Forbidden Love In Romeo And Juliet Essay

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William Shakespeare is known for his tragic plays, which includes the highly talked about Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet follows two star crossed lovers who are forbidden to love one another, due to an ancient grudge between their families. The two families still have a strong hatred for each other due to stubbornness , which causes the love between Romeo and Juliet to be forbidden. This forbidden love between the two causes them to act impulsively and ultimately leads to their deaths. However, they are not to be held responsible for these impulsive actions, the obstinacy of the all the family members is. The love between the two is forbidden because of an ancient grudge, which throughout the play is described very intensively. This is shown through multiple lines from multiple different characters, including Juliet when she says, “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 loathèd enemy.” (1.5.152-155). This quote by Juliet shows how she was taught that the Montagues are her sworn enemy, and they are to be treated with great hatred. However she has fallen in love with Romeo…show more content…
According to Deborah Yurgelun-Todd a recognized leader in studying how brain activity correlates with behavior, “...the brain is responding differently to the outside world in teenagers compared to adults. And in particular, with emotional information, the teenager's brain may be responding with more of a gut reaction than an executive or more thinking kind of response.” (Deborah Yurgelun-Todd). If the brain is acting on gut reaction and not thinking of consequences, impulsive actions are guaranteed to occur. Romeo and Juliet will outweigh the reward of being together over the risk of death. When combining these two mindsets of reward over risk, and responding with gut behaviors, consequences are bound to
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