Romeo And Juliet Common Sense Analysis

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The term “common sense” is coined very obviously by fact that it describes knowledge that should be common, as the name suggests. In the context of the characters in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, most every person in verona must be considered unbelievably stupid by this standard. This is largely because of the way they all deal with situations and dilemmas that one would argue, a person with common sense, would not do in the same situations. The characters of romeo and juliet all act impulsively in passion without contemplating the reasonable alternative paths. In most situations, the passion based decision ends poorly. Stating that these characters act solely through passion can be proven all throughout the play, but in certain scenes and…show more content…
Therefore turn and draw.” (3.1.67-68). Instead of accepting that Romeo did nothing to stir trouble at the party, Capulet ordered him to let romeo be, and the illegality of murder, (especially with the added death penalty placed on the montagues and capulets for disturbing verona’s peace), tybalt seeks out romeo with the intention of killing him. Next is mercutio, acting on his passion for his ego and a love of being cocky. Lo and behold that this action leads to his demise aswell. Nearly, if not every line spoken by Mercutio after the entrance of tybalt’s crew, is meant only to enrage and belittle them. (3.1.##) Simply by reading the mood of the situation and believing himself a little less to be “god’s gift to verona”, would the situation have a much better chance of being resolved. If mercutio had only thought reasonably through the situation, he would have realised that maybe tybalt was dangerous and provoking him isn't the best idea, as opposed to act impulsively on his ego. The final opponent is romeo, acting on his passion for vengeance. Now interestingly, romeo does not get slain, but his actions cause his banishment and Juliet's unwanted marriage proposal which in turn cause the faked death plan, and romeo's very real suicide. This particular example is interesting because romeo seems to understand himself that he is acting without thinking of reason, he just doesn't care in the moment.“ And…show more content…
Throughout the play there are countless examples of passion based decisions ending horribly. The entire basis of the main theme, the love story, is irrationally blinding passion based and throughout the story, that lack of reason in the relationship never fades. Certain scenes like the sword fights, hold decision after decision being made through passionate hate and vanity, and every one of those decisions kills a beloved character. Even passion for love is dangerous when it is used impulsively in place of reason. Such passion as that of Paris, Romeo,and Juliet in the Capulet crypt; they have a greater passion for another than they have for themselves. In conclusion, most every character in this play act on passion, without taking any time to think rationally. It can also be easily noticed that actions based in passion end poorly in most circumstances. Thinking through a scenario to find a solution as opposed to acting without thinking can be considered common sense. Based on this fact, one can infer that the population of Verona, are not very
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