Hasty Decisions Of Romeo and Juliet Decisions that we make can have some major consequences and cause conflict in our everyday life, but decisions made in literary stories could have major consequences and conflict as well. Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare is a great example of how hasty decisions can affect the characters and the story plot. Three decisions that impacted the plot of the story are made by Romeo and Juliet, who decide to get married in secret; Friar Laurence, who makes a potion that sends Juliet into a deep sleep; and Romeo, who kills himself because of a broken heart. In Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet decide to get married in secret. When they decided to get married her parents can’t know about it. Since her parents don 't know about the marriage, they arranged her to marry Paris. Paris seems to be a fantastic guy, but since Juliet is already married she cannot marry him. Juliet is very upset when she heard the news about the arranged marriage you could tell when she said, “O, bid me leap, rather than marry Paris.” Juliet absolutely didn 't want to marry Paris. She couldn 't because she was already married to Romeo and it would go against her religion. Juliet was heartbroken and quite mad when she realized that the arranged marriage was going to happen, She reacted in sadness. “O shut the door! and when thou hast done so, Come weep with me” Juliet loved Romeo so much and there was no way she was going to get married to someone she doesn
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She also knew that she couldn't tell her father she was already married. Juliet told her father that she wouldn’t marry Paris and he was furious. He started calling her very rude names and told her he would disown her if she wouldn’t marry Paris. Juliet knew she couldn’t get married when she already was, so she was pushed to take extreme
Romeo directly disobeys this advice when he asks Friar Lawrence to wed him and Juliet only a day after he meets her at Capulet’s party, which is not an adequate time for them to truly get to know each other. This hasty decision ultimately leads to Romeo and Juliet’s tragic ending. Overall, Romeo’s hasty decision to marry Juliet led to the tragic events in the play, proving how impulsive decisions can change one’s
She would’ve felt at a loss not knowing what to do because she’s already married to Romeo and didn’t want to break that promise, but she also didn’t want to beg and die on the streets. Her parents were being too harsh in their threats towards Juliet and she needed to talk to someone for helpful advice on what to
Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet: one of the most iconic stories of all time. The tale, written by Shakespeare, where two star-crossed lovers want to be together forever, but end up taking their lives. We are explained by Shakespeare how and where the two lover’s die, but he never talks about who is responsible for the deaths. Although we are introduced to many characters in the book, it is clear that Capulet is the most responsible for both Romeo and Juliet’s death. However, the person who is least responsible for the two lover’s deaths is Mercutio.
Because of the feud between the two families, Juliet can’t be seen with Romeo. Juliet has to hide her love for Romeo as she says untruthfully, “It shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate…” (3,5,123). This is why Juliet could not tell her parents of her marriage to Romeo; leading to her death-like sleep from the Friar’s potion, to avoid marrying County Paris.
If she married Paris she would be married to both of them. The other reason is that Juliet doesn’t want to marry Paris, and she said she would kill herself if she has to marry Paris. The Friar doesn’t want her to have to marry him if she doesn’t want to. They plan to have her take the potion so she will seem dead, they will put her in the tomb, and Romeo will come and get her from Mantua shortly after. They decide to go through with the plan, and this is what causes the next issue.
Poor decisions are present in many places in the play of Romeo and Juliet, especially in the role of Friar Lawrence. One of the major decisions that later prove to be of bad judgement was his choice to willingly marry Romeo and Juliet, in absolute discretion other than notifying a select few. This is not only seen as a foolish move by the audience, but also by Friar Lawrence himself as he states “These violent delights have violent ends/ And in their triumph die, like fire and powder” (II, vi, 9-10). Here, it is shown that “like fire and powder”, Friar Lawrence himself predicts that this marriage will end in an explosion of sorts.
Choices and Consequences in Romeo & Juliet (ROUGH DRAFT) Many choices in Romeo & Juliet lead to Romeo and Juliet’s deaths, but the most responsible are the decisions of Romeo and Juliet. Even though the choices of people like Friar Laurence, Tybalt, and Lord Capulet lead to the deaths of Romeo & Juliet, the choices Romeo and Juliet make throughout the play ultimately leads to their death because of Romeo and Juliet’s decision to be married and Romeo’s decision to go to the party. Romeo’s choice to go the Capulet party is the most influential and contributing to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Due to Romeo’s depression Mercutio & Benvolio convince him to go to the Capulet party.
Age plays a significant role on decision-making not only in Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet but also in modern times. In the play, Romeo and Juliet are only young teenagers which influences on making childish and no-thought decisions. This is shown In Act 2 where Romeo is depressed because Rosaline, who he had confessed his love to has rejected him, and refuses to crash the Capulet’s party. It’s not until his friends Mercutio and Benvolio force him to go when he lays his eyes upon Juliet and proceeds to forget about his love and fall in love with Juliet instead.
In the Renaissance era, people expect that females wed a man who is in their twenties and raise kids all while they are at a young age. Juliet is expected to marry and she does not have a say in who she is going to marry. She does not have a lot of freedom and cannot argue with her parents. However, the concept of her marrying leads her to believe that she is mature enough to make important decisions for herself.
( II, ii, l. 121-122) She even agrees to get married to Romeo the very next day. Juliet’s rebellious streak is yet again evident when she says she will not marry Paris. In the patriarchal society that she lives in, she is expected to obey her father's . When Juliet says that Paris "shall not make me there a joyful bride".
Had he actually stayed with Juliet, he would have seen that she was still alive. As Juliet did wake up, she saw Romeo dead and killed herself too. Romeo’s rush to kill himself, not only caused him to lose his own life, but also Juliet’s. Had he slowed down, they may have been able to have a happy marriage. There were many times throughout the play in which somebody rushed, which caused them to stumble.
Romeo and Juliet is a story of hasty decisions. The young couple must quickly decide to get married, how to act after Romeo is exiled, and whether or not to take their own lives. Many of these decisions are made under the guidance of the children’s mentors, Friar Laurence and the Nurse. Throughout this tragedy, Friar Laurence and the Nurse are the only adults that Romeo and Juliet seem to feel that they can trust and are in turn some of the main people that influence the outcome of the play. The Nurse and Friar Laurence play very similar roles, both in the play and the lives of the children, but the ways in which they advise and influence the children include more differences.
He has stated that he would give her a choice in marriage in the end he didn’t. He went back on his word and yelled at Juliet for not doing what he told her.