Pursuing Romeo's Personal Desire Analysis

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The Problems of Pursuing Your Own Personal Desire
Chase Broderson

Throughout the play there were multiple problems that occurred because of Romeo pursuing his own personal desire. Instead of thinking about what he was going to do he went ahead and made big decisions without considering the consequences. If Romeo would have thought about what he did everything would have had a different outcome. For example, if he would have thought about the consequences of killing Tybalt and not done it he would not have gotten banished. Even if he would have not kept his and Juliet's relationship a secret the outcome would have been better. His own personal desire worked heavily against him.

Romeo had decided to pursue his own personal desire and ask the Friar to marry him and Juliet. This was a few days after they had met and he was sure they were meant to be together. The Friar realized how foolish it was, but the only reason he married them was because he thought there was a possibility of this helping to end the feud between their families. “So smile the heavens upon this holy act that after-hours with sorrow chide us not.” (Act 2, scene 6, line 1-2). When Friar Lawrence said this he was saying may the heavens be happy with this marriage and may nothing unfortunate occur to make us regret this. Romeo
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He shows multiple times how it can hurt you through the character Romeo. Many times in this play Romeo made some bad decisions that impacted his life dramatically. The main problem that affected him the most is when he goes after his desire and secretly gets married to Juliet. The other is when his desire gets the best of him again and he kills Tybalt. These two instances had huge impacts in the play. Shakespeare did a great job in this play on showing the problems that can occur if you chase after your own desire instead of
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