Nonsensical Decision Making In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Love makes people do crazy things. In the play Romeo & Juliet written by William Shakespeare, an english poet and play wright, has many deaths between two families in a feud but also has love by two children Romeo and Juliet. In the Ted Talk from Sarah-Jayne Blakemore , a neurologist, she explains the actions on how the prefrontal cortex is still developing throughout the teenage years. Ms.Blakemore’s thesis on adolescent development sheds light on some of the nonsensical decision making in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, as characters face the mood swings, risk taking, and impulse control. First off, Romeos constant mood swings cause him to make awful decisions that lead to about 5 deaths between the two families. In the book a friend of…show more content…
Romeo made arrangements to marry Juliet the next day he then tells Friar Laurence , “That one short minute gives me in her sight. Do thou but close our hands with holy words, Then love-devouring death do what he dare-”, the friar had warned them on what would happen and the consequences to it but they didn’t seem to care as much because they were in deep “love” with one another. Juliet had drank a poison to put her in a death like sleep. Romeo was told that she was dead and he wanted to die next to her, he buys a poison to kill himself. He didn’t hurt anyone but himself at that point. Without thinking of anything he ends up killing Paris, Juliet’s arranged husband, but didn’t know because it was dark and he was angry. Romeo then drinks the poison and dies with one last kiss from Juliet. Once Juliet has awoken she finds her love dead next to her she grabs his dagger and kills herself. These actions always reflect on someone and they didn’t have the maturity or good mindset to think it through and realize they were in a phase as they thought they were in love and stupidity in doing something that didn’t have to happen if they had just talked to their
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