Haste Makes Waste Romeo And Juliet Analysis

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Nathaniel Hawthorne has said, “Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind,” and indeed, time is a very precious thing especially since all living beings expire. However, due to the fear of dying, it leads to impetuous decisions in order to use time wisely, but ultimately backfires and leaves consequences. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet fall in love at the hands of fate and try to make haste to pursue their love in secret, but come to a bittersweet and tragic end. Romeo and Juliet is the ever so iconic play that tells of the forbidden love between a girl from the house of Capulet and a boy from the house of Montagues. Romeo attends a party for the sake of seeing his one love, Rosaline. What he receives, however, is a new love blooming in his chest for Juliet. As the play unfolds, the audience watches in anticipation as Romeo and Juliet hide their affections from their respective families and try to become the runaway couple. Shakespeare establishes the theme of “Haste makes waste” by making many references to the path their future is heading down and the nature of their love. While Friar says and hints at many things about Romeo and Juliet’s love, a key phrase he says is, “These violent delights have violent ends/And in their triumph die, like fire and powder”(Shakespeare 2.6.9-10). An atmosphere that is seen throughout the play is how rushed and frantic Romeo and Juliet’s relationship seems to be. As Friar is validating their marriage, Romeo
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