The underdevelopment of teenage brains gives teenagers an extreme level of impulsivity and immaturity. Romeo and Juliet is a perfect example of a story in which the idiosyncrasies of the teenage brain create plot conflicts in Romeo and Juliet, a tragedy by William Shakespeare, the main characters, Romeo and Juliet, tend to make very impulsive decisions. Throughout the play, Romeo and Juliet make decisions that are clearly damaging and not well considered. Romeo and Juliet make these decisions because of their teenage impulsivity as teenagers’ decisions-making skills are not fully developed yet. In addition, teenage brains have difficulties in processing emotions.
Angel Salazar Mr. Young English I Have you made a bad decision, then wondered what the opposite decision would be? In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, bad decisions are everywhere. These include the main characters getting married after knowing each other for less than a day, killing themselves, and letting lust run their lives. Nevertheless, even after all these bad decisions some still believe it was fate that led to this tragedy, because Romeo and Juliet would have never met if not for fate. One perspective is that we can't control fate, and the reason for everything is fate.
First, Romeo acts on how he’s feeling at that moment. Then, Juliet is so self-conscious that she threatens to kill herself over a guy she barely knows and just met. Finally, they both take an irrational risk by going behind their parents backing by getting married, knowing the consequences. Adolescent brain development is explaining the way adolescents brains work and develop, “Romeo and Juliet” is just an example of how adolescent brain works and some of the things that it may
While reading the play, you start to notice that there are far worse and irresponsible decisions than good ones. This is mainly due to the impulsivity of this group of teens. This same impulsivity is what leads to the majority of their deaths. Although Romeo and Juliet's impulsivity is the main reason for their death, their deaths can also be blamed for miscommunication. In the play, Lady Capulet makes many decisions for Juliet without her consent.
This is because in the beginning he blindly agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet later bringing consequences in the play. Friar Lawrence is guilty because he gave the potion to Juliet and from that event and forward events started taking a horrible twist. All in all, the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare reflects the reality of love and its consequences and it also teaches us to not fool with young love or you can have consequences in your
Throughout the Acts of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, we notice impulsive decisions. Both Romeo and Juliet claimed they were madly in love. Many scenes in Romeo and Juliet include impulsive decisions as a way to have conflict. The conflict in Romeo And Juliet is constructed with dramatic Irony, which is used throughout the play. Romeo and Juliet love new experiences, teenage brain influences her impulsive behavior.
This extract presents a foreshadowing to the hurried way Romeo and Juliet engage in their wedding, indicating that something terrible is bound to happen. This extract is an insight that reveals it’s meaning in a clearer way than Friar Lawrence’s previous quote. Juliet’s engagement to Paris causes them to make the radical decision to get married. Neither of them considers what outcome is likely to happen because of their marriage, like the reactions of their families’ and Paris. Their marriage causes upsetting fatalities leading to their deaths.
“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.” 0(I.V.138-141). During this quote Juliet is saying to the Nurse that she has fallen in love with her enemy, and that she saw him too early without knowing who he was, and when she found out it was too late, they were already in love. Juliet is so stressed out about being in love with Romeo who has been her enemy all her life. “How camest thou hither, tell me, and wherefore?/ The orchard walls are high and hard to climb,/ And the place death, considering who thou art,/ If any of my kinsmen find thee here.”(II.II.62-65). During this scene Juliet explains to Romeo that The walls of her balcony are high and very hard to ascend, even if Romeo is able to climb the balcony, any members of the Capulet family will kill Romeo because of who he is.
Next, while speaking to Romeo in secret on her balcony, Juliet proposes the idea of marriage: “If thy bent of love be honorable / thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow” (2.2.143-144). Romeo and Juliet have only known each other for a few hours, yet they are already thinking about marriage. This is an extremely impulsive decision for the both of them. Unsurprisingly, Romeo complies, and the two later marry in secret. Both Romeo and Juliet make rash decisions this night, which soon result in grave
Teenagers act in irrational, impulsive and hazardous ways. This is due to their brains being underdeveloped and can’t form important connections, in fact a person's brain doesn't mature until their early 20’s. Teens also tend to put themselves at risk more than adults and misinterpret situations. Romeo and Juliet are an excellent example of the teen brain. Teens impulsive actions typically can be reckless for themselves and others.
The story of Romeo and Juliet is terrible play, and a terrible love story that should not be taught in our schools today. This story is a bad reference to what today would be called a modern day love story. Teaching this in schools can implant a negative idea into the minds of the ambitious students who read it. Kids now a days would be much better off not knowing the heinous story of how the two "lovers" came to