The Sunshine of My Life

Aaditya Jaju once said, "Beauty attracts the eyes, but personality captures the heart." Aaditya Jaju proclaims that love cannot be found at first sight because, at first, one is attracted by one’s beauty, and over time, their personality comes into play. Love takes time, and as it builds up, it lasts forever, it does not appear in one moment. Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time and fall in love in an instant because of the attraction from their eyes. The play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, takes place in the city of Verona and is about two wealthy families, the Montagues, and the Capulets, who have an age-old vendetta against each other. One night Romeo Montague, a 17-year old, and his friends decide to go to an uninvited party of the Capulets, and instantly Romeo and Juliet fall in love with a girl named Juliet Capulet, a 13-year old. By the end of the play, both Romeo and Juliet die due to their excessiveness of love for each other. The tragedy Romeo and Juliet conveys the idea that love, at first sight, is not real because at first young couples are attracted to each other by their appearances, their youth and lack of experience, and inability to get what they want which emphasizes young couples are in the need and search for love.
To begin with, young couples are not in love but are drawn to each other by their looks. Romeo and his friends decide to crash their enemy’s party, and Romeo sees a beautiful girl, Juliet. Romeo romantically illustrates, “Beauty too rich for use, for Earth too dear. / So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows / As yonder lady o'er her fellows shows” (Shakespeare 1.5, 54 - 56) Romeo and Juliet have not officially talked, but he is enamored with Juliet’s beauty. Romeo elucidates her facial features as “beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear," meaning that she is too ravishing for Earth and astonishing that Romeo is head over heels for her. Romeo believes that Juliet's elegance brings every other woman to shame as he describes her
as "a snowy dove trooping with crows," meaning she stands out, unlike any other woman. Continuing, after Romeo and Juliet meet at the ball, they instantly fall in love, and he wants to go to Juliet’s balcony to see her once again. He finds Juliet outside on her balcony and is enchanted by her beauty. Romeo says to himself, "The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars / As daylight doth a lamp." (Shakespeare 2.2, 19 - 21). Romeo describes Juliet's physical features like her cheeks as "stars as daylight doth a lamp," meaning she looks immensely attractive that a shining star will look dull on her like how the sun makes a lamp look unadorned. Romeo uses a powerful simile to signify and embellish Juliet’s beauty to help the readers understand how beautiful she is and the beauty he supposedly fell in love with.
Adding on, young couples are immature to understand love and how it feels due to their youth. Romeo and Juliet are on the balcony of Juliet’s house and are planning to get married. Juliets exclaims, "If that thy bent of love be honorable, / Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow" (Shakespeare 2.2). Juliet expects Romeo to marry her instantly because they are supposedly in true love, and Juliet is ready to leave everything behind for Romeo. Juliet is only willing to be with Romeo if she believes that he will be “bent of love be honorable,” meaning if his intentions are righteous, then she will marry him. Juliet has known Romeo for one day and is apparently in love with him. Juliet is naive as she takes Romeo’s word that he loves her and assumes everything will go according to her when they get married the next day. Also, after Romeo and Juliet allegedly fall in love, they want to get married immediately. When he asks the priest to get married to Juliet, the priest, Friar Lawrence, is very surprised because Romeo was in love with a girl named Rosaline before the party. Friar Lawerence scolds, "Oh, she knew well / Thy love did read by rote, that could not spell." (Shakespeare 2.3). Friar Lawrence is furious that Romeo does not know the meaning of love by saying, "she knew well thy love did read by rote, that could not spell." meaning that Rosaline does not love him because she knows that Romeo is naive and does not know the meaning of love. The Friar is furious at Romeo because Romeo does not truly love Rosaline or Juliet, but is in the search for love and is forcing it upon them. According to Friar Lawerence, Romeo’s feelings for both Rosaline and Juliet are superficial, and he is only attracted to their beauty rather than their personality.
Furthermore, young couples are attracted to each other because they want what they cannot have. When Romeo and Juliet first fall in love, she does not know who he is; she only knows that she loves him immensely. She asks the Nurse to find out who this mysterious man is only to know that her lover is her greatest enemy. Juliet groans, "My only love sprung from my only hate! / Too early seen unknown, and known too late! / Prodigious birth of love it is to me, / That I must love a loathèd enemy."(Shakespeare 1.5). Juliet is entirely heartbroken that she loves “a loathèd enemy," someone whom she is supposed to despise. Though Juliet has just met Romeo, she learns that he is her enemy, but still cannot stand to part with him because she loves him. She believes that the "prodigious birth of love," meaning that love is a monster because she is in love with someone she cannot have. Juliet’s explanation of her hatred for her lover explains how her “only love sprung from” her “only hate” shows that she falls in love with someone she is not even supposed to talk to. Additionally, Romeo has been banished from the city of Verona and Juliet is being forced to marry a gentleman named Paris, but decides she does not want to. Juliet goes to Friar Lawrence for advice and complains that she wants to kill herself, which is when Friar Lawerence comes up with a plan. Friar Lawerence explains to Juliet, "Take thou this vial, being then in bed, / And this distillèd liquor drink thou off, / When presently through all thy veins shall run / A cold and drowsy humor, for no pulse / Shall keep his native progress, but surcease." (Shakespeare 4.1) Juliet is preparing to do anything for Romeo because she loves him but does not understand the consequences of their love and what it will do to their families. Juliet is convinced that killing herself by taking "this vial" is the only way to be with Romeo. Juliet feels that it is her job to put her life in danger because she is the beloved wife of Romeo, and she believes that Romeo would do the same thing for her. This shows how much they want each other even though they are supposed to be enemies.
All in all, The tragedy Romeo and Juliet conveys the concept that love at the start sight is not actual because at first young couples are attracted to each other by using their appearances, their young people and absence of experience, and incapability to get what they want. Individuals should understand that love, at first sight, is a myth and can determine whether one is loved or not. Romeo and Juliet fall in love in moments because they are both in search of love According to many news reporters, journalists, etc. Love at first sight is a way to admire one’s beauty, not personality. Many couples realize that they are not actually in love but attracted to one another after a long time. When falling in love, couples should make sure it is not for one's beauty but one's personality. I was looking for how to write a synthesis question cause writing is not my strongest suit. What luck, I’ve found a lot of templates on this website. I paid nothing to read them.