so... how 'bout it? i mean, they both died after knowing each other for a few days, and y'know, to me, it's kinda rediculous
what do u think?
Not a fractured Fairy Tale, but with the many stories made based on it where they live to a happily ever after I'll allow it (not that I have that authority anyhow).
And thank you! In the play from their first meeting to their death only a matter of days passed. They were both younger than 19, and way too many people died. Logically what in the hell is so romantic about that? For a tragedy it's great but for a romance it's stupid and I always look at people weirdly when they sigh and compare some situation to R&J saying how romantic it is.
Often I just hope they skip to the end and just get to the poison and dagger so that I can get on with my day if you think that impulsive stuff is romantic.
But if you want to look at it symbolically where back then to die means sexual climax then R&J is a teenage love story where two kids fall in love and try to find a way to get away from their parents so that they can sate their teenage hormones with carnal pleasure. There I've twisted the story for you, enjoy. 4laugh
Considering that R&J was based in 16th century Italy, it's not too surprising that they were star-crossed lovers. Many of the marriages back then were arranged by the family and women who were over 16 were considered 'on the shelf'. Young women were married to older men all the time back then, so is it any surprise that Juliet was impressed by Romeo? Add in the fact that their families hated each other, and you've got a lovely teenage rebellion on your hands.
I'd like to point out that Romeo and Juliet has always been classified as a tragedy written by William Shakespeare... It has aspects of romance, but it is a tragedy. The original has been re-written so many times over the years (not to mention re-translated) that we probably don't know how the original is supposed to be.
In that aspect it is like the fairy tales we know and love.
i think the story of Romeo & Juliet is very Romantic and Sweet. heart
Can I ask what's so romantic about rushing into marrage before you even really get to know the other person, dealing with family issues, killing yourself and causing your loved ones no end of greif for a rush of lust is?
I agree with all of you. The whole idea of them falling in love before they even spoke to each other is absurde, especially in the way they did it. It is romantic in the way that someone would do all they can to be together but to do it so impulsively and with so many literal sacrifices is just idiotic. I'm not just saying this because I am a grinch towards love either. I am the biggest hopeless romantic I have ever known and I still don't like it. You would get a better story from the anime. rofl
I think that if you were going to post a Shakespearean play in Fractured Fairy Tales, you could have at least gone with one that actually involves fairies. Like The Tempest, or A Midsummer Night's Dream. The best Romeo & Juliet has is a single mention of Queen Mab, doesn't it...?
Anyway... I think the folly of young love was actually one of the points of the play. It was pointed out quite a few times that Romeo was... well, to put it lightly, an idiot. He jumped from infatuation in one girl to the next very easily, and was pretty quick to act without thinking. I can't recall properly enough to determine whether Juliet was as bad off, but clearly he had some real trouble with rational thought.
It is cute that they died for each other but if they just were little more rational with their decisions, they may not have even had to die or bring so many people down with them. it is the classic case of stupid teenagers not considering the consequences or how other people caught in the mess feel.