Perfectly Imperfect In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Embrace the Perfectly Imperfect Imagine being someone with a flaw so immense that it changes the ways you go about life. This could simply be a trait that someone had picked up due to a weakness or mistake they have made in the past. Also, can be the act of being too young to accept responsibilities. We follow Romeo, a tragic hero through the downfall of himself and his wife Juliet. The events that Romeo and Juliet take part of throughout life can be seen in time and in the choices they make alone, but also as a whole. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet contains two main characters that each deal a tragic flaw. While Romeo's tragic flaw is immaturity and Juliet’s is impatience, they eventually suffer from the same tragic outcome. Juliet’s tragic…show more content…
Romeo shows his tragic flaw of immaturity by the fact the he bases his love on appearances/looks and falls in love without thinking about it. This default is shown in the beginning of the play when Romeo goes to the Capulet party. When Romeo first sees Juliet for the first time, he says, “Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear...Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! /For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night” (1.5.45-51). Romeo is explaining that Juliet’s beauty is too good for this world. Along with saying that he doesn’t know if his heart has seen love or beauty so infinite until this night. Keep in mind that he has not even talked to her yet and he doesn’t even know what her name is. This shows that he is infatuated by her beauty rather than who she really is. Another way Romeo’s tragic flaw shows in his character is that he tends to act on impulse and doesn't think before he speaks. Romeo is also occasionally dramatic and falls into depression if one does simply not love him. Romeo portrays this behavior when he states “Tut, I have lost myself. I am not here/This is not Romeo. He’s some other where,” (1.1.188-189). This reveals that Romeo has lost himself and he doesn’t know where he is anymore. Just because Romeo is not loved back he falls into somewhere that is so deep. As expressed, Romeo is immature due to the fact that he doesn’t fully know how to deal with…show more content…
With adapting to these defects they changed their lives for each other. No matter the circumstances everyone has a flaw that can affect how they go about their day and life. This exact reason causes these two lovers to suffer from an unfortunate outcome due to the fact that they are impatient and immature. Two wrongs do not make a right. This is a frequent theme throughout the play Romeo and Juliet. The faulty attributes of Romeo and Juliet didn’t make a right, instead it left both of their families with one less member. This lethal combination of flaws and family turmoil is what lead to Romeo and Juliet to kill themselves as a symbol of their
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