November 06, 2009

Romeo and Juliet Were Just Stupid Teenagers



People often think of Romeo and Juliet as the ultimate love story, but with the poor casting of modern adaptations, we sometimes forget that in the original play, Juliet is only 13 years old.

Rather than creating this idealized version of what the depths of "true love" should cause us to do, I think Shakespeare was simply trying to show us how dumb teenagers really are.

4 comments:

Meghan said...

Back then wasn't 13 today's 21 or something?

Meghan said...

by the way, I love the picture you chose! haha :)

Eric Olsen said...

Kat still refuses to watch the bee scene in My Girl.

emily said...

People were lucky to pass 30 in Shakespeare's time. Juliet was borderline old maid.