Romeo And Juliet Impulsive Quotes

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In the tragedy Romeo and Juliet, the cast of characters have a variety of individual personalities. One of the main characters, Romeo, is characterized by his impulsiveness and unwavering loyalty. Romeo is depicted as impulsive throughout the play, leading to many unfavorable outcomes. This is first demonstrated when Tybalt tries to pick a fight with Romeo, but he rejects it. Tybalt then starts a fight with Mercutio, resulting in Mercutio's death, which provokes Romeo to take revenge by killing Tybalt. Realizing that he killed a capulet, Romeo says that he is a “fortune’s fool” after he realizes his grave mistake (3.1.42). Romeo's impulsive behavior becomes detrimental to his life, and he fails to consider the fact that Tybalt is a Capulet …show more content…

As a result of this mistake, the Prince exiles Romeo from Verona, inducing a bad effect on Romeo's emotional well-being. In this scenario, not only is Romeo grieving, but Juliet is as well. It can be inferred by the readers that Romeo's impulsiveness leads to negative consequences for those who are close to him. Another instance of Romeo's lack of control and emotional control is exhibited when he hears of Juliet's supposed death from Balthasar. Romeo says that he will “lie with thee tonight” and makes the impulsive decision to end his own life without considering the possibility that the news may be false (5.1.37). Romeo acts hastily once more by taking his own life, without considering the potential misunderstandings he could have. If he was not so reckless, Friar Lawrence would have told him about his plan and he would have never died. In essence, his impulsive nature resulted in his death and banishment, making it a major …show more content…

When Tybalt approaches Romeo for a duel, he declines. However, after Tybalt kills Mercutio, Romeo seeks revenge and makes it clear that “Either thou or I, or both, must go with him”(3.1.134). His loyalty to Mercutio causes him to act impulsively and kill a member of the Capulet family, who is now connected through marriage with Juliet. He fails to consider that Tybalt is Juliet’s cousin and if he kills him, Juliet will have to endure mental pain. Romeo acts recklessly because his loyalty has a stronger impact on his behavior than his reasoning abilities. Causing him to act impulsively, and then leading him to kill someone and get banished from Verona. Similarly, when Balthasar brings the message that Juliet died, Romeo goes to Juliet’s tomb and says: “O true Apothecary, / thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die”(5.3.119-120). This illustrates Romeo drinking poison purchased from an Apothecary in Juliet's tomb. It is a clear illustration of Romeo's loyalty, as he takes his own life because of Juliet's death. It's not just a result of sadness and depression but rather a belief that Juliet may have taken her own life due to the pain of hearing about Romeo's banishment. Since Romeo is loyal, he feels responsible for causing Juliet pain and thus decides to end his own life. This can serve as a disadvantage to Romeo because it included his death. If Romeo

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