These violent delights, have violent ends? I need help understand a quote. “These violet delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder. Which, as they kiss, consume. The sweetest homey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness And in the taste confounds the appetite. Therefore love moderately: long love doth so: Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow." -Friar Lawrence. i know it has stuff do with it romance being fast, and it could end very bad, very fast, but i need help analyzing it more. if you can help please do, and email me too (: Update: yeah, it was from a book so i had to type it, oh well i simple typing error.

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This quote suggests that overwhelming feelings are the most dangerous ones. This is because of the sudden urges that one cannot simply ignore. These “violet delights” are usually the ones that we cannot stop ourselves from having – the taste of first love, the whim of the heart – simply because it is human nature. The violent ends are the sudden ends upon which we tumble upon, especially after a passionate episode of these urges end. It is not the end that is bitter, but the feeling of its sudden disappearance – the lack of the feeling, rather than the feeling itself. 

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