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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In William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo’s love and loyalty for Juliet is proven, but his impulsive and foolish acts later lead to the tragic death of both himself and his one true love. Romeo shows his loyalty for Juliet by never wanting to spend a moment without her, but it’s that loyalty, that turns into impulsiveness. Because he never wants to be without Juliet, Romeo makes many decision that are viewed as foolish. He makes his choices depending on Juliet and not himself.
Romeo’s Tragedy It’s safe to say that everyone has flaws, normally the character is given to fix them, or they are so minor that they can be lived with. But, sometimes the character isn’t given the chance and there is no redemption because it’s too late. From the beginning of the play, Shakespeare told, that Romeo and Juliet will die by the end. Throughout the play, Shakespeare leaves little breadcrumbs that reveal who is responsible for their death, from further reading it becomes obvious that the culprit could be Romeo, and his impulsiveness. Shakespeare presents Romeo’s impulsiveness, throughout the scenes of Romeo and Juliet, to display various levels of tragedy caused from it.
In act 5, Romeo killed Paris before heading into the tomb where Juliet was feigning dead. Romeo says “Here's to my love! (drinks the poison) 0 true apothecary, / Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die,” (5.3.119-120) before ending his life in front of the still living Juliet.
The aftermath of the killing of Tybalt lead to Romeo’s banishment. Which not only lead to the two deaths of the lovers but lead to the death of his own mother as well. Over all Romeo’s foolish brass decisions lead to many deaths including his own. If Romeo would’ve had more intelligence while making his decisions he would’ve been able to live happily with
He was so outraged by Mercutio's death that Romeo did not stop to think about his actions and even offered his own life as revenge for Mercutio even though this would impact Juliet so much. In Act 3.1 Romeo states, “Either thou, or I, or both, must go with him.” This is demonstrating how Romeo was willing to kill Tybalt or give up his own life to avenge Mercutio. Romeo acted without considering how this may impact others. Once Juliet found out that her husband killed her cousin she was very distraught.
In the story Romeo and Juliet, Juliet causes the eventual death of Romeo and ultimately herself, with her irresponsibility and impulsive thinking. Juliet rarely thinks about the consequences of her decisions; she makes impulsive decisions on the spot and doesn't know what she needs or wants. She rarely tells Romeo about her actions and just does them instead of swaying in the consequences and the risks. Juliet is too innocent, young, and immature for her situation.
Romeo bases his love based on the appearance of a person, instead of one’s inner characteristics. Also, he falls in and out of love easily. When Romeo receives a message about Juliet’s death, he immediately buys poison to kill himself. In addition, he doesn’t ponder the reason for Juliet’s death, but acts emotionally by drinking the poison, which leads to the tragedy. Therefore, Romeo’s rashness is a tragic character flaw, which leads to his death, as he doesn't care about
One can see that Romeo is a character who makes impulsive decisions without giving it much thought,
This causes a great detriment to Romeo, as he becomes banished from Verona for his actions. Ultimately, his suicide is also a display of impulsivity as he decides to kill himself as soon as he learns of Juliet’s death. Romeo’s impulsivity prevents him from realizing the fact that Juliet was actually still alive, and that she had taken a potion to make her appear dead. Through his actions, we can learn the dangers of acting based on instinct rather than using proper
In the play Romeo and Juliet one of the main characters, Romeo, is a rather impulsive fellow who acts on what he sees and feels. He falls in love in the blink of an eye and just as fast he can get over it. He is always impulsive but when he finds himself in love his impulsiveness doubles. Romeo’s impulsive decisions causes his love, Juliet, to ultimately get killed.
Romeo's impulsivity and lack of self-control are primarily to blame for Romeo and Juliet's unfortunate ending. Romeo makes impulsive decisions throughout the play without considering the impacts. “My reputation is stained with Tybalt’s slander—Tybalt, that an hour Hath been my cousin! O sweet Juliet, Thy beauty hath made me effeminate And in my temper softened valor’s steel” (Act III, Scene I, 116–120) What Romeo means
Because of Romeo’s impulsiveness, we see how impulsiveness affects his future, what it does to his family and his lover, Juliet, and finally revealing the final tragedy of the play. Romeo’s impulsiveness reveals how his love story ended up as a tragedy. He always acts without forethought, like when he first met Juliet in Act 1, Scene 5. All Romeo cared about was how he wanted to be with Juliet the rest of his life, and ignored the fact that conflicts may occur because she’s a Capulet. When Romeo first met Juliet, he kissed her, which was a very impulsive idea
Romeo kills himself because he believes that is necessary. He presumes there are only two ways to deal with his fate, either accept, or escape it. If Romeo accepts his fate, which is to be with Juliet, he must die as well, to reunite with Juliet in death. To escape his undesirable fate, Romeo takes his own life, giving up on his destiny. Romeo’s death demonstrates how strongly a person’s fate influences their character.
Romeo is written to be very impulsive, as he never stops to consider another option or answer to what he comes across. For example, upon hearing about the ‘death’ of Juliet, his first response is to purchase poison to take his own life. He claims this is to ‘defy the stars,’ despite the issue here being Juliet’s miscommunicated plan. (The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Act V Scene I) Though Juliet is no exception to this impulsivity.