Essay About Maturity In Romeo And Juliet

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“Maturity is not by age, but the acceptance of your responsibilities” (Unknown). In William Shakespeare 's, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, who is a Montague and Juliet, who is a Capulet, met at a Capulet party. Romeo went to the party and met Juliet. They fell in love and got married the next day. Later that day, Romeo kills Juliet 's cousin, Tybalt. Tybalt killed Mercutio, a friend of Romeo, and Romeo was exiled. Then, Lord Capulet, Juliet 's father, decided she was going to marry County Paris, she freaks out and takes a potion which makes her seem dead for forty-two hours. Romeo hears of her “death” and buys a poison from the Apothecary and goes to the Capulet monument. Where he drinks the poison just as Juliet is waking, then she stabs herself. The families mend their strife after the death of their children. One probably does not think upon reading this tragedy that Romeo and Juliet did not mature much because of how quickly they fell for one another and how rushed their marriage was, but they matured in many ways. Revenge, love, and a secret marriage forced the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly. They shifted from child to adult in the little time they were together.
Therefore, Romeo matured from adolescence to adulthood as a result of his love for Juliet. Before he met Juliet, he locked himself in his room, basically pouting, about Rosaline, who he thought he loved, but actually knows nothing of real love. When he sees Juliet at the Capulet party
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