Act II Romeo and Juliet song analysis

Throughout the song Love Story by Taylor Swift she talks about her love for Romeo as Juliet. Just as the play does in act II. Act II talks a lot about Romeos love for Juliet and vice versa. Act II.II Lines 135-147

ROMEO

The exchange of thy love’s faithful vow for mine.

JULIET
I gave thee mine before thou didst request it:
And yet I would it were to give again.

ROMEO
Wouldst thou withdraw it? for what purpose, love?

JULIET
But to be frank, and give it thee again.
And yet I wish but for the thing I have:
My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.

These Lines say to me that Juliet is confessing her love to Romeo before he even wants it. Even though Romeo also confesses his love for her. Juliet is saying to romeo that she loves his as much as he does her. Just as in Lines 23-24 of Love Story where Taylor Swift says

And I said Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone
I’ll be waiting, all there’s left to do is run.

Those Lines tell me that Juliet (Taylor) will wait forever for Romeo showing that her love towards him is as great as his for her.

In the last three lines of act II Friar Laurence is taking Romeo and Juliet to the church to go get married. In Love Story line 40, “He knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring and said.” Is saying to me that Romeo is going to marry Juliet which is exactly like the ending of act II in Romeo and Juliet.

Love story by Taylor Swift portrays act II very well.

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