Examples Of Loss Of Innocence In Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo & Juliet Essay The heart-breaking play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, gives the repetition of that same trait for four characters. Romeo, Juliet, Friar Lawrence, and the Nurse all took part in the tragic event at the end. Romeo takes his own life with poison, Juliet throws a big tantrum, Friar Lawrence supports the couple’s engagement, and the Nurse tells Juliet to marry someone else. Their similar personalities foreshadowed that the ending of this story will not conclude with a positive denouement. These characters all acquire the trait of impatience. The foolish actions made were influenced by impatience. Romeo asked for “...a dram of poison, such soon-speeding gear, as will disperse itself through all the veins... ” (5.1.62-63). Romeo expresses his urgency to die quickly to be with Juliet. Romeo impatiently arrives to Juliet’s “grave” with a bottle of poison in his hand so that he can die with her. His loved too immensely and too recklessly which made him forget to find the reason of her death. He jumps to conclusions too quickly and makes foolish actions. Juliet also shows the trait of…show more content…
Instead of Friar Lawrence slowing the couple’s intention of getting married, he offered to be “... thy assistance...for this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households’ rancor to pure love...” (2.3.90-93). Friar Lawrence had a tendency to rush the events. He played a parent figure in this story and did not stop the marriage from happening. He gives insightful advice about The Nurse shows her impatience when she persuades Juliet to “...marry the county..” because “...he’s a lovely gentleman…” and “ Romeo is a dishclout to him.”(3.5.218-220). She expresses the feeling of doubt because she believes that Romeo will not return home. She does not want Juliet to wait and long for her husband’s arrival. These four characters’ impatience cause the tragic
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