Romeo And Juliet Crazy Love Theory

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Divinity Monge
9th Grade English
16 February 2018
Crazy Love Story
Romeo and Juliet is a play written by William Shakespeare, that is based on two teenagers that are madly in love with each other. But these two teenagers making irrational decisions based on their lack of brain development which ultimately leads them to their death.
In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is constantly overwhelmed by his emotions and does not think rationally. At the beginning of the play, Romeo is played by one sided love for Rosaline (Shakespeare I, i, 232). Romeo is so infatuated by Rosaline that he has sunk into a deep depression. Adriana Galvan notes that the teenage is responsive to the environment and this shows in Romeos despondent reaction to Rosaline not loving him back. Later in Act I, Romeo meets Juliet and immediately falls in love with her calling her a “Holy shrine” and kissing her moments into their first meeting (Shakespeare I, v, 93). Just as Galvan also describes, the teenage brain become excited for new emotions and experiences and Romeo loses all rational thought when he first sees Juliet. As Romeo and Juliet falls in love with each other within seconds, this displays the lack of development of the teenage brain and how it could cause Romeo and Juliet to fall victim to irrational, reward centered thinking. Juliet and Romeo 's decisions making exemplifies how the teenage brain is not yet fully developed.
Still in act II Romeo and Juliet continue to act without thinking.
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