Love at First Sight

9 September 2016

Does love at first sight exist? By Nadiya Love at first sight. Does it really exist? Some people say it does and some people say it doesn’t. The stories of Romeo and Juliet and Cyrano de Bergerac suggest that it does. The famous play Romeo and Juliet was written by William Shakespeare. The movie/play was written by Edmond Ronstad. Both of the love stories are very intriguing. Neither of them are set in a modern time. The stories reflect on each other quite well.

Romeo and Juliet took place in beautiful Verona, during the 1590’s. The story was mainly in one town. Cyrano de Bergerac took place all over France. Both of them have a balcony scene. For Romeo and Juliet’s balcony scene it was just them. On the other hand Cyrano de Bergerac had three people involved. Both of the stories had catholic over laps. There are three main characters in Romeo and Juliet. Juliet a very young girl not in search of love stumbles upon Romeo and falls in love with him.

Romeo an air headed teenager thought he had found the girl for him until he met Juliet. Then we come to Paris he is determined to marry Juliet, however Juliet’s heart is set on Romeo. There are four main characters in Cyrano de Bergerac. Roxanne is the main star. She loves the idea of love. She not being as young as Juliet was very well liked. Christian the pretty boy is in love with Roxanne but he has no words to explain it.

Cyrano is Roxanne’s cousin who is also in love with her but refuses to tell her because of his looks, he decides to help Christian win her heart over. De Guiche is the fourth character he being much older than Roxanne states that he is in love with her. Does love at first sight exist? These two stories suggest it does. Even though the stories are different they are very similar. They are tragic love stories. The mystery of it all brings us back to the question Does loves at first sight exist? I guess we will never know.

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