Examples Of Impetuous Behavior In Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, is a tragedy play that is centered around the relationship of two teenagers. They are madly in love, but their family members prohibit them from establishing an easy relationship. Romeo, the male teenager, is the one who starts the relationship between the two. Romeo’s personality causes him to act quickly without much thought, thus moving the play along. The Nurse, who is Juliet’s caretaker, has impulsive behavior that greatly influences Juliet. Also, Juliet’s father, Lord Capulet, exhibits impetuous behavior. There is impetuous behavior coming from both of the families which makes up the play. The Nurse, Romeo, and Lord Capulet exhibit impetuous behavior, and it drives the major events of the play. …show more content…

He exhibits this this impetuousness through quickly forgetting about Rosaline. One minute he is madly in love with her, but the next minute he has moved on to Juliet. Friar Lawrence shows how old age comes with wiseness, because he can’t even believe that Romeo has already moved on from Rosaline by saying, “God pardon sin! Wast thou with Rosaline?”(II.iii.47) After dating Juliet, Romeo decides quickly that he wants to marry her. One could argue, that his impetuousness essentially causes Juliet’s death. Once he thinks that Juliet is dead, without much thought he immediately kills himself. Then when Juliet awakes, she kills herself as well since Romeo is dead. Since he did not take the time to examine Juliet and make sure she was definitely dead, he acted incautious and killed

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