Today I want to start with a question. Many of you have heard of Shakespeare, and many of you have read him, and some of you have understood some of what he has written. So I want to ask if there is a point to his Romeo and Juliet, and if there is a point – what that point is.
I have read and watched this play multiple times, and I love it. Being a romantic, I think it is terribly sad and fulfilling at the same time that Romeo and Juliet die because of their love for one another.
A friend cannot stand Romeo or Juliet. They seem too fickle to her, to young (which they certainly are) to be mature enough to make a life-time commitment like marriage mean anything. My friend loves to point out that this play was meant as a comedy, that it was comical how Romeo and Juliet fell so deeply in love so quickly . . . but they were star-crossed lovers.
Listen to Romeo and Juliet's tragic story from the Ambling Books audiobook player - reliving their heart break or hearing it for the first time – and make your own decision.