The genre and notion of romance has been around since the beginning of time starting with the story of Adam & Eve. Romance and the concept of love is how many of us are here today, our parents and their parents and so on felt these things called feelings that were later determined to be love and began a relationship out of it. They knew that the person they wanted to spend all their time with was the one they love and the one that was meant to be with them for as long as they live. For my project, I plan on exploring the genre of romance and the effect it has on people and their views of love as they grow up. Many of my close peers do not believe in love and as someone who believes in it fully, I would like to explore and know the reason behind their disbelief. I plan on going through multiple sources such as music, novels, movies, and TV shows that all represent romance and how they play a part in our thoughts about love.
Since I was a child, my mother insisted on me reading, and one of my favorite genres became Romance. I could read about "Love" all day and would go through books within a day. I developed a reading habit at a very young age thanks to my mom and would literally only spend my time reading, nothing else. During my middle school years, our class was introduced to plays and novels that introduced the concept of "love." As more and more of my peers began to read with a hatred towards the novel or play at the time, I began to fall more and more into the assignment, never putting it down. The idea of "love" intrigued me so Much that i had to know more about it, which meant, reading more books.
The affection and desire showcased between Romeo and Juliet despite knowing they are from to warring households, is so strong. For example, when Romeo thinks Juliet is dead even though she’s in a sleep paralysis, he takes his life in order to be with her. Juliet when she awakes, sees Romeo has taken his life when he thought she was dead and so now Juliet decides to do the same so that they will both live on together in the afterlife. It is tragic but at the same time the most romantic thing ever done.