Rationalism In Romeo And Juliet

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If things are rushed, do they not fall? If things are given time, do they not flourish? William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet became the most notable literary representation of love and life gone too fast. Shakespeare prominently outlines this concept throughout the play by introducing love at first sight, ending with the death of the two protagonists. Additionally, Romeo and Juliet is ironic in which the play indicates the power of rationalism by Benvolio’s attitude. Friar Lawrence fully supports this claim when he foreshadows the upcoming misfortunate events and warns Romeo that love should be handled “[w]isely and slow[ly]// They stumble that run fast,” (2.3.94). The words of Friar Lawrence are prophetic and can be proven throughout
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