Sing it out allusions!
“Stuck in the Moment” by Justin Bieber
Do you ever feel like you’ve had feelings for somebody that you can’t even describe? You don’t think anyone else in the world feels the way that you do? A lot of young teenagers who have boyfriends/ girlfriends think that they have feelings for each other that a lot of other people don’t. In the song "Stuck in the Moment" by Justin Bieber he writes a song about how he feels for someone and thinks no one else feels or has felt the way he has.
How the song depicts Romeo and Juliet:
The main line that this song uses that deals with Romeo and Juliet says, “Now Romeo and Juliet, bet they never felt the way we felt.” This song mostly uses the message that love isn’t perfect but he is willing to do whatever it takes to be with this girl and fight for their love. In Romeo and Juliet they had to break the rules of falling in love with the enemy just to be with each other. The song talks about wanting to have another moment with the one he loves and being able to see each other again. In Romeo and Juliet they were very impatient about waiting for the news of the other and they always wanted to be with each other.
“Just because this cold, cruel world said we can’t be, Baby we both have the right to disagree.”
This allusion is not very accurate because they talk about no one in the world has felt the way he feels not even Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet were teenagers who got married! In this song it sounds of just more of a teenager crush and not a serious and intense relationship like Romeo and Juliet had. What the song describes sounds like some kind of crush were they think they will do whatever it takes just to be with this person but in reality they will probably move on in life. Romeo and Juliet died for each other. They literally loved each other that much.
In conclusion teenagers who think they are truly in love are not usually as in love as Romeo and Juliet were. The song "Stuck in the Moment" by Justin Bieber references to the love of Romeo and Juliet but not effectively.