what i can’t fathom about anti-r&j sentiment is how people think it’s perfectly natural for two people who just wanted to sleep with each other would KILL themselves because they can’t be together in the end. like, how does that even begin to make sense?
especially when (just a small reminder) ROMEO AND JULIET DID SLEEP TOGETHER, AND ON THEIR WEDDING NIGHT AT THAT. if their relationship was just a sex thing, then romeo’s banishment to mantua would have been sooooo convenient for them both. juliet would have said ‘‘ah, well, it was just one of those things’’ and married paris and romeo would have moved on too. would have been a ‘‘the one that got away’’ thing for them later in life, probably
but last i checked, things didn’t quite happen that way. in fact, i seem to recall the play going somewhat differently, but gee whiz, i’m blanking out. hmm. very strange.