Destiny And Decisions In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Destiny or Decisions Everywhere, teenagers make impulsive decisions that either positively or negatively affect them. In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by playwright William Shakespeare, the main characters, Romeo and Juliet, are family foe’s that mistakenly fall in love. The unexpierienced, young couple tries to develop their secret relationship too fast, and the play ends after the lover’s traumatic suicides. In the play, the couple mentions how their relationship is “star-crossed” in that they are not fated to be together. However, these teenagers have been in many serious circumstances giving rise to their deaths and have overlooked the fact that their choices are what mainly determined their futures. Romeo and Juliet’s lack of recognizing…show more content…
In fact, they blame the “bad” circumstances on fate. In the play, After Romeo is challenged to a duel, he stabs Tybalt and exclaims, “O, I am fortunes fool!” (3.1.133). But before Romeo fights Tybalt, Tybalt challenges Mercutio. Trying to make peace, Romeo jumps into the fight and gets killed under Mercutio’s arm. Romeo was furious that Tybalt had killed one of his best friends, so he decided to jump in. However, The Montagues and Capulets aren't supposed to brawl in the public, so Romeo got banished from Verona because of his behavior. He blames the killing of Tybalt on fate because he believed it was “destined to happen” even though it was Romeo’s decision to continue the violence. Similarly, at the beginning of the play, once Juliet laid eyes on Romeo, she wanted to marry him. She directs the nurse to go find out Romeo’s identity and if he had a wife. When the nurse returns with the news, Juliet exclaims, “My only love sprung from my only hate!/ Too early seen unknown, and known too late!/Prodigious birth of love it is to me / That I must love a loathed enemy (1.5.136-140). When Juliet He hears Romeo is a Montague, Juliet blames fate that the only person she loves is her only enemy. When first of all, Romeo wasn't even supposed to be at the Capulet’s party, Juliet barely knows him, and she still wants to marry him. Juliet is clearly running into love too fast and needs some self-control versus…show more content…
It is the contributions of the inability to recognize other possible results, the making of irresponsible and immediate decisions, and the blaming of actions on uncontrollable circumstances. The characters may not have been mature enough to take on love and make quality decisions, but they should learn from those experiences. It is very important to address all possible results before taking
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