Romeo and Juliet’s Decision Making Process
A prologue reads: “From forth the fatal loins of these two foes /A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life” (1.1.5-6). This famous quote was echoed around the story of Romeo and Juliet and told of two families and their feuding relationship. Written by Shakespeare, the story contains the theme “Think through the choices you make.” This theme plays a big role in the beginning, middle and end of the story. When Romeo kills Tybalt, Juliet doesn't tell her parents about secretly marrying Romeo, and when Juliet is so depressed, she tries to kill herself are all ways in which this theme is reflected. The story of Romeo and Juliet still plays a big role in today’s society and challenges many conflicts people face today.
In scene one of act three, Romeo was given a choice to avenge Mercutio’s death, or walk away, but he chose to avenge his friend’s death and ended up killing Tybalt. Before Romeo fights with Mercutio, he yells, “That late thou gavest me; for Mercutio’s soul /is but a little way above our heads, /staying for thine to keep him company. /Either thou or I, or both, must go with him” (3.1.88-91). Romeo is saying one of them, or both of them …show more content…
When she discovered this she went to Friar Lawrence in tears. She says, “Do thou but call my resolution wise, /and with this knife I’ll help it presently” (4.1.54-55). Juliet is making the wrong decision in this quote because she can’t handle the pain of Romeo leaving. She is saying that she knows her thinking is not wise and was not thought through, but she needs to do it and with a knife she can make what she is thinking (kill herself) happen. She did not make the right decision here because she could have done something different such as running away with Romeo or hiding somewhere with him. This scene is a bad example of how Juliet is given a choice, but she didn't think through
She is showing hasteful thinking as she could have realized that what she had done was wrong. At full desperation, Shakespeare gave a tough meaning that you'll do anything for your lover even if it ends in death. In the end, she is only fourteen and has a small mindset between correct and wrong decisions. Juliet goes to prove to Shakespeare that she had logical with a mixture of haste immediate action which would lead to proving Shakespeare's point again to that love is just full of desperate
Romeo and Juliet: Hasty Decisions In the play Romeo and Juliet, both Romeo and Juliet don't appear to be very smart. Throughout the story, many issues appear to show up in the poem. Out of all the possible decisions to be made, the selected resolutions were not the best ones and were not very well thought out. The decisions that were made are the guts in the story.
In the story “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare the main theme of the story is, living in a world of deception and lies can cause the separation from the ones people love. For example an illogical decision made by the Friar. Friar Laurence made the decision to marry Juliet’s hand to Romeo's, making them husband and wife. In scene six of act 2 Friar Laurence states “You shall not stay alone, until the holy church incorporates the 2 of you into 1” (Shakespeare). Now, to explain.
Everyone knows humans don’t always make the best choices. They are known for making quick and foolish decisions that commonly end up with dangerous consequences. This is shown throughout the play Romeo & Juliet by Shakespeare. The play shows how when a person makes quick decisions without thinking first, it doesn’t end up well. Both Romeo and Juliet display how foolish and rash decisions never turn out correctly.
Finally, he kisses her for the last time before he enters his eternal slumber. Romeo makes this decision with his heart affirming that the heart rules over the head. Furthermore, Juliet soon wakes up and realizes that Romeo is dead. Juliet takes his dagger and kills herself, the after-effects of the previous foreshadow when she showed Friar Lawrence her dagger. Juliet says, "Yea noise?
Romeo and Juliet have fate against each other. Its said hat their love is “death marked.” Romeo and Juliet can’t control what going to happen as they go alone with this. For starters they’re in different groups, so they don’t know how their groups is going to react. It is their misfortune that leads to a terrible at the end.
Tybalt challenges Romeo to a duel and he declines the challenge and insists that he won’t fight Tybalt. Mercutio is angered by Romeo’s “cowardice” and takes on Tybalt himself. Romeo wants Mercutio to stop fighting Tybalt so he decides that it’d be a good idea to block his arm in mid combat and Tybalt stabs Mercutio from under Romeo’s arm and Mercutio falls dead after rambling about plagues and a pun or two. Romeo doesn’t realize that it is his own fault that Mercutio died after Mercutio even blamed his wound on him. Romeo lets his emotions decide his actions and becomes enraged and ignores that Tybalt is now his family and fails to see that he was the reason Mercutio was killed.
Juliet says in Act 4 that she is willing to do anything rather than marry Paris. Some options she stated were straight up stabbing herself or taking the potion Friar Laurence gave her. The first option of stabbing herself would not end well as the potion would. I say this because the whole plan was to have Juliet take the potion the night before to “kill” herself and then Romeo come save her and they run off to Mantua. Well if she were to actually kill herself with a knife she would not see Romeo at the end like it was planned out.
The worst decision of the story is them, continuing to pursue each other after they meet at the dance. After meeting at the dance, Romeo and Juliet continue to pursue each other. Romeo speaks to Juliet, and tells her “I take thee at thy word call me but love and I'll be new baptized. Henceforth I never will be Romeo” while he is under her balcony. (Shakespeare 2.2.50)
Bad decisions are something all teens make and they are usually reversible, but the decisions Romeo made were irreversible. In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet , Romeo made bad decisions that affected the whole story. If Romeo had not went to the party, some of the problems that happened, could have been easily avoided. For example, If Romeo just stayed away from the party, Tybalt would not have gotten angry at Romeo and he would not have wanted to kill him.
Another example of Romeo advancing the theme is when he kills himself out of grief and desperation for Juliet. When Romeo sees that Juliet is dead, he realizes the only way to be with her would be if he died as well. With this logic, Romeo kills himself. Proving love conquers even death. Without Romeo, there wouldn't be a concrete theme in the play.
William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a perfect example of how poor choices don’t only affect one’s own futures but also those of their communities. Romeo and Juliet fall in love despite their families, the Montagues and the Capulets, being enemies. The two marry in secret and plan to live a happy life together before a deadly fight breaks out between the Montagues and the Capulets and the lovers are separated. The heartbreaking story consists of risky decisions and bad timing. Romeo’s own impulsive nature, demonstrated when he kills Juliet’s kinsman, breaks Verona’s law of banishment, and suicidal act, all contribute to the tragic end of Romeo and Juliet.
Seeking to flee her father’s demands about marrying Paris, Juliet ran to Friar Lawrence in pursuit of a plan, or else threatening to take her own life. Once Friar Lawrence finally gave in to Juliet’s pleas, he comforted her by saying, “Let not the Nurse lie with thee in thy chamber. / Take thou this vial, being then in bed, / And this distilling liquor drink thou off” (4.1.92-94). This proposition made the entire Capulet family believe that Juliet was dead, but unfortunately it was not passed on to Romeo in the right means, which made him believe that Juliet was truly dead.
They tended to make the worst decision of all at the end of the play. They made the rashest decision of them all. Romeo thought that Juliet had died so he rushed to her grave. “There rust and let me die (5.3.183).” Juliet kills herself after seeing Romeo dead body by her coffin so she decides to kill herself.
The story that made many cry and a lot of students think deeper into the story than most, has a lot more meaning and a deeper reasons to every line that Shakespeare wore. There are many reasons for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, and this short writing only covered two. Even though they took their lives without any influence from anyone other than themselves, it was the long lasting family feud and fate that killed Romeo and