Hastiness In Shakespeare's The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet

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In William Shakespeare’s tragedy, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, lovers from rival families (Montagues and Capulets), increasingly depend on each other throughout their relationship. With this, the couple also grows more impulsive over time, enacting reckless actions. Here, Friar Lawrence and the Nurse aid the couple through their adversities. All of these actions eventually sum up to the disastrous resolution of Romeo and Juliet’s deaths. Ultimately, the trait all four characters share that lead to this resolution is their hastiness.
Juliet reveals her hastiness throughout the play. A pivotal moment where Juliet behaves this way is when she speaks about marriage with Romeo: “Three words, dear Romeo, and good night indeed/
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She barely contemplates its negative outcomes, driven only by her incentive to support Juliet. Incautiously permitting the marriage, the Nurse further buries Romeo and Juliet into the impulsive romance that leads to their deaths. The Friar reveals his hastiness when planning the marriage with Romeo: “In one respect I’ll thy assistant be; For this alliance may to happy prove/ To turn your households’ rancor to pure love” (2.3.90-92). Friar Lawrence agrees to wed Romeo and Juliet shortly after hearing about it. He quickly decides this in hopes of mending the Capulet-Montague rivalry, without considering its harmful consequences. Consequently, Friar Lawrence helps the couple dig into their doom impending relationship with his rashness. Both Friar Lawrence and the Nurse recklessly approve the marriage, leading Romeo and Juliet towards their unfortunate fates. In conclusion, hastiness leads Romeo, Juliet, Friar Lawrence, and the Nurse to their disastrous resolutions. Romeo and Juliet use their hastiness during their relationship, being too emotional to reflect on their actions. Again, Juliet shows to be impulsive when she first finds Romeo dead and refuses leaving with Friar
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