Romeo And Juliet Decisions Essay

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` (TOPIC SENTENCE) (THESIS I) The character Romeo Montague in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, makes many poor decisions, specifically, (MAJOR A) when he kills Tybalt in an enthralling duel and (MAJOR B) later takes his life to be with Juliet Capulet. (RE-WORDING MA) After Tybalt kills Romeo’s best friend, Mercutio, Romeo assumes personal responsibility to avenge his death by brutally killing Tybalt in a swordfight. (MINOR 1 FOR MAJOR A) Due to disrupting the streets of Verona, Prince Escalus punishes Romeo by banishing him from the city of Verona. Romeo then hides in Friar Laurence’s cell and threatens to commit suicide because he feels there is no world without the Verona walls. For instance, Romeo states, “Then “banishèd,”/ Is death mistermed. …show more content…

For example, Romeo would have never been exiled, meaning he would remain with Juliet and most probably wait for their marriage to be publicized. In addition, Juliet would not have been torn apart and hopelessly cry in pain and grief over her husband’s banishment. (RE-WORDING OF MAJOR B) Another major mistake Romeo does in the play is when he kills himself by consuming poison. (MINOR 1 FOR MB) Before taking the poison, Romeo utters his last words and states, “Come, bitter conduct, come, unsavory guide! / Thou desperate pilot, now at once run on / The dashing rocks thy seasick, weary bark. / Here’s to my …show more content…

(RE-WORDING MA) When Mercutio first introduces himself to the reader, they start to see how he enjoys being dramatic and the center of attention. (MINOR 1 FOR MAJOR A) Usually, when Mercutio speaks, his lines are lengthy because he loves to stir his fellow peers with stories that eventually drag on with no purpose. At the beginning of the play, he tells a story about a tiny, magical fairy named Queen Mab who makes dreams. For instance, Mercutio states, “She is the fairies' midwife, and she comes / In shape no bigger than an agate stone / On the forefinger of an alderman, / Drawn with a team of little atomi / Over men’s noses as they lie asleep” (1.4.54-58) As a result of Mercutio’s witty nature, many characters do not take him seriously and think he is crazy. Also, most of the characters disregard what Mercutio says because they believe that he is always joking around with them. (MINOR 2 FOR MA) However, if Mercutio did not have a compelling or captivating charisma, the play would not have provided any comic relief. While disastrous dilemmas were occurring left and right, Mercutio lightened up the play with his humorous comments. Additionally, he was able to lift up character’s spirits including the reader with his imagination. (RE-WORDING OF MAJOR B)

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