Revenge In Romeo And Juliet

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What if time travel was possible? What if there was a way to turn back time and change the outcome of an event? The number of events that could be avoided would be outstanding, and a lot of these could get either better... or worse. Or if that could not be done, at least having the opportunity of getting a second chance. A second chance to do things right once and for all, after learning the mistakes of the first time around. William Shakespeare 's "Romeo and Juliet" is perhaps one of the most tragic, if not the most tragic romance tales in history, and this is more evident because of the finale present in all versions of the story. Two lovers seeing their tragic ends due to a forbidden love went wrong, after having to "endure" "oppression"…show more content…
Now, fast forwarding to after the death of Mercutio, Romeo only has one objective: Revenge. Sadly, in this case, revenge is not a dish best-served cold. After realizing that it was Tybalt 's blade that pierced the flesh of good Mercutio, Romeo sets out to seek and destroy Tybalt. That is a red flag right from the get go. Upon finding Tybalt, Romeo said, "Alive, in triumph! And Mercutio slain! Away to Heaven, respective "lenity", and fire-eyed fury be my conduct now! Now, Tybalt, take the "villain" back again that late thou "gavest" me; for Mercutio 's soul is but a little way above our heads, staying for thine to keep him company." -Romeo (p. 533). If Mercutio 's death was inevitable, then what Romeo should have done instead of seeking revenge was "procure" to stay calm and wait for the law to take action. If it is for certain that Verona 's law is as strict as it is shown, then the Prince would have rapidly command for Tybalt to be punished, making any other trouble with the relationship close to nonexistent. By seeking revenge, it was a sure punishment for Romeo. Of course, there are moments in which controlling the mind 's impulses can result very challenging, it takes patience. Most people let their impulses take over instead of thinking before acting. However, the mistakes a person makes throughout his or her life can usually be converted into a lesson. As they say, "The man is the only animal that stumbles over the same rock twice." This is true, people often do not…show more content…
So, how could the tragedy that ensued the story of "Romeo and Juliet" have been prevented? As far as for character actions go, if Romeo had not taken matters into his own hands, nobody would have died and everyone would have lived happily ever after. Thinking before acting, as mentioned several times before, is key, especially during critical situations. The problems Romeo faced throughout the story are most of the time very serious. In some of the problems he is involved in, human lives are at risk. This sole fact makes it more than obvious that those situations required a quick clever solution, and were not easy to solve at all. However, if Romeo had stopped for a second to think, and use previous experiences as lessons instead of acting hastily, the outcomes to those situations would have probably been more favorable. To conclude this essay, it would be wise to convey the points given into a new outcome to the story. Once Romeo had seen the fight start between Mercutio and Tybalt, he should have stayed where he was. Asking them to stop was a "valiant" move, but interfering could cause disaster in between. Law acts really quickly, so by following one 's impulses could mean an assured unhappy doom. It does not take much, just patience, to be able to stop and think before acting. In the end, it is worth it, decisions taken guided by impulses and rushed are most likely to be regretted afterward. There is a clear pattern created by Romeo 's actions throughout the
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