is simply unattainable, and in many ways, this makes her even more attractive to Romeo.
Romeo and Juliet fall in love and pine for each other.
Both Romeo and Juliet will do whatever it takes to be together. This tragic ending, of course, makes a compelling case that this play is more tragedy than romance.
, it is important to define exactly what I mean by theme.
Often theme refers to the overriding message an author tries to convey through his or her work.
Although presented as a short-term expression of youthful passion, Romeo and Juliet’s love for each other ultimately wins over every form of social constraints.
The abiding quality of their selfless love is an essential theme of the play.