Age plays a significant role on decision-making not only in Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet but also in modern times. In the play, Romeo and Juliet are only young teenagers which influences on making childish and no-thought decisions. This is shown In Act 2 where Romeo is depressed because Rosaline, who he had confessed his love to has rejected him, and refuses to crash the Capulet’s party. It’s not until his friends Mercutio and Benvolio force him to go when he lays his eyes upon Juliet and proceeds to forget about his love and fall in love with Juliet instead. Even though they have not spoken more than 1000 words and are supposed to be enemies, they decide to marry in secret. Instead of thinking of the consequences and putting
Adults have great influence over the young impressionable minds of children, especially as parents or parental figures. It is their responsibility to help lead and guide them down a safe, successful path. However, many misuse this power, intentionally or not, causing more harm than good. In the play, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet’s lives are ended early due to the poor choices made by two adults they’d trusted: Friar Lawrence and Juliet’s father, Capulet.
This is just one example of teens acting on their impulses without thinking about all the possible outcomes. The situation that teens get themselves into due to their impulsivity continues to baffle scientists and authors. According to the article, “Teenage Brains Are Malleable And Vulnerable, Researchers Say”, written by Jon Hamilton states, “...because the so called reward system in their brains are very sensitive while circuits involved in self control are still not fully developed.” This quote proves that Romeo and Juliet were not just acting because they loved each other deeply; they were acting on their impulses because part of their brain that dealt with self control was not developed yet. After reading Shakespeare’s tragedy some people are surprised by Romeo and Juliets lack of thought process, but now it is being discovered that it’s not all their fault.
When Juliet and Romeo were faced with a conflict, they would act based upon their emotions rather than coming up with rational solutions that would benefit both parties. They were only thinking in the moment, and not of the future consequences. Unfortunately, their rash decisions led to tragic incidents and the deaths of friends, family, and themselves. The problematic impulsiveness from the main characters could be taken as a moral, that love can control one’s mind to behave recklessly, leading to troubling
Destiny or Decisions Everywhere, teenagers make impulsive decisions that either positively or negatively affect them. In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by playwright William Shakespeare, the main characters, Romeo and Juliet, are family foe’s that mistakenly fall in love. The unexpierienced, young couple tries to develop their secret relationship too fast, and the play ends after the lover’s traumatic suicides. In the play, the couple mentions how their relationship is “star-crossed” in that they are not fated to be together. However, these teenagers have been in many serious circumstances giving rise to their deaths and have overlooked the fact that their choices are what mainly determined their futures.
Throughout the play Romeo and Juliet acted like unknowledgeable children. This ended up possibly causing Romeo and Juliet to make a lot of bad decisions. For one, Romeo went to the Capulet’s dinner party even though he knew that their family hated his. Even though he recognized the intense tension he ignored that fact and still went. Romeo also had a sudden impulse full of anger and killed Tybalt which led to him being banished from Verona.
Preciado 1 Lizeth Preciado Deborah Sidler Pre AP English 9: 2A February 18th, 2018 From the moment children are born, their actions begin to have an exponential effect on the lives of those around them. No action is free of consequences, and the decisions made throughout an individuals life can make or break the following course of events.
The Immaturity of Romeo and Juliet Immaturity can spread throughout things and people creating problems for the present and future. Similarly, Romeo and Juliet not only shows the development of love, but the loss of maturity that leads to tragedy. People develop maturity, but the amount of immaturity makes the process go backwards. From Romeo and Juliet’s fast evolving relationship to the hate between the two families, and the lack of thought in different characters is recurrent throughout the story. Therefore,the theme of Romeo and Juliet evolves around the idea of immaturity.
Romeo and Juliet Argumentative Essay Love is not always filled with happiness with rainbows and unicorns, instead, at times, love is filled devastating twists and turns. In the famous play, Romeo and Juliet, which is written by William Shakespeare, shows many examples of the struggles with love. The genre of this play would be a tragedy that takes place in Verona, Italy. The play is about two main characters, Romeo and Juliet, who keep a secret relationship from their parents. Unfortunately, life is not easy and instead, their parents are actually in a feud.
Juliet tells Romeo, “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) Romeo risked his life for the person he loves, which shows a shift in maturity. “I would not for the world they saw thee here” (II., ii, 74). Juliet tells Romeo she wouldn’t let anything happen to him, which also shows a shift in maturity. The revenge, love, and secret marriage caused Romeo and Juliet to grow up quickly and become more of an adult and make more decisions on their own.
Choices and Consequences in Romeo & Juliet (ROUGH DRAFT) Many choices in Romeo & Juliet lead to Romeo and Juliet’s deaths, but the most responsible are the decisions of Romeo and Juliet. Even though the choices of people like Friar Laurence, Tybalt, and Lord Capulet lead to the deaths of Romeo & Juliet, the choices Romeo and Juliet make throughout the play ultimately leads to their death because of Romeo and Juliet’s decision to be married and Romeo’s decision to go to the party. Romeo’s choice to go the Capulet party is the most influential and contributing to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Due to Romeo’s depression Mercutio & Benvolio convince him to go to the Capulet party.
In the world that we live in today, there are many things that we face daily. Whether it be illness, love or just bad decisions, everybody encounters them and many more. Rash decisions are made on a very common basis among people. A lot of stuff affect the decisions you make. May it be, being too young and not having enough experience to make good decisions, or just the lack of care of the outcome. William Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet” is about, two young people falling in love two different rivaling households. Having faced the utmost odds, Romeo and Juliet fall in love upon first sight, and pursue each other. However, while trying to be together, they make some unfortunate decisions that ultimately lead to the tragic end. In the story
In conclusion, Romeo and Juliet is a useful tool when demonstrating lessons on situations young adults need to consider being careful about. Therefore, it should be taught to students in their freshman year to inform them on what could happen when you’re careless. Furthermore, the play should be reevaluated in our junior/senior year to go over and strengthen their skills and
Hasty Decisions Of Romeo and Juliet Decisions that we make can have some major consequences and cause conflict in our everyday life, but decisions made in literary stories could have major consequences and conflict as well. Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare is a great example of how hasty decisions can affect the characters and the story plot. Three decisions that impacted the plot of the story are made by Romeo and Juliet, who decide to get married in secret; Friar Laurence, who makes a potion that sends Juliet into a deep sleep; and Romeo, who kills himself because of a broken heart. In Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet decide to get married in secret.
The Maturities of Romeo and Juliet It is a controversial topic whether youth is capable of handling a mature love. Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare by 1595, epitomizes this common topic. The main characters of the play are two teenagers who fall in love at the first sight, however, the hatred between the families of the two leads to their death in the end. In the adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet in 1996, Romeo and Juliet are portrayed more mature than in that of Baz Luhrmann in 1968.