How Did Romeo And Juliet Make Decisions

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Although you may see yourself as a priority while making a decision, important or not, it will affect others. Everything you do will have a cause and an effect. This leads to a chain reaction that other people can, and will become involved in. Romeo and Juliet’s decision to secretly get married, Lord Capulet’s decision to not allow them to get married, and Friar Lawrence’s offer of the sleeping potion to Juliet, all affected many more people than just the people who made the decisions. The most important lesson readers can take from Romeo and Juliet is that the decisions you make don’t only affect you. Romeo and Juliet had jumped to the conclusion that they were in love and decided to get married very quickly, this did not only affect them. …show more content…

When the problem began and just continued to persist, Friar Lawrence had said, “In one respect I’ll thy assistant be, / For this alliance may so happy prove / To turn your households' rancor to pure love”(II. Iii. 90-92), before he agreed to secretly marry Romeo and Juliet. He only did this because he wanted to be the one to resolve the feud between the two families whether anyone else knew what had done it or not. Later on when he stated, “Hold, daughter. I do spy a kind of hope, / Which craves as desperate an execution / As that is desperate which we would prevent. / If, rather than to marry County Paris, / Thou hast the strength of will to slay thyself, / Then is it likely thou wilt undertake / A thing like death to chide away this shame, / That copest with death himself to ’scape from it”(IV. i. 70-78), and gave the sleeping potion to Juliet, he felt guilty because he knew he had been doing things against their parent’s wishes and that he was one of the main reasons that it had come to this. Giving Juliet an alternative to killing herself was only to save his reputation if anyone were to find anything out. Friar Lawrence’s decisions may have seemed to benefit him in the beginning but in the end, lives were lost because of

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