Juliet too acts on impulse as she knew very little about the outside world and deciding to marry the first boy she was attracted to. If Romeo and Juliet had not acted on this impulsivity and had instead waited and told their parents, most of their
In the Shakespearean play Romeo and Juliet, the play is mainly ran by the bad choices Romeo and Juliet make. These many hasty decisions eventually led to the death of the two star crossed lovers. Some of the decisions that will be mentioned here will be: Romeo getting involved in Mercutio and Tybalt’s “duel”, the Friar agreeing to marry Romeo and Juliet, and the two lovers rushing into marriage. To begin, one of the impetuous decisions Romeo makes: Getting involved in Mercutio and Tybalt. “Hold Tybalt!
In fact, in the prologue it says “A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life;” the phrase star-crossed means full of bad luck. So this play is meant to have bad luck (or bad decisions?). When Romeo and Juliet decide to get married or Juliet decides to fake her death and not tell Romeo. Those decisions were foolish and self-centered decisions. Even Romeo stabbing himself after he finds Juliet was a rash decision.
Obviously, William Shakespeare uses dramatic irony such as Romeo and Juliet feuding families, Juliet’s arranged marriage to Paris, and Juliet’s death to keeps reader on edge and wanting to read more. Finding out that Romeo is a Montague and Juliet is a Capulet shows there is going to be trouble throughout the play. When Juliet is crying over Romeo's banishment, her father tells her to marry Paris to make her happy again. Since Romeo has been banished Juliet fakes her death so she can run away with Romeo. All these examples of dramatic irony heightens the tragedy, and keeps the reader on
In the play Romeo and Juliet, by Shakespeare, there are many important moments leading to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet’s fatalities at the end of the play were caused by a variety of actions, yet the trait of greed is the most prominent. The characteristic of greed is built into every character in the play. However, the characters are greedy in different ways.
He actively teases Romeo about his love life and is the person to stir trouble. At the beginning of the story Romeo dreams of his impending death and expresses it to Mercutio, but Mercutio brushes it off telling Romeo “ True, I talk of dreams; which are the children of an idle brain, beast of nothing but vain in fantasy”, (Act 1, Scene 4, line 98-100). It shows that Mercutio does not take
Some may think that it is Friar´s fault, for making the plan to get Romeo and Juliet married. And it can also be said that it is Benvolio 's who helped Romeo meet Juliet by taking him to the party. However, this is not true because it is Romeo who follows through these plans or advises to make these plans due to his unwise decisions. Afterall, he asked Friar to marry them ¨I’ll tell thee as we pass, but this I pray: That thou consent to marry us today¨ (Shakespeare 2.3.63-64).
Friar Laurence is to blame because of his devious and secretive nature. First, Friar Laurence agrees to perform a forbidden marriage without Romeo and Juliet’s family’s approval. Friar Laurence states, “In one respect, I’ll thy assistant to be; For this alliance may so happy prove to turn your household’s rancor to pure love” (Shakespeare 1031). This quote displays Friar Laurence’s devious nature because he had agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet, thinking that it would solve the rivalry between the two families even though it was against who he was, his morals, and his religion. In addition to him simply agreeing to marry the two, Friar Laurence
When Benvolio says “beat the drum” it means let's get started, or let's head in. The decision Benvolio made to go to the party yet hearing that romeo felt like something awful could be the the outcome, Benvolio was very impulsive because he knew there could be consequences, but he chose to insure them. In fact Romeos premonition was correct, that party is where he met Juliet and where he fell in love. If that never happened Romeo and Juliet would still be
Not one person or thing can be blamed for their tragedy besides the lovers themselves Romeo and Juliet doomed their love through the choice to rush into their love. Their first meeting, which involved much intimacy, created a detrimental passion to immediately let their love move to the step of marriage. This is the ultimate proclamation of love and should be carefully considered before resolution. However, the paramours resolved the question of marriage with one fowl swoop. They decide to be married the next day.
"…When confronted with stressful or emotional decisions, [teenagers] are more likely to act impulsively, on instinct, without fully understanding or analyzing the consequences of their actions" (Dr. David Fassler). Teenagers, past and present, are known for making spontaneous and sometimes senseless decisions. Romeo from the play “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare is no different. Romeo is a teenager who makes numerous impulsive decisions that have disastrous consequences.
In the tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare tells a tragic story about how two forbidden lovers sacrifice is the only way to resolve the feud between their families. Even though Romeo and Juliet have a tragic ending, the road there is not that bad. In Act II, Scene ii, Shakespeare shows one of the lovers’ first conversations, which is painted by his very careful choice of words. He uses syntax, diction, and other narrative devices to depict the mood of Romeo and Juliet and In the passage, Shakespeare uses syntax to set the differing moods between Romeo and Juliet.
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.
The Death of Mercutio The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is a play that was written by William Shakespeare. The play is about a feud between the Capulets and the Montagues. Their feud goes back many years and has caused both sides a lot of grief. During their war, “a pair of star-crossed lovers” secretly get married. Mercutio dies early in the play to increase Romeo’s despair and to establish the play as a tragedy.