Romeo And Juliet Decisions Analysis

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Romeo and Juliet wanted to be together. However, their families are in a long standing feud. So, Romeo and Juliet are secretly married by Friar Lawrence. Then, Romeo kills Juliet’s cousin Tybalt and ends up banished from Verona. Ultimately, they both ended up committing suicide do to a lack of communication and their families rivalry. In Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare develops the theme that all decisions have consequences. One notable example is Romeo being impulsive. Many of the decisions he made were not thought through. There are several incidences that prove this. The first can be seen when Romeo decides to go to the party. He says “Some consequence yet hanging in the stars shall bitterly begin his fearful date with this night revels, and expire the term of a despised life closed in my breast by some vile forfeit of untimely death” (Shakespeare 1.4.111-114). Romeo had a feeling that going to the party was a bad idea but he went anyway. This one decision was the groundwork for the whole play. if a different choice had been…show more content…
Mercutio asks Romeo “Why the devil came you between us? I was hurt under your arm” (Shakespeare 3.1.198-199). This decision led to Mercutio’s death along with another decision. After this incident, Romeo decided to seek revenge on Tybalt for killing his friend. The prince says “Romeo slew him; he slew Mercutio” (Shakespeare 3.1.178). These two decisions resulted in two deaths and Romeo being banished from Verona. Romeo’s banishment brought about many tears from Juliet. His banishment was the reason a plan had to be devised to get him and Juliet together. Communication failed because Romeo was in Mantua. When he heard Juliet was “dead,” he came and killed Paris who was putting flowers where Juliet was. Then he killed himself and when Juliet woke up and saw, she too killed herself. One decision led to another and another and
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