Relationship Between Romeo And Juliet's Decision Making

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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
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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
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