Romeo And Juliet Decisions Essay

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The passionate play known as Romeo and Juliet was written by Shakespeare. Shakespeare sets the play in Verona where two young souls fall in love but are ripped apart by their families. Romeo and Juliet meet at a Capulet party and are convinced it was love at first sight. They are forced to keep their love a secret along with their marriage. The happy ending unravels as more people are dying, and the wrong people are getting punished. In the end, the hatred of the families leads to bloodshed, violence, and destruction. Therefore, the decisions that Romeo and Juliet make, affect those around them. When we make life choices, we're filled with others' input, thus our decisions should be based on emotional impulses rather than the overthinking of …show more content…

In Romeo and Juliet, we are reminded of the cheerful moment given to Romeo and Juliet when they decide to get married so quickly. Juliet portrays the idea of getting married when discussing with Romeo,” If that thy bent of love be honorable, Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow”(Shakespeare 2.2.33). Juliet was given the decision to marry Paris but felt that she was obligated to because her dad wanted her to - even though she would not have been happy. In a way, Juliet chose to marry and die with Romeo because she was at her happiest with him. It's obvious that in the play, Juliet was more content deciding to marry Romeo because it's what her heart wanted. Romeo and Juliet’s rational decision to get married could have made them feel that they were untroubled, blocking out the voice in the back of their …show more content…

In life, you are given the option of listening to what you need to do and what you want to do. A decision in life I made because my head told me to work this summer and not hang out with my friends before they go to college. What comes out of working is that I will be making money, but I will miss out on the memories and opportunities this summer. The decision was tough for me because spending time with my friends was something that I have always wanted to do a lot this summer and that could build up a lot of regret. For this reason, I told my mom that I wanted to spend time with my friends, starting work in July, not June. The more logical reason would have been for me to make money, but that's not what I wanted. I wanted to make those one time opportunities, and that doesn’t mean I won’t keep making money. When I listen to my head, I build my reputation and my success, but when I listen to my heart, I create my personality along with the word that is

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