Examples Of Impulsive Decisions In Romeo And Juliet

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Many people know that William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was a tragedy about two lovers who can’t be together because of fate. That is most definitely not the way it went. The “star-crossed” lovers make bad, impulsive decisions along the way. Romeo and Juliet are not victims of fate; it was the “star-crossed” lovers’ decisions that led to the tragic end. As the play begins in the city of Verona, two families are in a deep feud. The families both have children. The Montagues have a son named Romeo, and the Capulets have a daughter named Juliet. The two “star-crossed” lovers meet at one of the Capulet’s parties. Romeo found out about the party from a servant who could not read. One of the first bad decisions Romeo made was to chose to go to that party for a girl named Rosaline. When he sees Juliet, he completely forgets about Rosaline (Shakespeare, Act I, Scene ii, Page 385). This evidence shows how Romeo is immature and “falls in love” very quickly.…show more content…
They only know each other for a day or two. Juliet even feels hesitant with how fast things start to move: “It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden; Too like the lightening, which doth cease to be” (Shakespeare, Act II, Scene ii, Page 407). The way Romeo and Juliet don’t think about consequences is a cause for concern. The two lovers are impulsive and act on their feelings alone. Their decisions regarding being together and getting married aren’t formulated from reason or
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