Romeo And Juliet Rashness Quotes

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The Roman politician, Marcus Tullius Cicero once said: “Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age.” (Brainyquote) There is no better example of the rashness of youth than the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo is the only child of Montague who’s rival is Capulet who’s the only daughter is Juliet falls in love with Romeo. Romeo and Juliet's advantage commit suicide due to mistake Romeo made. Examples of the rash decisions of teenagers are when Romeo kills Tybalt without thinking about how it is against the law and when Juliet decide to marry Romeo only after 2 days. In Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare uses metaphor and foreshadowing to show that teenagers can sometimes be too rash. Romeo kills Tybalt without thinking of the punishment the Prince would give him. The Prince is seeing the aftermath of Mercutio fighting Tybalt and Romeo fighting Tybalt and says, “... Who now the price of his dear blood doth owe”(Collections 233) or (3.1.176). Using a metaphor Shakespeare shows that Romeo rushed decision is now got Romeo into a corner in where now there is blood on his hands and since he lives in a society with rules and morality he must pay for his rushed decision for one’s blood is paid with another person’s blood as the …show more content…

Friar Laurence is reluctant tells Romeo he will marry him to Juliet. But before Romeo leaves he says perhaps out of some internal regret, “Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.”(Collections 216) or (2.3.94). This scene foreshadows that since the marry so quickly that something bad will inevitably happen due to their rashness. This stumble happened to be when Romeo tried to stop Paris from fighting Mercutio because Paris is his cousin-in-law. Then to one stumble led one thing to another until he and Juliet kill themselves. If only Romeo wasn’t so rash to marry Juliet most of the tragic events in the play would have never happened. But does so anyway because he is a

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