Romeo And Juliet Impulsive Character Analysis

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Author Stieg Larsson once wrote, “Impulsive actions led to trouble, and trouble could have unpleasant consequences.” In the play Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, each characters have a flaw that are used against their circumstances. Very rarely does a character in this story thought about the consequences of their actions before they did something, resulting in devastating outcomes. Granted, the main characters of the story have a noticeable weakness that contributes to their tragic ends. Romeo and Juliet both have a fatal flaw of being too impulsive when it comes to love and decisions.
Their impulsiveness for each other first occur during Act 2 Scene 2, when Juliet professes her love for Romeo on her balcony. Romeo tries
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After Mercutio dies in Romeo’s arm, Romeo confronts Tybalt, seeking revenge for the death of his friend. Ultimately, he kills Tybalt before realizing his actions. Prince, trying to settle the scene, says, “His fault concludes but what the law should end, the life of Tybalt. (3.1.147)” Prince explains that because Tybalt murdered Mercutio, death was his punishment. However, because Romeo killed Tybalt, Romeo’s punishment is to be banished from Verona. Romeo creates more complications with his relationship with Juliet, especially right after they got married, in result of slaying Tybalt. There is no possible way for them to contact each other now. This leaves Juliet heartbroken, and risking everything to be with him once again. Being too vindictive and hasty to seek revenge did not allow Romeo to think of the repercussions that would affect his relationship with his…show more content…
When Juliet and Romeo were faced with a conflict, they would act based upon their emotions rather than coming up with rational solutions that would benefit both parties. They were only thinking in the moment, and not of the future consequences. Unfortunately, their rash decisions led to tragic incidents and the deaths of friends, family, and themselves. The problematic impulsiveness from the main characters could be taken as a moral, that love can control one’s mind to behave recklessly, leading to troubling
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