Destiny In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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The Destiny of Romeo
“As chance would have it, these forces combine to unleash the irascible passions that destroy Mercutio, Tybalt, Paris, and eventually Romeo and Juliet themselves (Andrews)”. The untamable passions of Romeo and Juliet leads to a problematic path which is destined to affect not just the star-crossed lovers, but everyone around them. Romeo and Juliet is a play that demonstrates a heart-breaking love story written by the English poet, William Shakespeare. The play takes place in Verona and is a story that demonstrates a feud between two families. The feud creates a wall between the two desperately in love main characters of the play Romeo and Juliet. Feelings of fury, love, and secrets lead up to events such as murder, secret
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Though Romeo lacks rational decision making throughout the play, one of the most life-altering irrational decisions made by Romeo is when he let his anger get to him and killed Tybalt. When Romeo’s friend Mercutio has been killed by Tybalt, Romeo then challenges Tybalt: “Alive in triumph - and Mercutio slain! Away to heaven, respective, lenity, and fire-eyed fury be my conduct now, Now Tybalt, talks the ‘villain’ back again that thou gavest me, for Mercutio’s soul is but a little way above our heads, staying for thine to keep him company, Either thou or I, or both, must go with him” (III. i. 116-123). As Romeo kills Tybalt, he is not thinking about the consequences. Romeo’s rash and fury are caused by the death of Mercutio, which boils over and leads to the death of Tybalt. Romeo’s lack of rational decisions leads to his death and the death of many more. This irrational decision leads to the uproar of the Capulet family which makes the decision of Romeo’s banishment. This causes heartache for Romeo and Juliet, who now have increased their chances of not being together. As the story continues, Romeo decides to return to see Juliet after he hears that she has “died”. Andrews explains that this rash decision only makes things worse: “He disregards the Prince’s prohibition against further bloodshed and takes the enactment of ‘Justice’ into his own hands” (Andrews). Andrews explains that Romeo pushes aside his prohibition and his irrational attribute rises to try to take control of the circumstance. Romeo 's inability to listen to orders and always being irrational in circumstances plays a main role in leading him to his downfall. Romeo’s rash is triggered by other feelings such as passion and immaturity but ultimately his irrational decisions lead to
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