Essay On Romeo And Juliet Teenage Behavior

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In every family, there are high standards expected of all members. These ideals can include employment, marriage, and acceptance into society. Much of this criterion is created by the father or mother and the children are expected to follow the rules. Teenage children were taught to be obedient and respectful. The play Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, depicted many examples of non-typical adolescent behavior during the Elizabethan Era. Throughout the play, Romeo and Juliet did not display ‘’appropriate’’ behavior or teenage boys and girls because they did not follow the rules of marriage, they ignored their parent’s wishes, and they broke the trust of a parent-child relationship.
. In Romeo and Juliet, the characters were much younger, Juliet was only 13 and Romeo was not much older when they decided to marry.Although , Lord Capulet wanted Juliet to marry Paris, he argued to Paris,’’My child is yet a stranger in the world. She hath not seen the change of fourteen years(Shakespeare I.ii 8-9). However, Lady Capulet
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By holy Laurence to fall prostrate here, and beg your pardon: pardon, I beseech you!
Henceforward I am ener ruled by you’’(Shakespear IV.ii. 18-22)
Juliet promised to focus on Paris and only Paris, but ended up meeting Romeo, falling in love with him, and betraying her father’s trust. Throughout Romeo and Juliet, the main characters did not behave appropriately for this time period. They did not follow the rules for marriage and went against their parents’ wishes when Romeo and Juliet secretly married. They were also very young to even consider marriage. Additionally, Juliet broke the trust of a parent-child relationship when she finally agreed to marry Paris, although she was already married to Romeo. In conclusion, ‘’appropriate’’ behaviors for teenagers during the Elizabethan Era were not followed in the Shakespearean play, Romeo and Juliet. They lost everything and everyone for true
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