Decision-Making In Romeo And Juliet

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Age plays a significant role on decision-making not only in Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet but also in modern times. In the play, Romeo and Juliet are only young teenagers which influences on making childish and no-thought decisions. This is shown In Act 2 where Romeo is depressed because Rosaline, who he had confessed his love to has rejected him, and refuses to crash the Capulet’s party. It’s not until his friends Mercutio and Benvolio force him to go when he lays his eyes upon Juliet and proceeds to forget about his love and fall in love with Juliet instead. Even though they have not spoken more than 1000 words and are supposed to be enemies, they decide to marry in secret. Instead of thinking of the consequences and putting …show more content…

Shall I believe / That unsubstantial death is amorous, / And that the lean abhorrèd monster keeps / Thee in dark to be his paramour? / For fear of that I will stay with thee.” In the lines, Romeo is wondering why Juliet still looks warm and beautiful even though she is dead and then makes the decision to stay with her and die in the tomb. It is shortly after this where he drinks the poison and dies moments before she wakes up from her few days of death. Not only is age an important role in decision-making in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet but it is also still shown in modern times as well. Whether it's what to eat, who to date, when to marry, what pet to get, the older that person is, the more they will think about the decision. As a child, the decision process is usually fats, and depends on what their parents say, how “cute” something is, and whether or not it’s their favorite color. Given the choice between an apple or a cookie, a child would most likely go for the cookie because it is sweet where as an adult would most likely choose the apple because it is good for their health. In deciding a pet, a child would choose in an instant on the factors on how soft it is and how cute it is because children tend to have no worries and not care whether it sheds, the amount of work it takes, or how much it

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