Romeo And Juliet's Impulsiveness

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Have you ever experienced remorse for a choice that you had made? That could be because you acted quickly and relied on your emotions to guide you, which is just what happened in the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet. Impulsiveness can leave a long lasting, or, in Romeo and Juliet’s case, a permanent consequences. Romeo and Juliet made the ultimate rash decision; they took their own lives out of love for each other. They didn’t really think much about it beforehand. When Juliet saw that Romeo was dead and she heard people approaching, the only thing she thought she could do was die as well. If s he wouldn’t have acted to quickly, things might have turned out differently. Both Romeo and Juliet’s impulsive decision making was caused by their…show more content…
Before Romeo and Juliet even got to know each other, they claimed that they have fallen in love. There is only one emotion that can explain that: lust. After Romeo left the Capulets party, Juliet told her nurse to “Go ask his name. - If he be married, / My grave is like to be my wedding-bed” (1.5.132-133). Juliet just claimed she would rather die than to have Romeo be married to someone else. As dramatic as that already seems, also know that they had just met. And when Romeo runs to Friar John to ask to marry them, that could also be argued to be an act of lust. Romeo told him to “Do thou but close our hands with holy words. / then love-devouring death do what he dare, / It is enough I may but call her mine” (2.6.6-8). Romeo didn’t think about the consequences, or even the future. He just wanted to marry her right away as fast as he could. So many times, Romeo and Juliet let their emotions get in the way of common sense while choosing between choices. It could be hate, where all they wanted at that point in time was to hurt someone or get revenge. Or it could be love. Love that may not even be as true as it seems. Finally, lust. There isn’t always a fine line between the two, and and Romeo and Juliet there seems to be a mix of both. After reflecting on the causes and effects displayed throughout the story, it is clear that emotions and feelings led to one rash decision after the next in the story of Romeo and
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