Tell me, daughter Juliet, how stands your disposition to be married?
Well, think of marriage now.
It is an honor that I dream not of.
I'll tell thee as we pass, but this I pray, that thou consent to marry us today.
Holy Saint Francis, what a change is here! Is Rosaline, that thou didst love so dear, so soon forsaken? Young men's love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.
The sweetest honey is loathsome in his own deliciousness and in the taste confounds the appetite. Therefore love moderately. Long love doth so. Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.
In Act 1, Scene 3, Lady Capulet asks her daughter Juliet what she thinks about getting married. Juliet then tells her mother that she does not want to get married just yet. Lady Capulet then tells her that it’s time to start thinking about marriage. This shows the theme young versus old because Juliet’s opinion on getting married is ignored by Lady Capulet, who tells her that she has to start thinking about it soon as Count Paris wants to marry her. This represents the theme young versus old because Juliet is most likely not going to have a say in who she gets to marry.
In Act 2, Scene 3, Romeo is asking Friar Laurence if he will marry him and Juliet later that day. This comes as a great shock to the Friar since Romeo was crying in the woods over Rosaline literally twenty four hours before. This shows the theme young versus old because Friar Laurence is obviously older and wiser than Romeo and is trying to show him that he doesn’t truly love Juliet since he got over Rosaline so quickly. This represents the theme young versus old because Friar Laurence is trying to give Romeo advice. He has gone through more than Romeo has and he knows many things that could help Romeo from getting into a dangerous or fatal situation.
In Act 2, Scene 6, Romeo and Friar Laurence are waiting at the church for Juliet so they can hold the wedding. Friar Laurence then gives Romeo some advice on how to keep his and Juliet’s marriage from falling apart. This shows the theme young versus old because Friar Laurence is once again giving Romeo advice on his relationship with Juliet. This represents the theme young versus old because Friar Laurence is trying to help Romeo make the best decision he possibly can. Friar Laurence has probably seen multiple relationships like this during his time as a friar and he wants to make sure that Romeo doesn’t make a silly mistake that could risk both himself and Juliet.