So, I was reading Act 1, Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet a few moments ago becuase my english class has just kicked off the Romeo and Juliet unit!
As I was saying, I was getting towards the end of the act when I stumbled accross a quote that seemed to me to carry the message of Lover's Eyes.
For those of you who are unfimiliar with Romeo and Juliet or have forgotten about it I'll set up what's going on...
Benvolio (Romeo's cousin) was just discussing with Montague and Lady Montague about Romeo's deep sadness, when Romeo enters the scene. Benvolio quickly instructs the Montagues to go so he can discuss with his cousin and hopefully find out the source of his dispair. Benvolio begins asking Romeo what lengthens his days and Romeo tells him "Not having that which, having, makes them short." Benvolio quickly jumps to the assumption of love and Romeo glumly replys "Out-" "Of love?" Benvolio asks and Romeo replys, "Out of her favour, where I am in love." The scene continues on untill we find out that Romeo's love has decided become a nun. Romeo tells Benvolio of how hard love is and how ruthless it can be. He tells Benvolio,
"Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs;
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes;
Being vex'd, a sea nourish'd with lovers' tears:
What is it else? a madness most discreet,
A choking gall and a preserving sweet." (Shakespeare, 7)
I just think that with the words "lovers' eyes" in the quote and the messge being told it seems that there may be some inspiration and relation to our boy's song Lover's Eyes.
What do you all think?
(I am using the Dover Thrift Edition of Romeo and Juliet)