I have read romeo and juliet a countless times. And yes I agree that one can say that love-at-first-sight thing is a little shallow and maybe 6 deaths are too much. But it's a play, people! Of course the writer would have to exaggerate a little or else it'd be really boring. But I think that romeo and juliet IS indeed a love story. It doesn't matter if they are young or old, if their relationship lasted for 3 days or 3 years. One should admit that they had more love for each other than people do today.