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Throughout the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, various types of "love" are displayed . Benvolio believes women are interchangeable, while, at the beginning Romeo believes love is pain. At the beginning Juliet does not even have a definition of love. Paris's and Lady Capulet's definition of love is in appearance. It is obvious that Shakespeare wants the audience to believe that the only "true" or "real" love is the love that exists between Romeo and Juliet. The first type of love the audience is introduced to is the "interchangeable" lo ve of Benvolio. According to Benvolio, a man should "love" a woman for only the duration of their relationship. If their relationship should end, the man should feel no grief. If the woman rejects the man initially, he should still feel no grief. In either situation, the man should simply start a relationship with anot her woman. Benvolio's definition of love shows the audience two things about Ben volio: he is a womanizer and he has never before experienced "true love." The next definition of love comes from Romeo, but before the time he met Juliet. According to his definition, love (or, rather, not returned love) is pain. He h ides from the sun due to the "love" he feels, and does not act like "himself." I believe Romeo is both right and wrong: not returned love is pain, but Romeo doe
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