Julius Caesar Pre-Reading Research Fun 1. Attitudes towards suicide held by the Romans during the time of Julius Caesar were contrasting to the attitudes towards this sensitive topic in modern American life, but their thought process of why they wanted to commit suicide can also be seen as similar to how it is now. Various cultures did have different views on suicide that will either more closely relate to how it is now a days, or even further contrast. In some cultures, taking your own life was seen as a punishable sin, as well as a crime.
Some people say you should listen to your parents and not disrespect them, but Juliet was 13 years old and was not ready for marriage especially to someone she didn 't love or know. He should 've been a more thoughtful and patient father, so he could have saved Juliet 's. Instead of being patient and thoughtful he was the opposite, ergo Lord Capulet was at fault. Lord Capulet cared more about his daughter marrying Paris instead of her happiness or sadness for her cousin
Even up until she dies, Desdemona believes in her husband, referring to him as “my kind lord” and refusing to blame him for her death. While her death can’t be blamed directly on her confidence, if Desdemona had been more doubtful towards Othello, she may have been able to escape before he killed
Their own choice is displayed in their romantic first sight of each other, their secret marriage and their tragic deaths. Romeo and Juliet had the opportunity to submit themselves to their fate and not fall in love, but they went against their destiny, which affected themselves and others. Romeo could have selected to go against his fate and not taken the drug, but he chose to take the drug and therefore his mind was out of his control and he had little control over what he was undertaking. Romeo had a dream that was a premonition of what was going to be the consequence of him attending the Capulet’s party. “I dream’d a dream to-night”.
He just flat out lied to her parents. He could have told them that she was actually alive, she just was asleep. If had told them, they would not have put her in the tomb and Romeo would have not seen her dead and killed herself. Then Juliet wouldn’t have seen Romeo dead and killed herself.
Her intention of writing this song may have been to give hope of a happy ending to her audience but, as most people know, Romeo and Juliet don’t get a happy ending. Using the Romeo and Juliet’s story as an example to tell her own may have been effective in that way but it strayed from the themes of freewill and its consequences that are so important in the original story. It is completely understandable why she stayed away from the violent parts of the story. Maybe to keep a happy tone throughout or to give hope to her audience.
Some will argue that Romeo did not lead to his own downfall that instead Juliet is responsible for Romeo 's downfall. On the other hand, Juliet isn 't the guilty one because Romeo hadn 't taken the time to find out what truly had happened to Juliet and immediately decided to kill himself. According to Laurence Steinberg, “It doesn’t mean adolescents can’t make a rational decision or appreciate the difference between right and wrong,” he said. “It does mean, particularly when confronted with stressful or emotional decisions, they are more likely to act impulsively, on instinct, without fully understanding or analyzing the consequences of their actions” (Teens Brains Hold key to their Impulsiveness). Concluding, Romeo wasn’t sure about what the right decision was so he just did whatever the first thing that came to mind, thus proving how he was impulsive.
As a result, people were unwilling to suicide in order to maintain their reputation, and because their moral standard refused them to be a coward by escaping from incapable events. Hamlet thought the same way, his life tormented him, but he suicide was morally unacceptable. Meanwhile, Hamlet’s moral standard related to the views of others. He was afraid that his father would look down upon him if he committed suicide. Because his father was such a hero to himself.
Betraying friend is considered as a known evil because it is against the trust in-between relation with the friend, as not seen him as a friend but as a mean only to escape from the penalty. According to the second statement of the Categorical Imperative, treat people always as an end and never as a means only (Nam, 2017), because this would destroy the relationships with others, but humanity as a sociable species is hard to survive in society without proper relations. Even one can set free, as people know he betrayed his friend, they would not make friends with him by a lack of trust. While trust is hard to create and easy to destroy, betraying once is enough to damage it in whole. On the other hand, betray friend also worsens one’s behavior.
There are several reasons why romeo and juliet committed suicide and all factors in the story if you put it into modern terms or how suicidal thoughts and action occur then everything that happened makes sense in why they chose to take their own lives. Chronic stress, depression,punishment,and death there are a lot of things that happen that can cause suicide and sadness in this story and i'm going to in 5 paragraphs why they committed suicide. I would like to say before i start the essay that this is what i think lead to it in other words this is my opinion not facts. This ( in my opinion ) is one of the major factors that took place that could’ve been a main source of of all the things that happen. Romeo and juliet's parents played a major role in the teens death.
When there is a teen suicide in any community or town there are two questions that immediatly come into people minds. One is why, but the second one is just as important and that is who. Who let them do this? Who influenced them into this? In the play Romeo and Juliet the person to blame for these deaths is Romeo.
Romeo and Juliet is a love story written by William Shakespeare with a tragic ending. It is about a boy and a girl that are star crossed lovers. They are separated by two families that do not get along. Unfortunately at the end of the story both Romeo and Juliet commit suicide because their love is forbidden because of the feud. Many believe it is Romeo and Juliet’s fault for their own deaths, but there is more evidence that supports that the feud is the blame.