Marry, that ‘marry’ is the very them I came to talk of. Tell me, daughter Juliet, How stands your disposition to be married?
Act 2, Scene 3-Old vs Young
Holy Saint Frances! 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.
Thou chid’st me of for loving Rosaline
Act 2 , Scene 6-Old vs Young
The sweetest honey is loathsome in his own deliciousness And 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 came to talk to Juliet about marrying Paris. She was telling her she needs to get married because girls her age are married and already having children. This quote relates to the theme of old vs young because Lady Capulet is telling her daughter to get married to Paris, however Juliet does not want to. Her mother wants her to be like other girls in Verona. It is a disagreement between Juliet and her mother and it shows Juliet and Lady Capulet do not see eye-to-eye and want different things.
In Act 2 Scene 3 Friar Laurence is shocked that Romeo is already over Rosaline and on to the next girl. He doesn’t believe that young men can truly fall in love and all they care about is someone's looks and not their personality. However, Romeo claims he is over Rosaline. This connects to the theme of old vs young because Friar Laurence thinks it is crazy that Romeo can move on from Rosaline so fast if he was “in love with her”. Romeo doesn’t want to listen to what the Friar is saying about rushing into marriage.
In Act 2, Scene 6 Friar Laurence explains how even the strongest love can be bad within its greatness and it can confuse you. He explains to love moderately because love can lose that special feeling and people can get sick of loving someone. He is telling Romeo he should not be rushing into marriage because it is one of the most important things someone will do in their lifetime. However, all Romeo wants to do is get married at that moment. This shows the theme of old vs young because Romeo disagrees with this and wants to rush into love, whereas Friar Laurence believes you should be careful with love because it can turn into a bad thing. Friar Laurence is trying to give advice but Romeo doesn’t understand the value of what he is saying.