Think Think Think William Shakespeare wrote in one of his other works,”Go wisely and slow. Those who rush stumble and fall,” This theme of thinking before you act and before you speak are both revalent themes in Romeo and Juliet. In Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, the characters of Romeo and Juliet teach the readers three important lessons in their tragic love story. These characters show the importance to communicate effectively, thinking before an action, and understanding that all actions have consequences. Throughout the play, the characters in Romeo and Juliet fail to communicate effectively, even the most eloquent. This is shown when Friar John states, “I could not send it-here it is again-(Gives Friar Lawrence …show more content…
The most profound example of not thinking before an action is from Romeo Montague. Romeo was not thinking ahead when he killed himself, because he believed the love of his life was dead. Romeo quickly concludes there is no point to living anymore when he states, “From this world-wearied flesh. Eyes, look your last. Arms, take your last embrace. And, lips, O you The doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss a dateless bargain to engrossing death. (kisses JULIET, takes out the poison) Come, bitter conduct, come, unsavoury guide. Thou desperate pilot, now at once run on the dashing rocks thy seasick, weary bark. Here’s to my love! (drinks the poison)...”(V. iii. 121-131). What Romeo fails to remember that he was in love with someone else prior to Juliet. He also believed she was the love of his life until he met Juliet. This proved that he could be happy again. After all, Romeo was young, he had the rest of his life to find love. Earlier in the play is another example of Romeo reacting without through thought, “Alive in triumph—and Mercutio slain! Away to heaven, respective lenity, And fire-eyed fury be my conduct now. Now, Tybalt, take the “villain” back again That late thou gavest me, for Mercutio’s soul Is but a little way above our heads...”(III.i.84-91). If Romeo recalled what the Prince stated after the servants fight [for know on, fighters will be killed or
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Even though Romeo wanted no part in the fighting, he was dragged in once Tybalt killed Mercutio. If Tybalt hadn’t killed Mercutio, than Romeo wouldn’t have killed Tybalt. Romeo: “Alive in triumph, and Mercutio slain? Away to heaven respective lenity, And fire-eyed fury be my conduct now!” (Shakespeare,
and Mercutio’s death. Having full thought on things can always be a better idea than rushing through things. Many embarrassing things can happen when not thinking things through or end in having to work tirelessly without thinking in the future. Works Cited Shakespeare, William. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.
Romeo and Juliet: Hasty Decisions In the play Romeo and Juliet, both Romeo and Juliet don't appear to be very smart. Throughout the story, many issues appear to show up in the poem. Out of all the possible decisions to be made, the selected resolutions were not the best ones and were not very well thought out. The decisions that were made are the guts in the story.
This sets off a chain of events that ultimately leads to the tragic end of Romeo and Juliet. If Tybalt had not provoked the fight, Romeo would not have been banished and the tragic ending could have been avoided. "O calm, dishonourable, vile submission!" - Act 3, Scene 1 In this quote, Mercutio is criticizing Romeo for his reluctance to fight Tybalt. Mercutio's taunting leads Romeo to finally engage in the fight, which ultimately results in Mercutio's death.
Sometimes, impatience can lead to tragic events. In the play, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, two star-crossed lovers attempt to be together but a family feud between the Montague and Capulet houses eventually causing the two, Romeo and Juliet, to end up in despair. Romeo’s impatience is the tragic flaw that leads to his and Juliet’s death, and is relevant throughout the play because of his actions. If Romeo had not been so impatient, then the play could have turned out differently and for the best instead of the demise that he and Juliet meet. “We met, we wooed, and made exchange of vow/...thou consent to marry us today”(Shakespeare 2.3.62).
Combined, Romeo and Juliet risk getting killed, commit suicide, and Juliet even fakes her own death so that her and Romeo could be together. They truley prove and exemplify the argument that the heart overrules the head because they ultimately take their lives for one another. These arguments substantiate the theme of choosing what your heart desires over anything else in the world, even your own life. Nowadays, this can be paralleled to walkouts, peaceful protests and other forms of passion-driven expression. This can also be parallel to the everyday acts of courage, that pushes one person to stand up for another.
“Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast” [Act 2 Scene 3 Line 94] these wise words spoken by Friar Lawrence is what we all must listen and abide by. Rushed and irresponsible actions will always end in tragedy and loss. In the world renowned play “Romeo and Juliet” written by William Shakespeare, although the young lovers Romeo and Juliet are impulsive and foolish, the ultimate death of the star-crossed lovers is caused by the adults; their ill-judged, irresponsible and unpredictable
Tybalt challenges Romeo to a duel and he declines the challenge and insists that he won’t fight Tybalt. Mercutio is angered by Romeo’s “cowardice” and takes on Tybalt himself. Romeo wants Mercutio to stop fighting Tybalt so he decides that it’d be a good idea to block his arm in mid combat and Tybalt stabs Mercutio from under Romeo’s arm and Mercutio falls dead after rambling about plagues and a pun or two. Romeo doesn’t realize that it is his own fault that Mercutio died after Mercutio even blamed his wound on him. Romeo lets his emotions decide his actions and becomes enraged and ignores that Tybalt is now his family and fails to see that he was the reason Mercutio was killed.
When the nurse returns with the news, Juliet exclaims, “My only love sprung from my only hate!/ Too early seen unknown, and known too late!/Prodigious birth of love it is to me / That I must love a loathed enemy (1.5.136-140). When Juliet He hears Romeo is a Montague, Juliet blames fate that the only person she loves is her only enemy. When first of all, Romeo wasn't even supposed to be at the Capulet’s party, Juliet barely knows him, and she still wants to marry him. Juliet is clearly running into love too fast and needs some self-control versus
Throughout the entire play, accidental miscommunications lead to miscommunications. But these ‘mistakes’ are actually something greater—they are a manifestation of fate. We know from the prologue that Romeo and Juliet are star-crossed, thats is, they are doomed to bad luck, and that they are fated to take their lives. When Friar Lawrence sends a letter to a banished Romeo, this fate they share causes the letter to never leave Verona at all. The messenger, Friar John, tells Friar Lawrence that “I could not send it—here it is again— (gives FRIAR LAWRENCE a letter) Nor get a messenger to bring it thee,”(Shakespeare, V.ii.14-16).
Author Stieg Larsson once wrote, “Impulsive actions led to trouble, and trouble could have unpleasant consequences.” In the play Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, each characters have a flaw that are used against their circumstances. Very rarely does a character in this story thought about the consequences of their actions before they did something, resulting in devastating outcomes. Granted, the main characters of the story have a noticeable weakness that contributes to their tragic ends. Romeo and Juliet both have a fatal flaw of being too impulsive when it comes to love and decisions.
In this passage, Shakespeare utilizes metaphor and negative diction to characterize Romeo as a person who is conflicted and frustrated by love, which ultimately reveals the theme that love is uncontrollable, conflicting, and short-lived. Towards the end of act 1 scene 1, Romeo still has a big crush on Rosaline, but Rosaline has no feelings for him. Hence, Romeo experienced a sense of depression and is conflicted by love. In this passage, Shakespeare uses numerous metaphors. “Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs.”
Once in fair Verona, a bloody feud took the lives of two attractive young lovers and some of their family and friends. The Montague/Capulet feud will forever go down in literary history as an ingenious vehicle to embody fate and fortune. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare uses literary devices, such as foreshadowing, repetition, and symbolism, to show how the Montague/Capulet feud is a means by which the inevitability of fate functions and causes the bad fortune of the lovers. To start with, Shakespeare uses the prologue to foretell future events as a direct result of the feud.