Examples Of Haste In Romeo And Juliet

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In the play Romeo and Juliet, the two characters' relationships and their actions based off of love are a great example of how haste can lead to bad outcomes. When Romeo goes to see Juliet after the party, she states that she is afraid because she believes that she is “too quickly won” and that her and Romeo are moving too fast (2.2.100). Furthermore, she is aware that they should not be moving too quickly because she clearly understands that they need to slow down because it would be irrational for them to move as quickly as they were at the moment and understands that there are consequences to actions that they would not want to experience. Furthermore, during the same encounter, Romeo swears on the moon, but Juliet tells him not too, and says that …show more content…

This goes to show that haste and not thinking rationally and slowly while making important decisions such as this can be detrimental to one’s future. Furthermore, when Romeo goes to see Saint Francis, the priest agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet but advises them to fall in love “wisely and slowly” for those with “violent delights have violent ends” (2.3-6.101-9). This is a great example of haste because even the priest was aware that Romeo was moving too quickly and warned them that they should think thoroughly before making this rash decision which ended up leading to their downfall. Later, when Juliet’s father wants Juliet to marry Paris and has already begun planning for the wedding with only “half a dozen”, Juliet and her parents argue about Juliet marrying Paris while even the Nurse turns her back on her. Furthermore, Juliet visits Saint Lawrence and gets a potion that will make her appear dead so that she can be put in the family tomb for Romeo to visit her (3.5.100)vf. Furthermore, Juliet and Romeo all die at the

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