Romeo And Juliet: Avoiding Tragic Mistakes

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Romeo and Juliet: Avoiding Tragic Mistakes Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, is considered to be his masterpiece; it is known all over the world and is perhaps the most famous play in history. The play tells the tragic story of two young lovers, Romeo and Juliet, who are trapped in a feud between their families. In the end, their actions lead to the deaths of six people including themselves. The key to understanding the actions of Romeo and Juliet is through science. By studying their behaviors, future similar teenage tragedies can be prevented. Many of Romeo and Juliet’s actions can be attributed to hormones in their developing brain, which led them to emotional and impulsive behaviors. For example, Romeo quickly changed interests from Rosaline to Juliet. One moment he was focused on Rosaline and the next on Juliet. This shows that Romeo could not control his impulses. “In teens, the parts of the brain involved in emotional impulses are fully online... while the parts of the brain involved in keeping emotional impulsive responses in check are still reaching maturity,” (NIMH 5). Because he could not fully control his impulses, he quickly fell in ‘love’ with Juliet. He believed that he was in love because of…show more content…
It is viewed as a perfect love story that many people reference when speaking of love. However, the truth is that the rash actions of fictional characters Romeo and Juliet are manifested in a bitter reality. Many teens today do not realize the possible outcomes of rash actions they make and how they may affect the lives of their loved ones as well as themselves. By understanding the reasoning behind their actions, it is possible to educate teenagers today about the possible consequences of such behavior. It is of the utmost importance to ensure that such tragic consequences are avoided in the future to make the world a safer and easier place to live
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