Romeo <3 Juliet
Ahhhh. Young love. Love at first sight. Rebellion. Suicide for love. Deception. This is the story of Romeo and Juliet, the most famous Lovers in all of The Universe. So famous that people write songs about them. One song about Romeo and Juliet is "Love Story" by Taylor Swift. From the perspective of Juliet, the song is not accurate to the actual story, but a few parts.
Yes, the first line is correct. "We were both young when I first saw you." Juliet was only fourteen when she met Romeo, and the song goes on to describing a party where Romeo confronts her. This actually happens in the story. The next stanza isn't so accurate. "That you were Romeo, you were throwing pebbles, and my daddy said stay away from Juliet." He actually didn’t throw pebbles. "So I sneak out to the garden to see you" Romeo snuck into her garden. "But you were everything to me, I was begging you, "Please don't go"", Juliet actually did beg him to stay in her room.
In the end of the song Juliet and Romeo get married. Romeo says that he talked to her dad go pick out a white dress. This isn't what happened at all. Romeo didn't talk to her dad; he married her behind his back. She never picked out a white dress; she didn't even have a real wedding. Really the end of this song is so inaccurate because it is happy and the end of the book is death and sad.
Few Romeo and Juliet references are actually like the real Romeo and Juliet. Mostly, they are used to describe a young, passionate, and romantic relationship. The song "Love Story" is a good example of one of these songs.