On the other side, we realize that Romeo falls in love with Juliet. This is evident since from his thoughts we can deduce that he is in love. Juliet also falls in love with Romeo. The following excerpt from the play proves this “Romeo
If I profane with my unworthiest hand
This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this:
My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand
To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.
Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much,
Which mannerly devotion shows in this;
For saints have hands that pilgrims’ hands do touch,
And palm to palm is holy palmers’ kiss.” Romeo and Juliet, Act I, Scene V.
From this excerpt of the two, we are shown that they are not just lustful of each other but instead they have deep and real feelings for each other. In addition, we are shown that Romeo and Juliet do not consummate their love until they are married. This shows that the two respect each other and regardless of the fact that they have sexual desires they wait until marriage so that they can consummate their love. This is a virtue that should be practiced but in the current world that we live in this is close to impossible for many of us.