About William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, do you think they can or cannnot truly be in love?
Responses from "Singles":
1. Laura Galletly: I do not think they were truly in love because they had only known each other for such a short times. I think that true love begins with a friendship and the physical attraction comes later. If physical attraction is the basis of the relationship, just like good looks, it's destined to fade away.
2. Christine Lansou: There are so many ways to love. Who are we to judge others feelings?
3. Tony Nguyen: This was a play after all. I don't think that a person can really fall in love in a matter of days, marry, and kill...in order to be with one another. I do believe that they may have had a large urge to be with one another. They were very young and seemed very na´ve at times in the play. That is Shakespeare after all. He's all about emotion.
4. Amanda Yu: Romeo and Juliet may have been young, but they were in love. Love can make you do crazy things. Even thought the story ultimately ended in death, I believe that their love was so strong that they could not survive without each other. While I personally believe that a good relationship is one where you can survive on your own, as well as with another person, Romeo and Juliet were so young and passionate that they did not know how to solve their problem. Perhaps being in a relationship has made my views more optimistic, but I feel that Romeo and Juliet were deeply in love.
5. Daven Jones: Yeah, sure they can.
6. Suzy Hoppe: LOVE, definitely LOVE.
7. Kristen Skillin: They COULD have been in love but it is highly unlikely. They only knew each other for a short amount of time and mistaken love for lust.
Responses from Married People:
1. David Ellwanger: I would have liked to talk with both of them to find out. Some of my students think I'm old enough to have done that.
2. Mark Johnson: No- more likely infatuated, not love.
3. Jennifer Sanabria: I think they were too young to know. They were in lust more than love.
4. Debbie Sharrett: No- to much fantasy !
5. Esther Shaw: What they feel can develop into love, with time and effort.
6. Gary Jones: William Shakespeare led one to believe that they were in "love".
7. Gayle Stephenson: It's been so long since I read the story, I couldn't say one way or the other. I would think they were really in love in order to do what they did for each other.
8. Laura Kovach: I think they were undoubtedly in love!