Brain Development In Romeo And Juliet

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William Shakespeare 's iconic play “Romeo and Juliet” is commonly misinterpreted as a love story instead of the tragic tale of star-crossed lovers filled with death and sorrow. Throughout the play, a total of six characters will die including Romeo and Juliet. Lady Montague died of a heart attack and Mercutio, Tybalt, and Paris were murdered. Romeo and Juliet committed suicide but their deaths were not their faults. Although Romeo and Juliet took their own lives, brain development is actual cause of death in Romeo and Juliet. The first part of the brain to develop is the neural tube which will later become the brain and spinal cord. After the neural tube is established, the brain will continue to mature and will become more complex and can…show more content…
Juliet believes she has found her true love and then her father tells her that she has to marry Paris. The brain makes a good decision and Juliet decides to see an adult. In this case, it is not a peer that gives Juliet bad advice but an elder. When Friar Lawrence tells Juliet to take a potion to make her appear dead, she brain does not consider how much grief and pain her family will endure but only thinks about being with the man she met less than a week ago. Juliet’s brain also did not process that word of her death would spread around and Romeo would think that she is dead. Although Romeo was supposed to receive a letter there was a possibility that he would not get in time, Juliet or Friar Lawrence should have told him in person as soon as they created the plan. After the potion wears off Juliet seems surprised to see a dead Romeo. Instead of thinking clearly and call for help, Juliet assumes that Romeo could not be saved and kills herself so they could be together. Although Romeo is the one who murdered Tybalt and Paris and himself and Juliet took her own life, brain development is to blame for the deaths in the “Romeo and Juliet”. When the brain develops the last art is the prefrontal cortex. This part of the brain develops last, without it the decision you make with tend to be rash and you are not thinking about the consequences. Your behavior will be very risky and dangerous especially if you are will people you trust. In “Romeo and Juliet” their brains are not fully developed and they make very poor decisions which led to the many conflicts and deaths throughout the
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