For me, the ending of romeo and juliet in the movie was annoying and emotionally over whelming, i think that this was because of the over dramatized style of filming. The books ending i found strangely satisfying, although romeo and juliet did die, the mending of the family feud brought some kind of peace. I also felt that this is because the context and era of the book made me feel like they were going to a better place.
” I Dreamt my lady came and found me dead…And breath’d such life with kisses in my lips
That i reviv’d an emperor”
romeos dream explains the future events and that juliet, once awakened would find romeo but with kisses on his lips gives him peace, and when they are both dead, they are reviv’d to be together at last. so without knowing it, romeo explains his fate, and is giving us another hint.
I think the word emperor isn’t such as literal but is used to describe his feeling to be with juliet again in the afterlife and being reviv’d isn’t coming back to life literally, but death gives him his afterlife, to be with juliet. if that makes sense…
“is love an invention created by humans?”
i think love is a social construct to describe a feeling so… the feeling wasn’t created by humans, but the idea of it was. we don’t exactly know if we are the only animal that loves or if it’s just an instinct, but we know that love is around us in the human race and it has no limits
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