Friar Lawrence responded with “Have you given up so quickly on Rosaline, whom you loved so much? Then young men love with their eyes, not with their hearts. Jesus and Mary, how many tears did you cry for Rosaline?”(Shakespeare). Not only was Romeo impulsive because he fell in love and married Juliet just days after being in love with another girl, he became a murderer in the process. Another reason Romeo was impulsive is because he murdered two people.
In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare the main character, Romeo, is a tragic hero. He is a main character who has a good outlook on life but then his whole life falls apart and he dies because of his fatal flaw. Romeo’s fatal flaw is his impulsive emotional reactions. Romeo is newly wed to Juliet when he walks up on Tybalt and his friend Mercutio fighting. He tries to stop the fight but Tybalt kills Mercutio.Later Benvolio tells the prince that “Tybalt hit the life / Of stout Mercutio, and then Tybalt fled.” (Shakespeare lll.l.177-178).
Fate is one of the main thematic representations in the play Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet exhibit’s the idea of astrological fate because the prologue shapes that the two young lovers are “a pair of star-crossed lovers” (p6). A metaphor is defined as one field of reference is being conveyed into another, or it is a comparison where an object or person is directly analogized to something that can be completely unattached. Shakespeare’s use of a metaphor has a powerful effect on the audience. The metaphor of fate as stars in Shakespeare’s play is love, beauty and fate.
First, Did fate cause two enemies to fall in love, did fate cause Friar Lawrence to go against better judgement and secretly marry Romeo and Juliet, did Romeo has a dream that if he goes to the Capulet’s party something bad will happen, then Juliet proclaims that she has an “ill-divining soul!” and her vision of Romeo’s death, and last but not least, the tragic twist of fate caused Romeo to miss Balthasar’s message explaining the Friar’s plan this result in Romeo and Juliet's suicide. Did fate cause two enemies to fall in love? First of all, the family has been in a grudge since ancient times. It can’t be just a coincidence that two enemies to fall in love and eventually stop the family feud. This is driven by fate, because at they end up falling in love and dying despite the obstacles and boundaries in their ways not to mention separate enemy families.
In theory, this should have caused Juliet to feel pure hatred towards Romeo. Ironically, Tybalt 's death brought the couple even closer together in love. However, the Capulet family did not know of the secret relationship and wanted to put Romeo to his death. Tybalt 's death affected each member of the Capulet family and moved the plot closer to its tragic ending. As Tybalt 's legacy, Romeo was exiled from Verona, and for a time, could not see Juliet anymore.
The parents’ rivalries caused the lovers to speak in secret and eventually get married in secret. They also planned to run away together, but in the end, both Romeo and Juliet and Pyramus and Thisbe died because they thought with their hearts rather than their heads. Both men were under the impression that their loves have died and overwhelmed with grief, they both killed themselves. In addition, the parents of the star-crossed lovers had tension. Due to the conflicts, the children (Romeo and Juliet// Pyramus and Thisbe) got married.
In Act Three Scene One, Fate is foreshadowing the death of the two lovers. Immediately after he kills Tybalt in a duel, Romeo declares he is "fortune's fool" (A3S1 line 142). This seems to suggest that fate or "fortune" is responsible for Tybalt's death, not Romeo. In Act 3 scene 5, Juliet says she has an “ill-diving soul” and that she will see Romeo next in a tomb. She is foretelling the future, which means fate is affecting her thoughts and ideas.
As their love began with simply being attracted to one another; it mutated into something so intense, that it would later destroy themselves and others in the process. Romeo & Juliet articulates the potency of love and how it is able cause destruction to everyone. Their bond depicts intimate love for each other, but in the end, it seemed like it was doomed from the very start. Separation was the key factor where love was evoked in Romeo & Juliet. Scenes in the play were able to highlight the beginnings of Romeo and Juliet’s romance.
Instead of thinking about his family, he gets caught up in an unnecessary game to insult each other. In addition, Mercutio feels betrayed by Romeo because instead of fighting for him Romeo tries to keep the peace. After his speech, Mercutio dies suddenly, and Romeo becomes both furious and mournful. Hence, Romeo gets into a fight with Tybalt and kills him. Romeo’s impulsive action for his cousin, Mercutio, and his family results in a worsening of his relationship with Juliet.
Through the predominant influences of certain characters, inconsistency of decision making, and secretiveness amongst the characters, these events quickly lead to the grievous incident of the play. All the way from past hatred and persuasive friends, to emotionally driven decisions such as Romeo’s desire to be married and his vengeance, the play concluded with potions that provoked counter outcomes. Romeo and Juliet displayed the risks they were willing to take in the name of love, but in the end, poor choices took responsibility for the continuous occurrences that lead to dreadful ends; however, opposed to the idea of fate, or a stronger force guiding the character’s actions. With this, the play closed with the poisonous idea of the love that Romeo and Juliet shared, including all that they would sacrifice to have a chance at a life