Essay On Irrationality In Romeo And Juliet

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Love is a feeling of deep affection and personal attachment which may or may not be mutual. In Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare predetermines the fate of two star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Their love for one another is unable to be expressed fully due to the bitter feud between their families, the Capulets and the Montagues, respectively. This leads the two teenagers to make rash decisions driven by their love which ultimately leads to both of their deaths. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare suggests that love can perpetuate a cycle of irrational choices and decisions which can lead to tragic consequences. The impulsiveness of Romeo and Juliet spurs many consequences as a result of their actions and decisions. In Romeo and Juliet,…show more content…
Shakespeare includes many events in the play to bring across his message. When the playwright hastily allows for the marriage of Romeo and Juliet, an irrationality can be observed because the two teens had only known each other for a short amount of time. Shakespeare intends to show that teens are prone to false conceptions towards other people and how it impairs their reasoning. A second irrationality that can be observed is when Shakespeare allows Juliet to cut off ties with the Nurse. Here an irrationality is observed because Shakespeare makes it clear that they have had a life-long relationship. However, this relationship is broken because of Romeo, a character that was familiar to Juliet for less than a week. A third irrationality can be observed when the star-crossed lovers kill themselves, an act motivated by the love instilled into the two protagonists by Shakespeare. A fourth irrationality can be observed when Shakespeare kills off Tybalt with the hands of Romeo. This was an act driven by revenge for the death of Mercutio which leads to Romeo’s banishment from Verona. This tragic story of two lovers was created by Shakespeare to emphasize the irrational nature of love in
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