Considering the life expectancy of humans back then, they were adults...
@Unoriginal, hit puberty? You’re an adult now
@Unoriginal, yeah but they also had a very high infant mortality rate, and expectancy is an average
@Erinjagerbombastic, life expectancy in the 1400's after 15 years of age is around 50 years old. That means in terms of life expectancy, Romeo is the equivalent of a 34 year old man and Juliet is 26 equivalent
@Unoriginal, good to know, at least that means Romeo was following the 7 rule
@Erinjagerbombastic, lol true! But I was just going based on the meme with Romeos age. Pretty sure that has been contested since the story doesn't explicitly give an age for him
Its a cautionary tale about bitter hatred, the power of love, and the overzealous mentality fostered by a fight (taking things too far).
J&R are doomed to rebel against the feud of their families by engaging in an affair. Their families are do/die about the situation so J&R follow suit and ya know- die. They were pushed by their families both towards love and then death.
Don’t be so hard on your kids basically. And remember they will grow to reflect you, so be better than yourself.
@Miss Leading, or take a page from dwarves from warhammer fantasy. Writing every slight that has come to you in a book. So that you and everyone else will remember why you started a passive aggressive hissy fit with your neighbors.
@Miss Leading, fun fact, when Shakespeare wrote “star-crossed lovers” he meant “cursed lovers”, aka “you really should know this will not work out, folks”
@Miss Leading, the power of love moreso the power of idiocy and guilt
Yeah and it's not that good either, unless you're watching the Baz Luhrmann adaptation.
Super teenage angst
I little low on the death number to be true love.
So, a love story then.
But this fate could have been avoided if she had a sassy gay friend
Considering that we were pretty much required to read it in high school because reasons I guess. I could care less that you were right. Anyone here who didn’t go through this book and movie?
Very irresponsible to teach it in schools.