Decisions In Romeo And Juliet

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Looking around a highschool classroom and studying the faces of the students. Wondering about the choices they have made, universal choices that will permanently affect them and their future, like ripples on the water of a usually still lake. Contemplating where they would be if previous decisions had been decided in a different manner, curious of where and who they would be. The decisions that they have previously made will continue to ripple and affect their lives. It truthfully really leaves a person to wonder, why humans are unable to base decisions off of other people’s mistakes whether fictional or real. Both Romeo and Juliet were faced with decisions, and each choice they made slowly progressed to a final decision that would affect…show more content…
The ripples continue to expand, and soon Romeo and Juliet are married. Romeo, with a skip in his step happens upon Mercutio, Benvolio, and Tybalt in a public place. A fight breaks out between firey Mercutio and hotheaded Tybalt, leaving Mercutio with a wound, in which he will eventually die from, Tybalt returns, and in Romeo’s anger he fights him, killing the man who murdered his friend. “Now, Tybalt, take the villain back again, that late thou gavest me: for Mercutio’s soul is but a little way above our heads, staying thine to keep him company: either thou, or I, or both, must go with him.” (ACT 3, SCENE 1) he is…show more content…
A custom in those days that was very practiced. Instead of meeting the boy whom she was promised to, she traded hearts with the son of her family’s enemy. A Montague. “My only love sprung from my only hate!” (ACT 1, SCENE 5) Juliet’s love for Romeo forbidden by the ancient feud between the two families. Romeo and her meet again on her balcony, where he confesses his love to her, swearing by the moon. Which Juliet rejects, for the moon changes, and she wishes that his love for her stay the same. Soon the two are married, and Romeo has been banished for murdering her cousin Tybalt. Juliet threatens to kill herself if her and Romeo can not be together, and Friar comes up with a plan to get them together, that involves informing romeo through a letter. Yet, the letter never arrived, so when Juliet awoke in the tomb, she didn't expect to see what she did. Both Romeo and Juliet are responsible for their deaths for the decisions they made that eventually turned into one big decision, changing the lives of both themselves and their families (FINISH TOMORROW IM SO TIRED UGH) In conclusion both Romeo and Juliet were given decisions, decisions that would decide their futures. Yet in all the decisions they were given, both chose the choice that led them closer to their tragic demise. Romeo began the cycle, creating ripples that eventually
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