Romeo And Juliet Impulsive Analysis

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A story of love, cut short by a small part of unfortunate and sad death, as this is the story of Romeo and Juliet. In the play, Romeo and Juliet, there are two lovers that cannot be together because of their families past. In current day, the rivalry has nothing to do with Romeo and Juliet themselves, as it is just an unfortunate coincidence that forbids the two from being with each other. In the play, Romeo at times acts very impulsively to fill his desires, and get what he wants. However, through doing this, he only fixes a situation immediately, and does not fix any issues in the long run of things. Romeo reacts this way to many of these situations in the story. Acting impulsively for one’s desires leads to many bad events because it does …show more content…

Romeo in his new home, receives news from his close friend that Juliet is dead, and was carried into the Capulet family tomb. Romeo instantly buys a poison potion from a local drug dealer, and rides on his horse to the Capulet household. He breaks his way into the tomb where he finds Paris, the man who was also supposed to marry Juliet. They engage in a battle, and Paris falls to the floor, dead. After this, Romeo finds Juliet and decides it is time to end his life to be with Juliet in heaven. Romeo states, “Thou desperate pilot, now at once run on the dashing rocks thy seasick weary bark! Here’s to my love. O true, apothecary, thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die” (5.3.117-120). Romeo drinks the poison, and kisses Juliet for the final time. What Romeo does not know is that Juliet is actually very much alive, and makes up not 5 minutes after Romeo kills himself. Consistent with his character, Romeo acts impulsively, and kills himself as he was blinded by love. If he had not acted impulsively here, He and Juliet would be together, both alive and well. This is yet another consequence experienced by Romeo for acting impulsively.

In conclusion, Acting impulsively for one’s desires leads to many bad events because it does not allow a situation to play out to its fullest extent. Romeo acts impulsively too many times throughout the play, and was punished for it almost every time. He did not learn from his mistakes, and this would eventually cost him his family and his life. If he had not acted impulsively throughout the story, he would still be living and he would be living happily with

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