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Note to Romeo and Juliet, 1.1.185: "Why, such is love's transgression"


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Why, such is love's transgression: "Transgression" is the overstepping of limits. Benevolio, out of love for Romeo, has expressed sympathy for him, but Romeo feels that Benevolio's sympathy just compounds his burdens, and so Benevolio's love has gone too far, just as Romeo's love for Rosaline has gone too far.