Occurrence's Influence In Romeo And Juliet

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In the 1970’s, Asian flying carp was brought over to the United States to filter waterways of unnecessary algae and bacteria. Since their introduction, these carp have spread across the country, and are currently wreaking havoc on the environment: outcompeting all native fish species due to their aggressiveness and adaptability. They have also been know to cause damages to property and fatally injure fishermen. This fish was originally imported for a good cause, to benefit the environment; the aftermath was unseen and unexpected. People often get involved in situations not pertaining to them because they believe they are able to resolve the issues, and the baleful impacts left behind from these conflicts are generally not deliberate. Throughout history, there have been numerous records of conflicts that began with good intentions. Occurrences such as these are found in literature as well, such as Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Although they both had good intentions for Romeo and Juliet, the influence of the Nurse and Friar Laurence left a detrimental impact on the two young lovers. The Nurse’s love for Juliet causes her to intervene and interject her own opinion, ultimately steering Juliet down an unfavorable path. For instance, when the Nurse is telling Juliet that Romeo is to become her husband, she states, “I must another way. To fetch a…show more content…
Just like many people in today’s society, Friar Laurence and the Nurse did what they believed was best, but failed to consider the adverse effects. From meddling in family matters, as found in Romeo and Juliet, to interfering with nature like the situation with invasive Asian carp, people must realize that it is impossible to accurately predict what the outcome may be, and that it is sometimes best to stay removed, and mind your own
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