Romeo and Juliet: Overview
“The love that lasts the longest is the love that can never be… ” What type of lovers are Romeo and Juliet? The Taxonomy of love is a theory in which it say there is five types of love: Eros, Ludus, Storge Mania, and Pragma. Romeo is an Eros lover and young Juliet is a Mania lover, this essay will explain why they are that type of lovers, how it affects other around them and how it leads to their tragedy death. Romeo best fits in the category of Eros lover. Romeo is Eros lover because in the play he is very passionate about his feelings.
In an example of Eros in taxonomy of love is, “love at first sight”(Lee). A quote from Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare ACT 2, SCENE 3 Line 65, Friar Lawrence says to Romeo, “Young men’s love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes. ” The two quotes support the idea that Romeo is indeed a Eros lover, because he is young and he quickly forgot about Rosaline once he saw Juliet, who Romeo thinks is more beautiful than anything on earth. Juliet on the other hand is a different type of lover. Juliet is a Mania lover.
The Taxonomy of love gives us a lot of examples of Mania lovers but the one that best fits Juliet is, ” Becomes convinced that life without the partner’s love is hardly worth living. ” The quote that supports this statment is, “My body and Romeo’s will lie together in one sad coffin. ” Juliet would rather die with Romeo than to live without him. There are five types of lover, Romeo is an Eros and Juliet is a Mania. This leads to their death of their young and passionate love. Because of their death their family ends up recoiling.