Reckless Behavior In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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The Things People Do For Love
William Shakespeare's infamous Romeo and Juliet, tells the tragic tale of two star crossed lovers from feuding families. Although Romeo is generally remembered for being a lovestruck and loyal character, his actions and words in Act 3, Scene 1, show that he is reckless and impulsive, which are key factors that contribute to the play's tragic ending. ` One way that Romeo demonstrates reckless behavior is when he steps between Tybalt and Mercutio while they are fighting, which ultimately leads to Mercutio’s death. “Gentlemen, for shame forbear this outrage! [Romeo steps between them] Hold, Tybalt! Good Mercutio!” (3.1, 55-57). Although Romeo’s intentions may have been good, he obviously didn't think about the
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